Clutch slave & master cylinder pricing...

scott thomas scott at
Wed Aug 28 11:44:48 EDT 2002

Try ron at the parts connection. Just got my
clutch slave for my 200q for ~50.

Another bet is Force 5 auto and
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From: james accordino <ssgacc at>
Sent: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:54:08 -0700 (PDT)
To: gerard <gerard at>
CC: audi list <quattro at>
Subject: Re: Clutch slave & master cylinder

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
high 30's ea. I think.  Anyway, they have held
up very
well.  Maybe 60k miles or more.  I bought mine
Import Parts Specialists in Boise,
Idaho., I
think.  These were for an 89 200q.

Jim Accordino

--- gerard <gerard at> wrote:
> Hi!
> 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
>   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
> $80 (hmmm...someone
> shafting me on the aftermarket price). The
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Thanks.
> G.

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