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    Gear box oil

    Hi all, want to change the gearbox oil in my A3 QT as second gear can sometimes feel a bit awkward, can anyone recommend what i should replace it with or should i replace it with like for like? I read another thread which recommends Red line MTL...?
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    Re: Gear box oil

    tar!!

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    Re: Gear box oil

    The dog bone mount also improves this.

    As my mate had a Leon with 10K on it and it was clunky. So it can't be the fluid!

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    Re: Gear box oil

    Dogbone mount improves gear selection due to holding the engine more steady, thus the cables aren't moving about and the adjustment isn't changing as much.
    Even so, I'd be concerned about a 10K car with a grinding box even with the standard mount as it shouldn't be worn too much on that mileage.

    But its a proven fact that thick hypoid oils on worn gearboxes prevent the hubs in the syncromesh from rubbing together as they should. This causes the dog teeth between the gears and main shaft to take a longer time to match each other so you get the classic VW/Audi second gear crunch on frosty days.

    Thin the oil and you help solve the problem.
    Still baffles me that VW/Audi haven't sorted this since the first MK1 golf "020" boxes from 1983!

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    Re: Gear box oil

    Always good to know.

    I drove my mates Leon and it did crunch into second, which shocked me. So I recommended the dog bone mount to him. As it helped with mine in conjunction with the oil change.

    Mark.

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    Re: Gear box oil

    Cheers chaps...Mark still waiting for the guy to return the spoiler from spraying should of had it back last week!! going demon tweeks today to get it lowered. Hope it turns out right!

 

 

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