Clutch slave & master cylinder pricing...
ssgacc at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 27 16:54:08 EDT 2002
About 2 1/2-3 years ago I bought both. FTE/FAG/Dana
brand. Made in Germany. Cast iron bodies rather than
alloy. Less than $80. for both. Like mid 30's and
high 30's ea. I think. Anyway, they have held up very
well. Maybe 60k miles or more. I bought mine from
Import Parts Specialists in Boise, Idaho. IPS.com, I
think. These were for an 89 200q.
--- gerard <gerard at poboxes.com> wrote:
> 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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