[200q20v] Oil specs

Glen Dustin Powell gpowell at ennovatenetworks.com
Wed Nov 15 18:56:19 EST 2000

Is Mobil synth gear oil GL4? Been using it fer years.......


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From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com]On
Behalf Of Phil Rose
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 4:00 PM
To: C1J1Miller at aol.com
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Subject: Re: [200q20v] Oil specs

At 1:42 PM -0500 11/15/00, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated Wed, 15 Nov 2000  1:22:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, Max
>Conover <maxesales at home.com> writes:
><< Ok this should be easy. I want to have a local garage change the oil in
>the trans/diff and rear differential. The owner's manual states what
>oils to be used and I want to follow those specs. (no super-duper
>stuff). My questions:
>1) Is the trans and the diff up front filled all by one plug ?
>Yes.  One fill, two drain plugs.  Make sure you can remove the 17mm allen
>fill plug prior to draining the oil.
>2) what are the capacities of all the units
>3) what oils can be used, Castrol brand perhaps ?
>Capacity, type and weight are in the owner's manual or Bentley manual, I
>believe.  I'd use a synthetic.

Yes, but I'll place a small wager that Max's "local garage" will not have
the proper tranny oil specified by Audi. Audi specifies type GL-4, but your
local yokel will very likely have GL-5 oil and will try to convince you
it's the same (or "better"). Even good shops will do this (use GL-5), but
knowing what we do about the cost/availability/vulnerability of the
trannies in our cars, I'd try to make certain the GL-4 spec is used. Best
to discuss this _before_ they start the job.

>4) where is the drain plug in the rear diff ?

>As I recall, the drain plug is down near the bottom.

Hats off to those Audi engineers!  :-)


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