Changing hydraulic oil?

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Jun 18 22:51:57 EDT 2004

> From: PeterBergin at
> Supposedly the blue bottle Febi-bilstein #08972 is the older wrong stuff and
> the green can Pentosin G002000 red is the correct stuff.  However both have
> the same Audi number on the container.  Someone else just told me that they
> are both the same, but just different brands.  The label describes them both
> as Mineral based which is correct.
Guys, use considered judement!  Do you question and refuse to buy API grade
SH engine oil because your owner manual called for SG?  Audi didn't change
the the part number of Pentosin G002000 for the same reasons, an improved
product over time but totally interchangeable.
> My leak is down in the rack, which was new 4 years and 100k ago.
New?  Or rebuilt?  Using a rebuilt, you are relying on the rebuilder's
thoroughness and knowledge to out weigh his profit motive, including the
mfg's ZF, rebuilds.  My pref. is DIY.

> Pete

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