my old has a 2000 S8, in MINT condition. Only has circa 40k FSH on it. 2700k miles ago (About 8 months ago), my old man had the gearbox removed, cleaned and new seals fitted. About a week after the work was done, the rear seal started leaking! Took it back and got it replaced/refitted.
Today he went to his local Tesco and when he returned to the car there was plenty of gbox oil all under the car on the floor!! The work only came with a 6 month warranty and its the rear seal that has gone again but this time its dumped a lot of oil!
Is this common fault with these gearboxes? Or has the gbox specialist in Norfolk ruined the box/seal? The car has been parked up since April time and he's only just used it again since a fortnight ago.
Where we he stand with claiming against the company who did the work etc??
Anyone know what its worth? He rarely uses it and he wants to go back to a manual gbox like his other cars (saab 900 Turbo classics)