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Thrust washer wear / crank walk


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After reading horror stories while researching before i bought my car, this potential issue is on my mind everytime i start the car ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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Anyone any experience of this?

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The clutch down to start being the main driver; older models can fit a bypass harness. Cant find any workarounds for the mk7 to bypass/code this feature out.ย  Has anyone found any solutions?

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Uprated thrust washers; have read threads from the US with people having this engineering work done, anyone on here done the same?ย 

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Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

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Try not to let internet hysteria (often from American forums) stop your enjoyment of the car. Thousands of these cars have been sold and suffer no problems at all. Forums highlight problems for a few peeps in a closed environment - ie the forum. Drive your car / service it when its supposed to be serviced / enjoy your car.

FYI - my last M3 - the forums said the bottom end bearings would disintegrate at 40k miles (at 80k it was still going strong with no problems) The throttle bodies would fail... nope they didn't.

My M4 - apparently it was going to suffer crank slip at any moment and crater the engine... nope didn't do that. The turbos would fail.... nope they were fine too.ย 

So all in all, just drive your car.

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Hopefully thats a common denominator. Watching a barum engines mk7 gti engine rebuild during the summer was the first time i heard of it.ย  It was running an uprated clutch.

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Not wanting to tune mine in the imminent future,ย  maybe at somepoint but would do any preventative maintenance first, clutch and these bloody washers if they are liable to let go ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜

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Anyone with an uprated clutch on a manual had any issues?

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Cheers ๐Ÿ‘ย 

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