Clutch Going?

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at
Thu Aug 30 04:39:01 PDT 2012

I've owned the car from new and this isn't my first manual, so.... Although the car does get driven 75% in-town, so lots of

So it sounds like I don't really need to worry about it until I get some slippage. So I will continue to worry about it ;-) but keep
driving it until I need to replace it. 

Thanks, all....

Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA

 From: Tihol Tiholov <t.tiholov at>
To: quattro at 
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: quattro Digest, Vol 106, Issue 26
What Cody said. He could give you clutch swap rate.
My former '88 Audi 90's clutch was original at over 300K kms. Now I have a
2.0 VW bug with 306+K kms on the original clutch, mostly highway driving.
It engages high but no slipping.
Depends on driving style. Had the '99 since new. My Y2K 1.8T bug, bought
used with 57K kms, took a new clutch (was slipping) at 160K kms. Lived in
the city prior to me. No sexism here but - 2 ladies were previous owners.
Under my German wife's driving it fairs totally fine (she's been told
before I met her that she drives like a man). If offended, expose yourself
to George Carlin.

> The pedal has no adjustment. The engagement point will get gradually
higher and higher, but it's so progressive that it's impossible to really
notice (like an inch or less difference in pedal position over 100,000
miles). When it starts to slip at full boost in 5th gear plan to have it
changed. I've seen 200,000 miles out of the OE clutch.

-Cody Forbes

>> On Aug 29, 2012, at 10:00 AM, Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at> wrote:

> I am now paranoid that the clutch might be going. There is no slippage,
and frankly, it doesn't really feel any different
> than it did before he made that comment! Is there any adjustment
available? Besides slippage, what are the signs that the
> clutch is going? Car has 116k miles on it and the clutch is original.
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