1.4 TSI clutch life?

CalJames

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Jun 25, 2019
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Hey guys, my clutch has recently started slipping like crazy and I'm a little concerned as it's only done 50K miles. I got the car on 35K and it was well maintained and loved so I trust the previous owner didn't abuse it.
Anyone had an experiences with clutch durability?
 

Rooster

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Oct 27, 2018
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I don't think it's a regular issue but worth investigating, does the clutch pedal feel normal in operation? Had a few Golfs/Audi A3's with sticking master cylinders. 50k seems a bit low for clutch life.
 

martin j.

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Feb 11, 2007
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Could have been misused by the previous owner for 35k Miles-riding the clutch pedal- and you’ll never know, we had an elderly customer who could kill a clutch in a month and a few hundred miles, couldn’t afford to change to an auto butneeded the car to visit his wife in hospital daily. I went out with him for short run as he was blaming the car and he had me scared witless in a minute or so, we did advise his family he wasn’t really fit to drive and he needed help.
 
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