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

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by jakeA42T, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. jakeA42T
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    [Oct 28, 2011]
    I think I need to change the transmission fluid anyone know where I should take it and how much its gonna cost?
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    [Oct 28, 2011]
    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.
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    Sorry, doing this a fighting with the kids. A4 2.0t fsi multitronic CVT.
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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.
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    [Oct 30, 2011]
    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.
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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!
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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.
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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...

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    [Nov 9, 2011]
    Does a 2.0t fsi manual gearbox need its oil changing every 40k miles too?
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    Bearing in mind your location, why not try Sanspeed in Bexleyheath?
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    Called Sanspeed for a quote but the haven't got back to me yet.
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    [Nov 26, 2011]
    Has any body close to Norwich, experience of VW Audi indy specialists at Yelverton? Been past recently but know nothing about them.
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    [Dec 3, 2011]
    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.
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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:
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