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Join Date: Jul 2005
Gear slip 2.4 QTronic
Coming off of a high speed run and in particular in extreme heat, I have developed a slip from 3rd to 4th. The trans shifts, starts to slip, lunges forward, finishes the shift and settles down. It does not occur when the box is cool. Last night I came off the motorway and in fresher evening wether got no slip. It seems to be very much heat related (38 degrees today). I'm guessing its the band brake on the planetary gear housing and not the actual clutch assembly as (I'm guessing here) it would slip in other gears related to that particular gear set (3 sets in this box correct?). It gets pretty bad in a kick down making the engine rev up to 5500rpm mid slip. All other shifts are silky smooth and in normal town driving and in fresher wether, no slip...
Could it be the oil is past it? Is this normal perhaps?
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.