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drunknmunky408
10-06-2008, 05:56 PM
My clutch catch point is really high... its all the way at the top at the release point. Is my clutch on its way out? If so, what should I replace it with?

ILoveT
10-06-2008, 06:05 PM
It's fine.

drunknmunky408
10-06-2008, 06:08 PM
It's fine.

its all the way at the top... i've had this car for 2yrs now and at times, i still stall! on my dads, its really low. even my buddy with a b5s4 stalled

ILoveT
10-06-2008, 06:11 PM
There are a couple threads discussing this. Most of them confirm that the clutch engagement point is high.

00SantorinS4
10-06-2008, 06:33 PM
I've had four audis. 3 b5's and 1 B6
All of which the clutch engaged high.
your car is fine

redflagquattro
10-06-2008, 06:38 PM
both of my B5s did this i always just figured i would need a clutch soon, never replaced it in my previous one, but probably will in my current B5

audiness
10-06-2008, 06:45 PM
mine is annoyingly high also. Some say its due to clutch wear, but I've had 2 B5's and they were both this way.

kingtr
10-06-2008, 06:57 PM
mine is annoyingly high also. Some say its due to clutch wear, but I've had 2 B5's and they were both this way.

Yup, same. 2 B5's and I've replaced the clutch in BOTH. Engagement height exact same after replacement. If you still think clutch is on its way out do the 4th/5th gear test. (low speed 40ish put it in 4th/5th and floor it. If clutch holds you are good, if on its way out it should slip)

drunknmunky408
10-06-2008, 07:42 PM
Thanks for all the info. It just pisses me off! 1/2in from the top is my catch point. is any of your guys car like this?

jojoampt
10-06-2008, 07:48 PM
mine is, (its a B6) but yeah, i can depress mine like 1 inch and shift

B5A4Kevin
10-06-2008, 08:01 PM
Same here. Pedal height is high as hell ever since i bought it. as long as you aren't slipping you are fine. my clutch is starting to go but that's because its slipping during.....enthusiastic shifts....

Bic-Ball
10-06-2008, 08:04 PM
you can see where i slip mine here; it's basically at the top
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcHNAAP47AU

kingtr
10-06-2008, 09:42 PM
same...

pho1n1x
10-06-2008, 10:23 PM
Same here, it took a bit getting used to

boostedup
10-06-2008, 11:27 PM
x1000..........

i always thought it was my clutch going. its not.

bob12312357
10-07-2008, 05:58 AM
130K miles and my stock clutch is fine. Catches high as a mofo though, but doesn't slip.

Kronic Budz
10-07-2008, 09:04 AM
same. My clutch point catches at probably an inch away from the top. It was really hard to get used to but now i got it no problem after some months practice. The annoying thing is, is that its so different from normal clutches that nobody can drive my damn car. I dont let any of my friends try ever again because the first time they drove it i felt they were gunna stall my car over and over or just burn it up! My only friend that could drive it was one that was used to Porsche clutches, iv heard they are very similar.

but anyway yea, i test drove a b6 and it seemed to be very similar, maybe a little lower then my b5. BTW 121k miles stock clutch [hail]

flyromeo3
10-07-2008, 09:10 AM
I changed out my stock clutch at 96k miles and even with the new one the catch point is still high.

cjonesgo
10-07-2008, 09:17 AM
my b6 is the same as is my friends b7.

My theory is that audi designed in the high engagement point to allow for the engine to spool up a bit when going from a stop. i think it is an intentional feature for a turbo engine.
are the 2.8/3.0/3.2 clutches the same? actually, don't they use the same clutch? if so it's probably the same.