[200q20v] re: transmissions

Joe Vanzeipel joe at choice1.com
Fri Jun 8 15:30:43 EDT 2001

I think the switch is for 3rd through 5th.  I would very much like the
shorter 3rd gear, I think the current one is just a bit tall.


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-----Original Message-----
From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com]On
Behalf Of Arun Rao
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 2:23 PM
To: Phil Rose
Cc: C1J1Miller at aol.com; 200q20v at audifans.com; chris.miller at usa.com;
rbraun at foni.net
Subject: Re: [200q20v] re: transmissions

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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