[A4] '99 1.8T w/ Tiptronic Not Up-shifting
ur-quattro at msn.com
Mon Oct 2 20:06:18 EDT 2006
Oh, myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... Price from local VW dealer to change
tranny fluid and filter: $400.
Is this what one would expect on a '99 A4q 1.8T with Tip?
From: Richard Andrews [mailto:richard.j.andrews at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 11:18 AM
To: Doug Johnson; a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] '99 1.8T w/ Tiptronic Not Up-shifting
Doug, I've had my tip since 80k miles and have changed the filter once and
flushed the trans 3 times now.
For the first flush I used OEM fluid from worldimpex @ $9 per quart.
I changed the filter and used a Wynn's transmission flush machine.
The car shifted like new.
I decided to flush it again 20k later, this time I used Pennzoil
This stuff is around $3 per quart.
Transmission still worked great.
Just flushed the transmission again last week with the Pennzoil
Car shifts a little smoother again.
I've made it from 80k - 160k with no transmission issue (knock on wood)
I hope to see 250k-300k out of my Tip
There is a writeup on the transmission service the link is:
Do the filter AND the flush, you won't regret it!
On 9/29/06, Doug Johnson <ur-quattro at msn.com> wrote:
Does a cold 1.8T engine keep the Tip from up-shifting?
I drive only five miles to work, and I find myself slapping the
to the manual position in order to get the car into top gear.
Of course, then I'll stop at a traffic signal and end up trying to
of peoples' way with the car in a higher gear than I expect.
So...am I in for expen$ive transmission service? :-)
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