I had the same problem with my 2008 A3 starting this past JulyAugust. From stopneutral it would jerk hard (twice) before taking up drive unless I finessed the throttle just right. Took it to the local dealer who said it was normal for the S-tronic transmission. Well just today (Dec. 18th 2009) I got a letter in the mail from audi noting that certain 2007-2009 S-tronic transmissions have a faulty bushing
I like the front end... the rear not so much. Overall I think I like the current gen better. And then there is this Quote New petrol FSI and diesel TDI engines will be offered matched with brand-new gearboxes including a 7-gears dual clutch DSG transmission. A future S3 top model equipped with a turbo engine is expected to offer up to 300 bhp. Also not confirmed an RS3 might also be possible. Seems to imply that there will be not petrol turbo engine in the A3 only the S3. WTF
to assist in the actual physical shifting(not with the clutch but the gear selection). it would make for smoother easy shifting. i think older a4 manual gearboxes used hydraulic assist but im not sure if they still use the system or if its somthing new or totally different. With the chip... it kind of depends on your dealership. im between Tampa and Boston and my dealership in tampa (reeves audi)
My information on this came from the local dealership parts guy. If this is inaccurate please fire back and educate me The guy said the DSG boxes for the 2.0 and 3.2 are two distinct gearboxes with different capacities. The 2.0 DSG is designed to stay under 260 lbsft and the 3.2 can handle to 300 lbsft. and is the same gearbox used in the faster TT.
Interesting to read confirmation that this problem is common to many VAG models using the 7 speed dual clutch gearboxes including the A3. I hope the 8 speed box proves to be more reliable.
Quote 384181 vehicles were recalled to replace defective gearboxes that may result in the loss of acceleration. Models include the Golf Magotan Sagitar and audi A3 Chinas quality inspector said on its website. A.n.other audi owners have reported problems with their dual clutch gearboxes (S tronic in audi speak) - including the Q5. See here httpwww.myaudiq5....tronic-failure
really stupid when I had to pull the shifter when my body was moving forward under braking. I guess its a tradition in motorcycles that stops road bikes from converting to racing style shift patterns where most riders upshift by pushing lever down and downshift by kicking it up. It seems to me that downshifting under braking is easier the way racers do it. Cool that makes sense thanks. On the audi