[V8] I was wondering if anybody could take a look at a vehicle (Denver)
ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 08:58:47 PST 2008
Normally I'd say yes, but in the case of the earlier A8s (especially
the '97s), there is a design flaw in one of the internal components
(according to my mechanic friend who specializes in rebuilding Audi/
Porsche/Lotus transmissions -- Auto and Manual). You may indeed
stave off failure somewhat by replacing the trans fluid more frequently.
On Nov 25, 2008, at 11:56 PM, Greg Furstenwerth wrote:
> As far as I understand the Transmission failures are due to not
> 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
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>>> 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.
>>> 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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