[A4] Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

DocWyte docwyte at comcast.net
Mon Dec 17 17:55:56 PST 2007

Eh, don't believe that.  My Dad's 99 2.8 A4 tip was never shifted 
manually or had the tranny serviced and it blew up at 130k.

Kent McLean wrote:
> 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
> miles.
> I hope I can do that. 

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