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hello,

my clutch needs replacing and i have been searching ebay for new ones. i was told i need to know what type i have now in order to buy a new one. does anyone know if vw golf tdi 2000 is originally fitted with sachs or luk clutch kits? if it does not matter, which one do you recommend?

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It could have either. Each won't bolt onto the other. Why do you think your clutch needs replacing? Is it slipping?
 

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so is not slipping but its making knocking noises while the engine is on but not moving. when i pres the clutch or am moving the noises stop.
 

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My best guess is that it has a bad dual mass flywheel. Read about it in the clutch FAQ: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/clutchfaq.htm

It's best to consult a mechanic who has heard of this problem. If it's the flywheel you would have to replace both the clutch, flywheel, and pressure plate. Ideally you should also replace the throw out/release bearing since it's so cheap. My suggestion is to replace it with a 4 cylinder G60 corrado flywheel and clutch. It's a cheap replacement that is very reliable and will directly bolt on.

You cannot mix/match sachs and luk components since they have different shapes.

This assumes that it's actually a loose flywheel. My best guess is that when you step on the clutch it puts some pressure on it and tightens it up. There are things like the accessory belt, alternator pulley, and worn engine that could cause knocking noises but it sounds like you've narrowed it down to the clutch/flywheel.

And to follow up with your other post, I strongly doubt the clutch is causing the loss of turbo pressure. Go through the checklist for fixing limp mode.
 

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I am not familiar with those brands but quickly looking at them they may work. Here are some links to show you what I am talking about: http://shopping.boraparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_26_33_51&products_id=121 or http://www.kermatdi.com/servlet/-strse-148/Valeo--%27VR6-Clutch/Detail

You don't want a stronger clutch unless you need it for power modifications because it stresses everything more and gives a heavier pedal for no reason. Some cheaper clutch kits used reworked components as well. Double check the top dead center stamp on the flywheel against your old one too.
 
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