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    Gearbox oil questions ?

    Hi all, I'm going to change my gearbox oil and rear diff oil on my 04 1.9 q.
    My gearbox code is FYC.
    Audi tell me that theres many different oils for different gearbox codes and wont give away details of whats realy needed !!

    I believe I need 2.5 litres for box and 1.5 litres for rear diff. Can anyone confirm this ?
    Audi want £47.52 for 3 litres of gear oil and £34.75 for the 1.5 litres of diff oil. A total of £82 for about a gallon of oil seems steep.
    I realise the correct grades are required and will likely just have to stump up as its the transmissions insurance and therefore worth it, but is anyone out there using alternative oils in their transmission that are possibly a bit easier on the wallet but meet the required spec ?

    Do people think the prices I have been quoted are fair enough ?

    Any info appreciated, thanks.
    2004 B6 A4 1.9 tdi quattro sport. Ebony black pearl.
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    Speaking with others i am led to believe that if you put anything other than audi specific oil in the gearbox and diff that they do not perform as well! May be worth the dosh
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    I run Fuchs Sintofluid 75w-80 in my 6-sp manual gearbox and Fuchs Sintopoid 75w-85 in the rear diff.
    Been in there over a year now with no issues.
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    Those are really good choices and if you use the code MAYHEM there is 25% off at the moment

    Fuchs TITAN SINTOPOID SAE 75W-90 synthetic gear oil
    Fuchs TITAN SINTOFLUID SAE 75W-80 synthetic manual transmission fluid

    Cheers

    Tim
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    to be honest thats a bit ****
    the dealer should at least be informing you what type of oil and the code number it is which is in your diff and gearbox
    in all honesty i would ring another dealer

    that said i used genuine audi gearbox oil as the only other stuff i could find is only available in the states and by the time id shipped it across it was the same price as the genuine (mines a tiptronic s4)
    for the rear diff the americans swear by motul 300 sae75w90 so thats exactly what i put in about 18 months ago and its been superb
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    Thanks for all replies and help. I looked at the fuchs oil on ebay, but they wont deliver to where I am, which is annoying as its mainland UK and not remote.
    Anyway I will enquire as to whether Opie oils can deliver, they look good, thanks Tim.
    Looking at the motul300 for diff, thanks dualmono21.
    Has anyone noticed any improvement in gearchange with alternative brand oils ?

    Yes, the dealer was rather unhelpful on this although they did confirm my gearbox code and check as to what oils were required, they just would not tell me, they even said they get asked at least several times a week for oil codes/compatibility and dont give out this information ! This and the profit on lubricants etc is why I would be keen to try another brand thats cheaper if possible.
    2004 B6 A4 1.9 tdi quattro sport. Ebony black pearl.
    RS6 style wheels. Black diamond drlled and grooved brakes all round, predator pads.
    K&N 57i induction. EGR delete. Custom Remap @180bhp
    S4 alu mirrors. LED lights. Ambient lighting. Factory armrest. B7 aero wiper upgrade. Team Heko wind deflectors.
    German number plates and Ingolstadt surrounds. Tinted lights.

    To do: Fit new wings. S4 brake upgrade. RS4 rarb. Decat. Tint windows.

    Just fitted 235/40/18 Dunlop Sport MAXX RT's, very good !!

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    ask for the part number for what they are going to supply ...
    as YOU would like to confirm it is the correct specification for your vehicle

    then google it and find the equiavalent specification
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    2003 pearlescent black s4 avant tiptronic - milltek exhaust - pre cats removed - remapped ...
    koni adjustable suspension front and rear
    alpine f1 dvi9990 -pxah990 headunit and processor - alpine d511r
    4 x focal 5ws midbass drivers - focal audiom 6w midrange - focal tce tweeters - velodyne df 12 sc servo controlled subwoofer
    3 x phoenix gold zpa 0.5 amplifiers

 

 

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