[V8] V8 transmission filter
ekellock at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 14:29:35 PST 2008
Thanks Ron. Ok, metal strainer is the right answer. Cool. I'll see
if I can sell my filter kit on the Marketplace.
I have flushed the transmission myself at least 3 times, with
definitely two of those times being Mobil 1 synth. The 1st flush (or
2?) was with some no-name cheap stuff from FLAPS. So now I have
either Audi ATF or Valvoline Max Life in there as well.
What are the chances that my screen might still be partially clogged?
Probably no way to really say, but I'm curious what others have found
in their first looks at these.
Are you guys doing this on jack stands and ramps like I aborted doing
or do you have lifts in your garages? ;-)
On 1/4/08, Ron Wainwright <ron_01056 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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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