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Changing ATF in 3.0tdi

Discussion in 'Q3, Q5 & Q7 Forum' started by quattro25years, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. quattro25years
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    Hi all


    Going to have the ATF changed (along with other service bits) , next couple of weeks.

    according to service schedule it should be changed every 40000 miles.

    have full history with the car , and according to services invoices (all audi main dealer) it has never been changed !!(currentmileage approaching 80000)

    so my question is----surely Audi main dealer wouldn't miss the opportunity to,do this and charge for it , but obviously did !!!

    i am experiencing no issues with the gear box......

    What would happen if I don't change it?


    BTW been quoted £200.00 apprx to do this (9 ltr of fluid and labour)


    Many thanks
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    Hi all


    Been looking at SSP 363 -and on google regarding auto transmission ,

    SSP 363 says the gearboxes are sealed for life , other sites so you should change the ATF in the gear box.

    getting a bit confused

    CAN ANY ONE GIVE ME A DEFINITIVE ANSWER ,whether the ATF,should be changed or Not

    THANKS IN ADVANCE
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    ANYBODY OUT THERE ?
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    You would be best off changing fluid,and filter just to make sure any debris is removed that may cause future problems.
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    Update , had the following email from AUDI regarding the ATF change .......






    Dear *************

    Thank you for your email addressed to AUDI AG, regarding the gearbox oil in your Audi Q7.

    I can confirm that the Tiptronic gearbox fitted to your Audi Q7 is a sealed unit and is not part of a service schedule. The gearbox oil should last the lifetime of the vehicle and should only be replaced if a repair is required.

    I hope this information helps.

    Kind Regards

    Rob McDonald
    Customer Relations Manager, AUDI AG
    Audi UK
    T 01908 601719 Ext: 62809
    F 0113 3932585
    E robert.mcdonald@audi.co.uk
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