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Audi A6 3.0 S tronic problem

Jonathan Cross Jan 12, 2020 at 8:11 PM

  1. Jonathan Cross

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    I have noticed for the past 4 months an oil smell when sitting in traffic in D with my foot on the brake however if i shift it into N it seems to stop. It happened maybe once every 2 weeks. I've had it at my normal mechanic and an audi specialist and neither could find any problem or leaks and the oil levels are all perfect. As off 2 weeks ago I've noticed it more often however the car also shuttered for about 2 seconds when taking off from a stand still and there was a kind if rattling noise. Its fine it a couple of times since. I've had it back out at my mechanic and again everything is fine and no signs of a leak. He even plugged the gearbox in with no fault codes showing. The only thing he can think off is the clutches going in the gearbox but that's only an educated guess at this point. Does anyone have any idea before I take it to the audi specialist and he bends me over.
     
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  3. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    update the gearbox and do a calibration
     
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    Whata the odds that this could be a fix? If it's a slime chance I'd rather get shot of the car than keep throwing money at it
     
  5. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    50% chance. Audi releases a lot of updates for the gearboxes. I update them a couple of times a week :)
     
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    Is this possible to do at home? My mate did say he did the calibration after the gearbox was serviced 10k miles ago I'm assuming he would have done the update to
     
  7. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    If you have Vcp or odis engineering then you can update it yourself. Do you your current software version of your gearbox? Should start with 4G and then a number. You can check it with Vcds, vcp or obd11
     
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    I can get that for you in the morning. Thanks for the help hopefully it's not as serious as I'm thinking but it's not looking great
     
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    As above, a gearbox calibration is advisable, if update is available then dealer will calibrate as part of.
     
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    Sorry folks havnt had a chance to plug the car in today will hopefully get at that after dinner but I was talking to my local audi specialist about doing the update and calibrate and he says he can do it be he is very against doing it as he says it's not a good idea to do so if there is an issue with the gearbox. I personally think he is talking rubbish and just wants to stroke me out of money when it might not be needed but what's your take on this
     
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    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    If you have no major errors in your gearbox then it's rubbish talk :)
     
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    Other than the oil smell and the shuttering when taking off from the standstill which has happened 4 times in the past 6 weeks both these things seem to happen after the car have been driven for 30mins or more. Not sure if this is something major or not
     
  14. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    I meant software errors in the gearbox software.
     
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    Somehow I'm going to have to talk him into doing it even tho he is completely against it for some reason
     
  16. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    Did you manage to get your current software version and number?
     
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    I had a 5 minute look but didn't come up with anything I have one of them obdeleven pro jobs that connect to your phone and couldn't work out how to get the software version
     
  18. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    Open the Gearbox module and then Information
     
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    4G1927156B

    Software version 0001
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020 at 6:09 AM
  20. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    The latest version for that number is version 006. What's yours?

    Do you also have your Engine softwareversion? Because it is advisable that the engine software must also be updated when updating the gearbox.
     
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    Dont have the engine off hand now but I'm 0001 for the gearbox so I'm well out by the looks of it
     
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    Engine software number is 4G0907401f version 0004

    No doubt the MMI is in need of updating to along with maps and such. It just seems very hard to find anyone around me willing to do it
     
  23. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    Latest engine software is 007. Both gearbox and engine has to be updated to the last version. Then check if the problem is gone or not.
     

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