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changing gear and diff oil

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by pt7550, May 16, 2007.

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    [May 16, 2007]
    Done a mini service this w.e. ( gen audi filter cheaper than pattern??)and cleaned plugs
    now want to do the gear and diff oil
    1st i know where the drain for the gearbox is but :sorry: where do i fill it? and with what and how much ?

    2nd diff(s) on the quattro 2.8 are they drainable, from where? and do we recommend it?:no:

    cheers ears:icon_thumright:
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    [May 16, 2007]
    Genuine as in genuine boxed? or Hengst?

    Genuine boxed parts are always more expensive than any pattern, whoever quoted you was wrong or prices incorrect.
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    The fill hole is on the side of the diff. The one on the rear diff is on the drivers side.

    You would be best using a seringe(sp) to pump the new oil in as it takes a while running it in.

    You fill till its inline with the fill plug. i.e. starting to run out a little.

    I did mine a few months ago.

    It stinks the old stuff!!
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    [May 17, 2007]
    Went to my 'local' autoparts place quoted £18, I queried they checked?
    then rung Halfrouds and they initially couldnt find a 2.8Q in the A4 range (confidence inspireing i know) but then said £18....said he could get from a.n. other supplier one for £12 but the other was recommended

    so went to the dealer and it was £10.45+vat in a nice audi box with a reciept and a free sweet from the fox on the welcome desk :hubbahubba:

    AND they have started doing an 'older car' scheme on labour prices ...
    price for 4wheel alignment went from £159 down to £119 after telling them it was an 98R

    Didnt look that busy at £100+vat per hr.........:tumble:
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    [May 17, 2007]
    cheers fella
    i expect the same for the gearbox then.....?
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    [May 17, 2007]
    What filter was it for?? oil/air/fuel?
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    [May 17, 2007]
    I may be wrong but I think the refil on the gearbox was different.

    You need a fancy tool to undo the gearbox oil though.

    Is a tamper-proof spline jobbie. Is a heafty socket, my mate had to order one in cost about £30 I think.
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    [May 17, 2007]
    oil filter
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    [May 18, 2007]
    just bought oil filter from GSF. £6.50
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