[V8] I was wondering if anybody could take a look at a vehicle (Denver)

Greg Furstenwerth slicerdicer at mac.com
Tue Nov 25 20:56:17 PST 2008

As far as I understand the Transmission failures are due to not changing 
fluids? I mean the V8 can die just as easy from what I understand.

I have read plenty about the transmission problems and a large part of 
it has to do with letting it go too long without maintenance. IIRC they 
said it was a sealed system and no need for flush and all that good 
stuff. However if it is taken care of it will last longer.

http://forums.audiworld.com/a8/msgs/22083.phtml things like this.


Dave Head wrote:
> Have you spent any time on the A8 forum at Audiworld? Pre facelift A8s 
> are notorious for trans failures. Most people recommend an 01 up. 
> There is a guy in PA (Bruce) that picks up good ones at auction for a 
> nominal fee and also sells a decent aftermarket warrentee to boot. 
> Several people have bought S8s and A8s from him and were extremely 
> satisfied.
> Paul is there and he knows more about A8s than just about anyone...
> Greg Furstenwerth wrote:
>> The vehicle is a 1999 Audi A8 in Denver.
>> I am aware it is missing one center armrest. If you could take a look 
>> at the car and verify against the A8 checklist located at 
>> audipages.com that would be most excellent. My neighbor has put me in 
>> charge of finding a A8 for her and I gladly will do it. So if one of 
>> you residing in denver could do this I would be very thankful.
>> http://www.thesharpestrides.com/1999-audi-a8-42-quattro-b18401
>> If you are able I can contact the gentleman I was talking to there 
>> and let know when you would drop by and they will have it out and 
>> ready :)
>> Thanks, Greg
>> 93 Audi V8Q, 98 Audi A8
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