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RE: quattro clutch/tranny questions

>Well, I've had the first major failure on the urq in ~10 years ... the clutch
>has failed.  Interestingly enough it is not due to the friction material
>wearing out ... the pressure plate spring has broken.  My experience with
>Audis is that either this or throw-out bearings wearing through the fingers on
>the pressure plate are the two primary failure mechanisms ... I've only had
>one clutch wear out.  

Yes, I concur. I think this is a testament to the fact that most Audi drivers
know how to drive standard transmissions.