Do you want to earn real-world experience while learning the skills needed to work in the automotive industry? Take this exciting opportunity to join Melbourne Euro's team.
Above award wages
Seeking a 1st Year or 2nd-year Automotive Apprenticeship to join the team in Campbellfield.
At Melbourne Euro, we’re specialised in European vehicles. We strive to provide our customers with a superior service experience, promptly attending to their requirements in an efficient and courteous manner.
About the Role
We are looking for an apprentice to join our small, close-knit team. This person needs to have the interest and dedication to not just learn the trade but also the longer-term requirements to become an exceptional mechanic specialised in German and Euro vehicles.
Daily tasks include, but are not limited to:
Work with and learn from a qualified mechanical engineer.
Perform Service and assist in Transmission and Engine repairs.
Perform regular workshop safety checks and housekeeping.
Other general workshop duties and supporting the other staff/mechanics as required.
We are looking for someone who has:
Aptitude - Willingness to learn, it’s ok to make a mistake as long as you’re learning!
Attitude - Honest and reliable, superior work ethic, do the right thing, and do things right!
A passion for cars,
A current Australian drivers licence
Good communication skills
Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
You'll learn a range of skills from our experienced Mechanic. You will be given the opportunity for overtime.
If this is the opportunity you've been waiting for, please APPLY Now to kick-start your Apprenticeship.
* No agencies, please
** Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your business and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
We hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family and we look forward to serving you in 2022!
Melbourne Euro Team,
European Vehicle Specialists
4/23 Cooper St, Campbellfield VIC 3061
Things you need to know about CVT gearbox
CVT gearbox is a type of automatic transmission that can be found in many cars. It is more efficient than the traditional manual or semi-automatic transmissions because the CVT gearbox transmits power transversely.
A CVT gearbox has a ratio that is variable, with infinite variations of transmission ratios. This allows the vehicle to have an optimum setup for all driving conditions.
CVT transmissions are also more fuel-efficient than other types of automatic transmissions because they can reduce engine power while maintaining speed and torque, which conserves fuel.
Things you need to know about CVT gearbox
Very demanding on the quality of the transmission fluid, and at Melbourne Euro we only use G 052 516 A2. A complete replacement will require 7 liters of transmission fluid.
Renew the oil and the corresponding filters every 60 thousand km, and when it is older, you should do it more often.
At the same time, you should also take care of replacing the oil line.
The driver must follow the driving style. Variator categorically does not tolerate sudden acceleration, braking.
Noticing the first sign of a malfunction, you should contact Melbourne Euro for an advice, the pull chain and pulleys get worse, once chain is broken into pieces it's a big job to repair.
A Direct Shift Gearbox, or DSG for short, is a gearbox that can change gears without the need for a clutch. DSG are the most common type of transmission in modern cars.
However, they don't come without any problems. Here are the most common ones:
The 7-speed DQ200 and 6-speed DQ250 gearboxes sometimes suffer from power loss (gear disengaging) due to short-circuiting of wires caused by a build-up of sulphur in the transmission oil.
Jerky, hesitant operation, Jumping, thumping is one of the most common complaints drivers have with their dual-clutch transmissions. Such hesitation is usually felt when pulling away from a stop or while traveling at low speeds and coming to a full stop at the traffic lights.
Error message on dashboard: (Gearbox Malfunction, You Can Continue Driving.)
P17BF - Hydraulic pump system overload protection
06079 - Hydraulic pump, play protection
06300 - Function restriction, due to insufficient pressure build up
06293 - Function restriction due to pressure drop
Shaking / juddering in 1st gear and when changing into higher gears
Current gear flashes on dashboard
Flashing engine management light or P R N D S on dashboard
P2711 unexpected mechanical gear disengagement
Clutch slip or banging on engagement
Fault code 06293 function restriction due to pressure drop
Fault code 01851 stuck in gear 6
Software Adaptation failures
Adaptation Drive not completed.
Basic Settings not done properly.
Clutch Calibration not completed properly.
Wet clutch failure
Clutch 1 or Clutch 2 P17CF Slippage too High
Sensor, Solenoid and TCU Problems:
P179E Drive Position Sensor Electrical Error.
P179F Drive Position Sensor Malfunction.
P060A - Internal Control Module Monitoring Processor Performance.
The good news is at Melbourne Euro, we are capable of fixing any problems with DSG. You can always contact us.
Address: 4/23 Cooper St, Campbellfield VIC 3061
Phone: 1800 635 387
Common problems with CVT Audi 0AW Transmission
The enhancements made in the 0AW transmission model significantly increase the life of the unit in comparison with the older 01J counterpart. However, this isn't flawless. The problems that arise, unfortunately, are still very similar:
Failures of the TCU (transmission electronic control unit)
Mechatronics in general, chains, and pulleys.
Any rebuild 0AW (VL381) involves the mandatory replacement of all consumables: gaskets, solenoids, filters, seals, ejection pump.
The good news is at Melbourne Euro, we are capable of fixing this, should you ever encounter a problem with your Audi transmission.
Features of the transmission CVT 0AW (VL381)
Learn about the main features of CVT 0AW transmission (VL381) for Audi.
Stepless variator with a pull chain.
Designed for vehicles with longitudinally positioned gasoline engines with a volume of 1.8 to 3.2 liters.
Creates a torque of up to 400 Nm. Corresponds to an 8-speed gearbox.
This number of gears provides the so-called «sports mode» of driving. In this case, the load is not the entire surface of the pulleys, but only the central part of them. The transmission of torque becomes intermittent. «Sports» riding significantly reduces the resource of the mechanism. During the normal driving mode, the surfaces of the pulleys are fully engaged.