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Old 05-18-2019, 08:33 PM   #1
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Golf MK7 - is my gearbox dying? 1st to 2nd gear crunch.

Hi all,

I own a 2013 MK7 Golf 1.4 TSI with a 6 speed manual gearbox.

Occasionally (when the car is driven for sometime in a single journey), I start getting a crunch from 1st to 2nd. When it starts, itís constant! If the car is switched off and cooled down, it seems to be fine again or if I drive it the next day.

Is my gearbox on the way out? Is there anything I can do to resolve?

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Old 05-25-2019, 03:02 PM   #2
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How many miles?
Sounds like the synchromesh 2nd to 3rd has been damaged. I had a crunch into 3rd gear when I damaged the synchro with a too fast a gear change without fully disengaging the clutch.
Don't think the gearbox will fail, mine lasted for a good few years and I sold the car with the crunch. But worth draining the oil and see how many metal shards and bits comes out. The drain plug may well have a magnetic debris trap. New oil may also help with it. Contrary to the book, it is worth changing the oil anyway.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:35 PM   #3
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Factory tends to underfill..well mine was...& the gear mech under the cabin is plastic & adds slop....which means bad gear shift..
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys, it's on over 65k miles now! Should I be taking it to a garage to the gearbox oil change? What oil should I use?

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Old 06-03-2019, 09:24 AM   #5
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Yes, I'd go for an oil change first and see if that improves it. It will also provide an opportunity to see if there is any debris. A VW independent specialist garage will know what oil to use or Haynes manual. At a guess an EP 80 or 90 oil.
And I meant possible damage to 1 to 2 synchromesh, not 2/3.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:33 PM   #6
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You may also have insufficient clutch release, which is always most evident on 1st to 2nd. If your clutch pedal is not consistent this may be a clutch cylinder issue.


...if it creaks, it's probably made by VAG
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:48 PM   #7
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Manual oil change here - https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41300

Motul here - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-899-motu...-diff-oil.aspx

Might do my car.
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