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S-tronic (7-speed) shifting deterioration?

Perkel Mar 1, 2019

  1. Perkel

    Perkel Registered User

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    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?
     
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  3. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Registered User

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    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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  4. Perkel

    Perkel Registered User

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

    seanbeckerleg Registered User

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    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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  6. Perkel

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    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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Audi Ashley

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

    craigpanthercrystal Registered User

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    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.
     
  10. Svenedin

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    My dealer said gearbox oil change at 20,000 miles (S3 7 speed DSG).
     
  11. DW81

    DW81 Registered User

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    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.
     
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  13. Chris4410

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

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    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'.
     
  15. Audi Ashley

    Audi Ashley Registered User

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    Silly question but does that include the 1.4tfsi 7 speed S-Tronic ?
     
  16. makelja

    makelja Registered User

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    Yes it does.
     
  17. Audi Ashley

    Audi Ashley Registered User

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    So when it goes in for its service, other an oil change is there any other oil/fluids that needs changing?
     
  18. makelja

    makelja Registered User

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    I am not sure how it goes. That you have to check from the garage.
     
  19. 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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