[V8] the new guy

D Morralee superdaveski at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 15 10:31:59 PDT 2008

now the other side of the Story, FWIW..........
now I know the purist in the V8 crowd are going to get there nose out of joint, but ATF transmission fluid works fine in the Audi Hydraulic system ... After reading up on the properties of both fluids I came to the conclusion that it was okay to use.These two fluids can be mixed . How many of you guys run with synthetic oil in you car ? so what is wrong with using synthetic hydraulic oil . When my 5000 qt sprung a leak in the PS system I put ATF in and it stopped leaking , that was 6 years ago :-) and I'm still driving the car .  > Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:12:39 -0700> From: cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com> To: v8 at audifans.com> Subject: Re: [V8] the new guy> > Yeah, I figured I'd probably do the timing belt just to be safe since i have> no way of knowing if it's ever been done (often shops will write the mileage> on the timing cover somewhere). And I remember reading somewhere that the> original estimate was 90k, but was revised to 60k. Trust me, after owning a> Corrado for 8 years, I'm definitely used to researching.> > II haven't had a chance yet to see all where it's leaking from, but I agree> that someone probably put in regular "red" power steering fluid at some> point.> > From what I've ready so far, I've already gotten pretty excited about owning> this car, even with all the problems. However, I like the grey (Titanium)> color so much more and the 5spd just makes it that much better. Plus it> probably needs far less work than the one I already have.> > From what I've described so far, does it sound like the $850 price tag on> mine worth it? I'm about $1400 into it so far ($850 to purchase, $350 in> parts, $100 for a shop to look at it, $100 title transfer). Should I keep> fixing it, or should I just part it and start over with a better one?> > On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Kneale Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net>wrote:> > > Right. I meant to say that while Audi originally listed 90K miles for belt> > change, the concensus is it should be 60K.> >> > *lundabo at msn.com* wrote:> >> > Hi Kneale and Seamus....> >> > Read this thread after work today.> >> > Kneale, I think your 90k estimate for the belt is generous. Ours snapped> > at 77k, which ultimately led to the replacement of the engine. I agree on> > your braking advice.> >> >> >> _______________________________________________> Audifans V8 mailing list> Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> > You can help keep the audifans site running by shopping at http://audifans.com/shop/> 

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