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    1. Member Squirrel Nuts's Avatar
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      04-09-2012 04:31 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by 2011VWTDI View Post
      Damn...At least i tried...


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      yea usually its the dsg guys bitchin'
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    3. 04-09-2012 05:18 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Socal87 View Post
      I sometimes buzz the gears going into 4th, but it generally amounts to not quite getting into gear before I start letting out the clutch. I keep reminding myself to delay a tad with the clutch in.
      This might be my issue - I'll make an effort to hold the clutch a little longer while shifting and see if it makes a difference.

      Thanks for all the input regardless!

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      04-09-2012 08:09 PM #29
      I occasionally grind 3rd as well, and it's usually when I'm hustling it. I too have only owned/driven manuals. Guess it's not just me.

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      04-09-2012 08:20 PM #30
      @Elliot,

      I have driven mine for over two years now. It still occasionally happens. Most of the time it is the 2nd to 3rd you mentioned. On very rare occasion it happens into reverse. I had the dealer look at it (as is expected they found nothing) and they said it may be the linkage needs adjustment. I just try to constantly remind myself to chill in between shifts and it happens much less now. I am planning on adjusting the shift after I get my Euro shift kit to (hopefully) smooth everything out.

      TL;DR

      Slow down a tick, and you should have very few problems.


      EDIT-- I seem to remember reading on Vortex that some folks change out the gearbox fluid to redline, or royal purple and claim an increase in shift smoothness.
      Last edited by dstackmasta27; 04-09-2012 at 08:22 PM. Reason: forgot to add some detail

    6. 04-09-2012 10:25 PM #31
      slow your shifts down a notch the geabox cant take a shift like my k20z3 would

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      04-12-2012 10:46 PM #32
      I am going to do a more thorough review later, but if you are mechanically inclined you may consider getting the euro shift kit from ECS. It is an OEM Audi part, ES#2219718. I've only driven a bit thus far but I really like the difference. It feels much more solid and precise than it was before. I would recommend it if you dislike the stock shift profile.


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      04-13-2012 10:03 AM #33
      I've been driving a stick since I started driving 10+ years ago. I've had 2 Jetta's, 2 Audi's, a BMW, and this car. I have also had a similar experience-but it only happens once every couple of days so I chalk it up to my own driver error. I find I do it going into 2nd, but yah-it's definitely more grindy than even the TT that I had.

    9. 04-13-2012 01:17 PM #34
      My wife is 5' 2'' and she has no problem with the clutch setup in her GTI. I personally hate the engagement point (way too much travel), but it's not my daily driver...so be it. She's a terrible driver, but she hasn't grinded in 3rd enough to complain to me. I'd guess you guys have FUBAR transmissions.

      She used to complain about 3rd in her old Prelude (and that car did grind all the time, not just the 2-3 shift, but also going to 4th) but going on 2 years in her GTI I haven't heard a peep.

      You definitely don't need NASCAR seating to drive the car X.x...she's tiny and she drives it everyday....

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