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durfA4
03-12-2006, 10:38 AM
Doing the Clutch on my A4 was not as bad as I initially thought.

First If you dont feel comfortable doing your clutch, dont!!!
Pay the $$500-750 in labor.

Must Haves Tools

Gearwrench metric set
triple square 8mm
torx set
Allen set
torque wrench
Rags
Plastic bags(for driveshafts once disconnected)
eye protection
Trans jack
4 Jackstands
3/8 breaker Bar

LateraLex
03-12-2006, 10:39 AM
Nice job man.

When you move to Boston do you want to help me do mine? [;)] jk.

Saturnine
03-12-2006, 10:41 AM
Ugg.. you did it on jackstands?? I hope that i can use a lift when i do my clutch..

Any pics??

durfA4
03-12-2006, 10:50 AM
LateraLex -Sure I could help you.

No Pics, I like jack stands because you can actully move and allign the trans with upper body strength. I would love to have a lift but honestly i did not need it higher that 5ton jackstands about 2ft off the floor

I used the write up on AW, and followed it step for step.

Tip for Front driveshafts place jackstand under control arm to uncompress the CV boot makes job a lot easier.

On the Down Pipe and exhaust, I would remove the pass side mount then pull out the Cat and Down Pipe.

I also used a saw-zall to cut my exhaust
(custom one piece cat to tail) after flex section made job a lot easier.

Also I may be selling the Trans jack I dont really need it any more. Not sure yet.
I have a 2001 so i didnt run into any rusted bolts or any thing else. Audi has some questionable bolt placement but once you break the bolt free they are easy to get out.

The car went back together really easy.

If any one has any specific problems please ask a questions, but to do another how to is a bit redundant.

werksmini
03-12-2006, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by LateraLex
Nice job man.

When you move to Boston do you want to help me do mine? [;)] jk.

We could do a 2 in 1, my clutch is on its last legs.

juju4uofa
03-12-2006, 12:48 PM
DIY is the only way man congrats!!!

durfA4
03-12-2006, 01:17 PM
You know the funny thing is that i will pay to have some one do my wheel bearing, but ill take the whole car apart for the clutch.

By the way initial impressions of the DXD OFE Clutch is good but the pedal feels light, but releases close to the floor (like a real car)

LateraLex
03-12-2006, 02:42 PM
What's the break in like on the DFD?

werksmini - That sounds like a good time.

durfA4
03-12-2006, 03:03 PM
I' not sure of the required break in time but ill do at least 500 miles of little to no boost[:(]

xcdhracer15
03-12-2006, 09:10 PM
its not so much 500 miles of little to no boost as it is 500 miles of nice easy take off's and slow shifts so as to not slip it at all in its first breaking in stage.


going full boost with your ko4 isnt going to hurt it.

durfA4
03-13-2006, 07:09 AM
be that as it may i still stay off the boost on any new clutch, easy driving is a better way to word it but i wont use full boost until after 500 miles or if i need to.

durfA4
03-13-2006, 11:59 AM
I just spoke with Andy at Southbend
no Break in period for daily drivers on the OFE.
just dont do any hard launches for a couple hundred miles

BranCKY3
03-13-2006, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by durfA4
I just spoke with Andy at Southbend
no Break in period for daily drivers on the OFE.
just dont do any hard launches for a couple hundred miles

Wouldn't not doing hard launches count as a break in period? [:p]

durfA4
03-14-2006, 04:22 AM
yes, but no reason to do a hard launch on the street