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    DSG Clutch problems

    So, I get in my car this week to drive to the airport, and being very anti-everything at 4 in the morning, I had no music on, just the sweet tune (!?) of the TDi (engine, not TDiLine, lol) and heard this horrible [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif[/img]ed bearing noise when pulling away...... It's there all the time, every time you move in 1st.....

    So, after calling around the local dealers who were all about as helpful as a chocolate fireguard, I dropped in to Aylesbury Audi as it is on the way to the GF's place....

    They were excellent [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img], took my baby out and came back to say:

    We think one of the clutches has burnt out. There might be a new upgraded part as this is the case for A4's. You can carry on driving it, we'l book it in for next month for 2 days.

    So upshot is, they have to take an oil sample, test it, check for swarf, then replace any required components....

    All this at 12,000 miles!!! Anyone heard of similar problems?

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    Re: DSG Clutch problems

    Nope, fortunately not. DSG is comparative new technology but this is the first failure i've heard of.

    Is it chipped by any chance?

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    Re: DSG Clutch problems

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    Is it chipped by any chance?

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    I wish!!! Nah totally standard, except for a lack of badging at the back... Audi will probably say the weight difference this made caused the failure and therefore it won't be covered by warranty, lol [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/10_1_114.gif[/img]

    According to the tech, (and I don't think I was supposed to hear this) there is a "common" fault with the clutches on A4 DSG cars which has led to a new, upgraded clutch pack for them....

    Maybe I just drive too hard

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    Re: DSG Clutch problems

    A4s are not available with the DSG gearbox.

    The in-line engine models use the totally different Multitronic gearbox which is a CVT with metal bands and electronic control of change points.

    The DSG is basically an electronically controlled manual geabox with twin clutches in an oil-bath.

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    Re: DSG Clutch problems

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    A4s are not available with the DSG gearbox.

    The in-line engine models use the totally different Multitronic gearbox which is a CVT with metal bands and electronic control of change points.

    The DSG is basically an electronically controlled manual geabox with twin clutches in an oil-bath.

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    Hmm thats a bit odd then... I'm sure the tech said about being a common issue on A4's.....

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    Re: DSG Clutch problems

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    A4s are not available with the DSG gearbox.

    The in-line engine models use the totally different Multitronic gearbox which is a CVT with metal bands and electronic control of change points.

    The DSG is basically an electronically controlled manual geabox with twin clutches in an oil-bath.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    The A4 CVT and the DSG do have one thing in common.....in place of a coventional automtaic transmission's torque convertor is a multiplate clutch running in an oil bath. I'd guess that actual design is different though the concept will be similar?

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    Re: DSG Clutch problems

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    [ QUOTE ]
    A4s are not available with the DSG gearbox.

    The in-line engine models use the totally different Multitronic gearbox which is a CVT with metal bands and electronic control of change points.

    The DSG is basically an electronically controlled manual geabox with twin clutches in an oil-bath.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    The A4 CVT and the DSG do have one thing in common.....in place of a coventional automtaic transmission's torque convertor is a multiplate clutch running in an oil bath. I'd guess that actual design is different though the concept will be similar?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That might explain it!

 

 

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