[A4] Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Mon Dec 17 17:09:37 PST 2007

thejimrose wrote:
> that reminds me - the 'tip chip' is supposed to be a really nice mod
> for the auto cars to help sport-ify the shifting. 

I was at NEA this afternoon talking with Tim and Brian. I asked about
getting the transmission fluid flushed. Their response: don't touch it.
The late 90s automatics are pretty much bullet-proof provided you don't
touch it.  Brian says 75% of the problems they see with the automatics
is because someone opened it up to change a filter, flush it, whatever
to help it, but in doing so caused the problems. I then said I liked the
wheel mounted shift buttons, and he said the other 25% of the problems
they see are caused by people manually shifting the Tiptronic. He said
to keep to Park, Drive, and Reverse, and it will last 200K to 300K

I hope I can do that. 

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, 2.8L 30V, quattro, Tiptronic, "Yeah, baby!"
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody" becoming "Old Faithful"
'91 200 TQA #1, for sale
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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