Mine does it. I figure it is normal. I have no reason to let my foot ride on the clutch while idling. When I am driving it is disengaged, engaging or engaged. my two cents
No I don't sit with my foot on the clutch it was a couple of days after picking it up I was sitting at traffic lights and I just rested my foot on the pedal ready to take off and I felt the pulsation. Now I'm a motor vehicle technician so I know how things are supposed to operate.I have no reason to let my foot ride on the clutch while idling.
No certiff it doesn't need bleeding the pedal is firm and the clutch operates as it should do. They bled it when they fitted the new clutch and the t****rs spilt all brake fluid down the reservoir.Is it possible that the clutches need fresh fluid or need to be bench bled to get out some trapped air bubble?
My Golf Match 1.9 TDI had the same problem. It is a problem with the dual mass fly wheel. Getting VW to replace the clutch will not fix the problem. I had 2 replaced. They just use refurbished units. Same problem with the second clutch.
The problem was fixed when they replaced the clutch and installed a NEW pressure plate. Though I have been told that VW will not allow this to be done now. Ask your dealer for another clutch and ask if you can pay for a new pressure plate to be installed at the time?
It is rediculous that a company like VW thinks that a pulsating clutch is normal and then refuse to fix the problem. I have told people not to buy VW because of this.
For the past week I've been trying to get the rear screen wash to leak but I couldn't. After you sprayed and wiped I knock the delay off. Then a few minutes later you look in the mirror and water is running down the glass usually in a line where the washer jet is. I wasn't actually dripping it just doesn't wipe the window properly so you have to give it a second wipe and sometimes a third wipe.I also told them about the rear screen wash jet leaking, the http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/f9/mdi-firmware-upgrade-5322/ and the squeaking handbrake.
Anyone know when they first fitted the DMF on TDI's? I believe if you google it the Mk4 Golf had one.Quick question... Did the Mk3 tdi of 1994 have a dual mass flywheel? As I've said already, my old one had the symptoms described but I always assumed the dual mass flywheels were a more recent development. If it didn't, then the theory of the DMF causing the problems might be a dead end... Just a thought.
I had the dealer replace the clutch I didn't watch them so I'm assuming they did and the pulsations are still there. They say its normal on that model. I said your demo GTD doesn't do it. They said I don't know why that is they all do it. I've posted this question on a few forums and some user have it and some users don't so if its a normal thing then they should all do it.Pedal Pulsation
A pulsating clutch pedal is caused by the runout (wobble or vibration) of one of the rotating members of the clutch assembly. A series of slight movements can be felt on the clutch pedal. These pulsations are noticeable when light foot pressure is applied. This is an indication of trouble that could result in serious damage if not corrected immediately. There are several conditions that can cause these pulsations. One possible cause is misalignment of the transmission and engine.
If the transmission and engine are not in line, detach the transmission and remove the clutch assembly. Check the clutch housing alignment with the engine and crankshaft. At the same time, the flywheel can be checked for runout, since a bent flywheel or crankshaft flange will produce clutch pedal pulsation. If the flywheel does not seat on the crankshaft flange, remove the flywheel. After cleaning the crankshaft flange and flywheel, replace the flywheel, making sure a positive seat is obtained between the flywheel and the flange. If the flange is bent, the crankshaft must be replaced.
Other causes of clutch pedal pulsation include bent or maladjusted pressure plate release levers, warped pressure plate, or warped clutch disc. If either the clutch disc or pressure plate is warped, they must be replaced.