[200q20v] Trans oil

Sylvester, Mike Mike.Sylvester at sycamorenet.com
Tue Dec 12 09:20:54 EST 2000

Enough with this gear oil discussion.

GL-4 in the transmission
GL-5 in the rear diff

nothing else

I don't see any need to go any further with it.  I'm sure there is some
jackass out there that will say Whale oil is the best thing for the Audi
Quattro transmission, but why screw around with it. 

Mike Sylvester
'91 200q20v avant  w/ Gl-4 in the tranny and GL-5 in the rear diff  (230k
'83 TQC		w/ Gl-4 in the tranny and GL-5 in the rear diff	  (130k

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Swanson [mailto:75377.3445 at compuserve.com]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 6:44 PM
To: 200q20v list
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

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

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