Manual Trans Fluid Change, '85 4kq

Huw Powell audi at
Fri Mar 30 00:20:25 EDT 2007

> Looking for some quick tips on changing the "fluid" (oil?) in my '85
> 4000 Quattro (manual) Transmission. I have a couple quick questions. 
> Is the tool to remove the drain plug a special size (large allen)? 

It's a 17 mm (I think) allen socket.  A bit weird, but available.

Whatever you do, the big rule is to open the fill plug first, if the 
drain plug opens but the fill plug doesn't, you're screwed

> Can heat be applied to get the drain plug out?

You shouldn't need it ... get the right socket, and a nice 18" or so 
breaker bar, go at it.  I am assuming you are doing this on the car?

Huw Powell

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