S3 Gearbox Mount

Welly

335D Driver :-)
Been looking all over the web and cannot find a definative answer to this....

Are the gearbox mounts on the A3 and the S3 the same?

They LOOK identical - just wondered if anyone knew.....?
 

tompearson

It's all in bits
Try VagCat for a definitive answer, but there are definitely a few different part numbers across the A3 range. If it helps the THS mounts I have are stated to support the models below in both 5 and 6 speed, so you'd have to assume they are generic for these -

VW Golf Mk4 2.0 Gti
VW Golf 1.8T Gti
VW Golt 1.9 TDi
VW Bora 1.8T
VW Bora 1.9TDi
Audi A3 1.8T
Audi A3 1.9TDi
Audi S3 210 - 225bhp
Audi TT 150-180-225
Seat Leon 1.8T
Seat Leon Cupra 1.8T
Seat Leon Cupra R
Seat Leon 1.9TDi
Seat Toledo
Skoda Octavia 1.8T
Skoda Octavia VRS 1.8T
 

Welly

335D Driver :-)
Good shout on VAGCAT mate, why didn't I think of that?
 

S3 Nattie

Quattro ist für sissies
Welly I had exactly the same problem and started a thread about it.

They are not the same. The S3 and TT are but the A3 1.8T are not. The S3 and TT have liquid inside them for better damping and are slightly stronger, they also have a heat sink effect on top of them for the liquid inside. You will notice what I mean if you can get a picture of a A3 or Seat Leon gearbox mount they are very slightly different visually. They will fit but not as strong so wouldnt advice you to do so.

I got a TT gearbox mount and was wondering why are A3 1.8T so much cheaer but that is why so only buy one from a TT or S3.
 
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Welly

335D Driver :-)
Welly I had exactly the same problem and started a thread about it.

****, wish I'd spotted that!

For the moment I've ordered a 1.8T one, was only £20 and was the same one I put on the A3. It's just for testing and if it proves to resolve the issue I will splash out on a pukka one.

Fingers crossed!
 
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