I have just taken ownership of this 'ole beauty (in my eyes at least) for a
very very reasonable sum. The previous owner had filled it with gas and as
he left the servo the trans refused to shift up from 1st. He was able to
limp it to his home where it sat for 3 weeks and i bought it, full tank of
gas and a faulty trans.
I'm a car nut and love projects. I've always admired the Audi but they were
way out of my $ range until this example.
The previous owner seemed to take care of the visual side of things but it
appears totally neglected the maintenance side of things when it came to
Today i drained and removed the trans oil pan and kept things as clean as
possible. The trans fluid was dark brown, probably mixed with diff oil
(failed seals?).... but in the bottom of the pan i found a part that looks
very important. There were no other surprises, just thick black goopie trans
I have only the Haynes manual to go by which doesn't say much on the auto
trans so can anyone tell me what the part is and where it came from! What i
need is an exploded diagram of the machine..... the Audi manual i guess.
Is there a filler plug for the diff section? Haynes talks of one being
leftside just rearward of the driveshaft flange. For the life of me i can't
see anything that would be a filler plug. There's a large flat steel disc
held by 2 bolts above the left driveshaft that's all. Anyone able to help?
Here's a link to a pic of the part i found in the oil pan...
Any help truly appreciated, and sorry to have made this a bit of an essay.
Pete (happy with his 1st Audi he wants to save from going to the crusher).