[200q20v] Re: [200Q]: Transmission rebuild suggestions?
C1J1Miller at aol.com
C1J1Miller at aol.com
Wed May 2 23:43:50 EDT 2001
I posted the contact info for Robert yesterday.
The trannies are not failing because of synthetic oil use; it's the higher
torque and the torsen.
The tranny is very similar to the porsche 944, and many parts are available
through porsche or audi.
Best bet might be a used tranny as previously discussed. Neil S. had a
similar issue with his car; think he just replaced a carrier bearing and is
driving around happy... Comments, Neil?
In a message dated 5/2/01 9:59:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
calvinlc at earthlink.net writes:
> OK, here's the scoop on the '91 Tranny thing. I sent an email to the Robert
> ... guy and I got a response a couple of days later saying he no longer is
> with the company. I don't know if anyone else has info. on where he might
> have gone to. After hunting down used ones for $2500, new ones for much
> more from Audi, $8k or so quoted from 2 dealers, I found the cheapest
> was getting it rebuilt. There is a company in Oregon called German
> Transaxle. I believe the final cost for mine was about $2200. This was
> a lot of hard parts, though, including a new Torsen. Another guy that had
> one rebuilt there that was not as seriously in need of repair was like
> $1800. The shipping is cheapest if you get them to pay it both ways and
> they bill you for it (since the tranny weighs over the 150 lb UPS limit).
> As far as my mechanic knows, these are the only people in the country with
> significant supply of "hard parts" for reasonable dollars....of course they
> won't just sell you the parts. I just got mine back about two weeks ago
> it works better than it ever did before. Turnaround time was only about 1
> week. Hope this helps. One other thing that the mechanic I go to says
> (Audi Master Mechanic with 25 years exp. on Porsches & Audis) is that
> the factory switched to synthetic oil he NEVER saw a manual tranny fail.
> has replaced or rebuilt about 20 trannies since, not ONE of them had been
> running dinosaur oil at the time of failure. PS, I have dinosaur oil in
> mine now :)
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