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Re: S4 Tranny Oil (and 200q vs S4)

>Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 20:15:13 +0000
>From: John Graham <jgraham1@erols.com>
>Subject: Re: S4 Tranny Oil
>Paul E. Rivera wrote:
>> Ok Gang, I have not kept up on the threads on lubricants, but what is
>> the hot tip for
>> the S4/200TQ Trans?
>> Is the new Castrol Synthetic or Mobil 1 the way to go?
>> Manual says synthetic, but what is that?
>> Does the GL-5 rating apply?
>Be carefull. I think S4's spec a GL-4 Synhetic called G50.
>GL-5 oils are corrosive and Mobil says do not use there oil in a GL-4
>You can go with the Audi OEM Synthetic at $25.00 a quart.
>Or use redline Synthetic MT-90 at $8.00 a quart.
>1990 CQ

Hmmm. I was just about to reply to a recent question (Bruce?) about the
distinction between the 200q and the S4 trannies. It was my understanding
that these are _not_ the same. I believe the S4 introduced a "newly
designed Getrag transmission" (according to material quoted by the S4
Registry website). That they are not the same might be supported by the
difference in relative reliability between the 200q and the '92-'93 S4
versions. Of course, it's conceivable that there is some degree of

So considering that Paul's question was about "S4/200TQ Trans", I'm not
sure if John's answer is relevant to the 200q part. John?

Phil Rose		Rochester, NY
'89 100			pjrose@servtech.com