016 trans fill
daveglu at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 2 10:47:47 PST 2007
I just had a tranny (Geo Metro) rebuilt for a relative. The tech told me
NOT to put 80/90 that this particular trans had synthetic 75w oil and that I
should run 10w30 motor oil. I realize this is a light little trans, but it
is additional info.
----- Original Message -----
From: "mike claire" <mike.claire at gmail.com>
To: "200 20v List" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 8:06 PM
Subject: 016 trans fill
> Gents: I visited a local indy yesterday to ask him if he'd change the
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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