[A4] A4 clutchless shifting

Doug Hill badoug at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 19 13:54:25 EDT 2007

He has 49k on the car (mostly city driving. He has finally decided not to be 
cheap and get his clutch replaced. The strange thing is, he really is not 
that hard on he car. When I had to replace the clutch on my 4kq I was 
getting slippage in the low gears and had trouble shifting into 2nd and 3rd 
and it was very gradual. With my friends car he has slippage in all gears 
and was very sudden.

Doug Hill
'97 A4 2.8 q
87 4kcs q (gone but never forgotten)

>From: "T. Jackson" <mancubus99 at hotmail.com>
>To: "'Nicholas Stock'" <nickstock at gmail.com>,"'Doug Hill'" 
><badoug at hotmail.com>
>CC: <a4 at audifans.com>,<quattro at audifans.com>
>Subject: RE: [A4] A4 clutchless shifting
>Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 03:22:03 -0400
>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,

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