I know exactly what you mean. It's almost like the clutches have fully disengaged and no gear is selected. Then you come back on the accelerator and it engages a gear with a clunk. Similarly, when coming to a stop, just before you become completely stationary, you feel it disengage. My PFL RS3 was the same and my TTRS is not much better.Sorry I don't have any other info, only that the update was from July 2018.
In heavy traffic situations the gearbox still sucks, mainly when coming to a complete stop and when accelerating from zero. I cannot feel the gears changing, so it's either the clutches or the flywheel? I don't know but sometimes when coming to a stop, immediately before stopping I can feel one, and sometimes two clunks one after each other, like the both clutches are disengaging, it's audible and I can feel it on driver and passenger feet area, does anyone feel the same? It doesn't feel good at all.
I know exactly what you mean. It's almost like the clutches have fully disengaged and no gear is selected. Then you come back on the accelerator and it engages a gear with a clunk. Similarly, when coming to a stop, just before you become completely stationary, you feel it disengage. My PFL RS3 was the same and my TTRS is not much better.
Guys this is what I mean, can someone relate to it? Just made this video.
In my PFL when in normal ”Drive mode”, gear 1 and 2 always allow some clutch slipping.
When either pushing or letting go i can easily feel the clutch engage or disengage.
Any higher gear and there is barely any slip feeling at all, but as soon as i let go of the throttle the car always goes into “coasting”.
The way revs raising and falling without any speed difference is always happening to me in D 1<->2.
(Only in sport does it seem to actually hold a gear all the time)
Regaring the video above:
I think that could be normal, the car usually wants to go to the 2nd gear quickly.
But since you are stepping on the gas it’s probably thinking about holding first and preselect second one, only to have you release the throttle and confusing it.
If you were in a higher gear it would have droped a few cogs but it can’t since you’re already at the bottom.
And as i said above, its letting the revs go high ready to slip into 2nd.
I could try and replicate the video during the weekend, but im fairly sure it’s just gonna go to 2nd gear...
Been out today and tried to replicate the video.
At first I didn’t push quickly enough so gave it another one.
Held the camera soft on purpose so you can get a rough idea how quickly and hard the clutch bites.
It doesn’t take much for it to shift into second gear.
But to sum it up: the quicker i hit the gas, the harder and faster the clutch and gearbox engages.
(Very little slip in 1-2 gears when aggressive on power)
@mz21 I wonder if a new clutch/gearbox adaptation would help in your case.
This has just been posted over on the TTRS forum but also relates to the RS3... lets hope the clunking sounds aren't the rear diff giving up!
Lol, I'll take my chances!Oh dear.
Q loads of panic...... now you’ve done it........
Maybe time you go back to stock eh Doc
Lol, I'll take my chances!
Joking aside, apparently a number of incidences in Germany but I can't recall reading anything like that here... Surely Audi wouldn't make a part that couldn't handle the torque?
Are we reckoning that the latest RS3 will have suitably tough mechanicals? Surely Audi wouldn't make the same mistake twice...Wasn’t always the way Doc.
The 8P did like munching the prop shaft until Audi released an updated version which a good few owners had fitted.
A friend of mine had one fitted and the tech reckoned it would take double the originals torque figure.