My S3

Compkiler

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That's ***** mate! Sorry to hear it but on a plus note, you got a diff cheap and if it works then it's all good, and if it doesn't, then your eliminating the issue and you can sell the one you bought!
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
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The week has not started great!!

BE WARNED OF EBAY SELLER lmrlemans99

The diff arrived but completely different to what was posted.

The one i should of had covered 13k and the one i got looked like it covered 150K , rusty and with blue paint all over it !

Spoke to pay pal and they have withdrawn the money from the account and put on hold until he responds to the claim.

Annoying but confident i will get my money back and he can arrange picking it up himself !

:keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule:
 
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RedDejavu

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The week has no started great!!

BE WARNED OF EBAY SELLER lmrlemans99

The diff arrived but completely different to what was posted.

The one i should of had covered 13k and the one i got looked like it covered 150K , rusty and with blue paint all over it !

Spoke to pay pal and they have withdrawn the money from the account and put on hold until he responds to the claim.

Annoying but confident i will get my money back and he can arrange picking it up himself !

:keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule:

Give him a good punch up for your wasted time and money. Ebay cowboys are everywhere. Sorry to hear that buddy but at least you in a good position to get your money back.
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
Regional Rep
Not ever been an Ebay buyer so doesn't stand well for me using it again moving forward! I'm happy i'm not rushing to get it fitted but just an inconvenience that you don't want!

Glad i am as well. he has no leg to stand on with this ....

I had a gut feeling on the weekend something didn't seem right so i messaged him off my work phone pretending to be someone else inquiring about that diff and he said it was still available even though he had dispatched my one! i then messaged him from my personal phone and blagged him that someone from a forum had been speaking with me as they wanted a diff and he had offered the same one ..his reply.... "i have loads mate"

grrrrr
 

S3Alex

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The week has not started great!!

BE WARNED OF EBAY SELLER lmrlemans99

The diff arrived but completely different to what was posted.

The one i should of had covered 13k and the one i got looked like it covered 150K , rusty and with blue paint all over it !

Spoke to pay pal and they have withdrawn the money from the account and put on hold until he responds to the claim.

Annoying but confident i will get my money back and he can arrange picking it up himself !

:keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule::keule:

Sneaky b*****d.

As long as you get your money back it may not matter so much,but the time wasted is bad enough.

Alex...I hope it goes well.
 

RedDejavu

Registered User
Cant believe some people could be that desperate to ear few quid risking some serious harm or jail.
 

S3Alex

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Cant believe some people could be that desperate to ear few quid risking some serious harm or jail.

I think these guys really don't care.

They pop up,sell some dodgy or "not accurately described" gear and then just disappear when the heat is on...
 

RedDejavu

Registered User
Well ..

After reporting to pay pal i got an email from them saying the case is in my favor and i will get a full refund.

However i have to pay for postage! not sure how that is fair but happy i'm getting my money back!

Send it the cheapest way possible, I know few russian guys who would be happy to deliver it personally and even get some interest back for your personal loses:).:angrymod::slap:
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
Regional Rep
This update is probably the worst to date and in urgent need of some help :(

Been very quiet as of late as not had the best time at the moment and to top everything off ....

My gearbox bearings in 5th and 6th gear have gone!!

The stealers have quoted me £4097 just for a new dsg gearbox which is not affordable at the moment.

Can anyone help on companies they can recommend for re con boxes or repairs in the SE would be greatly appreciated !

Many thanks

Alex
 

leshkin

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That is some rotten luck mate :( Can't help with the DSG question, but do wish that things work themselves out for you soon.
 

S3Alex

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Its the worst luck possible ! people running so much more power through the DSG gearbox and its fine! strange its happened in 5th and 6th as well!? but whats done is done! :( appreciate it leshkin!

Hey Alex...I'm really sorry to hear this.

DSG boxes....

The DSG-Dokter is the place to go.

Decked has experience of their work,and was very impressed.
They can rebuild,uprate and also modify software,and have both new and used boxes.

http://www.dsg-dokter.nl/oldsite/Eindex.htm

They're in the Netherlands unfortunately,but seem to be the best around currently.
There are a few in the UK,but I'd be very inclined to go to these guys.

AMD do have a gearbox specialist,but I don't know if they do DSGs.
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
Regional Rep
Funnily enough I've just got off the phone to them!

Audi quote me £4097 for a new dsg gearbox and ....

DSG-Dokter quote me £2200 (with mecahtronic) !?

