Originally Posted by aintmisbehavinn
I have the same problem with my M6, was told it was the resonator below the trans. Dealer stated "that's what happens with a hotrod"(?), yeah right, I'm fixing to hit them for another shifter. Mine vibrates above 4K from 2 to 3 and above 140K in 5th.
I'd guess that you are talking about two different "problems". BostonF4$'s problem sounds like a vacuum tube leak to me, but I own the M6 and am certainly not up on the A4 mechanics.
As far as your problem goes, let me know what you find out. I have a prominent "buzz" in the shifter when I am laying on it between 3-5k RPM. I'm over 7k miles now, and from day one, it felt "normal" to me. It's like I'm feeling all of the cylinders hit through the shifter...and it gives me a woody
I've felt similar feedback through other manual trannys, so I haven't thought it was a problem. At a cruise, even up to 100 MPH, it's barely noticeable.
I'm still thinking I need a GMM rip shifter...my only shortcoming in driving this car has revolved around the time it takes me to shift. Not really a problem, but it seems like that's the only time anyone has an advantage on me.
I almost set mine sideways tonight...pulled out from a slight incline to a left turn on asphalt, and nailed it...she broke the tires loose like nothing, and about 30-40 deg left angle I just let the wheel slip in my hand, and she righted herself, and I kept on it so she spun a bit while recovering on the right. Damn...how much fun would it be to run this thing on a closed course???