transmission lube

Shayne thequattroking at
Tue Mar 4 16:34:56 EST 2003

I goofed.  LOL, I did not read this was from the 20V list.  I thought it was
from the V8q list.  And, there are about 3 or 4 of us over there with manual
tranny cars.  I think there are even a few over there that have no clue Audi
made a manual tranny V8.

But, I still follow the same guidelines with the manny tranny cars.  I have
also been told the same thing by tranny guys.  Change it every 30K.  I do
mine every 15K.

BTW, are you insulting my intelligence by saying I take my car to jiffy
Lube?  Come one, my dog has more brains and car know how then those folks.
For fun took an old used oil filter to Jiffy Lube one day and asked them if
they had any more like if.  I told them I wanted to start bringing my car to
them.  The guy looked at me as if I was nuts when he saw the size of the
filter.  He told me they don't carry tractor filters.  I told him it was for
an Audi V8q.  He had no clue what I was talking about.  Looked it up on the
computer.  Did not exist.  Still convinced I brought him a tractor filter.

Thanx for reminding me what list I am on.  Regardless of what Bentley or the
handbook say, I will change my oil every 15K.  Cheap insurance IMO.

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

> 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.

>> 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.
>>> 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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