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Old 10-31-2017, 12:11 PM   #1
labartic
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Drives: 2012 GTI
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SATX - 2nd Synchro ?

Hey gents,

I have put 70k mostly highway miles on my GTI. When I first got it I was ignorant and would rev the sport mode hard from a stop and probably wore down the synchro for 1-2 gears and every now and then I will notice the synchro make a "bbvvvtttt" noise when it doesnt slide up or down properly.

I read that synchromesh or maybe a fluid change would help - as I dont want to totally remove the transmission and replace parts unless I absolutely need to. So I have a few thoughts.

1 - Do a fluid change - maybe add synchromesh.
2 - Find someone local who is skilled at replacing transmission syncho/gears and pay them cash or trade them a gun or precious metals or something for their assistance.
3 - Go get raped by the dealership.

Any suggestions? I was going to try and do #2 by myself but thought it probably wouldnt be wise since I havent got the time due to work to really do the job right the first time.
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