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    Gear box problems A4 Avant, gearbox code DHL.

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    my 97 tdi avant has started buzzing slightly in 3rd gear when changing up and down, and every now and then its difficult and sometimes impossible to shift from 1st to 2nd. Im guessing that i need to replace the gearbox but im finding it difficult to find a dhl box, are there any other tdi boxes that are compatible with the AHU engine. Any advice welcome.

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    I'm breaking a 98 Tdi avant
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    If you do end up replacing the gearbox, don't forget that many mechanical parts of the A4 are shared with the Passat, and so can be had for less than bumped-up Audi prices!
    My car now has a 'box sourced from a TDi Passat, identical in every way (same part number etc etc) but was way cheaper than sourcing an 'Audi' one.................
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    Thanks for that alsie is it a dhl box or will it fit mine?, if your not to far from me i could collect im in sunny cornwall.

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    Thanks for the info nessy will bear that in mind if i get no joy locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slats0356 View Post
    Thanks for that alsie is it a dhl box or will it fit mine?, if your not to far from me i could collect im in sunny cornwall.
    How do I tell if it's a dhi box, bit on a novice, I'm in south Wales, but was planning on scrapping the car with the engine and box still in it, so the box would be free if you take it out
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    There should be the factory production sticker in the boot area, it lists option codes the car was fitted with, along with engine and gearbox codes IIRC........

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    Will check when I get home
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessy View Post
    There should be the factory production sticker in the boot area, it lists option codes the car was fitted with, along with engine and gearbox codes IIRC........
    cant find said sticker in boot, door shuts or anywhere, any clues anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alsie View Post
    cant find said sticker in boot, door shuts or anywhere, any clues anyone?
    Did you look in the tyre well? Think thats where it is in the boot area.

    In the front page of the service manual? (if you have it!)
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    errr.. no fraid I dont...any other way of telling the spec?
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    just edited my post.
    2002 2.5 V6 Quattro
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    Mods to complete: Sport shocks to go with Eibach pro springs. Fit 17" 5 star matt black wheels. Fix lack of torque at low revs. Get a custom exhaust system fitted.

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    oh ok..BRB
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    1998 A4 Estate 1.8 Turbo Sport in Imola Yellow
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    DHF box in your car then.

    Might be worth seeing what the difference is between a DHF/DHL gearbox. Maybe someone with ETKA could shed some light on this.
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    Mods Done: Q5 Rear aero wiper. Front ambient light install. Led number plate lens. Towbar with 13pin electrics.
    Mods to complete: Sport shocks to go with Eibach pro springs. Fit 17" 5 star matt black wheels. Fix lack of torque at low revs. Get a custom exhaust system fitted.

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    Ok, so maybe it does fit ok....reading this forum: Audifans.net: You are using an invalid IP
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    Mods to complete: Sport shocks to go with Eibach pro springs. Fit 17" 5 star matt black wheels. Fix lack of torque at low revs. Get a custom exhaust system fitted.

    FOR SALE - Eibach Pro Sport springs for a 2.5 V6 B6/7 PM ME.

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    Worth a trip then for a free gearbox
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    Thanks for the offer alsie but i have sourced one locally.

 

 

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