95-97 A6q 4sp AT - maintenance interval

Kev the Brit quattrohead at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 15 13:53:29 EST 2001

It is ZF you have to thank for this, all gearboxes go back to them for
warrantee work.
We should remember that many different companies furnish parts for cars and
the manufacturer just selects the most cost effective part that does the
Audi has little or nothing to do with reliability testing for these
Your ZF transmission is just as likely to fail in a BMW or Merc.

>It's inconceivable to me that we cannot service these transmissions to
> us a chance at lengthening the service life. VW/Audi is so bloody
>t of their engineering that they will not even give any reference to
>e repair facilities on how to rebuild the transmission if it fails. It has
>to be replaced in toto with an entirely new unit. UNBELIEVABLE. I've
>d cost on this as well, over $3k for the new unit plus labor.

Kevin Phillips   AIM quattrohead
Western Massachusetts
1995 900 SET 117,000m
1998 A6 Avant 60,000m
Cell 413 519 9034

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