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    Lifespan of a gearbox?

    Morning All:


    Wondering how long my gearbox is expected to last. I can't find any service intervals information for gearboxes.


    It's an S Reg A6 2.5TDI Quattro Avant with 165k. Several owners. Remapped (no chip).


    Good service history, all up-to-date.


    When the box goes it'll be a write-off so what to know when to start looking for a replacement as I can't afford to be without a car.


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    '03 A3 1.8T Quattro Sport

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    Manual 'box?

    Should outlast the engine TBH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan Photography View Post
    Manual 'box?

    Should outlast the engine TBH
    Sorry, yeah, manual 6 speed.

    I thought so, too, but I had an A3 1.8T which lost its box at about 120k. It was chipped, though.
    '03 A3 1.8T Quattro Sport

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    The A3 box is a different beast.

    If it's not making any noise now, it's probably going to be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan Photography View Post
    The A3 box is a different beast.

    If it's not making any noise now, it's probably going to be fine
    Right. Cool. Thanks for the advice
    '03 A3 1.8T Quattro Sport

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    They are said to be sealed for life but the oil can be changed and that must help.The ATF has been changed in my Tiptronic but I assume the manual is easier

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    Dont worry, be happy !!

    Gear boxes are quite robust even with remap.
    Audi A6 1.9TDI 2000
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    I'm sure I've read - probably on this forum - that these boxes are Getrag boxes and one of the strongest in the Audi range, so I wouldn't worry.
    And your mileage is quite low - I've got 150K on my 2002 plate A6 2.5TDi Quattro.

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    these manuals are solid things. even by the time the whole car is so worn out that your backside is dragging on the floor and youve only got 20bhp left in the 500k engine. the g'box will be still be fine.

    an oil change with the correct vag spec oil wouldnt hurt.

 

 

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