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Re: Gear oil for manual g/box of 90` 80

Dmitry V. Goloubew wrote:

> Hi, everybody!
> It seems this question is FAQ but I can't find the precise answer:
> what oil one should use in an Audi80 `90 manual
> gearbox? In the user handbook we see some misterious G50 ???? Is that
> an internal audi standard?

Yes it is. The g50 is a Synthetic gear oil GL-4.

> So far I've seen
> no oil with such a specification writen on it. The main problem is
> that in these gearboxes differential uses the same
> oil as the main g/box does. So we need an oil which will suit hypoid
> gears and at the same time do not hurt the brass
> syncros. In one word: should I use the GL-4 or GL-5? Or both them wont
> suit?

Note! the front gear is not a hypoid gear. Thats why it specs a GL-4. Do
not use a GL-5.Also the G50 oil is $25 a quart . :-(     If you want a
good Sythetic other than the audi G50, Use Redline MT90.

1990 CQ