[200q20v] Trans oil

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Dec 11 17:53:53 EST 2000

Neil, I second your thoughts on trans lube, and add why change it ever short
of a major failure?  IMO, the conventional wisdom is that if it costs more,
it must be better.  More of that warm, fuzzy feeling.

I'm curious as to why you took it apart.  Noisy bearing?


> From: Neil Swanson <75377.3445 at compuserve.com>
> Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 18:43:38 -0500
> To: 200q20v list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] Trans oil
> Why guys?
> I've got to ask why the need to replace perfectly good Audi OE sythetic GL4
> with anything else.  I don't mean never change it but why to something
> else?
> As someone who just had his 172k mile tranny apart, looked at gears, looked
> at bearings, yeah one was somewhat apart, but I saw no wear to speak of.
> No I didn't mic. any parts this was all visual.  I just can't see how
> another oil will do better.  I'd bet very very few of you have had your
> trannys apart but I'd bet you'd find what I did.
> I'd admit that that maybe the newest Redline is a great product and maybe
> passes newer more stringent tests but...............
> I'd say there is nothing wrong with what Audi put in.  And if you do
> change put in a real GL4 rating, not one that is supposed to be a GL4 and a
> GL5.
> Neil
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