Re [V8] Hydraulic Fluid PENTOSTIN
SuffolkD at aol.com
SuffolkD at aol.com
Tue Jan 18 13:07:41 EST 2005
Wow.......I'm even more confused reading this. The info here seems to
explain the facts, but for me it leads to a few questions..... Not knocking the
post, but I can see where much of the confusion comes
The cans look the same with subtile differences and red vs green caps. Green
is older and becoming NLA................
7.1 and 11S are not actually the numbers on the can but relate to:
" --Do NOT mix either 7.1 or 7.11 min "...... AND
" Here is the official word from Audi on the 7.1 and 11S compatibility."
Backwards compatible. I need to be straightened out on this. BACKwards
compatible to me would be ABLE to use the NEWER synthetic in place of the OLDER
mineral oil in older cars.
FORWARD compatible would be older stuff okay in newer / future applications
But NOT older mineral Oil 7.1? in the newer 1990 and up (approx) synthetic
systems needing 11S...........
as a rule/guideline unless you're stuck in the desert and need to MacGuyver
your ride to the nearest service or die in the desert
As a general rule of thumb (unless ATF) older cars 4000 80 / 90 5000 are 7.1F
Green top correct?
Superceeded by synthetic 11S (Red) in all cars POST 1990-ish.
I'll bet there's something newer in the 2000 MY cars too..............
Please help me.................. -Scott by BOSTON
In a message dated 1/18/2005 2:46:51 AM Eastern Standard Time,
v8-request at audifans.com writes:
Posted before, but the archives being what they are...Here is the official
word from Audi on the 7.1 and 11S compatibility:AUDI TSB reference Bulletins
thru 1993 (issued Oct 1994)Audi tech bulletin 48-89-T07, Nov '89 (EXACTLY
QUOTED)"HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FLUID - NEW TYPEHydraulic system fluid has been improved as
of M.Y. 1990New: Hydraulic Fluid, part number unchanged.This fluid is more
temperature resistantColor: OliveOld: Hydraulic Fluid, PN 002 000Color: GreenThe
new hydraulic fluid can be identified by the RED cap onthe containerNote: New
and old hydraulic fluid can be mixed if
necessary"--------------------------------------------------------------Do NOT mix either 7.1 or 7.11 mineral oil in
audi hydraulicsystems which call for "Dexron Automatic Transmission Fluid".
The ATFhydraulic systems are usually identified by the metal resevoir,
themineral oil 7.1and 7.11s hydraulic systems are usually identified by the
plasticresevoir. ATFapplication are usually found on the older 4000, Urq and pre84
hydraulic systems (USA). The 7.1 non synthetic mineral oil fluid isusually
found in all 1984> 1989 audi 500/200 cars (USA) The new 7.11fluid is found from
the factory in some M.Y. 1990 audis, and all 1991>audis.Given the better heat
resistant characteristics of the 7.11s (syntheticmineral oil) fluid, it is
the preferred fluid for all audi applicationsspecifying G 00 2 000 mineral oil
hydraulic fluid.If you have any questions regarding the application for
yourspecific car, please consult either your owners manual, the label onyour
resevoir, or your audi dealer.BCNU,<A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/">http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/</A>
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