2 issues with my gear box/clutch (now 150k).
a) the clutch engages VERY early (or dis-engages very late, having to press the clutch pedal all the way down). Is it normal for this model? Can it be adjusted? Pedal does not feel soft in the beginning. Could it still be air in the slave? If so, how to bleed?
b) I have to shift slowly, particularly down shift. Also 'ease' the shifter into 1st from neutral. Signs of worn synchro rings? Else? If synchro, what should I expect for repair cost (I take the trans out myself). Anything else in there that should be fixed at this time?
c) If installing another (low mileage) used gearbox, what donor cars fit (year/model), for example: S4, A6?
I plan to drive the car for quite some time.