016 trans fill
ekellock at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 20:25:16 PST 2007
Do not use motor oil.
Your "transmission" is actually a transaxle... gearbox and differential on
Use GL4 lube only. Do not use GL5. Do not use motor oil.
I have Redline in a couple of mine. Some say Redline has caused failure. I
have too many cars to put too many miles on any single one, so I can't
comment one way or the other. I added Militec with the Redline, so I'm
probably in fairly uncharted waters. I've done this to my V8 5spd, my CGT
(fwd), and I think in my urq.
True GL4 is not the most commonly available. Anything newer will likely say
it is GL4 compatible. This is not a green light. You want true GL4, even
if you don't get Redline. If it says it is also GL5 compatible, do not use
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of mike claire
> Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 9:06 PM
> To: 200 20v List
> Subject: 016 trans fill
> Gents: I visited a local indy yesterday to ask him if he'd
> change the trans oil in my '91 200q20v. The oil was only
> changed less than 2 years ago by the prior owner. I have to
> find the reciept, as I remember it was GL4 but I don't remember what.
> I'm in NH and with the weather turning cold the trans has a
> hard time syncing 1st and 2nd. Just getting it into 1st and
> reverse after a cold start is a bit of a challenge. It's
> better when it's warm. It's a '91 200.
> The local indy has a tech that swears he's put 10w30 motor
> oil in Audis of this vintage with good results and no ill
> effects. I have serious doubts about this, and I asked him 3
> times is he really sure that's the right thing to do with
> this car. As a test I asked him what he'd put in the
> hydraulic system of my car, and he got the right answer (Pentosin 11).
> What do you guys say?
> I was thinking about Redline MTL, which is a synth 75w80 oil
> and is supposed to be for cold weather but I don't know that
> it's a good idea to run it in an 016. I was also thinking
> about draining a little out of the case and just adding some
> Militec additive.
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