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    Clutch issues?

    I have a 2004 Gallardo with E-gear. I'm planning to buy a R8. I wanted to take a poll and see how many people have had clutch issues. Are there clutch issues similar to Gallardo?

    What year R8?

    V8 or V10?

    Manual or R Tronic?

    How many miles on the clutch?

    % City driving versus % freeway driving?

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    Re: Clutch issues?

    2010

    v10

    r-tronic

    60,000 km still good

    daily use of the car
    , tracked it 2wice total of 2 hours, mostly city 80% freeway 20%

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    Re: Clutch issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by AL3ayali_Dubai View Post
    2010

    v10

    r-tronic

    60,000 km still good

    daily use of the car
    , tracked it 2wice total of 2 hours, mostly city 80% freeway 20%
    Thanks. You're getting a pretty good mileage out of your clutch.

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    Re: Clutch issues?

    2 hours track time plus all those driven miles? Wow APR would be envious. ;-)

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    seriously I was curious myself. I'm going to look at a PES S/C 4.2L R-Tronic this weekend.

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    Re: Clutch issues?

    I'm planning to buy a R8. I wanted to take a poll and see how many people have had clutch issues. Are there clutch issues similar to Gallardo?
    there have been numerous threads asking about r-tronic clutch life - especially in the early days due to fears about it being like early e-gear lambos. if you search, you'll find them.

    eg:

    R-tronic vs. Lamborghini E-gear Transmission

    What's the most mileage from an R8 clutch so far??

    There are plenty of leggy r8's out there - the bottom line is the r-tronic is not showing any sign of premature clutch wear problems.
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    Re: Clutch issues?

    how long dose the clutch last if you have a remap ? of course the life of the clutch will be shorter but i meen is there a big difference? any1 experienced this be4?

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    2009 R8 v8 r-tronic
    Daily use + tracked three times.
    2 1/2 years usage
    39000kms on the odometer
    Mostly city driving
    Clutch wear index 4200 (3000-8000) - higher number = more worn out.
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    Re: Clutch issues?

    Has anyone experienced a slight chatter when accelerating from a dead stop? Only seems to happen when transmission is hot and the outside temperature is in the high 80's F or above.
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    Re: Clutch issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by ktdre View Post
    Clutch wear index 4200 (3000-8000) - higher number = more worn out.
    Where did you get your clutch wear index from, is it something that's displayed via the onboard computer ?

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    Re: Clutch issues?

    V8 e-tronic 26k miles trouble free

    V10 manual 3500 miles so far all good too...
    Audi can get u a readout of the wear of your clutch
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