[A4] Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Richard Andrews richard.j.andrews at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 07:15:03 PST 2007

My first trans made if to 180k before having a seal/oil pump failure.
I did service this trans once a year.
If still shifted great up until the seal let go.

I an reality auto trans fluid should be changed every 30-60k regardless of
what anyone claims


On Dec 17, 2007 7:55 PM, DocWyte <docwyte at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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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