Pentosin PS Fluid 7 or 11 or doubles....quattro digest #3820

Ti Kan ti at
Sun Aug 11 00:54:28 EDT 2002

Suffolk GameServer LAN writes:
> Almost positive that the sticker (green ring) around the PS fluid reservoir
> says G002000.
> It says that on the 85 5000S I'm driving while fixing the 1990 200TQA
> starter and also on some 1991 20V Turbo someone was showing me the other
> day.
> Although all three seem to have G002000 on the reservoir, it is just a part
> number (for fluid?) or a sticker part number.

G 002 000 is the fluid part number, which is currently the same as
Pentosin 11S.

> I think 1990 is the upgrade year to 11S pentosin.
> Below 1990 the Pentosin 7 green cap is used (5k and 4K's too.)

The G 002 000 fluid must be used on all US model 5000/100/200 cars since
model year 1984.  However AFAIK the 4000s and Coupes stayed with ATF Dexron.
There may be *some* exceptions so the sticker on the reservoir should be
the authoritative guide.  Audi switched completely to the G 002 000 fluid
from 1990 and upwards for the full line.

> I read days ago someone said you can use newer 11S in place of the older 7
> (red cap 11 vs. green 7 cap) but not vice versa......................

Yes.  Early type 44s came with the mineral Pentosin 7.  Later cars switched
to the 11S (synthetic).  11S can be used to replace 7 in all applications,
but not vice versa.  Both fluids carry the same Audi part number G 002 000,
the later version (11S) with the red cap supercedes the earlier version.

Have you been reading related posts in the past few days?  This topic has
been beaten to death (and many times so in the history of this list).
A simple archive lookup would have given all the info you need.

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