transmission lube

Shayne thequattroking at
Tue Mar 4 18:56:51 EST 2003

I can verify this.  Forrest told me this when he returned my V8q tranny
after it was rebuilt.  I use MTL or MT 90 depending on the car and how it is

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
> 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
>>> 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!
>> Bernie

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