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Hey guys,

Had a bit of a mishap today on the way home from work. I normally give it some welly on the slip road going onto the motorway (thats what Turbo's are for ) on the same road I go every day. Anyways, accelerating from 1st and through 2nd, pops it into 3rd and the FR 5 speed gearbox really shows how unpredictable it is. Crunch. But not any old crunch. Oh No. It was a squelching crunch, as if all of the lovely teeth on my third gear train are now gone. Now this woke me up somewhat, I normally switch off on the way home as im knackered, but this really woke me up. I felt sick all the way home and felt really angry at being such a tit. There has been loads of times ive noticed with this gearbox where it simply wont go into gear, and I always always catch it before I lift up the clutch, but today I had to be giving it a good boot when it let me down.

My questions are:

Is this now going to need a tran fluid change to get rid of those nasty shards of 3rd gear?

Has anyone else had this happen in any gear (normally always 1st and 2nd for me, but as I said I always catch it)

Have I done any damage to the gear train, and if so what do I do?

Im interested to hear everyones comments.

Cheers,
 

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Never had any problems with gears crunching on my FR TDi. As for the damage done, who knows! Depends how bad it was. Most gearboxes are fairly tough and can take a bit of punishment, just see how it goes for a while.
 

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Hey Rash,

nice to see you over here too!

It seemed pretty bad, it doesnt have any problems meshing into gear as id expect if the mesh was knackered. I cant be the only one who this has happened to! See how it goes, if it needs looking at after a few weeks ill pop it off to the dealer. Either way this must surely be covered under warranty?
 

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chase06;779812 said:
See how it goes, if it needs looking at after a few weeks ill pop it off to the dealer. Either way this must surely be covered under warranty?
Only if its found to be faulty, if they deem that the damage was caused by poor clutch control etc. then it won't be covered, as you'll have caused the damage.
 
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