[A4] '99 1.8T w/ Tiptronic Not Up-shifting
caliban at sharon.net
Sat Sep 30 23:18:52 EDT 2006
there's a great shop here in san francisco. you buy a membership
(super cheap) and rent service bays for next to nothing. if you're at a
loss at any point in a task, you can hire a mechanic. it's the normal
mechanic's rate, but you get to pay in five minute increments. they also
give auto repair classes.
At 9:48 PM -0500 9/30/06, Richard Andrews wrote:
>I understand your feeling on someone else touching your vehicle.
>I am fortunate enough to have worked at a Kwik Kar locally as a mechanic for
>I am still able to use their facilities and do my own work with their
>I was able to perform the service myself with the professional equipment!
>You might want to find someone to do the filter that works on german autos,
>then try to find someone with a wynn's
>transmission flush machine and Multi-vehicle ATF to perform the flush.
>Whenever I flush it i go overboard and use approx 16 quarts in the machine
>to get rid of any old fluid left.
>I hope your problems get resolved, the thought of my tiptronic transmission
>failing scare the daylights out of me.
>This is why I flush my fluid every 20k miles, plus it only costs me $100 to
>I don't have a couple grand sitting idle to replace/rebuild my current unit.
>On 9/30/06, Doug Johnson <ur-quattro at msn.com> wrote:
>> Thank you, Richard!
>> I'm in a rental house now, and I wonder if I could find an independent
>> shop to flush the tranny and replace the filter.
>> The thought of putting faith in a transmission shop scares the life out of
>> me, though!
>> ~ Doug
>> *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
>> Mutli-vehicle fluid.
>> This stuff is around $3 per quart.
>> Transmission still worked great.
>> Just flushed the transmission again last week with the Pennzoil
>> Multi-vehicle ATF.
>> Car shifts a little smoother again.
>> I've made it from 80k - 160k with no transmission issue (knock on wood)
>> I hope to see 250k-300k out of my Tip
>> There is a writeup on the transmission service the link is:
>> Do the filter AND the flush, you won't regret it!
>> On 9/29/06, Doug Johnson <ur-quattro at msn.com> wrote:
>> > Does a cold 1.8T engine keep the Tip from up-shifting?
>> > I drive only five miles to work, and I find myself slapping the shift
>> > lever
>> > to the manual position in order to get the car into top gear.
>> > Of course, then I'll stop at a traffic signal and end up trying to get
>> > out
>> > of peoples' way with the car in a higher gear than I expect.
>> > So...am I in for expen$ive transmission service? :-)
>> > Thanks,
>> > ~ Doug
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