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Newbie here, just bought a 2001 S8 junker to save!

Old 10-08-2017, 03:36 PM
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Interesting. My number for 2001 S8's imported came from Audi, as well. But I don't have documentation, as mine was left by Audi Customer Service via voice mail.

Infinity2017 - Not being negative. Just personally knowing what it takes to keep a very good example running, you've got a lot of work on your hands.

Would also love to see what the Boss 302 looks like now.

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Who knows anymore. I was actually researching for a couple days and everyone had different numbers they were posting. I was hopeful it was only 400 something. Oh well. They're still special cars. We all know that. Does anyone know if we can put a newer Audi transmission in these? Like six speed auto, or even newer eight speed auto? Can you guys believe I just bought this beauty for $1800!?? Needs a little work but runs strong.

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Love the enthusiasm. These are great cars. I'm sure you'll have a great car too when you're done. Looking forward to watching it grow like a child into an adult you can be proud of!
ANYTHING can be done with enough time, determination and dollars. You'll need all three. You probably already have them..
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Thanks for the replies. Marcopolo, that's a nice one for the price. I'm thinking that no matter how many S8's were produced in 2001 there are not that many in existence now. A quick search shows lots of results of totalled and parted out 2001 S8's. Too bad..

Regarding the Boss, it's still under construction. I'll post pictures when it's done.
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Originally Posted by Markopolo216 View Post
Who knows anymore. I was actually researching for a couple days and everyone had different numbers they were posting. I was hopeful it was only 400 something. Oh well. They're still special cars. We all know that. Does anyone know if we can put a newer Audi transmission in these? Like six speed auto, or even newer eight speed auto? Can you guys believe I just bought this beauty for $1800!?? Needs a little work but runs strong.
Nice find. One bit of advice. When you get your fog light grills. To keep them from falling out use small zip ties in the upper corners to lock them in place.

From what I've read, the six speed auto from D3's won't fit. There have been a couple of guys that have done a manual trans swap from A6's of the same era.
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Thanks for the replies. Marcopolo, that's a nice one for the price. I'm thinking that no matter how many S8's were produced in 2001 there are not that many in existence now. A quick search shows lots of results of totalled and parted out 2001 S8's. Too bad..

Regarding the Boss, it's still under construction. I'll post pictures when it's done.
Will do thanks for the tip! I plan to keep this baby running for a long time! I wonder is there's any way to pin point how many left in exixstance.
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Nice find. One bit of advice. When you get your fog light grills. To keep them from falling out use small zip ties in the upper corners to lock them in place.

From what I've read, the six speed auto from D3's won't fit. There have been a couple of guys that have done a manual trans swap from A6's of the same era.
Thats a bit of a pain. You'd think that something newer has the same bell housing and could be forced to work in there. I want to get away from the manual if at all possible. Do they make an upgraded shift kit or valve body for the original zf five speed auto in our S8?
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Thats a bit of a pain. You'd think that something newer has the same bell housing and could be forced to work in there. I want to get away from the manual if at all possible. Do they make an upgraded shift kit or valve body for the original zf five speed auto in our S8?
There has been quite a bit of chatter on the board about VB's. (TransGo kit vs. Sonnax kit) Below is link to a multi page thread.

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a8-...issue-2924119/

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Go for it man!
I can reccomend leatherique rejuvenator to restore your leather.Add paint correction with ceramic coating and it will look amazing!
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Thanks for the encouragement. Does the Leatherique clean the dirt off the leather or just shine it?
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You have to buy rejuvenator along with prestine clean cleaner.
Once you massage the rejuvenator into the leather and leave it for 24hrs then you use prestine clean to clean the excess off.

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I just ordered this bumper restorer,hopefully it will work
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