It's spec I had the same problem just took it out and went southbend
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?
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!
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.
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...
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.
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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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.
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