Transmission fluid leak

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon May 5 07:54:07 EDT 2003

Depends upon the nature of the leak.  If it is a rotary shaft seal, first
wash it down such that you can find and monitor the leak, then just add a
1/2 can of engine stop leak snake oil and drive the SOB (the remaining half
can goes in the rear end).  The leak should dry up in 1K miles.  Never
change tranny fluid, unless something internal breaks.


> Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 09:04:22 EDT
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Transmission fluid leak
> Hi guys,
> After 221000 miles my transmission is leaking a little and I'm currious what
> I should do:
> Should I just top off the fluid and keep an eye on it? or should I drain it
> completely tighten everything, and put all new fluid in it?
> If drained completely, is there any transmission fluid I should seek out to
> replace the OEM stuff?
> Best regards,
> Shawn Olsen
> '95 S6 MTM 118k
> '91 200q 20v avant 221k
> 96 A4 2.8q 102k
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