broken down in south France - need help finding parts...
I have a 2005 B7 Avant 2.0T automatic. Currently on holiday in south of France. Lost gearbox oil through failure of oil pressure line to gearbox oil radiator. Our local mechanic (not Audi dealer) has phoned local Audi dealer in Aix en Provence, who's searched entire French dealer network (apparently) to be told not in stock.
The part number is: 8E0317825BA
Because the ruptured pipe sent gearbox oil everywhere, burning off the engine, exhaust, cat, etc - has recommended replacing in-line gearbox oil filter too (I think part #: 8E0317823L) - but very expensive c. $400 - according to: Oil pressure line for gear oil cooling for automatic transmission shiftless 2.0ltr. for engine:. Fits: 2005 Audi A4 Avant 2.0L | Jim Ellis Audi Parts
Would you change this too?
Is it possible this part just failed, or could something in the road knocked / ruptured it (unsure where the pipe fits underneath the car – is it well exposed, or hidden). I only ask as we only bought this car 3 weeks ago from an independent garage, and is covered by a statutory 3-month warranty covering major components – so it may be covered.
Not sure my French is up to ringing French Audi dealerships. About to ring UK Audi Helpline to see if they can help…
I need to find this part ASAP for my mechanic. We’re due to leave Provence on Monday for the 1,000 mile trip home!! Any help / advice greatly appreciated!