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Old 04-21-2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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A8 exploded

Went to the track tonight, opening night. I was maybe the 10th car in line. During the burn out the transmission completely exploded. Parts and oil everywhere. It was even on fire for a few seconds with the turbos getting bathed in trans fluid. I think the only thing holding the bellhousing to the tail is the steel oil pan. No idea why this happened, I have made a pile of changes from last year.

Since last year new converter, frenshed up trans, drop in pistons and rods, tuning.

I can tell you my burn out was a bit more aggressive than I meant it to be. The track was slick and the wheels spun much easier than I anticipated. I did bumb the limiter a little before it blew up. Also I did my burn out in drive. I am now being told that is not ideal on the a8 for some reason and to just put it in 2 manual for the burn out.

There will be some collateral damage. Turbo blankets are crispy, at lead one transmission line is kinked, I am sure there is some wiring damage. I will be pretty sad if the motor is hurt. Hell maybe the motor broke first and somehow took out the trans. I will post up whatever I find and hope to get it out of the car today.
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:36 AM   #2
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Ouch!! Sorry to hear that and hope it was just the transmission that was damaged.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:33 AM   #3
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Wasn't your transmission built?
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:49 AM   #4
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Wasn't your transmission built?
Yep. My understanding of that right now is fresh stock clutches. Add a clutch or two in one or two of the packs and valve body mods. I am not a transmission guy. Right now upgrades to the a8 is limited.
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:42 PM   #5
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time for a ten speed?
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:47 PM   #6
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I am not sure if anyone has that swap sorted out. Also I don’t know if the 10 speed is any stronger.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:31 PM   #7
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:36 AM   #8
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Some people overstate what happened with words like "exploded". In your case I think exploded might not be descriptive enough! That is an amazing and scary amount of damage. Good luck with the repairs and sorting out what happened.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:27 AM   #9
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Some people overstate what happened with words like "exploded". In your case I think exploded might not be descriptive enough! That is an amazing and scary amount of damage. Good luck with the repairs and sorting out what happened.
WOW. No joke. That thing is a mess.
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Old 04-22-2018, 02:24 PM   #10
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Holy crap!

I classify that as an explosion. Sorry bud that looks expensive.
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Old 04-22-2018, 02:31 PM   #11
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At the power levels you are at, I'm curious if it was from case deflection or something from the inside.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:06 PM   #12
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Agree,I can't believe how thin that case is.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:14 PM   #13
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That is frustrating, sorry to see that.

Level it, put a glass top on it and make it a coffee table.The center of attention and a conversation piece in your family room.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:02 PM   #14
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