GL4 vs. GL5
ssgacc at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 16 14:57:31 EST 2002
Oh, and I didn't know you lived in the Artic circle.
Did the person you got the car from "give a sh*t?" If
so, I agree, that was almost definitely MT90. Looks
just like ATF to me.
--- Louis-Alain Richard <laraa at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Grrrrrrr, you two are probably right, I just dropped
> 4 liters of
> perfectly clean Redline MT90 and replaced it with
> cheap Castrol Hypoy C
> with the wrong GL5 rating!
> Last winter I had a fine shifting car and now my urQ
> surge forward (-20
> C last Monday) when I start it, even if the trans is
> in neutral!
> So I went to my FLAPS today and bought 4 quarts
> (76.00 CAN$) of this
> expensive wonderstuff.
> Learn, learn, and learn encore!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: james accordino [mailto:ssgacc at yahoo.com]
> Sent: 13 decembre, 2002 17:11
> To: larichard at compagnonderoute.ca; qshipaz at juno.com
> Cc: Quattro List
> Subject: Re: GL4 vs. GL5
> It might have been Redline, not ATF. One of their
> recommended oils for the tranny (temp. zone
> withstanding) LOOKS like ATF. I understand from
> posters that this stuff works very well in colder
> Jim Accordino
> --- Louis-Alain Richard
> <larichard at compagnonderoute.ca> wrote:
> > Rob,
> > Interestingly, the oil I drained form the car was
> > Dexron ATF (thin, red slippery stuff) like you
> > in any manual trans GM car! Somebody probably
> > wanted to ease the gear change and they were
> > the trans was really easy but longevity was my
> > primary concern.
> > Louis-Alain
> > 83 urQ
> > Subject: GL4 vs. GL5
> > From: qshipaz at juno.com
> > Greetings Audinauts,
> > Hmmm. I heard that GL5 should not be used, but
> > never remember why. Guess the GL5 I topped the TQ
> > box off with last week is gonna come out!
> > though: I believe in Redline's quality, but I am
> > superstitious about using synthetic in a car which
> > has likely always used "bean oil"- maybe just for
> > the potential of new leaks developing. But
> > otherwise- where can you get non-synth GL4?? I
> > to use Castrol in my departed 5kt, but I can't
> > locate the stuff anywhere....
> > Regards,
> > Rob
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