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S3Alex
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[On Tapatalk]Viewing forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis), Dec 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM
    1. Kteara
      Kteara
      Hi mate just carrying on from my thread. Why did the gearbox on your s3 go? Is it because of high revs? Is there anything we can do to counteract this problem because I get the most joy from accelerating through high revs but not at the expense of a new gearbox lol. Are there any cars designed to handle this style of driving with no problems?
      1. S3Alex
        S3Alex
        It suffered the usual S3 problems of worn synchros and selectors,plus wear from the torque I run.
        These cars are generally pretty tough,but if you break or abuse anything it will seriously cost you.
        Dec 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM
      2. Kteara
        Kteara
        This may sound like a stupid question but how do you drive "properly" and what things should you avoid to damage parts such as the gearbox?
        Dec 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM
      3. S3Alex
        S3Alex
        Not at all
        think of the box as transmitting a lot of torque,then none,then a lot as you change gear,you can see how it's possible to damage by high rpm/load rapid changes,esp if you miss the odd one.
        Its easier to be quick driving the S3 by using the torque instead.
        ,the transmission is one of the S3's less than tough areas,but you CAN get it to work with high power/ torque if you treat it right.
        Dec 24, 2014 at 2:06 PM
    2. audi14
      audi14
      Hi just wondering we're you boart your BT from thanks joe
    3. ltjlove
      ltjlove
      Killa killa nice dog. U race audis? And that is your dog?
    4. jonny1985
      jonny1985
      Hello Alex can you delete a few messages so i can pm you lol
    5. S3Alex
      S3Alex
      No worries.

      Car when stock was light and easy to engage gears.
      I use a race-spec carbon metallic clutch now,and even with that,it's easy to engage gears,and feels light and easy to use.
    6. chadvaliant
      chadvaliant
      Thanks Alex, I appreciate your help.

      What was your car like in reverse when it was standard? Did you ever get the feeling that it was strangely geared? I use past tense because I assume you now have a very different clutch setup. I've never had clutch problems before and I'm not a bad driver but I genuinely struggle to reverse uphill.
    7. S3Alex
      S3Alex
      Oooops...sorry....Done!
    8. Sandra
      Sandra
      Can you empty your inbox please alex
    9. g dawg
      g dawg
      Hi Alex can u read my reply cheers
    10. S3Alex
      S3Alex
      Sorry...done!
    11. AdamSansom
      AdamSansom
      Hi Alex,

      Could you delete a few messages please so I can send you a PM through?

      Cheers!

      Adam
    12. Stuwhipps
      Stuwhipps
      Hi Alex,

      A quick question, i notice in your build thread that when you did your 4 wheel alignment you mentioned negative camber on the rear.

      I am running stock springs and suspension and standard 18" rims on my S3, i do however have 15" spacers on the rear and 10mm spacers on the front, i am having the 4 wheel laser alignment done at Elite on Saturday as i have a wheel wobble and originally they thought it was to do with balancing, so they balanced all 4 last week but the wobble (although reduced) is still there so they recommend the alignment being done.

      Question is i hear a lot of people refer to negative camber is this only for lowered cars or cars with larger wheels etc or is this something i need to get them to do ?

      Any advice would be appreciated
      Stuart
    13. KentKid
      KentKid
      Hi Alex, how are you?

      I remember you mentioning that you've also had Michelin PS3's on your S3 - but can you remember what tyre pressures you used?

      I've just had 4 new PS3's fitted, and I was using 42 psi front, and 33 psi rear - but I was told the figure for the fronts is way too high, and that I should drop it to between 33 and 36 psi for the fronts?

      I have a 3-door S3 on the standard 18" wheels, and it's usually just me in the car. With that in mind should I try something like 36 psi front and 33 psi rear?

      Thanks pal,

      Dan
    14. S3Alex
      S3Alex
      Will do!
    15. Ash B
      Ash B
      Alright fella, you couldnt delete some messages so i can message you please :) cheers
    16. S3Alex
      S3Alex
      Very strange....burns or hot spots on the flywheel...presumably where slip has been occurring....I wonder if it's not perfectly flat>
    17. Old-Boy-Racer
      Old-Boy-Racer
      Car went back into mechanic this morning. He has found as follows:

      No contamination - or leaks from crankshaft or hydraulics
      Tiny amount of glazing to only a small part of friction material
      Friction/clutch disc was in the right way
      Self adjustment was even and OK
      Pressure plate bolted up evenly

      · SACHS Part Numbers
      · Flywheel - 2294 000 113 / correct but three equidistant burns/hot spots on surface and a lot of play (not rotational)
      · Pressure Plate - 883082 999788 / incorrect (3082000396) three burn marks/hot spots equidistant (matching flywheel)
      · Organic Clutch Disc - 881864 999502 / incorrect (1864999980)
      · Release Bearing - 3182 997 901 / ??? can't find any numbers on it so assume it is correct for now.

      Now waiting to hear from supplier.
    18. S3Alex
      S3Alex
      I'm sending you a PM with some details.
    19. AJames
      AJames
      Hello Alex,
      thank you for replying to my thread.
      Wanted to ask you if the 3071 is a straight forward replacement with its own manifold, or what is the job to install it?
      Cheers,
      AJ
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