Anyone ever disassembled a 016 tranny? was 016 center diff failure

Richard J. Andrews tech at
Thu Aug 1 21:57:26 EDT 2002

i know of one other person who had a 016 gernade. he had just replaced the
gear oil less than 10k miles before and blew all the bits out, he said he
was driving along and all 4 tires locked and it exploded leaving metal bits
and synthetic oil all over the road.
Audi dealer was suprised but said they had only seen one other quattro do
this in 15 years.

i've never had it happen personnaly (knock on wood)

but it has happened to a couple of other people.

sorry for your bad luck,


At 09:01 AM 8/1/02, you wrote:
>At 09:55 1/08/2002 -0400, Robert Myers wrote:
>>I dunno, Mihnea.  It kinda sounds to me like you have already mastered the
>>art of disassembling trannies.  :-)  Oh.  That was a diff, wasn't it?  :-)
>>OK.  I'll try to behave myself for a while.
>Heh, yeah that was a center diff!!! Oh well, I guess I'm one of the first
>people on in the Audi community to break a center diff casing anyway....

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