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black.cat 04-10-2019 02:48 PM

The B9 MT6 thread
 
Hello ALL
If you took delivery of a 2018 A4 or A5 with manual transmission, congradulations!! Youíre in the club :)

I felt compelled to open a dedicated thread for B9 MT6 owners because, letís be honest, itís different car mechanically and overwhelming more exiting to drive than the DSG. Here MT6 owners can openly share technical info, DIY, and the experiences of the B9 MT6 variant over their course of ownership.

To start off some technical discussions, I decided my perforated shift knob looked very worn and a bit faded for my liking compared to when the car was new (this was partially my own fault lol). Luckily I have a brand new OEM perf-knob, but couldnít figure out how to remove the console and boot. Not many DIYs for the MT6 around, so I wanted to share the process here.

This YouTuber is installing a JHM short throw and walks us through the process.

Emjoy!

mkwan 04-11-2019 07:16 AM

Great idea.

I did start a thread on occasional 3rd gear grind. Thread below.
Has anyone notice a slight grind going from second to third gear ? I've notice that it grinds once in awhile when I shift from second engaging into third gear. It usually happens when I am at 50 to 90% throttle before I shift. I am almost 100% certain that I have the clutch completely depressed before shifting. I am certainly not new to driving manual transmission.
https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a4-...ssion-2965741/

iggawiggy 04-11-2019 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by mkwan (Post 25302011)
Great idea.

I did start a thread on occasional 3rd gear grind. Thread below.
Has anyone notice a slight grind going from second to third gear ? I've notice that it grinds once in awhile when I shift from second engaging into third gear. It usually happens when I am at 50 to 90% throttle before I shift. I am almost 100% certain that I have the clutch completely depressed before shifting. I am certainly not new to driving manual transmission.
https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a4-...ssion-2965741/

This just happened to me, although the gear doesn't grind, it doesn't want to go into 3rd sometimes if you're going deeper on the throttle. It doesn't happen that often, but when it does I know I got the clutch in. I wonder if anyone else with the manual could chime in.

bigk200 04-11-2019 06:20 PM

Clutch Pedal Height
 
Does anyone have a complaint about the height of the clutch pedal? Unfortunately it is not adjustable.

black.cat 04-11-2019 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by iggawiggy (Post 25302325)
This just happened to me, although the gear doesn't grind, it doesn't want to go into 3rd sometimes if you're going deeper on the throttle. It doesn't happen that often, but when it does I know I got the clutch in. I wonder if anyone else with the manual could chime in.

Mine shifts buttery smooth, but it can feel a bit notchy going into 3rd higher up in the power band, but really no different than any other manual car Iíve owned. The pedal and the shifter and the clutch always feel right and and never misses gears. I would bring it in for service and give the tech a test drive to demonstrate.

mkwan 04-12-2019 10:23 AM

I would bring it to the dealership if I could repeat the issue but I cant. It only happens once in awhile. I don't think the dealership is going to tear it apart until it gets worse.

misanorotrs4 04-12-2019 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by black.cat (Post 25301777)
Hello ALL
If you took delivery of a 2018 A4 or A5 with manual transmission, congradulations!! Youíre in the club :)

I felt compelled to open a dedicated thread for B9 MT6 owners because, letís be honest, itís different car mechanically and overwhelming more exiting to drive than the DSG. Here MT6 owners can openly share technical info, DIY, and the experiences of the B9 MT6 variant over their course of ownership.

To start off some technical discussions, I decided my perforated shift knob looked very worn and a bit faded for my liking compared to when the car was new (this was partially my own fault lol). Luckily I have a brand new OEM perf-knob, but couldnít figure out how to remove the console and boot. Not many DIYs for the MT6 around, so I wanted to share the process here.

This YouTuber is installing a JHM short throw and walks us through the process.
https://youtu.be/gPwwe04CuB0

Emjoy!

Guess whoís car is in the video lol! Great to be a part of this limited community, JHM Developed and finalized the short throw and solid cross rod upgrade on my beloved car.

Also, just to add some awesome facts about the B9 A4:

ē 891 A4ís sold with 6 speed manual transmission in 2017

ē 1,015 A4ís sold with 6 speed manual transmission in 2018

***This is from Audi of North America as of 3 days ago.

bigk200 04-12-2019 02:53 PM

I snagged a 2018 last fall. I had to buy it from a dealer in California and have it shipped to my home in Kansas City. I did not realize that there were so few of them sold. I am definitely in a select group!

Group B 04-12-2019 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by misanorotrs4 (Post 25302686)
Guess whoís car is in the video lol! Great to be a part of this limited community, JHM Developed and finalized the short throw and solid cross rod upgrade on my beloved car.

Also, just to add some awesome facts about the B9 A4:

ē 891 A4ís sold with 6 speed manual transmission in 2017

ē 1,015 A4ís sold with 6 speed manual transmission in 2018

***This is from Audi of North America as of 3 days ago.

2018 Ultra Sport owner here. I started documenting the 6MT cars in early 2018, and also got production info from Vincenzo at AoA as the year went on.

To summarize: the 2018 total is higher than 1,015 because Audi separated the cars into 2 different groups.
The most recent numbers I have are from October 2018:

2018 A4 6MT: 1,013
2018 A4 6MT Tech Value Package: 198
2018 A4 6MT Total: 1,211

These numbers will have gone up a bit since then, as they were not final at the time.​​​​​​​
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...2951cc22d0.jpg

Group B 04-12-2019 04:47 PM

As far as 2017, the number Vincenzo gave me as of April 2018 was 876. Because of the reporting lag itís possible it has gone up to 891 since then, but Iíd want to verify that.
Hereís the color breakdown he gave me for the 876 total:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...0077a8c7c6.png


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