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Transmission fluid needs changing "How much does that cost"?

jakeA42T Oct 28, 2011

  1. jakeA42T

    jakeA42T Member

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    I think I need to change the transmission fluid anyone know where I should take it and how much its gonna cost?
     
  2. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    You've not said what sort of gearbox you have, but I'm gonna guess it's a multitronic. If so, a transmission fluid change should be about £140 or thereabouts.
     
  3. jakeA42T

    jakeA42T Member

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    Sorry, doing this a fighting with the kids. A4 2.0t fsi multitronic CVT.
     
  4. Fahim

    Fahim Member

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    I'd take it to a reputable independent garage. Audi will charge stupid money and half the time they dont do the job properly. If theres any specialist Audi/Merc/Bmw garage near you, i'd let them do it.

    I changed my gearbox oil at approx 140,000 miles but mines a simple manual so was much easier to do. The oil from Audi wasn't very expensive either. If i recall correctly it was £20 or something. I bought 2 bottles.
     
  5. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    Every 40K miles and costs around £190 at Audi, but bear in mind its covered if its done wrong. Worth the extra for the piece of mind.
     
  6. Wussell

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    Hi Fahim,
    You say you changed your Multitronic ATM fluid by yourself. I was thinking of taking my 2.4 cab to Audi to have it done but at possibly £190 I might take it to a local indy specialist or have a go myself. How tricky would it be to do on the drive at home? At a push I could get use of a hoist in a mate's garage. I normally do all my own servicing but this car belongs to the missus and is her pride and joy, and as there is no manual available for this car, I might have a job to persuade her to let me have a go!
     
  7. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Your call, but bearing in mind how critical the oil change is to the life and operation of the multitronic box, this is not something on which I would be looking to penny-pinch.
     
  8. jakeA42T

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    I agree sometimes somethings just have to be handed over from what I've heard and experiencing multitronics are very tempremental. I'll do as much as possible myself, but after calling a few places who said the could take the oil out and not put it back in or wouldn't go near it I decided to payout I did call Audi Bexley but theres a few posts out there about Bexley having a poor rep so I decide to go AMD essex they specialise in VW Audi Merc well the German motors £240. Audi didnt even mention changing the filter in the price or asked if I wanted it done, I couldnt work out the point of changing the fluid and putting it back with a ****e filled filter (30-40 more extra with the filter). Last thing you want is to knacker the gear box...

    Jake:

    A4 2.0t S Line Multitronic
     
  9. mancdan

    mancdan Active Member

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    Does a 2.0t fsi manual gearbox need its oil changing every 40k miles too?
     
  10. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Bearing in mind your location, why not try Sanspeed in Bexleyheath?
     
  11. jakeA42T

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    Called Sanspeed for a quote but the haven't got back to me yet.
     
  12. Wussell

    Wussell New Member

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    Has any body close to Norwich, experience of VW Audi indy specialists at Yelverton? Been past recently but know nothing about them.
     
  13. bebecheekymonkey

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    Just has gearbox oil changed on our A4 2.0T FSI convertible multitronic 2007. Cost £163.00 all inclusive at Camberley Audi. The oil must be changed every 40,000 miles.
     
  14. jakeA42T

    jakeA42T Member

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    Had it done at Amd Essex for a £240, gears were playing up so thought I try that first, ended up changing the gear box ECU as well as a new DV valve all in all I spent the good part of £1300 still shes running sweet now.:arco:
     
  15. mpw2081

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    Presume you've had no answer. I've got a 2.0 Diesel engine just done 40000 so looking for a price also
     
  16. mpw2081

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    Anybody out there had a recent manual gearbox transmission fluid change recently
     
  17. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    If you ask at an Audi dealership they will tell you gearbox oil is filled for life and has no specified change interval on a manual. Personally I would change it at 100K miles.
     
  18. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Holy thread resurrection, Batman. This thread is from 2011!
     
  19. moorzy

    moorzy Active Member

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    Eveyone is changing gearbox fluid at same time it seems? Prices will be inflated at this rate :)
     
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