problem with Multitronics is regarding the torque levels... later models (2006 onwards) have a different clutch setup to the the B6 ones as standard.
biggest problem vehicles are normally the 2.5TDI (only available on the 163bhp version) and 1.9TDI... with the lower spec'd 1.8T's also having Multitronic available and also being a problem...
there was a recall on the 2.5TDI's and there was some compensation with the earlier other models (mostly 1.9TDI) that had problems...
im having issues with 2.5 tdi v6 tiptronic box, can you explain further the following quote, need as much help as possible. thanlks in advance richard
The only thing I can say is ever since the Daf CVT has been a problem. My sister in law had the volvo version and what a piece of junk belt used to regularly fly up the road and thats before driving it comes into consideration. I realise the Audi is light years from that in development terms but the very fact CVT has had issues for several decades without total resolution means it should have died with Daf. Its not for no reason that BMW and Merc dont use it, then Audi have to put false change points in enough said. Why take the risk.
At a theoretical level your right of course, however Audi had to program in false gears because most punters dont like em. Sometimes theory and practice dont meet and this is an example as are hybrid vehicles
The reason it hasn't died is that it is a brilliant concept, and so much more intelligent a means of delivering an engine's work rate to the wheels than fixed change points. The only real problem with CVT is that van Doornes invented it 60 years too soon, before the material technology existed to make it work properly.