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    Thread: Spec PP & Kevlar Clutch installed, & not releasing

    1. Member veedubgolf00's Avatar
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      10-28-2011 07:24 PM #26
      It's spec I had the same problem just took it out and went southbend

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      10-30-2011 11:51 PM #27
      to spec-
      why would my problem be fixed by replacing your brand new disk with an oem?
      on an o2o with everything else new, it would not disengage.

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      10-31-2011 11:34 AM #28
      exactly! tho I do still need to replace the clutch, I am just going to buy the sach's oem clutch. If this fixes my problem clearly the spec clutch will have been my issue, what if anything is going to be done for me at that point? Why would I want another new spec clutch to replace the broken one when I have a good new working oem clutch in the car?

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      10-31-2011 11:43 AM #29
      can anyone say...class action???

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      11-06-2011 06:14 PM #30
      They said it was because it was not installed professionally but they didn't make the disc right. Google it, so many cars are having this problem

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      11-07-2011 09:54 AM #31
      "Professionally" is a cute term.
      I was a vw/audi/porsche tech for 4 1/2 years...
      But i dont do it now. So im not a professional. Haha!

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      11-07-2011 10:12 AM #32
      doesnt even matter, I have had mine installed professionally but since I didnt buy it through the mechanic no one will cover it...mechanic says its the part, SPEC says its the mechanic

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      11-08-2011 03:23 PM #33
      veedub...did you send the kit back to us for assessment. If so, you would have an RMA#. I would be happy to look up the details so we can discuss this further.

      way2, the same question applies to you. I don't know the details of your situation so forgive me for needing context. Is it possible that you recevied a disc that was overly thick? I suppose so, but this would have been assessed if the parts were sent in for examination. Additionally, having a disc that is bent would make it overly thick too...and this can occur as a result of installation. I am not being accusational, I am just making sure that you understand that there can be different causes that have the same effect.

      jag, we have checked the parts and they are within tolerance and functioned as they should when assessed. I understand your frustration and the difficulty of the situation and have offered to check them out again in an effort to assist you. Let me know if you need an RMA# for this. Thanks!
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      11-08-2011 10:56 PM #34
      I have the disc sitting on my bench. Thickness was within .005" of a brand new sachs disc. Its probably the eleventh or twelfth o2o clutch ive installed. New thrust plate, tob, bolts for flywheel too. Torqued to specification in 5 steps. I didnt have any way to check it for runout, but the alignment tool would stick out of the flywheel with yours, and sit inside the flywheel with the sachs. Zero disengagement with yours. Fine with the new sachs disc.

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      11-09-2011 08:59 AM #35
      The new Sach's clutch will be put in this Thursday, so once I get it out I will have to ship it out to you. Heres the thing, I already shipped it to you once, that cost me roughly $200 due to fact I had to overnight it because you guys shut down for about 2 weeks in the middle of the summer. I dont want to waste my time and money just to hear the same answer as before. This is all not even to mention the fact that even if you do deem the part broken that all you will do is replace it. And once I finally have my car back together and working with this sachs clutch, there is no way I would tear into it again just to put your clutch back in that may or may not work...

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      11-10-2011 09:57 AM #36
      way2, I want to better understand what you mean relative to the alignment tool. Do you have picstures of this?

      jag, If you want to send them back I will check them out again. As memory serves you didn't buy this kit from us directly...so my ability to help you would be relative to parts, if there is an issue found. The choice is yours...but I will continue to do what I can to help.
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      11-15-2011 04:03 PM #37
      who would of guessed!?! I put in a brand new OEM clutch and it must be magic but my car shifts and has no engagement disengagement issues! talk to you soon SPEC

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      11-18-2011 03:15 PM #38
      Good deal...call me at your convenience. Thanks!
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      12-09-2011 10:54 PM #39
      No pics. But ill gladly send you the disk for review and replacement.

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      12-12-2011 10:56 AM #40
      Way, when and where were the parts bought? Also, what is the part number of the kit you have.
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      12-15-2011 09:29 PM #41
      Sv282. Ordered from thmotorsports.com on 12/10/10.

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      12-19-2011 12:13 PM #42
      at your convenience and I will be happy to speak with you. Thanks!
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      04-05-2012 11:27 AM #43
      BBB complain opened...will post up what happens

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      07-22-2012 03:27 AM #44
      Bump for updates jag

      I have a spec clutch kit that just arrived I have yet to install,
      I have read 30-50 horror stories tonight only

      At least they are in the same city as me, I think I'll stop by their shop

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      07-23-2012 10:11 AM #45
      I am unable to really say much, because I had to sign something, so I will just pm you, and anyone if you are interested feel free to PM me...

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      08-08-2012 09:44 PM #46
      I personally installed one of Specs clutches in a customers MKIII and it failed to release properly too. IMO, they make and sell junk that doesn't work. When pressed about why you get the same answer everytime, send it in to be checked. Well who has time to have their car down and what customer is going to pay for their clutch and trans to be pulled over and over until Spec gets it right? One would think that with all of the complaints they get about vw clutches they would stop marketing and selling this crap until they get it right, but no they just keep selling them and insisting they work. I tell everyone ever contemplating a Spec clutch to stay away from them because they don't work.
      I don't usually drink, but when I do, I drink Jagermeister!"

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      08-09-2012 09:02 AM #47
      you hit the nail on the head my friend, I even did send the POS clutch out and my car sat for 6 weeks only for them to tell me it worked fine still when it most certainly still did not...scammers

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