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Need a new gearbox :(

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Napbree, Jul 25, 2013.

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    [Jul 25, 2013]
    Just got a phone call from the garage, they said when they dropped the gearbox to get at the clutch and dual mass (what its in for), they drained the oil and found a lot of copper and metal in it from the synchro - seeing as the oil was only changed 3 weeks ago this isn't good news :(.

    Anyone got any advice on what to do - recondition or new gearbox?

    I have warrantydirect and this is going to go through in one big claim to them, at the moment it's Dual Mass, Crankshaft sensor and now Gearbox....
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    Synchro and selector wear are apparently known problems and were replaced on mine plus uprated bearings for around £800.

    Basically a gearbox rebuild.
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    Where did you take yours, the garage don't want to do the rebuild as it's not there forte! This car is costing me more and more money :(

    On the upside, I can get the uprated SACH clutch kit + Dual Mass Flywheel for £460 inc vat which seems very reasonable!
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    The clutch price seems unusually cheap,but if it's genuine.....

    For information on mine,you'd have to call AMDTuning,who arranged the rebuild.
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    Struggle to get standard clutch and DMF for that money.
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    My thoughts exactly.

    I'd need to know it was genuine.
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    [Jul 29, 2013]
    Eurocarparts - they have deals on at the moment!

    A little update, my gearbox has been dropped and is being sent to milton keynes to a specialist there, hopefully paid for by warranty (as they're organising it)
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    Good news on both fronts then!
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    Well i'm waiting on a 100% confirmation but if all goes to plan they're footing a DMF + Clutch, Cranshaft Sensor and Rebuilt gearbox + labour!

    So yeah, could be very good news
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    Fingers crossed then.....that's a lot of work,and if you can get it all covered it's a very good result.
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