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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Glover
    Exactly the reason for introducing cash in lieu of Company cars.. I have done this with great success.
    Nah, I'm still not interested in doing that.
    I simply can't be arsed with arranging my own insurance, roadtax, repairs etc.
    The pool of pish that is DSG has just made me extra careful when choosing subsequent company cars.
    TBH, if I'd made a massive fuss about the A3, the company would probably have got rid.
    As it is, I've just had other, higher, priorities and the A3 has just become unloved 'transport'.
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    Bowfer - When do you hope to take delivery of your new D3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr
    Bowfer - When do you hope to take delivery of your new D3?
    Lease paperwork being done now.
    Around 4-6 weeks after that, I think.
    Probably just in time for snow, knowing my luck.
    Rear wheel drive and 265 tyres...
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    H1...any news on weather the ECU was a fix for your problem buddy???
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    Don't worry guys, not forgotten you. Im still waiting to have the part fitted... or in fact for them to call me to arrange for it to be booked in. But I'm confident we'll get there in the end!

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    The garage took mine in to change the control unit, but started by re-setting the gearbox to see if that improved things. After that, they could no longer get it to exhibit the fault behaviour, so they asked me to try the car again and see if the problem re-appeared; it did within 2 days so they are going to have it for a full week to see if they can get it to error again and if they can then they will replace the unit.

    I'll let you know how it develops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H1_8ENF
    Don't worry guys, not forgotten you. Im still waiting to have the part fitted... or in fact for them to call me to arrange for it to be booked in. But I'm confident we'll get there in the end!
    Any luck on this H1???
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    Car is currently on it's 3rd and last day of testing after having the unit fitted, as it stands I know nothing.

    However tonight I should get it back and then I will let you know after having driven it for a day or so... should know more then.

    Fingers crossed...

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    So what are the results Ben? Did it solve the problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by H1_8ENF View Post
    Ok, Here's the deal...

    4 months ago I bought my first Audi. I like Audis they are great.

    However I have a problem and I believe it is related to the DSG box.

    Now I have read hundreds of posts by people with the same car as I, who all claim that they are amazed and overwhelmed by the way the gearbox works, how smoothly it operates and how, in fact, if the DSG were a woman, it would be Keira Knightley, covered in melted Lindt chocolate.

    I appear to be the only man in the world who doesn't find this to be the case. And that, makes me think I have a problem.


    My gearbox has the following traits...

    At low speeds it is jumpy.
    I lose drive when accelerating up or down a hill (from a standing start) - which causes me to lurch and roll back.
    When going from reverse into 1st (or drive as it actually is) I find that the box sits in what appears to be neutral for probably about 1 or 2 seconds before engaging and driving (lurching) away. Whilst it is sitting in "neutral" the car will rev - in case that makes a difference to anyone.

    Now this makes me think that whilst everyone else is driving Keira Knightley I am driving Jackie Stallone.

    My Audi dealership, claims it can find no fault. Although credit where it is due, they haven't given up looking for it yet and the faults are intermittant.

    So does anyone have any ideas or similar stories? As I am now running out of ideas / time / and Warranty.

    Help greatly appreciated.

    Ben
    I have all those problems but they get better when the car is warm.

    I also had intermittent loss of drive such that you had to stop switch off and switch back on again to fix it. Audi said it was a known problem due to a solenoid sticking open circuit. they also said there was a software fix written to solve the problem.........and then charged me 200 to update the software !!
    You would think if it was a known problem that they had worked out a fix for they wouldn't charge you for it after just 21k miles !!

    If its any help, they lent me a new car 100 miles on the clock and its DSG was worse than mine ...lol
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    Just to add to this thread, my mechatronic control unit has been changed and I have also slightly changed the way I use the 'box. Basically, I used to coast to a stop in neutral, now I keep in gear.

    Short story: the gearbox is now spot on with no shunts or unruly behavior.

    Cheers,
    Dan

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    Was it replaced under warrenty? in not what was the costs?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbm View Post
    Just to add to this thread, my mechatronic control unit has been changed and I have also slightly changed the way I use the 'box. Basically, I used to coast to a stop in neutral, now I keep in gear.

    Short story: the gearbox is now spot on with no shunts or unruly behavior.

    Cheers,
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