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I am doing a clutch replacement on a 2001 Jetta TDI. I learned that one can use the VR6 clutch with a single-mass flywheel instead of the stock dual-mass flywheel and clutch. Unfortunately I bought the VR6 flywheel with the VR6 clutch (first mistake). Then I bought a 215 mm flywheel for 92-97 Passat 1.9TD. You can see that here [link edited by chitty ] ---.dieselvw.com/068105269FFlywheel.htm My mechanic said the second flywheel fits the car, but not the VR6 clutch. I understand that the Corrado G60 flywheel works, but I don't want to buy another flywheel that doesn't fit. I think this is the right flywheel http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/details/QQVolkswagenQQCorradoQQSachsQQFlywheelQQ1994QQS2NFW7206.html?apwcid=P1135867996W43b3f85c7ab9e&gan=1&apwidqDzcu5J , but I'm not sure. Does anyone know if this is the G60 Corrado. Thank you very much in advance for your help.
 

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I would personally not buy from dieselvw. I made that mistake once, never again. I believe that most if not all of his parts are of the lowest quality made in China parts. There are good parts made there and VW makes parts there, just not those parts I think he sells. Double check the TDC stamp is all I'm saying. $35 for a flywheel wouldn't even cover the shipping for a good used one.

The corrado G60 flywheel fits because it's a 4 cylinder bolt pattern. The one you linked to from autoaprtswarehouse is a 6 cylinder flywheel.

Also, the dieselvw flywheel says it's 215mm. The g60 corrado flywheel is normally 228mm. If you check the VR6 clutch kit, is it 228mm?

Edit: Added correct flywheel diameter to clutch FAQ article and clutch installation articles.
 

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no, that flywheel is for the VR6 cars.. it has too many holes in the moungint surface to be the correct one.

here is an example of the correct 228mm 4 cylinder flywheel for your sachs VR6 clutch..
http://www.idparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=996

here is a clutch and flywheel together:
http://www.idparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=764

or just the clutch to fit the flywheel that you have.
http://www.idparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=297

when you pull your transmission to install this clutch, you will want to also replace the one time use stretch bolts in the dogbone mount, and the trans mount. here are those:
http://www.idparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_42&products_id=726
 

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The VR6 clutch that I have is 228 mm

Hey thanks for the quick answers. Yes the VR6 clutch that I have is 228 mm.
 

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Check to see if the pressure plate will fit over the studs in the flywheel without the clutch disk in there. if that is the case, then if you have access to a machine shop take that flywheel that you have and find out if they can turn it out to 228mm and resurface it for cheaper than buying a 228mm new flywheel, or buying the proper 215mm clutch to go with your dieselvw flywheel at 215mm.

there are always options, and hey, its only metal :)
 

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Ugh, I would not be surprised if dieselvw had messed up a flywheel. $35? That is an unbelieveable price I'll give him that much.
 
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