zenfiz6 wrote:Understood. Could you be a bit more specific? What are some common things people neglect that might not be on the maintenance schedule?
That'd be specific to your car, so keep reading the Audi forums. There may be nothing, the schedule may cover everything that's important.
theholycow wrote:zenfiz6 wrote:I think I did a lot of clutch "feathering" to smooth out 1->2 transitions that could have been done with proper throttle control. I also never quite got the hang of the 90-degree no-stop right turn from high gear.
On a car with cable throttle or good DBW you can do a lot of it with throttle control, but smoothing shifts with the clutch need not be verboten. How many times did you have to replace the clutch in the Legend?
In the 90k miles I drove it, I think I replaced it once. But it was replaced right before I got it.
Oh. Yeah, you'll want to improve on that...90,000 miles isn't a deplorably short clutch life but there's no need for it to wear out so early. You'll do better now, based on how much reading and analysis you seem to be doing.
ClutchDisc wrote:Not sure what you mean by the "90-degree no-stop right turn from high gear". Could you explain? Sounds a little scary to me!
You're barreling down a two-lane road at speed (at, let's say, 55MPH ) and you're coming up on your turn. You do have to slow down a bit before entering the turn and need to come out of fifth into, say, second gear.
Because of my coasting habit, I tended to pop out of fifth *way* early and coast to the turn applying the brake once I got there, but I never found the right place to put it in second and let up on the clutch the right way. And I know I never rev-matched. I think my neck muscles are stronger for it.
Oh, I was wondering what that meant too.
I coast up to those too, then shift into second and engage the clutch when I'm ready to accelerate. Sometimes just for fun I'll heel-toe double-clutch into second while braking instead.
You never found the right place to put it in second before because you didn't rev-match.