[A4] Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Tue Dec 18 18:10:12 PST 2007

thejimrose wrote:
> boy does that ever sound counterintuitive.  IF it's true [and it seems
> dubious - why on earth would replacing the fluid hurt the tranny? they
> must prefer metal particles] then the audi autoboxes must [still] be
> shite. 

Opening up the transmission lets dirt get into it. According to Brian, a
single spec of dirt will bugger it.

> also if you can't use the paddle shifters, IMO it's fundamentally
> flawed. FWIW lots of guys on AW/AZ have highly modded tip cars and the
> auto still has a rep for being stout.  but i'm not a mechanic and
> don't work on these things day in+out. hard to argue with empirical
> evidence. 
> i guess D will be your friend? =)
I could always use the paddle shifters, and put in a 5-speed manual
if/when the Tip dies. (Assuming such a conversion is doable.)

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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