New "hi-performance" clutch installed in my car in Feb. Not cheap, around $2K.
Makes noise 6mos, 10-15k miles later.
Shop says, "strange wear on only one side of pressure plate, but clutch is fried and you need a new one." "Probably never was seated right."
Broke the first clutch in very softly for about 1500 miles. No boost, short shift, etc.
I have not had car on track, or drag racing- one ORR event, no shifting- yes, I drive agressively, but never come under significant boost until foot is off clutch pedal-takes time to spool up. It makes about 300awhp, not much more than new stock Audi S4.
Should shop be charging me? I know how to drive a clutch, after all, my other cars have >100K mi on them, with no new clutches.
Please add your .02, as I am of the opinion that either defective equipment was installed OR installation was not as it should have been. Should shop "stand behind their work", or should I be forking out roughly $3.6K this year on clutch?
I know there are people on both sides (owners and shop owners) on this forum, and I'd like to hear any feedback you can offer.
thanks in advance-