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    S3 Gearbox Mount

    Been looking all over the web and cannot find a definative answer to this....

    Are the gearbox mounts on the A3 and the S3 the same?

    They LOOK identical - just wondered if anyone knew.....?
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    Try VagCat for a definitive answer, but there are definitely a few different part numbers across the A3 range. If it helps the THS mounts I have are stated to support the models below in both 5 and 6 speed, so you'd have to assume they are generic for these -

    VW Golf Mk4 2.0 Gti
    VW Golf 1.8T Gti
    VW Golt 1.9 TDi
    VW Bora 1.8T
    VW Bora 1.9TDi
    Audi A3 1.8T
    Audi A3 1.9TDi
    Audi S3 210 - 225bhp
    Audi TT 150-180-225
    Seat Leon 1.8T
    Seat Leon Cupra 1.8T
    Seat Leon Cupra R
    Seat Leon 1.9TDi
    Seat Toledo
    Skoda Octavia 1.8T
    Skoda Octavia VRS 1.8T

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    Good shout on VAGCAT mate, why didn't I think of that?
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    Welly I had exactly the same problem and started a thread about it.

    They are not the same. The S3 and TT are but the A3 1.8T are not. The S3 and TT have liquid inside them for better damping and are slightly stronger, they also have a heat sink effect on top of them for the liquid inside. You will notice what I mean if you can get a picture of a A3 or Seat Leon gearbox mount they are very slightly different visually. They will fit but not as strong so wouldnt advice you to do so.

    I got a TT gearbox mount and was wondering why are A3 1.8T so much cheaer but that is why so only buy one from a TT or S3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Nattie View Post
    Welly I had exactly the same problem and started a thread about it.
    Arse, wish I'd spotted that!

    For the moment I've ordered a 1.8T one, was only 20 and was the same one I put on the A3. It's just for testing and if it proves to resolve the issue I will splash out on a pukka one.

    Fingers crossed!
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