Just had a cal from my Audi dealer to say that the 'whining' noise I've been experiencing requires a brand new gearbox - total cost £3861 inc Parts+Labour+VAT. Unbelievable!!! They said it's bearings in the gearbox that have worn - but it'd be at least £2k labour to start stripping it down, and not really worth it... I told them to get some money from Audi UK, and they've come back and said Audi will pay 50%, but I still hjave to find £2k. It's an A4 can 3.0 Qauattro sport, I've had it from brand new (04 plate) - so just 5 years old... but only 55,000 miles. And I've treated the car so well - loved it to bits, so treated it with kid gloves. Any ideas anyone? Is this common? PS New to the forum - apologies for the rubbish username!