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Hi all,

 

I have just purchased a 996 C2 Tiptronic from 04/2001.

I have zero maintenance history. only the selle that says he made all the maintenance...

Because I like stupid challeneges, I purchased it...

 

I want to start from scratch on the maintenance stuff. Im doing all filters( oil filter, air filter, pollen filter) im also looking at changing spak plugs and ignition coil.

 

Im thinking of doing the tiptronic full maintenance, change the filter and replace the ATF fluid but I first want to top off the gearbox as I have an error P0740 and Im hoping that its due to low oil rather than all other possible problems...

 

the belt looks good (and also the tyres…)

 

Anything else I should do? or better idea for the priorities?

 

 

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Change the brake fluid and check the pads and discs.

Change the fuel filter (up under the car on the C2).

Of course, check the battery with a hydrometer for each cell (unless it is an AGM battery). Also check charge and charging voltage (should over 13 VDC).

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good points. ( I didn't mention the breaks because I visually inspected them and there is still material.

The fuel filter is something odd, I keep on seeing that only C4 have one. anyway, ive addeded it to my list.

ill have a look at the battery, 

 

I wanted to change the tiptronic gearbox filter and fluid butI have an error P0740, im hoping that its just the oil level that is a bit low.

Any idea what the odds are that I ruin my gearbox by replacing the oil?

(I cant decide if I just top it up or if I go full directly...)

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4 hours ago, Barchstein said:

good points. ( I didn't mention the breaks because I visually inspected them and there is still material.

The fuel filter is something odd, I keep on seeing that only C4 have one. anyway, ive addeded it to my list.

ill have a look at the battery, 

 

I wanted to change the tiptronic gearbox filter and fluid butI have an error P0740, im hoping that its just the oil level that is a bit low.

Any idea what the odds are that I ruin my gearbox by replacing the oil?

(I cant decide if I just top it up or if I go full directly...)

 

If replacing the Tip fluid (assuming you replace it with the correct fluid) causes problems, the Tip was already on its way out.  Fresh fluid should never hurt anything.

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3 hours ago, JFP in PA said:

 

If replacing the Tip fluid (assuming you replace it with the correct fluid) causes problems, the Tip was already on its way out.  Fresh fluid should never hurt anything.

true. I'm hoping that the initial costs don't spiral out of control...(soooo much can/should/needs to be done on this young lady...)

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im doing all that tomorrow, ill take pics of what I believe is interesting.

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so I did my maintenance yesterday... it was a disaster...

for some reason, I didn't have an oil filter in my goodies bag... so that was it for the oil change. my mechanic looked at the tiptronic gearbox and said forget adding oil to it... its too complex... and finaly, he looked at the fuel filter under the car for 5 minutes, broke a hinge  and said cant do anything with that fuel filter, its impossible to remove it... I challenged him a bit to try to find a build date on the filter and it turns out it was changed after 2013 as that's the build date on the filter... (not too bad but yet, it should be changed) we did manage to change the air filter but I didn't manage to clean the mass airflow... and finally, the simple job to replace the cabin filter was to complex for me as I dropped one of the screws that rolled in a small hole and its stuck somewhere in the car with no option to retrieve it...

 

For the good news, I had the chance to have a clear look under the car and I was happily surprised to see no leaks, maybe one on the side of the tiptronic. ill show the pictures. but for the rest, it looks like its still under decent condition

sous caisse 1.jpg

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sous caisse 8.jpg

Edited by Barchstein
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You need a new mechanic.  Adding oil or changing the Tip fluid is a very common process used on several vehicles, so if was too difficult for your wrench, it is time to find a new one.  Same applies to the fuel filter.

 

These cars are not that difficult to work on, unless you are lazy or incompetent; then they are a problem.

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