[V8] trans fluid level check
dag.boesterud at consulgranada.net
Tue Nov 27 16:31:05 PST 2007
The VAG Audi V8 repair manual says the following about checking the fluid
level on your
A) drive the car for at least 10 km (about 6,5 miles). This is to ensure
that the ATF is hot.
B) park the car on a level surface
C) put the gear selector in P (Park)
D) check the fluid level
The repair manual does NOT say anything about shifting through the gears,
driving in a special way to
heat the oil etc etc.
Do NOT put the car in N (Neutral) when checking the fluid level. This will
in many cases give
a false (low) reading.
92 V8 4.2
200 000 miles
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bastian Homburg" <b.homburg at web.de>
To: "V8 Audi Fans" <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 12:43 AM
Subject: Re: [V8] trans fluid level check
> The difference between "min" and "max" on the trans. dipstick is 0.6
> liters - that's 20 ounces or a little more than half a quart for your
> Americans. So, when you're exactly in the middle between the two
> markings, you're a quarter quart low :)
> Ed Kellock wrote:
>> If anyone knows off the top, many thanks, otherwise I'll google it...
>> On a 1990 V8Q automatic with the tranny dipstick, what are the
>> indications on the dipstick?
>> The end of the dipstick has the small plastic bit with two nodes, one
>> on each end of the plastic part and I think a line near each one.
>> My level is exactly in the middle of the two.
>> Does that indicate one half quart low?
>> If not, what then?
>> I drove for a good 20 minutes on both highway and around town stop and
>> go with a couple of full throttle blasts, the last being about a 1/4
>> mile of 4-5% grade, using Manual mode to hold it in 3rd.
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