[A4] A4 clutchless shifting

T. Jackson mancubus99 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 19 03:22:03 EDT 2007

I second that and also would advise him to get driving lesions.  He
shouldn't need a clutch replacement so soon.  If driven correctly, clutches
should last much longer.  Just curious.  How many miles/kilometers on his

-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
Nicholas Stock
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 1:25 AM
To: Doug Hill
Cc: a4 at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] A4 clutchless shifting

Doug, you can indeed shift without engaging the clutch if you match
the RPM correctly to the road speed of the gearbox...3rd, 4th and 5th
gears are the easiest to do this in, but it is not advised as you'll
crunch a few if you're not careful and will eventually screw the
transmission. Get a new clutch and go to an independent shop (that
knows Audi's) to get it installed (far less than the dealership

Happy driving and HTH,


On 4/18/07, Doug Hill <badoug at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Listers,
> I am trying to settle an argument with one of my friends. He has a 2005 A4
> 1.8T, in which the clutch is going out. The clutch is not covered under
> warranty as it is considered wear and tear. He was told that he did not
> to shift with the clutch engaged if he did it at low rpm's. He was also
> that this would do no damage to his transmission. I disagree and think
> nothing good can come from this and he should get his clutch replaced
> What do you think?
> Thanks,
> Doug Hill
> '97 A4 2.8 q
> '87 4kcs q (gone but never forgotten)
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