Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#1173 of 1407 Re: looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro? [fonefixer]
Aug 04, 2009 (10:30 am)
That may be so in the 2.7 T, but with the 3.0 a different transmission is used. This is information direct from Audi Corp. I will soon find out what happens around the 70k mile mark as my '04 A6 3.0 Quattro has close to 68k miles on it currently.
Now...I know from what I was told by Audi Corp., if the tranny goes bad due to fluid breakdown...they will be replacing my transmission since everyone affilitated with Audi, that I have spoken to, has told me that the transmission on the 3.0 Quattro does not require transmission servicing because it has lifetime fluid in it. They said if I didn't have the Quattro or if I had a manual transmission...it would be a different story. Again...this is what folks from Audi are saying.
#1174 of 1407 Re: looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro? [allmet33]
Aug 05, 2009 (6:18 am)
Dude I will deffently get that in writing. You dont want to go to the Audi dealership and find out that you need to make a $3000 repair.
#1175 of 1407 Re: looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro? [alexyaz]
Aug 05, 2009 (6:25 am)
I think you're right about that.
#1176 of 1407 Re: looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro? [allmet33]
Aug 05, 2009 (6:48 am)
Audi and every other manufacturer are just plain wrong about "lifetime" fluids. All fluids break down eventually. Transmission fluid is transmission fluid, have it changed every 40 to 50,000 miles on the Audi. I now drive a Mazda Cx-7, and have the tranny fluid changed every 20,000 or so. Cheap insurance.
#1177 of 1407 Re: looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro? [fonefixer]
Aug 05, 2009 (7:40 am)
I've questioned the whole "lifetime" fluid thing to be honest, but there's something that is allowing them to say that an stand behind it.
Finding a place around here to change the fluid isn't easy at all. I've gotta '06 Hyundai Azera and I changed the fluid around the 35k miles mark and plan on doing it again very soon as I am at 73k miles now.
#1178 of 1407 how can i adjust the headlights
Aug 05, 2009 (5:31 pm)
I just picked up an 04 A6 S-line and the headlights need to be adjusted up. is there an easy way to do this?
#1179 of 1407 Re: Can the headlights be adjusted??? [allmet33]
Aug 07, 2009 (10:17 am)
My question is a few months after your Q but what the heck. I did a google search on this topic and stumbled on to your question. I was wondering the same thing, i have an '04' 2.7T that i just purchased and it looks exactly as you have described it. I had an '03' A4 about 3 years ago that had the same condition but i never looked into it. Any good responses?
#1180 of 1407 Re: Can the headlights be adjusted??? [naz_a6]
Aug 07, 2009 (10:24 am)
From my understanding, it's a setting that can be changed via computer at the dealer. Does your car have the HID headlights?
#1181 of 1407 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [golfievet]
Aug 07, 2009 (12:06 pm)
I suggest you look at the gas you're using. All gas is not the same, I use Sunoco almost exclusively. I read a couple studies on gas quality and they are at or near the top. My second choice is Mobil. Avoid discount gas. I've had my A6 2.7T (6-speed) for 8 1/2 years. 104K and serviced every 5K. I really like this car with very few problems and I hate to part with it. But I replaced '94 SHO and I will be looking at SHOs again in a month or two.
#1182 of 1407 Engine Problems?
Aug 11, 2009 (6:17 am)
Ok I have a 2000 Audi A6 2.7T and recently the engine is not working right. after coming to a stop I will step on the gas and the gears wont get caught to turn the wheels. Instead the engine revs and the car rolls until the the wheels work. I am thinking this can be a transmission problem but I really dont know. Could it also be the timing belt?? please let me know if any of you encountered a problem like this before and if you solved it.