Clutch Kit purchase?

Steve Sherman spsherm at
Sun Feb 16 18:24:43 EST 2003

I'd agree, I always go with new clutch parts (brakes too).  I beleive
that the 10v clutch kit was new.  It was represented as such, and they
did not ask for a core back.  But anything is possible.

I would like to know if it was a Sachs clutch though.  Seemed ossible,
but only someone who is familiar with the sachs parts would be able to


Mihnea Cotet wrote:

> Just my 0.02 on clutches as I'm now working in the clutch business,
> it's true that LUK does a lot of repackaging but they also sell lots
> of rebuilt clutches... and personally, I would never buy a rebuilt
> clutch from LUK, even though the price is very interesting...
> HTH,
> Mihnea
> At 15:17 15/02/2003 -0700, Steve Sherman wrote:
>> I recently put in (actually had the shop do the labor as it is too snowy
>> and cold for this project in my driveway) a new clutch in my 87 5000CS.
>> I got a clutch kit from Carolina Clutch, talked to Tom there.  The
>> price was $240 + shipping.  This was the best price around, and I got
>> the kit in less than one week.  The parts were stamped "Made in Germany"
>> but came in a LUK box.  Tom assured me that LUK was just repackaging the
>> Sachs parts; which seemed believable due to the made in germany stamp.
>> It's been working fine for the 3 or so weeks I've been using it.  Next
>> summer when I plan on replacing the clutch in my 20v, I plan on getting
>> the kit from Tom again.
>> I have mail ordered clutches before from Tom at Carolina Clutch, and
>> have found them to be knowledgable and honest.  If you are looking for a
>> clutch kit, you might want to talk with Tom...
>> HTH
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