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Old 13th September 2019, 04:02 PM
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Oh no... sorry to read about this

If you have space and love the car maybe to buy a second used gearbox and swap? Can be cheaper than fixing existing one, leaving it for some time in the future to fix. When the second gearbox fails swap again for the fixed one.
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Old 14th September 2019, 08:01 AM
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There is a guy on YouTube (Gary Ferraro) who re-builds zf transmissions including the 5hp24 fit to our cars.

It may be worth checking out his channel if you haven't already. He does a section on common faults and, if I remember correctly, he mentions the little steel pipe that is prone to breaking.

I can't remember exactly but he may even go into what the symptoms are when this happens.

Fingers crossed it's something cheap.

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Old 17th September 2019, 03:32 PM
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Oh no... sorry to read about this

If you have space and love the car maybe to buy a second used gearbox and swap? Can be cheaper than fixing existing one, leaving it for some time in the future to fix. When the second gearbox fails swap again for the fixed one.
Don't think it's wise to get used gearbox considering how often they fail, not sure if there is one available with the correct code anyway. It's either repair or sell the car.

Anyway have been busy with A6, suspension arm failed last Friday.

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Old 17th September 2019, 05:17 PM
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Wow! Never seen one do that before

Did it do that on the move?
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Old 17th September 2019, 05:37 PM
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Wow! Never seen one do that before

Did it do that on the move?
Was reversing and turning out of the drive when it dropped. Was considering getting taxi to nearest ECP get the part, axle stands and tools and fix it myself. But choose to do emergency join AA. AA guy by the looks did not want to do anything and just called recovery truck, said he could net get part locally but both GFS and ECP were showing them in stock in both Coventry and Leicester ( I was in Lutterworth area). I wish I had gone the taxi to ECP way.

There was no other damage initially but moving it on and off the truck chewed up wheel arch liner, damaged wing and tyre. He was not able to drop it in font of my hose due to other parked cars and when I tried to move car couple of meters forward driveshaft tripod popped out as it was too stretched. Also after about and hour noticed puddle under opposite corner, brake caliper was leaking, they must have disturbed it when strapping car to truck. When I changed caliper I decided it's a good idea to change the hose as well and the pipe cracked as it was too rusty.

This was original almost 19 years old arm, still has date stapms on rubber bushes from 2000 and done 232k miles.
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Old 8th November 2019, 04:33 PM
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Well the S8 went to forum sponsors Wednesday morning, I kept the alloys putting 30 16" set from A4 bought locally on the car to get it rolling on and off the trailer and cut out cats and sold elsewhere as part of the deal.

I bought car cheaply in May 2008 but previous keeper did not send the log book off and I was not bothered to get it until insurance company requested a copy of it so officially it's been registered in my name since October 2009. Looking at what I paid for it and how much I got for the car, cats and adding the value of alloys I kept it's only cost me less than 10/month in depreciation over last 11.5 years.

Initially I was going to sell cats to https://www.catalyticconverterrecycling.com/ as they offered 340-350 and they have home pick up in checkout but even with me choosing home pick up they wanted me to post them to Malaysia so they were sold to my mates guy for 280 who buys them in large quantities, cuts out cores and sends them in bulk for processing to Lithuania and gets paid for the metals recovered minus processing costs.

So I am 8less now but will still be lurking the forum and while I do not have any plans to buy another 8 in near future you never know. I did kind of consider 4.2TDI D3 couple of years ago but I have lost any interest in D3 and anything newer does not seem any tempting apart from matrix LED and laser headlights and is too expensive. You never know if I stumble across cheap 4.2 D2 with LPG I might just buy it.
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Old 8th November 2019, 05:55 PM
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A sad end, but at at least it will help others keep going. Hopefully you will be back in a D2 eventually
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Old 8th November 2019, 06:40 PM
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Welcome to 8less club.
I'm still undecided where I want to go.
After D2 I hate everything.
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Old 9th November 2019, 04:35 PM
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Welcome to 8less club.
I'm still undecided where I want to go.
After D2 I hate everything.
So what do you drive these days? Do you have a stop gap car, drive wife's car or take a bus?

I still have C5 A6 2.5 TDi quattro Sport which is technically wife's but I mostly use it and a B6 S4 Cabriolet which is technically mine but wife mostly uses it. So I don't really need another car any time soon. I have kind of been looking at C6 and B6/7 Allroads but wife wants Q7.
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Old 9th November 2019, 05:50 PM
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We have wife’s 2017 A3 with ACC.
Very fine car, but not something to love and cherish.
Also have Fiat Grande Punto 2007 beater car that receives minimum maintenance.
These two cover transportation need.
We don’t drive long distance.
I work 90% from home. No commute.

Want large barge for long family trips, but still undecided what I want.
S8, Cayenne, Q7, A6 Allroad are all good candidates.
But nothing that really drives me towards parting with money
After D2 they all look crap.
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