Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 20:24:36 +0100
From: Simon Putz <>
Subject: Re: Transmission oil flush

Hi, > > I have a 99 9-3 and at my 60,000 service the dealer recommended and I > went ahead and flushed (instead of empty and fill) the transmission > fluid. I am now almost to 70,000 and took my car elsewhere for > another repair and the mechanic pointed out that I needed a > transmission service. I did indeed check and the oil looked clearish > and brown. what was the other repair you took the car in for? why did the mechanic say that you need a transmission service? did you ask him? > Is this how it should look after 10,000 primarily highway miles or did > somehow the dealer not flush it when he was supposed to? i am guessing that you have a manual transmission, that tells me, you should for sure not change the fluid after 10.000 miles and also not yet at 60.000 im driving a 9000, but i cant recall anything about a gearbox oil change interval in the service book bye simon

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