So. My car has done 115,000 and is 'built' in 2005. A promising 5dr 2.0tdi Sport. Nice. @ 67,000 miles this happened - http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/76016-i-can-see-gearbox.html It was changed for a brand new one by Audi master techs all brand new stuff cost us £2000 (that includes the 30% goodwill) and a lot of stress. 3 years and 48000 miles later (Serviced every time its required) the signs and symptoms have returned and the diagnoses from my friendly local gearbox specialist (NOT Audi) has suggested it is the same issue, only we have caught it a little earlier and I can't see the ball bearings yet. So this will be our third gearbox. The reason for posting is to find out if I'm alone here? This will be the third gearbox we are over the warranty period for the work by approximately a year. I don't want Crawley Audi to go near it as I can't trust them as far as I can drive the car at the moment. Any thoughts?