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: Transmission Fluid Question about 2001 A4 1.8

12-12-2011, 12:17 PM
Hi. I'm a newbie to this site. It looks interesting!. I went on this site initially to get some help with a few maintenance questions. I have a 2001 Audi A4 quattro automatic with 107,000 km. I bought it new in Jan/2001. It's been great. There have been a few electrical glitches, but, overall, I highly recommend the A4.
THe first question is : Is it necessary to change some of the transmission fluid after 100,000 km even though I'm not having any problems, to my knowledge? The dealer says "No" and my independent mechanic says"yes".
Who should I believe? Would changing the fluid create new problems?

Also, if there's a small oil leak from the gasket(s?) on the engine, is it a big deal to fix that? I get fumes coming in when I drive?

Any thoughts?