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Re: Manual/Diff Oil

-----Original Message-----
From: John H. Graham <jgraham1@erols.com>
To: Christopher Gharibo <cgharibo@usa.net>
Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Monday, November 23, 1998 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: Manual/Diff Oil

>Christopher Gharibo wrote:
>> I have a '91 Audi CQ. As you recall I had changed my manual transmission
>> differential oil to Red Line.
>> Now, I wish to go back to stock. I called two dealers who told me that
>> now specifies the same oil for transmission and differential. It is an
>> Audi-only part # G 052 145 S2. I bought this thing at $13/liter. On its
>> plastic bottle it states "Axle oil, synthetic" and there is also a
warning of
>> "Not to be used as ATF or in manual transmissions."
>I think he gave you a GL-5 oil part number. You can't use a GL-5 in
>an Audi manual transmission. What you need is the Audi G50 synthetic.

    John is correct. I had the same experience when I ordered the G50 oil
for my transmission from the dealer. They initially received the GL-5
synthetic differential oil. To his credit, the parts guy spotted the very
fine print which said "Not to be used in ATF or manual transmissions". A
close perusal of the parts books found the G50 oil and the second order got
it right.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  262k km