[200q20v] re: transmissions

Arun Rao rao at pixar.com
Fri Jun 8 14:23:01 EDT 2001

Phil Rose wrote:
> Chris,
> My  tranny--still suffering from that slight overrun noise (I wonder
> if it sounds like Arun Rao's differential bearing?)

Send me a recording ... I could probably tell :-(

I'm thinking like you are, Phil: if I can get a new tranny for $1k+,
maybe its just good insurance, given that new ADZ's from Audi (if
available) are ridiculously expensive (didn't someone say $8k?).

Car still runs like a champ, so I'm hoping to drive it for a few more
years (saving the S4 for "recreational" use!).


PS: Regarding a 6-speed -- at least on my S4, it's pretty much a
marketing gimmick. Reasonable people (not counting yours truly) could
drive that car 1-2-6 without noticing a thing.  4, 5 and 6 are very
close together, and I've found no situation so far in which 5 was just
right and 6 a bit too high.

Arun Rao
Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 752-3526

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