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Re: 5ktqw test drive questions

At 06:06 PM 11/4/97 -0500, you wrote:

>2) Clutch is extremely heavy, picks up about 1/2 way.  Could need
>a flush/bleed but most likely mc/slave or new clutch, right?
>(88k, original owner)

A final thought on heavy clutches.  In both my Qs, it was the throw out
bearing (apptly named) that failed.
In the 4000, the bearing seized and cracked scoring the hell of the
diaphram spring.  In the 5000, the left "ear" of the bearing broke.  As the
bearing collapsed backwards (I was shifting from 1st to 2nd) it shoved the
lift lever into the pressure plate grinding it up!  $175 for the lever
because of a $18 part :(((

But its the same amount of work to get in there to replace the bearing so
might as well do the rest and be done with it. Its very like doing the
T-belt and replacing the WP at the same time.
BTW the 4kq had 163K miles on it and the 5kTq had just over 100K miles, all
on factory clutches.  

Good Luck,


Tony Lum
Fremont, California U.S.A

Audi Owner/Operator/Mechanic by Necessity ;-)

1987 5000S Turbo Quattro
1985 4000CS Quattro
1980 5000S Sedan