Audi S3 8p DSG - not selecting gear - help

Genius

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SOOO the journey continues!!
have also sent pics over of the damage, i would love to upload them but not sure how.

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Hopefully all going to be sorted soon for you, you had worse luck with your A3 than I did with mine!
 

leshkin

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Having had a very similar experience myself, I wish you the very best of luck in sorting this out mate. Sounds like you're in good hands now.
 

leshkin

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what issues did you have? would be interesting to know...

Engine oil starvation issue caused top and bottom end damage and resulted in a new engine, and the expense that goes with that.

From your pics, looks like you'll be sourcing a new gearbox.
 

leshkin

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anyone care to comment as to whats gone on lol

My guess is that one of the planet gears failed and seized the box. The inertia twisted the drive shaft and that then snapped more bits, and launched pieces into the casing, hence the hole in it... I'm not an expert, so feel free to ignore me.
 

Daveyonthemove

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My guess is that one of the planet gears failed and seized the box. The inertia twisted the drive shaft and that then snapped more bits, and launched pieces into the casing, hence the hole in it... I'm not an expert, so feel free to ignore me.
That does look like a fair explanation.
When my transfer box failed a bearing broke free and bounced around inside until it finally found a snug location between the gear mesh, stopping the car dead. Thankfully it only mashed the transfer box and nothing else, but looking at that drive shaft in the photo I can see that I got off very lightly.
I had no idea a drive shaft could bend like that!
 

hussy

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thanks for the replies, does look like a complete and utter mess, a gearbox/gearbox housing will be coming from poland as milta didn't have what ever was required to fix this mess...

so i have had another response from tvs who have advised the following i am still awaiting for a quote on a gear box itself the below will of course be additional to the cost:

The price for ECU stage 2+ and TCU (<500Nm) software tune is: € 699,- Ex/Vat.

The price for install is what i have quoted you before: € 350 - 450,- Ex/Vat.
 

hussy

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dont forget the car would also have to be tailored to their HQ, I will be keeping this updated for those who may encounter such issues/last resort for myself.
 

miltybilty

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dont forget the car would also have to be tailored to their HQ, I will be keeping this updated for those who may encounter such issues/last resort for myself.
Could they not program the transmission over there then ship the transmission to you.

Then get tvs uk to install it?
(I believe tvs has a location in the UK)

Just a thought .... I'm sure you've discussed options with them.

Best of luck.

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hussy

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Sounds like a good idea,

Well I have given milta a call last week Friday. Was advised they are waiting for some bits to arrive, and will be sorted this week... fingers crossed as they say
 

hussy

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thought i will provide another update, had a call earlier in the week to confirm the drive shaft, told the parts would be arriving on Wednesday, so hopefully there are no more setbacks...should be sorted next week
 

hussy

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Sorry for the delayed reply, i have been on holiday for the last few weeks, so before i went i picked up the s3, i have only driven it back (around 3-4 hours) no issues to report with the gearbox, i haven't been able to test it out fully as of yet however, its looking good.

I will update this thread as time goes by.

So far its a big thumbs up for milta, if you have any gearbox issues especially DSG, than you would be in good hands here :)

hopefully this thread will help anyone with similar issues.

regards H
 

hussy

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so I will keep this thread running and update any changes to the s3...so I has issues with the haldex not kicking in..this has now been sorted. I had to change the pre-pump, filter and oil. According to the diagnostic the pump died. See below for pics!

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In with the new out with the old!
 

hussy

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so its been while since i have updated this but i have made a few purchases:

1, new car mats
2, new oil cap
3, winter tyres - ts850's
4, new console arm rest as mine was broken typical issues on these
5, new bosch wipers
6, cam follower with seal
7, yellow dip stick
8, updated navigation for rns-e
9, rear eye towing cap - expensive!

i am also thinking of taking the car to stage 2+, i want to complete the maintenance sticky before hand tho...

i have also purchase a ramair oversized intake..

other items that are on the list

rs4 fuel valve
intercooler
HPFP - loba/apr
pcv
dv


this thing really is a money pit haha but i love it!
 
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