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I have seen this problem many times, people change clutches but don't machine the fly wheel. this causes a shudder or the other thing is a crack in the fly wheel or pressure plate, sorry but transmission out fly wheel off to be machined, new clutch and pressure plate
I'm just guessing... Are your fly wheel bolts new? VW recommends NEW fly wheel bolts. Sometimes when you secure the axles specifically the inner CV joints to the drive flanges, may some how bind inside the casing (cage) and cause the vibration.
Clutch disc installation: Tighten bolts diagonally to ensure that pressure plate is seated squarely on the flywheel without distortion. If not seated and torqued evenly, chattering and engagement problems may result.
If it only makes noise when you start it, and the clutch seems to be working fine...then it would have to be the starter is not aligned correctly, or the teeth on it are damaged. Take the starter out of the bell housing, and give the teeth a good inspection. If all looks OK, them it may have been in a bit crooked. Try and line it up so the teeth appear to meet at the right place with the fly wheel teeth. It may have moved after the first start if it wasn't torqued correctly or has stripped threads.
Usually when a clutch goes, the parts people won't warranty the clutch, unless you have the flywheel resurfaced, and buy a new pressure plate. I can't imagine how a flywheel could be damaged to the point of replacement, without the clutch itself being severely damaged. No. This is certainly not normal practice. Ask them what damaged the flywheel?
call your local auto parts store napa or carquest i swho we use but there are many more. but when you call tell them year make engine size 4 or 5 speed and tell them you want a complete kit (clutch pressure plate and throw out brg. and possible pilot brg.) and have your fly wheel re surfaced. call and price more than one store and ask about warranty you dont want to in stall substandard parts in your GTI
this is a big job and you only want to do it once dont be cheap and say the throw out brg looks good or the flywheel looks good. it wil deminish the life of the other new parts.
dont want to be mean just truthful . you have a awsome car there and lets get it back to the performance level VW intended.