Originally Posted by bmwm750
This the biggest bunch of nonsense I've heard in a long time, and moreover, you suggest pawning off your problem to an unsuspecting new owner so you can sleep better at night? Great morality there, buddy.
To me, I only give advice to do something that COSTS money to someone if I've fixed it myself with the same problem, if not, it's extremely irresponsible of me to do so. I've searched and read all A8 transmission problems since D2 to D3 and all savvy people always talked about changing the oil.
Now, Audi lies to people driving A8 without BLUE oil? How many are there? How many actually have replaced the blue oil? If it's a design issue, should it be recalled? Or "hooting" is just a sign of a "slightly DEFECTIVE" transmission?
<a href="http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5140452-Clutch-release-noise-chirp-squeak-hooo">I found this thread on 6 speed manual hooting problem</a>, and it is explained by mechanical stuff... It's more understandable to me, yes, we have automatic transmission, but the operation is the same. Now, you are going to fix it with some blue oil and some software update? Yes, it could be done by using the software to patch the way the transmission shift to avoid the "HOOTING" problem. It's still defective or I call "walking wounded".
<a href="http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?p=24526098#post24526098">How much money did this person spent before he dumped his car thanks to all transmission oil changes and even blue one recommendation?</a>
Yes, I do sound pessimistic, but logical and practical. Show me a thread that a "hooting" or transmission thumbing was fixed with transmission oil change?
***I thought Audi transmissions are life time - No oil change required*** is it only with D3 that we have to change oil?
I do hope g8trgrad fixes his problem and I really hope he will update the progress. I don't have hooting, but I'm sure one day, I'll feel or hear one, and if $1000 is to really fix it, I would pay.