Clutch slave & master cylinder pricing...

passat TS passat_ts at
Tue Aug 27 20:50:00 EDT 2002

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Try places like,,

I normally buy from bimmer since they almost always have a better price.

I'm sure it will be cheaper like: $40 and $60 (calculated guess)


>From: gerard
>To: quattro at
>Subject: Clutch slave & master cylinder pricing...
>Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 20:46:32 +0200
>I finally got a day off work. I've done close on 100 hours of overtime
>this month so I get a day off. 8 hours for 100 hours... sounds like a
>fair trade. :)
>Anyway, I would like to know what the pricing for a clutch slave and
>master cylinder is in the USA. Part numbers are:
> clutch slave cylinder: 443 721 261
> clutch master cylinder: 4A0 721 401
>These are for items out of a 016 UW gearbox from a early 80s Audi 100 5E
>(4000?) or Coupe.
>I want new ones. Only price I got today from aftermarket supplier is $85
>for the slave cylinder. VW/Audi dealership indicates $80 (hmmm...someone
>shafting me on the aftermarket price). The master cylinders from VW/Audi
>list for $96. Is this high or "reasonable"? The later model slave (4A0
>721 261 lists for $112!)
>Most clutch/brake workshops said I will only get these from the
>dealerships. I don't believe this so I am going to do some more shopping
>around over the next few days, but I'd like to know what you folks pay
>for these over in the USA as I am slowly putting a shipment together.
>Most shops will rebuild the unit with a new stainless steel sleeve, but
>I'm much more keen on getting brand new items, but I think the prices so
>far seem a bit silly.

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