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Ok, maybe I'm just a little paranoid...
When I get the car moving in first (not reverse for some reason), if I don't rev it pretty high, like 3k, it sort of clunks. I can't feel it, but I definitely hear it. What could cause this? The tranny is good, never had any problems with the A6. The motor mounts seem a little sloppy though since I put the new motor in, could that be it? If so I think I'll get some inserts from ES or something.
 

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i would invest in es motor mounts
they are cheap and help alot with wheel hop

as for the noise, not to sure
i get that once in a while to with my car, but i think its b/c of the 6puck clutch and the fact that it grabs hard, but instead of happening in first it usually happens to me in 2-3 or 3-4th

just a theory
 

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I'm still getting this noise, more often today. It seems to be coming from the passenger side of the car, could it be the axles? I noticed a little tranny fluid leakage today around the axle seal...
 

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If it was the axle not in the tranny right, you would have it randomly pop out on you, so you would have to bring a nice big jack and hammer around with you and pop the axle back in at stoplights... not fun.

broken "C" clip ownz j00
 

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So are you saying it's the tranny? That would be weird, there was nothing wrong with it before I put it on this motor...
It's definitely movement related, it only happens in first, when moving from a stop, and it doesn't happen if I slip the clutch (which I barely ever do) or give it a bit more throttle than it should need to get moving.
 

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I really doubt it's a C-clip because if it's bad and the axle comes out, it stays out. At least in my experience anyway.

Don't wanna scare you but diffs can make clunks when they are about to go. Don't worry about this too much though because more than likely, if the diff starts to go, it'll make noise all the time and not just as you describe it. I'd put the car up on stands and see if there's anything obvious in the driveline. Next, I'd remove in this order to systematically rule them out and run the car in gear in between each step:

1- calipers (one at a time)

2- rotors (one at a time)

3- axles (one at a time)

If the noise is still there then the only thing left the tranny.
 

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So I had a little trouble today engaging first, and I adjusted the clutch cable at work. I didn't have the clunk on the way home... does that make sense? Maybe I'm just engaging it differently?
 

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Nah, I wasn't saying its the tranny. I had a clip break putting the axle back in, and it would just pop out of the tranny randomly, around once every 15 miles. I guess I was saying that the leak and the clunk shouldn't be related.

When I popped a motor mount, that clunked, but the car ran like crap too. The thing would buck really badly as I accelerated.
 

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Mine is bucking too... I just think it's weird that it's only doing it in first gear. I ordered ES inserts and shifter bushings the other day, we'll see if that cures it.
Any tips on installing the rear mount insert (without a lift this time, bleh)?
 

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I think I pulled the rear mount off the transmission.

If its bucking, the mounts are probably the issue.

I had torn the front tranny mount racing a riced out civic. This thing had a 3 inch drop on stock struts, HUGE doubledecker wing, altezas, ect. I had my ZC. That was an embarassing loss, and the second time a part broke when I had a replacement in the car.
 
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