[Biturbos4] Time to start thinking "new clutch"?
mikemk40 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 10 09:24:14 EDT 2005
Untill the slipping was mentioned i was thinking
"check the gearbox oil level"
Still might be worth checking
--- Grant <gfl1 at optonline.net> wrote:
> That was my first thought, until all the repeated
> discussion of "ok
> cold, not hot". Sounds clutch-ish.
> BUT, you might first check linage alignment. Way
> On Aug 9, 2005, at 11:14 PM, docwyte at comcast.net
> > Sounds more like tranny syncros to me vs a clutch.
> I'd stay away from
> > the aftermarket clutches, if you want a stronger
> clutch, get the RS4
> > one.
> > -------------- Original message --------------
> >> I've been dealing with an issue I encounter when
> >> shifting. Trying to gear down from a high rate of
> >> speed (6th gear to 4th, or 5th gear to 4th), I
> >> periodically am treated to gear grinding and no
> >> at engaging 4th gear (clutch firmly planted to
> >> floor). After burning some speed and shifting
> >> other gears, revisiting 4th is usually
> successful. I
> >> also find grinding on ocassion when agressively
> >> shifting from 3rd to 4th. Sometimes at a stop
> >> 1st gear requires a visit to 2nd gear before
> >> completely engaged. And finally, on occasion,
> >> driving for an hour or so, using reverse can be
> >> too. These issues are a relatively recent
> >> development.
> >> My recent service visit to the dealership (Audi
> >> Assured warranty still in effect - but not for a
> >> clutch) revealed a diagnosis of "needs a clutch".
> >> linkage was presumably eliminated as the issue as
> >> tech (whom I've enjoyed a good rapport with)
> >> he was able to reproduce the problem once the
> >> was hot and even encountered slipping to a
> >> Price with flywheel, about $3,000 ... if no
> >> is required then just over $2,000.
> >> So .... I'm thinking that an aftermarket clutch
> may be
> >> worth consideration. I'm also toying with the
> idea of
> >> a lightweight flywheel, even if my stock flywheel
> >> OK.
> >> The car is still driveable and the problem is not
> >> severe or common that I can't take some time to
> >> all my options. Might even get a second opinion
> >> going too far, but I am starting to gather
> >> Are there any other things that need to be done
> >> their in there"?
> >> What're the group thoughts on lightweight
> >> replacements?
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