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Old 4th October 2017, 06:01 PM
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I am also sceptical about taking it to Audi with knowing how many “freshies” students going to work on my car and not give a s*** about the work done. I wish to have a roof above my car to do it myself It cant be that different than on Chevy truck I use to own.
It's a fairly straightforward but involved job. The filling has to be done with a special tool (I think, the 5hp19 certainly did due to no fill/level plug) although it can be made easily enough. Specific amounts need to be put in then a sequence of gear selections, and the oil has to be a specific temperature for the level to be correct. I would be happy enoug to do my own one if I were able to get underneath the thing properly. Wihout a proper lift it isnt easy!

The comments about the D3 box generally being fine after an oil change are encouraging. IT's description of the cause of the hoot is interesting. I had just assumed it was the TC clutch slipping. I must speak to my local autobox specialist and see what he says.

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Old 5th October 2017, 08:15 AM
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So, it sounds to me from experience like a torque converter/slip/hard shifting and the mileage for it is about right.

Not everyone may agree, but when you change the oil, put a bottle of this.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lucas-Tran...8AAOSwcUBYJLIr

Oil change and Lucas has solved this problem on countless A8's and Q7, some of course just needed new oil. I've had same problem and after 300-400miles it was gone and never came back.

If you are in London then these are the guys to do it.
http://www.audivwsc.co.uk/

Bunch of ex-Audi Master Technicians from Europe and US who got feed up with Audi politics and way of doing things and charges who got together and now became one of the most if not the most trusted independent garage.
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Old 15th December 2017, 07:59 AM
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Ou-key I am back after a while..

So let's get back to the ATF oil change..
As I mentioned previously my gearbox had kind of rusty hoot (one-second noise only) while flooring the pedal.
I went to my garage and watched the person to replace the fluid 6L(ZF LG6) and filter(Vaico) and I also added 710ml Lucas gearbox Antislip liquid as mentioned by one of our forum members. We have inspected drained fluid(fairly good, goldish and not smelly) so in good condition.
Replaced filter, new gasket and put gearbox pan back on. Added Lucas fluid,,then about 4,5L of LG6 fluid(until it started to leak through fill plug) started the engine and let it idle for about 5 min,guy added some more fluid,,I run it through the gears a bit and put in in D for 1-2 min while he kept adding the rest of the fluid until it started over leak again.
Tighten the fill plug and took it for a test drive and guess what?? The noise has gone and tranny became more responsive.

PS: the guy knows quite alot on Audi's,MB,BMW. We went for a test drive before the fluid change, he mentioned solenoids could be the problem and the oil might fix or not.He has got a company in Bulgaria they repair the solenoid panel(my audi for £280 or replace the whole solenoid panel for £480 in case I needed to).however, I went there prepared and scanned gearbox with VCDS and didnt find any problematic solenoids on the tranny not even after the fluid change so all good.
He also mentioned if you low on fluid your car will not move while in D without pressing the pedal due low pressure.

The conclusion is the fluid makes a difference. and I can highly advise getting it replaced if you in a doubt.

Cost of the job includes filter and 6L LG6 £280.

PS2: I went to audi and they mentioned they dont replace Tiptronic fluid only the Multi and S tronic.. When I mention my service book says the fluid has been changed on 40K miles they said someone must have ticked the wrong box..F****s, I wish I could find the invoice for it, I would make them pay it back.
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Old 21st December 2017, 04:24 PM
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Great news - glad it's all sorted.

Which garage did you go to? I'm not far from you and wouldn't mind having the same done on mine.
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Great news - glad it's all sorted.

Which garage did you go to? I'm not far from you and wouldn't mind having the same done on mine.
Mohammad Arkam Ashfaq Trading As Marvello Trading
Unit C1A Kerry Avenue, Purfleet Industrial Park, Purfleet, Aveley RM15 4YE
07880 883766

Get in touch with Arkam(the owner) cool guy and arrange time..Once they have parts in they will get it done while you wait..Ask Bobby to work on your car knowledgeble mechanic.
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Old 22nd December 2017, 10:16 AM
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Mohammad Arkam Ashfaq Trading As Marvello Trading
Unit C1A Kerry Avenue, Purfleet Industrial Park, Purfleet, Aveley RM15 4YE
07880 883766

Get in touch with Arkam(the owner) cool guy and arrange time..Once they have parts in they will get it done while you wait..Ask Bobby to work on your car knowledgeble mechanic.
Thank you - very local to me, so that's perfect!
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