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    gears crunching goin into 3rd

    Hi, When driving my S3 hard 3rd gear always makes a crunching sound going when going up from 2nd, even with clutch all the way on the floor! All the other gears are fine and its also fine when driving slowly. Any ideas on what this is anybody??

    Im wondering weather the gearbox is on its way out???

    Nothing is showing up on vag com either?

    any help would be grate, wondering weather to get a warranty before anything major goes wrong.
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    It's a common problem amongst S3's with the 2nd to 3rd gear change, which usually happens at high revs, I probably have done it around 10 times in 4 years of ownership. You coult try and change the gearbox oil which some say is a temporary cure, or invest in a powerflex dogbone mount(around £20) like I have, to stop the engine and gearbox from moving too much during gearchanges, this helped my car loads.



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    Thanks very much feel better now I know it's a common fault, How much is to get the powerflex dogbone mount fitted do you know??

    I did about 4 times yesterday alone is it causing any damage to the gearbox? if im gonna be doing some sunday driving for a while till it's sorted.

    thanks again
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    Mine does it as well, although there is a knack of avoiding it, by changing to 3rd before you get to the red line, rather than on it.
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    I do change before the red line abythink above 5k revs it seems to do it
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    You can change a dogbone mount on axle stands in 30 minutes with the correct tools, I did. I can't say wether the cruching of the gearbox is damaging to the gearbox, but I know my gearbox blew up last week lol.



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    My Xreg S3 used to do this... I had a new (standard) clutch fitted a couple of weeks ago I was expecting that when I got it back it would still crunch into 3rd but thankfully the problem has gone. I don't think it's down to the clutch I believe it's down to the gear box oil change they did. (Also had a new MAF fitted runs like new now...) (S3 is fast approaching 100K).

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    mine did this to, i began to hold back on shifting straight away as that was when it crunched the revs drop a bit then i shifted. After a while of doing this i then began shifting as normal & it didnt do it anymore. These gearboxes i find are pretty notchy.
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    Mine does it too Ihad a TT180 years ago that always seemed to make me miss the change from 2nd to 3rd as well.... (brown pant time if overtaking... left for a split second floating in neutral).

    The S3 problem seemed to go away after a 40k service (gear oil?) but is back again and I just find that I have to change my driving style to suit....

    When it was serviced it has the revo trial too.. I was wondering if adjusted engine timing had an effect too (wondering if it had gotten worse once the trial software had reverted to stock settings)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3MHT
    Thanks very much feel better now I know it's a common fault, How much is to get the powerflex dogbone mount fitted do you know??

    I did about 4 times yesterday alone is it causing any damage to the gearbox? if im gonna be doing some sunday driving for a while till it's sorted.

    thanks again

    CHANGE THE BLOODY DOGBONE MOUNT! cost ya round 25 supplied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzy
    CHANGE THE BLOODY DOGBONE MOUNT! cost ya round 25 supplied.
    Then change the bloody gearbox oil to remove the little bits of metal you have made when crunching the gears.

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    Ok thanks i will try that, Its booked in but i have to wait where i take it coz its so busy, as there audi specialists who dont charge a fortune, So whilkst i wait i thought i could just change the gearbox oil for now and see if that helps.

    Can anyone explaine how you change the oil, were the plug is etc..

    also what oil do I use??

    thanks for your help
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    Also ive just noticed blunteh's comment about the revo trial, I had that to a few months back and it seems to have started after it had worn off, maybe something to check on and warn people.
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    There Doesnt seem to be miuch interest in this thread but for those of you that are, I spoke to my local audi specialist garage and they said it will be "the sync ring" (cant remember the actual name of it) and its going to cost around 600 as its labour intensive.

    Just thought id keep you upto date.
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    Cheers for the info, so what have you done then?? Is it sorted??


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    Not yet gonna get it booked in tomorrow will let you know what gets done and if it works etc...
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    While my S3 was in the dealers (for the replacement ECU and airbag ignotor) I asked them about this. The mechanic played with the linkages to the gearbox and has solved the problem. 1 hours labour.

 

 

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