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Discussion in 'TDi - SEAT Diesel specific topics' started by zidane, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. zidane

    zidane Guest

    All,

    After only 19,000 miles my clutch has started slipping. The car has not been chipped or modified in any way.

    My dealership say I'm not covered on the warranty, which I expected, but I'm going to contact head office anyway direct given that I think 19,000 miles is poor for a modern day clutch. Dealership also said that by coincidence (is it I wonder?) another identical car with only 10K has similar problems.

    Has anyone got any similar experiences?

    (Needless to say if they don't cover this, its goodbye to a brand I have become attached to over the last few cars (Ibiza Cupra Sport and this Leon TDI)

    Cheers in advance
     
  2. 9designs

    9designs Full Member

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    What sort of driving, Towns or open road....
    10K sounds very wrong !!!! ( My old Toledo 110 had done 92K on original)
     
  3. jamesmckelvie

    jamesmckelvie Full Member

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    Could be your driving style, do you floor it at under 2K rpm in sixth say?
     
  4. wrc

    wrc Full Member

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    my car is a tdi cupra with nearly 11,000 on the dials & no problems at all.
    i have not got any type of slipping on the clucth at all sorry.
     
  5. A16NS V

    A16NS V Don't tell my boss

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    22000 miles in my FR and I sometimes think it slips too but not often enough to be the clutches fault.
     
  6. g60jet

    g60jet Nige

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    are you the only person that drives it...do you ride the clutch at juctions, the clutch is a hard one to prove its faulty. but 20k is low for a clutch. Peronally i'd read the warrenty handbook and find out whats not covered, it is a wearing part after all.
     
  7. Sniff_Diesel

    Sniff_Diesel Guest

    12k on my 05 Cupra TDi & no sign of slipping clutch

    gutted for you mate - hope the :censored: pay up for a new one.
     
  8. Davidp

    Davidp Owl Member

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    17,500 on my TDI and no clutch probs although the CD autochanger has just broke (Grr!).
    Did 60k on my old 20vt on orginal clutch.
    Must be somat wrong there mate after only 9k, that aint natural I tell eh!
     
  9. g60jet

    g60jet Nige

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    could be the hydrolics!! the slave or master cyliner could be playing up, check the clutch pedal is coming up all the way. the Mk4 golfs are known to have problems
     
  10. Davidp

    Davidp Owl Member

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    Good point mate just remembered my 20vt suffered a master cylinder failure at 30k complete with sticking pedal.
    That was replaced under the warranty, didnt cause the clutch to slip though just hard to disengage.
     
  11. AoS

    AoS It is mine, all mine.....

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    My clutch seems fine, just under 10k... Although the gearbox feels a little sticky :(
     
  12. Nyteshade

    Nyteshade Is it dark yet?

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    30K on mine and no problems so far

    (touch wood)
     
  13. danthemanwhocan

    danthemanwhocan Full Member

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    12k on mine and it slips all the time, don't think the remap has helped, but from what I know, its not a strong point on the Cupra Tdi.

    Going to try it on the with the dealer come service time to get a new one under warrenty, otherwise its a helix one for me.
     
  14. prc

    prc Sooty Meister

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    I have seem totally new cars with clutch slip still in the dealers lot, so it's not that surprising.
     
  15. zidane

    zidane Guest

    Thanks for all the replies.

    To answer some of the questions, its had a mixture of motorway and town driving and although both myself and my wife both drive it, none of us ride or slip the clutch like say those oldies ;)

    The warranty says 'fair wear and tear' which is why at <20K I think I have a case.

    Anyway will keep you informed what Seat Customer Care say.
     
  16. stoneyfordNI

    stoneyfordNI GGG GGG GGGIGITYYY

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    my ibiza130 has 46k on it , same size clutch , and has 240ftlb of torque ,. slipped twice momentarily last winter , cold engine , fully loaded up with people n stuff , not happened since , will post up pics of old clutch 2moro , kevlar one getting fitted 2day
     
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  17. prc

    prc Sooty Meister

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    IMO anything under 50-60K should be replaced under warranty.
     
  18. Wheely

    Wheely Full Member

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  19. prc

    prc Sooty Meister

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    one thing i might add "just for information":

    most of the more recent 130/150 come standard with the LUK clutch, which in fact does tend to slip a bit more than the Sach units. I have seen both slip from new though!
     
  20. sicasey

    sicasey FR Derv Power

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    11.5K in my FR TDi and no clutch problems...........
     

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