transmission lube

Linus Toy linust at
Tue Mar 4 16:45:24 EST 2003

FWIW--German Transaxle in Bend, OR, will NOT warranty their work on a
VW/Audi tranny if it was filled w/ GL-5 gear oil OR ANY MULTI-GL-rated gear
oil--use only a straight GL-4.  Their recommendation is either Redline MTL
or OEM Audi oil

At 02:59 PM 3/4/2003 , Bernie Benz wrote:

> > From: Brett Dikeman <brett at>
> > Amsoil AGR SAE 75W90 is rated GL-2 through GL-5; unless there are
> > different weight requirements, the same gear oil should work in both
> > far as I can tell.
> >
>Again, NO!
>GL5 is an extreem pressure lubricant, designed for the requirements of
>hypoid gearing.  While it will not hurt a tranny, it will slow your syncro
>action noticeably.  Judging from past posts on this and the 20V list, the
>consenus is that tranny fluid should be replaced with the Audi spec stuff
>for best syncro performance.  If wallet is fat enough to replace, go for the
>real juice!
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