[urq] Green Hydraulic Oil or Red ATF? Confused...

James Howard spam.me1 at ntlworld.com
Sun Apr 17 16:22:34 EDT 2005

If it has the metal gold coloured reservoir on the firewall, it's red ATF 
originally. If this is the case and you just drained red ATF, I would refill 
with the same.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maurits Jonkergouw" <urq at moregraphics.nl>
To: "Audifans" <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 5:23 PM
Subject: [urq] Green Hydraulic Oil or Red ATF? Confused...

http://www.isham_research.co.uk/quattro/brake_system.html says the original 
system used ATF and this should never be used on the later models (MB-RR). 
They use the green Hydraulic oil (P/N G 002 000) instead. This can be used 
in both systems, old and new.

ETKA also says to use the green hydraulic oil in my car (1986 WR-GV) but 
this is not the "so called later car" ! Furthermore, my old hydralic fluid 
was coloured RED, I assume this was ATF? I also noticed all of my hydraulic 
hoses to and from steering rack, hydraulic pump, pressure regulator etc. are 
sweating. Could this be caused by the (wrong) ATF eating it's way out thru?

When the new bomb is put back in, I'll have to refill the reservoir. Of 
course, the whole system has some of the old ATF left, can I just mix this 
with the green hydraulic oil or do I have the flush the old system and how? 
Or should I stick with the red stuff, if it's ATF in the first place...

Thanks again. (arrrgggg)


1986 GV (Swiss WR)
1985 CGT KV
1982 GL DD
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