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Re: Shifty lube

In a message dated 96-02-01 21:27:07 EST, you write:

>Did notice that the gears(stickshift) are _really_ hard to shift until the
>engine's been running awhile(5-8 min)-is this normal?  Also, if I leave it
>in the neutral pos. and let up on the clutch, the engine rpm drops and you
>can hear the engine strain, but it levels out to just a tag under where it
>was with the clutch in(down)  I would assume that the trans. fluid is very
>viscous in the cold,

You may not have synthetic in there - 90W gear lube can take 75 rpm off an
engine below +15 degrees.

Anyone know which year Audi shifted over to synthetic lube?