Monster MotorsportJMB Retrofits
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    TDI
    TDI's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    294

    Unhappy To replace gearbox or not to that is the question?

    car rattles from gearbox, but when i press the clutch pedal down it goes away. have had a couple of garages look at it without opening the box up as i'm short of the cash required to replace gearbox if it is that. anyway the VAG specialist thinks it's the gearbox and a gearbox specialist thinks it's the flywheel. now the question is has anyone on here had a similar problem if so what are the signs of either????


    thanks in advance....
    A3 TDI Sport 00
    A4 TDI Sport 04 Alacantra, Fishscale alu trim, GmbH bodykit, 6 speed box.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    705
    Could it be clutch release bearing?

  4. #3
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    369
    is it the release bearing rattling?

  5. #4
    TDI
    TDI's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    294
    both the garages think it's not the release bearing..i thought it might be that...cheers
    A3 TDI Sport 00
    A4 TDI Sport 04 Alacantra, Fishscale alu trim, GmbH bodykit, 6 speed box.

  6. #5
    jeffers999's Avatar
    got boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    pontypridd s/wales
    Posts
    390
    Does sound like the flywheel to me mate ....
    1999 audi s3, silver recardo leather, lightly smoked windows,18" rs4 reps, full exhaust with de-cat, cold air induction, front mount intercooler, 13.850 1/4 mile @ 102 mph.A little vid on me running a 13.90
    http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s...t=MOV00019.flv
    xbox gamer tag jeffers999
    PS IM AFTER A CENTER ARM REST ASAP......
    Car collection
    Audi s3
    Vitara fat boy jeep soft top
    saxo vtr , little track toy
    polo 1.4 beast

  7. #6
    spannah's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    N.London
    Posts
    238
    I have the exact same noise, please update us on what the actual issue is

  8. #7
    TDI
    TDI's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by spence_star
    I have the exact same noise, please update us on what the actual issue is
    i'm booked into the VAG specialist end of next week for a flywheel and clutch kit replacement...hopefully it wont be a gearbox issue. i will update you when i pickup the car.

    cheers
    A3 TDI Sport 00
    A4 TDI Sport 04 Alacantra, Fishscale alu trim, GmbH bodykit, 6 speed box.

  9. #8
    TDI
    TDI's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    294
    spence_star

    do you feel a little vibration from the clutch pedal when you press it 2 or 3 mm down gently?
    A3 TDI Sport 00
    A4 TDI Sport 04 Alacantra, Fishscale alu trim, GmbH bodykit, 6 speed box.

  10. #9
    bouncer--daz's Avatar
    A dog is for life....not just for friday nights!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    543
    I had a similar problem with mine which I noticed just after buying it. Again the noise went when i dropped the clutch. The whole gear box just went... luckily it was still in the 3month warranty with the garage, so I had a refurbed gearbox dropped in with a 12month warranty free of charge

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

  11. #10
    TDI
    TDI's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    294
    Well car is stripped at the garage, and has already had a new flywheel and clutch fitted...so they now think it's the gearbox...which was sent the gearbox specialist who says its fine but will change a few bearings inside. the only thing they said was that it has a solid flywheel ( i'm assuming this means a single rather than a dual mass flywheel) setup. the only thing i can think of is replace it with the dual mass flywheel kit from LUK that i supplied to them...

    your thoughts please......
    A3 TDI Sport 00
    A4 TDI Sport 04 Alacantra, Fishscale alu trim, GmbH bodykit, 6 speed box.

  12. #11
    HTC
    HTC's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Koh Samui, Thailand
    Posts
    3,402
    A lot of people fit the solid flywheel from a G60 golf/passat or 16v mk3 golf with a vr6 clutch kit. I have this set up, as do a few other on this forum.

    It's an improvement over the original clutch from a performance point of view, ie they are less likely to slip under full throttle.

    A characteristic of this setup is a slightly juddery clutch take up especially when reversing.
    Also you will often hear the rattling you describe from the layshaft bearing (I think) at idle. The rattle can be a little annoying, but its normal and nothing to worry about.

    I would stick with the solid flywheel, especially if you intend to remap the car.

  13. #12
    TDI
    TDI's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by HTC
    A lot of people fit the solid flywheel from a G60 golf/passat or 16v mk3 golf with a vr6 clutch kit. I have this set up, as do a few other on this forum.

    It's an improvement over the original clutch from a performance point of view, ie they are less likely to slip under full throttle.

    A characteristic of this setup is a slightly juddery clutch take up especially when reversing.
    Also you will often hear the rattling you describe from the layshaft bearing (I think) at idle. The rattle can be a little annoying, but its normal and nothing to worry about.

    I would stick with the solid flywheel, especially if you intend to remap the car.
    well i picked the car today and they decided to replace the layshaft bearings and also removed the old (newish) flywheel kit and replaced it with the dual mass flywheel kit, it's the wifes car so i don't think she wants anymore power out it. the noise is no more!!!
    A3 TDI Sport 00
    A4 TDI Sport 04 Alacantra, Fishscale alu trim, GmbH bodykit, 6 speed box.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO