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Re: How To Remove Tranny drain plug?


    As I was picking up the parts from my local Audi dealer to do the tranny
axle flange seals on my '91 200q, the parts man cautioned me not to strip
the drain or fill plugs. He says the replacement plugs are not 17 mm allen
drive - they are a Torx type drive with a central pin and require a special
Audi tool to install and remove.
    BTW, the drain plug on my tranny was not magnetic.

Fred Munro
'91 200q  260k km
-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Phenneger <phen9461@uidaho.edu>
To: Quattro List <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 7:43 PM
Subject: How To Remove Tranny drain plug?

>I tried to remove the drain plugs on my 4kq tranny the other day and
>almost stripped the forward one because it is on so tight.  I was using a
>cheater bar on the allen wrench to get it off.  Could not keep allen in
>tight enough to get it off though.  It is on REALLY TIGHT.
> I know this is a common problem.  How do you fix it.
>FYI, I got the rear out by using the VW tool on the lower drain plug and
>wedging a 2x4 piece of wood between it and the sub-frame, then hammered a
>flat blade screwdriver up there to keep it tight and used my feet to press
>as hard as I could.  It worked.  It didn't slip out and the bolt came
>loose.  Sucker was in tight.  Cant get the tranny one though.  Fear I may
>not be able to.
> Where can you order the plugs with the magnets to catch the metal
>shavings and do all Audi trannys have these.
> Thanks
> Todd Phenneger
> 1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
> 1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
> 1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
> 1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
>   *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!