Replaced the snub mount and it reduced the frequency and severity of the issue. But it is still there at times; above 3000rpm and or under load in 2,3 or 4th gear on the tiptronic (so the torque converter is in lock up mode) and always above 30km/h. As soon as i back off the power it disappears. As mentioned, it does not happen all the time.
The centre bearing looks ok, as in, no rubber spitting out, no obvious signs that it has been flogging, however i will remove the exhaust and heat shroud to get a better look at it and give it a good wriggle. The transmission output shaft seal is leaking.
My CV boots are in good order and i have no "clack clack clack" on full lock. Could it still possibly be front driveshafts? They seem solid if i try to wiggle them.
I have replaced all front control arms except front lower rear control arms (the ones you have to lower the subframe for , and i will complete these tomorrow if need be).
One engine mount has a pink trace line on it, like coolant. No faults for engine mounts or indeed anything on the engine ECU with VCDS.
Any pointers from the experts? Do the flywheels on the auto's disintegrate too?