Whats peoples opinions on the below :

· Audi Approved DSG Gearbox with Mechatronic - £2200

· DSG Dokter – Software - £260

· Racing Clutch - £1000


Total - £3460 (Including Tax)

Still cheaper than Audi and can deliver next week!?

Alex
 

grchmason

Registered User
Really sorry to hear this and wish you all the best getting it fixed Alex

Above price with Uprated clutch packs seems the way to go just hope the fitting is not going to be to much.
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
Regional Rep
Cheers! Think ill be without it a few months but lucky winter is here!

I Just got myself a 3 door kia rio 1.25 sr7 for 200/month with no deposit as i need a run around . the cost of that plus fuel is cheaper than what i pay for fuel each month for the s3 alone!

I hope the price for fitting is low too! waiting to hear for a few companies!
 

S3Alex

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Cheers! Think ill be without it a few months but lucky winter is here!

I Just got myself a 3 door kia rio 1.25 sr7 for 200/month with no deposit as i need a run around . the cost of that plus fuel is cheaper than what i pay for fuel each month for the s3 alone!

I hope the price for fitting is low too! waiting to hear for a few companies!

Good result with the Kia.....so cheap!
 

Smirky

Registered User
Tough luck there mate , not heard to many probs with the dsg box ! Fitting wise I'd stick with what u know I.e amd least u know it will be done right
Hope your luck picks up buddy
 

S3Alex

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But its a KIA :sign unfair::sign unfair::sign unfair::sign unfair::sign unfair::sign unfair::sign unfair::sign unfair::sign unfair:

I think DSG Dokter is the best option!


Yes....but I remember this little gem....now sadly deceased

Perfect except for the "3 bars of death" on the dash occasionally

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Smirky

Registered User
Cheers Smirky! price you pay for having an s3 on steroids lol!

I never got the delight of the smart car when i used amd! cant remember what i used actually!?
Yep when something goes wrong it's expensive ! Mines heading that way slowly but hoping if I get box problems manuals won't sting so much ! On the plus side it will feel like a rocket after the Kia !,
 

RedDejavu

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Truly sorry for you buddy, hope all gets sorted out with the new racing clutch however you only need forged engine to go beyond 500bhp :). Thats the positive side of it. Good luck!
 

Smirky

Registered User
5th and 6th seems strange though so might not even be the tuning you have done !
 

Smirky

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Could just be one of them things that would have happened even if it was standard !,can't see u regularly putting massive load through 5th and 6th unless u have moved to a tent on the on ramp of the autobahn
 

DeckedS3

Registered User
Very surprised you've lost 5th & 6th... (when I read the message you sent me I thought you meant the little bearing on the end of the drive shaft that meets the gearbox). TVS/DSG Doctor are truly the specialists.... Speak to Ronald.
 

S3Alex

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5th and 6th seems strange though so might not even be the tuning you have done !

This may be true....my 'box is obviously a manual,but it whined from new in 1st and 5th,and I never really thought much of it as I'd had a seriously noisy box in the Escort.
Anyhow.....over time,and with more torque it got worse,and when the box was stripped and rebuilt,there was a fair amount of brass filings from some of the bearings.

They aren't the toughest parts of the S3.
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
Regional Rep
Right a little update on this - peoples views very welcome.

I have spoken to this company this morning - http://www.automatic-gearbox.co.uk/

They know of DSG Dokter and rate them also. But they themselves provide a similar service.

They can rebuild my gearbox with uprated bearings + New mechatronic + New clutch for £2500.

They said they don't find the racing clutch necessary as it can make the ride of the car completely unpractical for day to day use ( this is dependent on me if i use the car just for weekends now?)

They also think DSG software is not needed for the car and they have realised in the past it causes more problems having it in the long run that they cant cure than without. Peoples views on that will help me decide if i should go DSG Dokter or the above company!?

Many thanks

Alex
 
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Smirky

Registered User
Depends if your gonna add more power ? And if they can assure you there unit can handle what your gonna Chuck at it ?
 

Compkiler

Registered User
Go to the Doctor and get her fixed up properly...
The other company imo would be the first aider...

I know who id want looking at my car if money wasnt an issue :p
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
Regional Rep
So here is an update that's made my day !

Not going into detail for politeness to the dealer but a big thank you to Audi Tunbridge Wells yet again for the goodwill they are doing on the gearbox I'm getting :)

Car will be sorted sooner than I think and I still get a kia rio out of it as a run around ! :racer:

Cars going to get a proper detail ( machine polish) and put under cover to be looked after !

Kia=save more=more audi modifications=more fun :D
 
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