And how many people have ragequit VW after it happened and wouldn't be around to see the poll?
Good points. Yep I guess only time will tell. I was hoping it was a defect and limited to early MY cars, but apparently even '17's are affected.I just want to point out that most of these cars are still relatively new and haven't been on heavy clutches long term.
There are exceptions of course, but many more will fail.
Yep definitely happy about that I was on the edge of my seat waiting for an answer.Sounds like VW is helping you out some on the cost of repair. That's good to hear.
I'm going off what my VW tech friend is telling me and some quick googling. He said he's only seen '15 and '16 failures but it looks like there's still reports of '17 apparently. I thought it was a defect isolated to early MY engines, but looks like this might just be a case of aggressive pressure plates and unlucky engines? I guess there wasn't a defect that has since been fixed or anything?Where is this data from? The other survey on the vortex shows 2 failures out of 40 responses. One 2016 GTI and a 2017 Golf R.
2016 GTI engine failed at 36,000 miles using a Sachs with OE DMF
2017 Golf R engine failed at 37,000 miles using a Black Forest Industries Stage 3
The mileage that the failure happened is interesting though pretty close in mileage.
Interesting point about the mileage though. I was at 66k miles but only about 30k of those were on the DKM clutch. Similar numbers to those other cars, assuming they installed their clutches ASAP.
I didn't want a dragster. I just want my GTI to be more fun than it already is. You won't find a new V8 RWD dragster close to the price of the GTI. Let alone the practicality, etc. GTI does everything I need in a daily driver and throwing a couple grand to get it to Golf R power levels is not monster power.I really don't understand why so many of you guys who want dragsters don't just buy something with RWD and a big V8. Buying a hot hatch, throwing gobs of money at it to make monster power, voiding the warranty in the process, then spinning your front wheels all day is just a silly exercise in futility.
It might make torque sooner or down low, but still not more torque than the IS38 is going to help produce.because the is20 makes more torque down low where it affects the clutch more.