Best trans oil choice

Brett Dikeman brett at
Sat Oct 15 12:46:29 EDT 2005

On Oct 13, 2005, at 5:09 PM, Kevin McCalla wrote:

> What is the consensus on the proper oil to use for the
> transmission in the 200tq?  How about the rear end?

Stock VW/Audi fluid.  Amsoil also makes a GL5 that IS compatible with  
VW, Porsche, and Audi transmissions.

If you consider any GL5 rated fluid, triple check with the  
manufacturer that it is compatible with VW/Audi transmissions and is  
brass syncro safe.  It used to be that all GL5 fluids were NOT, and  
now several (including Amsoil) are; an additive that was in use to  
help meet GL5 specs would destroy anything brass in very short order.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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