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      07-13-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Bad things come in threes...

...and I'm hoping that's all three.

After my car was hit, repaired, hit again, repaired again it is now having a sleepover at Sytner to have a new clutch fitted. At 1800 miles.

I'd been getting some judder when using the clutch in slow moving traffic, especially on an incline. I started getting all paranoid and questioned my driving style but then realised that after 20 years of driving I did in fact know how to use a clutch. Just in case I was laughed at I called at Quarry Motors in Sheffield and they replicated the problem easily. So booked it in at Sytner and they've had the car since this morning. I got a call this afternoon to say they replicated it too and a new clutch will be fitted. Hopefully this will be the end of it.
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Hey Rich

Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck, hopefully that's got it all out the way! How bad was this clutch judder?

I've had a bit of judder a couple of times now, I wouldn't say bad but definitely been noticeable. I thought I'd read it was a bit of a character trait with the 320d though?
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You have had bad luck - I hope this ends that and you get to enjoy the car
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How bad was this clutch judder?

I've had a bit of judder a couple of times now, I wouldn't say bad but definitely been noticeable. I thought I'd read it was a bit of a character trait with the 320d though?
Pretty bad. At times the whole car shook but more often it was a small but unpleasant judder that meant I dreaded getting stuck in traffic. I find the clutch to be a bit lacking in feel anyway and after reading about the (hopefully unrelated) CDV issue I don't think I'm the only one.

Hopefully it's a manufacturing fault and my troubles are over.

Note: I also read various posts regarding software updates to solve juddering and according to my dealer they are still being released. Mine though had the latest from build.
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Just to add, I've now picked mine back up and the clutch feels quite different to how it was before. Much more 'springy' and possibly a little lighter. Let's it was a manufacturing fault.
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Just to add, I've now picked mine back up and the clutch feels quite different to how it was before. Much more 'springy' and possibly a little lighter. Let's it was a manufacturing fault.
Hope it's sorted then mate, like you say hopefully it was just a manufacturing defect.

I had a brand new Impreza WRX in 2002 which developed a bit of a judder after a couple of thousand miles. Initially I was told to do a couple of standing starts to sort it but Subaru ended up doing a recall and fitting a new clutch, flywheel and front drive shafts (thankfully all under warranty!) to sort it out. Think the repair bill was about 3000??
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