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Re: Audi Quattro V8 Tranny
I asked this same question recently. It is a limp-home mode and is
forced into high gear. Some replies said it never happened but once
or twice and was fine, so ignore it, while others told me to hustle to
a dealer and get the fluid levels checked.
Mine did this twice on a cross-country trip. Despite the dealer in
Albuquerque telling me the fluid levels were fine (I stopped to have
it checked), when I got back home, my local mechanic (near Boston)
noticed the transmission slipping and discovered the fluid level was
low and had a burned appearance and odor. My transmission is great
again with new fluid.
Conclusion: it's probably the fluid levels and don't necessarily trust
someone who says they are OK. It requires a special tool to check the
levels, so don't take it to jiffy-lube-type places.
88 Corvette convertible