S3 good 159 now
around 260hp V good
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: United Kingdom
I spoke to a very knowledgable indipendent garage in Norwich who have had the same problem caused by one or both of the nuts in the end of the gearbox coming loose, so I took the wheel off, took the plastic shield off, placed a container under the end plate to catch the oil then removed the plate to inspect the nuts.
No oil came out.
Took out drain plug and about half a cup of oil came out.
This car was bought last year with a full dealer service history. Oil filler was a pig to get undone and looks as if it had never been out.
Re sealed end plate and put in new correct oil. Gearbox ok.
What a lucky escape.
Car back in daily use.