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Another failed thrust bearing victim :(

euroadb

Go Kart Champion
Location
central NJ
So about two weeks ago my beloved GTI took a shit. :( Started noticing my clutch pedal hesitating and popping on the way back up, car stalling, loud knocking with clutch disengaged. When I finally drove it over to the stealership, the oil pressure light came on.
Thankfully VW is paying for the majority of the repair. I was just out of warranty at 66,000 miles and I'm left to pay $3800. This leaves me with a dilemma, though:

I have an is38, and a DKM stage 2 clutch. From what research I have done, this problem tends to happen to '15 and '16 model years and those with aftermarket clutches. I've seen DKM quoted a lot with these failures online. But it has also apparently happened to stock cars as well.
Since my old turbo is now toast, and VW will be replacing it with an IS20, should I buy another is38 to throw on there? It will still require an upgraded clutch, and now I'm worried it's what caused this whole issue to begin with. Are these issues only isolated to early MY engines?

Basically is it worth re-upgrading my GTI? Should I worry about it causing another thrust bearing failure on a basically new engine?
 

swcrow

Autocross Newbie
Location
Virginia
x3...... Trade it in for a DSG at the dealership it's being serviced at
 

euroadb

Go Kart Champion
Location
central NJ
I was seriously considering getting a Golf R with DSG to avoid this. The problem is after paying for this repair, my car will only get me $10,000 towards a Golf R
 

JerseyDrew77

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia & NC
To hopefully put your mind at ease, the crank walk issue is very minor, something like 1%, if that.
 

JerseyDrew77

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia & NC
8-9% of manual cars with aftermarket clutches according to the Facebook poll. That's 8-9% of manual cars that make any power.
That's just a FB poll, which had a total of how many people?
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
How is it easier?
I was wondering the same thing. I'm guessing that he thinks that because the IS20 spools about 600 RPM sooner than the IS38 that it's harder on the clutch. I don't agree with that thinking but that's my guess.
 

Parabola

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Black hole sun
I was wondering the same thing. I'm guessing that he thinks that because the IS20 spools about 600 RPM sooner than the IS38 that it's harder on the clutch. I don't agree with that thinking but that's my guess.
Yeah, I don’t understand that logic, IS38 will make more torque and power, how is that easier on the clutch...
 
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