S-tronic (7-speed) shifting deterioration?

Perkel

Registered User
I have a 2015 A3 Ultra COD with 7-speed S-Tronic, and lately the shifting has become slower, when applying more than moderate throttle. It feels like when driving a manual and you ease up the clutch and ease down the throttle, the shifting is prolonged, with no definite biting-point. You can hear the revs slowly working its way down from higher to lower when shifting up, takes between one and two seconds, before going up again (after fully 'biting') due to accelerating.

Before, shifts were more or less instantaneous, and I could feel the bite of each shift.

Still can shift quickly, if I ease off the throttle a bit.

It first started when going from 2:d to 3:rd, but later also on higher gears, and now sometimes even from 1:st to 2:nd.

Is my clutch giving up?
 

BarryG79

Registered User
Has it had the DSG service?
Think it’s due around 38k miles.

Or could be clutch is on way out.


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Perkel

Registered User
Thanks for replying, it's still about 3k miles shy of 38k miles, but I'll be sure to do the DSG service.
 

seanbeckerleg

Registered User
My rs3 feels like this.... sometimes I question if the clutch is slipping, but I put it down to it being a dual clutch and the eve faffing around biting on to the clutch


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Perkel

Registered User
My rs3 feels like this.... sometimes I question if the clutch is slipping, but I put it down to it being a dual clutch and the eve faffing around biting on to the clutch

Now I start thinking what if my nephew tried to launch it when he drove it - as it doesn't have launch control, that would be detrimental wouldn't it.
 
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Goner

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I was of the understanding the the 7 speed gear box is a dry gear box and doesn’t need servicing?

I’ve read that on here.. something along the lines of it anyway.
 

Audi Ashley

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I was of the understanding the the 7 speed gear box is a dry gear box and doesn’t need servicing?

I’ve read that on here.. something along the lines of it anyway.

Agree, Im sure this is a dry box and is sealed for life?
 

craigpanthercrystal

Registered User
Surely all the S tronics are wet clutches. Don’t believe the life long fluid. Service at 38k is the rule but every 20-30k should be the rule.
 

Svenedin

Registered User
My dealer said gearbox oil change at 20,000 miles (S3 7 speed DSG).
 

DW81

Registered User
This was the colour of my stronic oil at 38k when I changed it last August on my rs3
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Will definitely do it every two years or 20k whichever comes first.
 

Chris4410

Registered User
Has it had the DSG service?
Think it’s due around 38k miles.

Or could be clutch is on way out.


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I had mine done at 37k, felt like a new car after it had been done.
 

makelja

Registered User
A3 1.4 Ultra 7-speed S-tronic is not the same as in S3 or RS3. It is 'dry box' and in S3 and RS3 it is 'wet'.
 

Audi Ashley

Registered User
A3 1.4 Ultra 7-speed S-tronic is not the same as in S3 or RS3. It is 'dry box' and in S3 and RS3 it is 'wet'.

Silly question but does that include the 1.4tfsi 7 speed S-Tronic ?
 
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Goner

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I am also lead to believe the dry clutch gear box doesn't and cannot have launch control enabled?
 
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