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Manual transmission fluid change?

In message <199711241446.JAA07621@caffeine.avs.com> "Rob Winchell" writes:

> Sorry, I know this was talked about not too long ago, but should I change 
> the manual transmission oil on my 91 200Q? Bentley says I don't have to, 
> but I thought I remember there being an argument about that.

Well, as one lister recently ran his rear axle dry ...
I'd say a level check and top-up is justified every 10000 miles.  If you've got 
the 17mm Allen driver in your hand, you might just as well drain and refill.
Very important to have the car level - especially with a TORSEN.  Too much oil 
is _very_ bad - it damages the seals, which then let the rest out ...

Notable and famous tip - check you can get the filler out _before_ you open the 
drain plug.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club