[A4] A4 clutchless shifting

Brian White brian at bjwhite.net
Thu Apr 19 10:24:09 EDT 2007

#1, a terrible driver goes through a clutch in 1.5-2 years like that.
#2, you're right, it's stupid to shift with no clutch.

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 23:08:38 -0600, Doug Hill 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 have to shift with the clutch engaged if he did it at low 
> rpm's. He was also told that this would do no damage to his 
> transmission. I disagree and think that nothing good can come from 
> this and he should get his clutch replaced asap. What do you think? 
> Thanks, Doug Hill '97 A4 2.8 q '87 4kcs q (gone but never forgotten)

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