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AUTOMATIC GEARBOX SPECIALIST IN THE NORTH EAST

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by white.akita, Sep 5, 2012.

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    white.akita Member

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    hi, im looking for a automatic gearbox specialist that can competently change the gearbox oil in my 2006 2.0tdi automatic gearbox.
    i have print outs from audi stating its had a new gearbox ecu and oil change at 80,000 miles but the car is now at 150,000 miles and id like it replacing for peice of mind ?
    anyone recommend one ?
    also as i say the ecu was changed at 80,000 miles so whats the chance of it going again at 160,000 miles or could of it been replaced with a uprated version that are now available ?
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    I'd be interested in this also.

    What are the symptoms of a ecu that needs replacing as my car is having some mood problems?
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    jjmurphy21187 Tiptronic

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    Audi A4 auto box is a sealed unit and does not need the fluid changing. I've spoken to Audi and a few independants about this thinking an oil change can only do it good, however due to the ECU being mounted within the gear box changing the fluid usually does more harm than good. Or so they said.

    If it ain't broke...
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    Your information is correct, but only for the traditional ZF auto box fitted to A4 Quattros. However, the front-wheel drive models are fitted with the Multitronic CVT auto box, and it is imperative they have the oil changed every 40,000 miles without fail.
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    jjmurphy21187 Tiptronic

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    Cheers for confirming Jeff. Guess I never though about the multitronic boxes... Is the ECU still mounted within the gearbox itself? One of the specialists I spoke to seemed to imply that the ECU (in the tiptronic box) is actually submersed in the transmission fluid... I can only assume if that is the case it's withing a sealed casing of some sort??

    Wondering if changing the oil in the CVT box can potentially cause problems or if it's a fairly standard proceedure...
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    Give Autotechnica in Hull a call. They are both ex Audi Master Technicians and do a really good job. They won't do any work that isn't required. 01482 353369.

    Hope this helps.
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    NOT changing the CVT oil is problematic, as it will just ruin the box. Changing it is a routine (albeit rather slow) process for all Audi dealers and most reputable indies. Typical cost between £150 and £200.

    Not sure about the ECU location, but from memory, it is external rather than internal.
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    hull is a bit far from me, anybody know anywhere closer that can do it ?
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    My unreserved vote for Autogearbox builder par none would go to "Easy Gears" in Thornaby , Stockton on Tees.
    I have used and recommended them for the last fifteen years and all who have used them speak very very highly of them.
    The owner and Autogearbox Guru is called Terry.
    Not much known but most of the local main dealers use this mans services.
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    thanks very much i will give them a call, i have also found a company 5 mile from me called s cars in spennymoor, they quoted me £130 for a cvt oil change.
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