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Lifespan of a gearbox?

Shink Feb 25, 2012

  1. Shink

    Shink New Member

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    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.


    Thanks :)
     
  2. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Manual 'box?

    Should outlast the engine TBH
     
  3. Shink

    Shink New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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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
     
  5. Shink

    Shink New Member

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    Right. Cool. Thanks for the advice :)
     
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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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
     
  7. TwistedMind

    TwistedMind Long Live The A6

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    Dont worry, be happy !!

    Gear boxes are quite robust even with remap.
     
  8. Inskip75

    Inskip75 Member

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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.
     
  9. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

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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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