BUYERS BEWARE OY11 HVM. GEARBOX/DIFF PROBLEM

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BUYERS BEWARE OY11 HVM. GEARBOX/DIFF PROBLEM

Post by uncapeez » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:03 pm

Anyone else had a new diff or box yet? Bought an 11 plate (guessing ex Audi press) rs3 end October with 10200 miles on it. Have added about another 1200 to it now in my 2 months of ownership. Within first couple of weeks was driving round a long sweeping left hand bend off a motorway and there was a nasty grumbling, rumbling noise from drivers side front. It sounded as if either the wheel bolts were left loose or I was running on the rim with a flat tyre. As soon as I could , stopped , checked the tyre....that was fine. Checked bolts (as Audi did have the wheels touched up for me) and they were fine too. No other noises when driving or going at similar speeds with lock round right handers. Just want to add, the car is mint in and out, not had any paint so don't think for one minute it had a hard life prior to my owning it. Car went in to Audi yesterday, call today saying they think diff....... Oh, and have I had it chipped since purchase??? Ermmmm no. Seems like that was their only opt out gone!!
So again my question....anyone else needed a diff or gearbox yet and what were the circumstances??
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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by steve.i.brown » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Transfer box at 7000miles, and Audi UK asked the same mod questions

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by uncapeez » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:37 pm

What happened to yours?? Same noises etc or other?
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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by GrahamS4 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:14 am

It seems Audi get sensitive with drivetrain issues on the RS3.

http://forum.rs246.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 54#p630354
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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by steve.i.brown » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:52 pm

After launch one day a load klunk noise, then 40 -50 miles later the oil overheated in transfer box and leaked past seals, nothing dramatic

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by uncapeez » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:16 pm

uncapeez wrote:Anyone else had a new diff or box yet? Bought an 11 plate (guessing ex Audi press) rs3 end October with 10200 miles on it. Have added about another 1200 to it now in my 2 months of ownership. Within first couple of weeks was driving round a long sweeping left hand bend off a motorway and there was a nasty grumbling, rumbling noise from drivers side front. It sounded as if either the wheel bolts were left loose or I was running on the rim with a flat tyre. As soon as I could , stopped , checked the tyre....that was fine. Checked bolts (as Audi did have the wheels touched up for me) and they were fine too. No other noises when driving or going at similar speeds with lock round right handers. Just want to add, the car is mint in and out, not had any paint so don't think for one minute it had a hard life prior to my owning it. Car went in to Audi yesterday, call today saying they think diff....... Oh, and have I had it chipped since purchase??? Ermmmm no. Seems like that was their only opt out gone!!
So again my question....anyone else needed a diff or gearbox yet and what were the circumstances??
Update so far. Diff now changed and noise still apparent, a wheel bearing was changed and noise still apparent, a driveshaft is now ordered... Fingers crossed. Saying that, Slough Audi have been very good keeping me informed and I understand it's not something that is obviously broken as it needs to be found. On another positive note........ Audi Warranty!! Hopefully last update tomorrow.

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1986 2.0 coupe tornado Red
100CD Avant 1986
S2 Avant 1993
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Misano Red Rs3, miltek system.

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by uncapeez » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:51 pm

Oh dear.........well, a new diff was fitted, noise still there, a new wheel bearing fitted, noise still there.....a new driveshaft fitted..........you guessed it ..........Noise still there.. Waiting now for Audi uk tech man to come and evaluate to see next thing to do. Apparently so far in excess of £3000 on parts alone been fitted Plus audi,s labour. It was always going to be a strange one to figure as not easy to replicate noise and nothing obviously broken..... Looks like I'm into my third week of a Diesel A3 ...

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1986 2.0 coupe tornado Red
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S2 Avant 1993
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Misano Red Rs3, miltek system.

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by doodlebug » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:26 pm

uncapeez wrote:Oh dear.........well, a new diff was fitted, noise still there, a new wheel bearing fitted, noise still there.....a new driveshaft fitted..........you guessed it ..........Noise still there.. Waiting now for Audi uk tech man to come and evaluate to see next thing to do. Apparently so far in excess of £3000 on parts alone been fitted Plus audi,s labour. It was always going to be a strange one to figure as not easy to replicate noise and nothing obviously broken..... Looks like I'm into my third week of a Diesel A3 ...

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Bejeezers!

Are Audi UK aware? If not they should be, and I'd be asking for something more exciting than an A3, that's really not a suitable loaner given the circumstances.

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by PetrolDave » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:16 pm

doodlebug wrote:I'd be asking for something more exciting than an A3, that's really not a suitable loaner given the circumstances.
+1

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BUYERS BEWARE GEARBOX/DIFF PROBLEM

Post by uncapeez » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:36 pm

Am waiting for the fella from the RS dept of Audi uk to come and assess as so far they have authorised the bits fitted so far. Liking the thought process re the RS6. They did have one kicking around last time I was there!!

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1982 1.9 coupe GT5c Blue/blue
1986 2.0 coupe tornado Red
100CD Avant 1986
S2 Avant 1993
Misano Red Rs6 Avant, Cat back Miltek system, Revo Re-map, Bilstein Coilovers,
Misano Red Rs3, miltek system.

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by HYFR » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:42 pm

if only there was an "RS dept of Audi UK" lol

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by uncapeez » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:51 pm

Three weeks in now and waiting for Audi uk to come and see the car. The have arranged a better loan car for me, a near new Q7' better than the A3 diesel but no Rs3. Come on Audi, get yer finger out. :roll:
1982 1.9 coupe GT5c Blue/blue
1986 2.0 coupe tornado Red
100CD Avant 1986
S2 Avant 1993
Misano Red Rs6 Avant, Cat back Miltek system, Revo Re-map, Bilstein Coilovers,
Misano Red Rs3, miltek system.

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by uncapeez » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:22 pm

Well, Audi uk came and viewed Monday, they now want to put a new steering rack on it. This is being fitted tomorrow......will let you know what the outcome is... Been without my car now four and a half weeks. Might have to negotiate a deal after this! :roll:
1982 1.9 coupe GT5c Blue/blue
1986 2.0 coupe tornado Red
100CD Avant 1986
S2 Avant 1993
Misano Red Rs6 Avant, Cat back Miltek system, Revo Re-map, Bilstein Coilovers,
Misano Red Rs3, miltek system.

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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by Dave_Hedgehog » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:17 am

at least they are trying to resolve it

i am sure they will get there eventually
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Re: 11000 miles and new diff needed!!

Post by uncapeez » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:35 am

Yes Dave, this is true. And the girl at Slough Audi has kept me in the loop so I have never needed to chase them up regarding the state of play. Maybe today..........just maybe!!!......
1982 1.9 coupe GT5c Blue/blue
1986 2.0 coupe tornado Red
100CD Avant 1986
S2 Avant 1993
Misano Red Rs6 Avant, Cat back Miltek system, Revo Re-map, Bilstein Coilovers,
Misano Red Rs3, miltek system.

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