[V8] V8 transmission filter

Ron Wainwright ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 4 14:16:38 PST 2008

Yes, just a metal strainer. I flushed my trans fluid
in the ol Pearl beast & just cleaned it off & replaced
an 0-ring or two & the pan gasket. Filled with some
Mobil synth trans fluid.
 Time for a Becks ;-)

 & I recomend if you want the "kit" to get in touch
with Bruce...he still is breathing you all know ;-)


--- Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com> wrote:

> I recently took my 1990 V8 to a mechanic to change
> the AT filter.  I
> supplied a "kit" I bought through a Beck Arnley
> dealer.
> I ended up getting only a fluid flush.
> Two problems occurred...
> #1 Mechanic claims AT filter kit was wrong part.  I
> looked it up
> online and found it listed for both a 92 100 V6 and
> the 90-94 v8.  So
> that is a red flag to me because I don't think the
> two transmissions
> are the same in those models.
> #2 Mechanic doesn't believe there's even a filter to
> be changed in
> there and didn't call to ask me what I wanted done
> before he decided
> to go ahead and just flush the fluid and charge me
> 50 bucks.  I
> expressed my disappointment and he said in addition
> to draining the
> trans at the drain plug, he also drained "the torque
> converter side"
> and the final drive.  So, it made me feel a little
> bit better and the
> trans does seem to shift a little smoother, but I'm
> still skeptical
> about the whole experience.
> So, what is the correct part number for the AT
> filter kit for the V8
> Quattro?  Where did you find and purchase the
> correct part?
> Is there really an actual filter in there or is it
> just a screen that
> "gets cleaned just by changing the fluid" (as stated
> by the mechanic)?
> He said he used "fluid from Audi" like from the
> dealer across town I
> guess, but the receipt says Valvoline Max Life.  The
> guy who called to
> tell me the car was ready to be picked up told me
> Max Life too.  The
> guy I spoke to is one of the owners and this shop is
> supposedly really
> reputable.  I have friends who swear by them.  They
> service a local
> resident's 300 Gullwing Mercedes.  I realize however
> that they might
> not know their ass from any other hole when it comes
> to Audis.  Or,
> they just don't want to work on them.  Or mine.  Or
> whatever the
> hell...
> Either way, I really want to make sure I don't lose
> this transmission
> because of the damn filter.  Even though the paint
> on the hood is
> peeling off and the clear coat is peeling off the
> back quarters, it
> runs great, drives great, and is virtually
> unaffected by snow and ice
> with proper tires mounted, not to mention that my GF
> really likes it
> (I bought it to be her winter car).
> I actually had the car up on ramps and jackstands
> and was lying
> underneath and just couldn't quite bring myself to
> tackle this job.  I
> had only barely enough room to actually breath in
> and out under there
> and needed the car to be driveable in a day or two
> for a thousands of
> miles trip to CA and back two Thanksgivings ago. 
> I'm not against
> trying it again, but I finally decided to actually
> pay someone to do
> it for me and then this horseshit happens.
> Please advise.
> Thanks!
> Ed
> Colorado Springs
> On 1/4/08, Scott Simmons <indischrot at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > ... in other news:  $400 later, Der
> Panzerkampfwagen is kicking butt.
> > The transmission put it out of service for 3 days
> a couple weeks ago and
> > robbed a bunch of Christmas money (who we kidding?
> that money wasn't
> > going to go to anyone else!) and a mad-dash search
> to find the CORRECT
> > ZF4HP24 filter: there are 3 variations.  The night
> I got the car back,
> > it began to snow... and didn't stop for 12 inches.
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