I did a search on ATF fluid and transmission fluid without much success so thought it would be a good idea to have a single thread listing compatible/correct ATF to use for tiptronic boxes.
As we know Audi main dealers & specialists charge anything from £25-£33 per liter which (many feel) is a little bit of a rip off. Also some places (and posts) state anything between 5-9 liters to refill once tranny sump removed. Note it should be the higher number if the filter/strainer is removed at the same time:
Audi main Stealer
£32.88 inc VAT per liter (Shell M.1375.4/Lifeguard 6) £295.92
£76.06 inc Vat filter/strainer/gasket (£37.73 of which is just the rubber gasket!!)
£371.98 inc VAT total
£15.60 inc VAT per liter Lifeguard 6
£50.40 inc Vat filter/strainer/gasket (part no BTL2028)
£190.80 inc VAT total
Total saving of £181.18 in parts alone!
Annoyingly I have 10l of Esso LT 171141 (for my Jaguar) in my garage which is effectively Lifeguard 5 which I've been told isn't compatible...boo hoo hiss!!
So anyone found anywhere cheaper for the parts?