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My 1991 Audi 80 (80,000km on the clock) is in the process of chewing a transmission bearing and the seal between auto and diff to bits. I have consulted two mechanics and a transmission specialist, and this is their unanimous opinion. Symptoms are a change in transmission fluid colour due to contamination with diff oil, and a horrible whine in 2nd and 3rd gears only. I am told that this is quite a common fault with this model.
Being reasonably mechanically adept, and with plenty of helpful friends who are even more so, the thought is to obtain another transmission, recondition it to as-new condition, and swap it in one weekend.
My question is this : if this is a common failing as I have been told, what, if any, additional measures can I take to increase the reliability of the transmission. Are there alternative parts, or modifications that we can make to the transmission that will help? Would I be better to swap in the transmission from the Audi 90?
Any help or advice that anyone cares to offer will be gratefully received. To me, it is much too nice a car to see it scrapped just yet, and I very much want to fix it !:)
 

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Progress : today my father-in-law and I removed the transmission from a wreck and brought it home. The wreck was retired due to a blown head gasket, and we are told that it drove OK before the head gasket died. Next week the trans will be cleaned up and sent off to a transmission specialist who will replace all of the seals and give it the once-over. Then will come the fun part ... swapping the old trans out of our car for the replacement one. I will post again as things develop, I guess this might be helpful to anyone else who is faced with a similar problem.
 
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