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Not sure if anyone will know what this is, but it was quite apparent in this afternoons drag race between me, a gee in his dropped Audi A4 and an R6. When taking off from the line and hitting second gear quite quickly there was an almighty clunk each time from somewhere. I've heard the before rarely under the same type of driving but it's maybe becoming a bit more regular now. The car is totally fine under normal driving and has nothing concerning at all.

Has anyone had this before or know what it might be?

147 GTA, 78k, original clutch (which is wearing quite well), Q2, no other mods

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This sounds to me like it might be a worn synchromesh on the gear-box, but it could be all sorts of other things.

It could be the clutch hydraulics have problems, or it could be other faults with the clutch.

My guess would be the wear in the gearbox though. I would get it checked out by a specialist.
 

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Maybe a CV joint is failing, or you have got a significantly worn engine mount (the driveshaft can hit the lower wishbone bracket!)

If you fancy a drive out to the Lake District I'd be happy to give it a once over for you.

For the meantime, best avoid driving it agressively as you don't want to break anything.
 

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It doesn't seem to be much of a gearbox sound, more to do with the force transfer when changing gear if that makes sense, engine mount maybe? I'm just trying to ascertain whether it's super urgent as I've just ordered a wizard exhaust from Dan and was driving over for him to fit it and do a service and check over at the same time, looking like about 4 weeks before it's going to be ready so if I take it easy for a few weeks he'll be seeing it anyway
 

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Just put two & two together there - I'll be able to have a look for you when you're over. Might be worth it for you to quickly pop the bonnet and have a look at the bush in the top engine stabiliser, if it looks all perished and knackered its quite often because the lower mount is sagging and leaving the stabiliser to do all the work.
 

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I know what you mean chris but it seems to have had an easy life, the car did 52k miles in its first 2 years, so obviously motorway miles and since then its averaged only about 3k a year, the clutch is a bit heavier than a normal clutch but nothing like the weight of when it would be if worn out.
 
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