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Gear box oil.

nickelvery Jun 18, 2007

  1. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    :jester: I'm thinking about changing my oil for the gearbox. Does anyone done this beofore on there S3?

    Also what oil do I need and where to get it?
     
  2. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    Apparently the gearbox is a sealed unit but the oil can be changed. Do a search i m sure somone bought some expensive stuff & used that. There is a particular grade required. Not sure of labour costs etc. Just dont go Audi.
     
  3. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    Can I not do it myself?
     
  4. Stewart

    Stewart Member

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  5. jonS3

    jonS3 Member

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    yes you can change it, very easy, there are 2 drain plugs, one on the gearbox and one on the bevel box, and a fill plug.

    you may as well do the rear diff oil (its different to the haldex oil before anyone asks!)

    I used Silkolene SYN5 fully synthetic trans oil 75w90 GL4/5 so it can be used in both. (One is GL4 the other should be GL5)

    I got the oil from opie oils
     
  6. Dave_Bayern

    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    Is the fill plug on the top, like most gearboxes? Hence having to use a proper filling tool or a large syringe?

    I tend to chuck an extra £10 and the oil at the garage when I have needed it done in the past as its not worth the hassle of getting covered in gearbox oil when you dont have the right tools, as hand pumps seem to be IMPOSSIBLE to get these days.
     
  7. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    Fair play i think I'll give Paul a ring and see what he can do.
     

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