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TurbousMaximus
12-28-2005, 09:19 AM
Alright quick question. Whenever im in like 5th and crusing at about 63 or so, my rpms sit a good amount above 3k rpms, which seems a bit high. What can cause this?

goldenchild
12-28-2005, 10:02 AM
i dont think thats high but what causes it is bc ur clutch is slipping

EVIL-AUDI
12-28-2005, 10:12 AM
If your clutch was slipping at those speeds, you'd know it for sure. I also don't se that as a very high RPM for that MPH on a 1.8T tranny.

TurbousMaximus
12-28-2005, 02:49 PM
it may not be but im not sure if it is or isnt.

.:AJ:.
12-28-2005, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by TurbousMaximus
Alright quick question. Whenever im in like 5th and crusing at about 63 or so, my rpms sit a good amount above 3k rpms, which seems a bit high. What can cause this?

how much is "a good amount"? cause i usually run about 3k at 63-65 in 5th.
its the 1 thing i dont like about my 1.8

mike-2ptzero
12-28-2005, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by TurbousMaximus
Alright quick question. Whenever im in like 5th and crusing at about 63 or so, my rpms sit a good amount above 3k rpms, which seems a bit high. What can cause this?



That is normal for that rpms in 5th, your rpms will be nearly at 3800 rpms for 80 mph. If you dont like how the 1.8 trans feels, buy a 2.8 trans and you will see a 400 rpm drop at the same mph.

LateraLex
12-28-2005, 03:59 PM
In spring when I go K04/clutch I'm going to drop in a 2.8 tranny. Is this something I should look for used?

a4rings
12-28-2005, 04:51 PM
why cant we just get gears like the domestic and jap cars?

mike-2ptzero
12-28-2005, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by a4rings
why cant we just get gears like the domestic and jap cars?

Because the quattro trans is harder to work on, plus its pretty easy just to find a used OEM 2.8 trans for under $1000 and just bolt it right in. Plus the fact that you then still have a stock 1.8 trans as a spare or just sell it to get most of your money back.



LateraLex: Yes its something you want to find used from local junk yards or do a search for one on www.car-parts.com