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    My Ex was 905739 and had a complete factory rebuilt tranny put in around 48k.. Buiuld date was Nov 03..

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    "($4,730.00 tranny, $3,795 labour) "

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigglezworth View Post
    904421 - 125K currently. 100% OEM. Encountered an immediate 3K rev while cruising along nicely at 50mph followed by a clunk back into gear. Drove fine all the way home. Parked overnight and drove the next day. Car wouldn't immediately go in to gear until engine revved over 2500rpm and then clunk. Has been parked for the pasat 4 months while I site back and watch time pass.....

    905034 - 231K currently. Entire service history in hand. Had transmission replaced at 106K ($4,730.00 tranny, $3,795 labour) I have no record indicating TQ was replaced, but it is illogical to believe the original '03 OEM unit wasn't replaced as part of the Tranny effort. Had both turbo's replaced under warranty at 39K, Interesting note that this car had its 75K service done prior to being 2 years old and 45K service done at 1 year old.... Has been thoroughly enjoyed and certainly not a garage queen. lol


    Ouch!!!... Ya shoulda went with TOZO

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSU RS6 View Post
    905797, Dec03.

    All records from original owner - no trans issues.

    Purchased 02/12 at 62K, just turned 80K.

    Never a code so far......

    I now hear the Audi gods laughing.
    I think I hear those same laughs. I hope I didn't just jinx myself.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntrcptr View Post
    Ouch!!!... Ya shoulda went with TOZO
    PT.... Pre Tozo......
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    Thanks HyOctane,

    Did yours have a torque converter failure? and the TC code?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hy Octane View Post
    My Ex was 905739 and had a complete factory rebuilt tranny put in around 48k.. Buiuld date was Nov 03..

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    Actually, I had a rep test drive mine for the DRC and he agreed something in the tranny wasnt kosher.. they basically just told me they were going to replace it under warranty... didnt mention any codes ..

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    You are ten digits from the end of USA production! I laugh alittle every time I see a 2003 RS6 with a build date of December 2003.

    Our lovely EPA/DOT regulations that eliminated the fuel return line is the main reason for giving us so many 2003 RS6s and literally building "2003" models half way thru 2004 production.

    Quote Originally Posted by NSU RS6 View Post
    905797, Dec03.

    All records from original owner - no trans issues.

    Purchased 02/12 at 62K, just turned 80K.

    Never a code so far......

    I now hear the Audi gods laughing.

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    Ok good. I didnt think you had the TC code. With such a late build that would be against the curve for this theory.

    BTW your old car has been up for sale for several months.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hy Octane View Post
    Actually, I had a rep test drive mine for the DRC and he agreed something in the tranny wasnt kosher.. they basically just told me they were going to replace it under warranty... didnt mention any codes ..

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    90462x bone stock and blown TC at 50k

    90445x blown TC at 42k just last year

    90431x blown TC at 42k and took out transmission in 2010

    90458x blown TC at 40k and took out transmission in 2013

    90500x blown TC at 50k in 2012

    90518x blown TC at 50k back in 2010

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    90551x completely intact to 102k and reflashed to today.

    90559x completely intact from day 1 and reflashed from 20k now 45k

    90566x trans good to 125k and 2011 with reflash from new

    90577x completely intact from day 1 and reflashed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    #5207 here, at 100K miles now with a code-free transmission.
    My error...my car is really #5278 built September 2003.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHall1 View Post
    You are ten digits from the end of USA production! I laugh alittle every time I see a 2003 RS6 with a build date of December 2003.

    Our lovely EPA/DOT regulations that eliminated the fuel return line is the main reason for giving us so many 2003 RS6s and literally building "2003" models half way thru 2004 production.
    What is the "last" US production number?

    Curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayB View Post
    I have 905425. build is 9/03 I believe. Trans has been replaced. I will look at the records tonight at home and post up the mileage.
    Currently have 129k and counting.
    Trans and converter replaced just shy of 100k miles.

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    904933. Build date 07/2003. Never have had transmission issues. Torque converter was preventatively removed last November, sent to ACE for rebuild, and reinstalled. Engine was out for replacement of O2 sensor that was pranged when I took a rear end hit from a text messaging woman. So the majority of the labor of engine removal was paid by her insurance. Tozo was very helpful, didn't think transmission overhaul was required. Car now has 49,xxx miles.
    2003 RS6, Mugello/Silver, MTM Stage 1 ECM, and TCM mod, Abt 19 inch wheels for summer, stock 18s for winter, RS6+ Pedals INSTALLED! 2Bennett coilover system, 2Bennett front brakes; DRC gone!

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    DHall,

    I don't have my build date at hand, but I do have details on the VIN and TC replacement date and mileage.

    VIN: 904574 (I am first and only owner)

    TC Replacement:
    Date: 04/21/2006
    Mileage: 32250

    Replaced defective TC ZF18010
    TC part number put in the car: 01L-323-571-G
    ATF Oil: G-055-005-A2

    For what it is worth, car was not abused, and hasn't been abused. Stock ECU/TCU.
    Just turned 60K miles without any further TC issues, and hopefully remaining string Transmission.

    Going to replace oil on the Tranny in the next few weeks. Gathering data now on what to do and what to use, from the information on the forums.

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    ^^Thanks for the info Nene. It seems that if the TC is caught early and replaced before the trans internals become damaged the owners can enjoy many years of excellent service from the trans. I would throw my hat to use BND trans fluid as the replacement. Many users on this forum can give the thumbs up for BND. I keep 6 gallons of the fluid back in my shop at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHall1 View Post
    90462x bone stock and blown TC at 50k

    90445x blown TC at 42k just last year

    90431x blown TC at 42k and took out transmission in 2010

    90458x blown TC at 40k and took out transmission in 2013

    90500x blown TC at 50k in 2012

    90518x blown TC at 50k back in 2010

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    90551x completely intact to 102k and reflashed to today.

    90559x completely intact from day 1 and reflashed from 20k now 45k

    90566x trans good to 125k and 2011 with reflash from new

    90577x completely intact from day 1 and reflashed

    Mine:

    90553x blown TC at 50k back in 2009

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    90413X, 4/03, 85.3K miles. Revo/Giac tcu for 2+ years (from about 60-65K miles)
    Trans pan gasket replaced appx. 40K miles (engine out svc for new turbo's too) about 5-6 yrs ago.
    No history I've found of TC or Trans replacement.
    Always a SoCal car (Los Angeles, CA, USA) where it's hot. Traffic lights are so long the sun noticeably moves (=heat soak). Seems like it! But car was in Torrance for awhile where it's surprisingly cool.

    July '12 @ 73K miles- Major trans service (16 qts flush w/Amsoil ATF). Old fluid was in TERRIBLE condition and far too low; wondered what body part will i have to sell soon for a new trans?
    July '13 @ 84k miles- same (but slightly modified filter pickup). Shifts even better, smoother, no hiccups or shift flares/slips.
    No codes prior or currently.

    Have a bit more to add, but was planning a separate post......
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    Found my build date: 05/2003.
    Could not update/edit the original post.
    Will look for BND Trans Fluid. Thanks for the recommendation.

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