b.benz at charter.net
Tue Mar 4 14:20:30 EST 2003
Shane, I agree with your lead in phrase, if it is ment to pertain to the
rest of your post.
Your Jiffy Lube tranny guys that you quote are talking automatics, as there
is no filter in the manual trannies. Further, these monkeys are selling a
service and would be pleased to change your fluids weekly, if your wallet is
fat enough, and will guarentee to strip your drain plugs every time. Better
that you follow Audis service recomendations. Neither Bentley nor the 200
owner's manual recomends a manual transmission fluid change interval.
> From: Shayne <thequattroking at yahoo.com>
> Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 11:52:01 -0800
> To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>, DAK <dak at rochester.rr.com>
> Cc: 200q List <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: transmission lube
> Ah this is garbage-
> Talk to any tranny guy. Synthetic or not, the fluid looses it's cleanliness
> and protective properties. Tranny guys recommend that you change your fluid
> and filter every 2 years or 30K miles. I have even had a even been told by
> a few to do it once a year and change the filter every other year. This is
> the practice I prefer. CHANGE IT.
> Shayne P.
> Oakland, CA.
> Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.
> FOR SALE: 1988 BMW 528e $3700
> PARTING: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
>> Tranny oil doesn't wear out. Unless you must open the tranny, don't change
>> it, just top it off. Why replace a seal? Have you tried adding engine seal
>> restorer to stop a leak? DFI if IAB!
>>> Quick question.
>>> When replacing a seal in the transmission, I drained some fluid to that
>>> I could dry out the seal area completely. I noticed it was browner than
>>> I expected it to be. I know motor oil gets quite dark from use. Should I
>>> expect the gear lube to get a medium brown color? Is there any good
>>> reason to replace the factory synthetic stuff at 120K? (yes, I know it
>>> is probably not a bad idea, but...)
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