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Offline danny83uk

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Clutch upgrade?
« on: 27 March 2021, 14:15 »
Hi,

New in here, and looking for some advise and opinions, please.

I have a 2009 GTi, and the clutch makes a slight noise when releasing on a cold morning (only for a few changes). There is no issue with the operation, and I suspect it is the release bearing.

I have been waiting 3 months for the new intake to arrive from Forge and plan to have it remapped once it arrives (stage 1).

With this sound from the clutch, I am thinking it might as well be upgraded.

If anyone has had a similar issue, but it hasn't been the release bearing what has it been?

But, I really want help with are some recommendations on what clutch to upgrade to?  (decent value for money and maintains an OEM/ish feel).


Offline Borbus

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Re: Clutch upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: 28 March 2021, 13:27 »
I'm interested in this too. The clutch is by far my least favourite thing about my Mk6. It also makes the noise when releasing on a cold morning and it's become quite loud now. Everything I've read suggests it's the release/throwout bearing.

I also think the clutch feels crap in general. I don't know what a brand new OEM one feels like, but I'd much rather have a tighter clutch feel. More like a Honda.
2010 Mk6 GTI

Offline JonnoFleming

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Re: Clutch upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: 24 June 2021, 14:34 »
Same issue here, release bearing has been howling like a bugger. Currently upgrading the car, suspension, brakes, then stage 1 and other bits.

I've order the RTS clutch and Sachs bearing and waiting for them to be delivered and fitted and then I'll update you on how those perform

Offline joe6

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Re: Clutch upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: 30 June 2021, 11:37 »
My release bearing has started to growl sometimes when cold so also interested on your feedback. Clutch, when new, was fine for me - no snatch and progressive release so not sure whether to go for oem or another.
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Offline Borbus

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Re: Clutch upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: 03 July 2021, 22:12 »
I got my clutch done the other day. Got Sachs three piece kit and dual mass flywheel. The new clutch feels way better. I really hope it's fixed the growl. I haven't heard it yet but it did tend to happen on colder days. There was nothing really obviously wrong with the old parts. The old DMF was a bit wobbly. The pressure plate showed some signs of uneven pressure. The throwout bearing still moved smoothly. So not sure. But I'm still glad I did the clutch as it feels almost like a different car now.
2010 Mk6 GTI