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Gearbox question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jayfrts, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. jayfrts
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    jayfrts bouncing off the limiter!!!!

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    [Oct 24, 2006]
    Can anybody tell me if you can do anything to tighten up the gear changing on a 97 A3 1.8TS please.

    Starting to feel like a Ford gearbox lately!
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    u know what, I don't like the S3 gear box either, compared with the V6 4moition box it feels soo mcuh clunkier, whereas the V6 feels sold and tight. Sorry for not being a help, just noticed a lack of performance from the gearbox latley
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    shortshift kit ?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    S3 and V6 4Motion gearbox is the same I believe Def?! Maybe a change of gearbox oil could help a little.
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    Booth_S4 Riding on V8 power

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    i was told by audi that the gearboxes are sealed for life and you cannot change the oil! shows what they know then eh!
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    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    That might actually amplify the notchiness of the shift.

    Although it's not something I've tried myself, there's been a few people on here that have changed the gearbox oil and stated that its made a huge difference.
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    sealed unit tends to mean you dont need to change the oil as its a lifetime oil but you can usually still do it.

    I have a 520g shiftknob and it makes driving a lot nicer. the weight is great for combatting the notchyness.
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    Any more info on that fella??

    I was told you could replace the gearbox bushes etc (but this THINKS he's a mechanic! :? ) but i'm not so sure................ Just one of them annoying problems with the missus car, which is a shame as its the ONLY thing that lets the drive down for me.
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