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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Danielson, Nov 21, 2004.

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    [Nov 21, 2004]
    hi, anybody changed theirs, where is the drain i havent looked yet, also what sort of gear oil, any help/info would b great. cheers dan /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif
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    [Nov 21, 2004]
    I changed mine to sytheticy stuff as recomended, it needs a special tool thingy like a huge torx with a hole in it, cost me about 15 squids. Worthwhile tho, better gearchange now
    The tool is used for the filler and the drain plugs
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    [Nov 21, 2004]
    ahh cool im glad someone replied, nice 1, where from what rating mate, does it hold much.
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    [Nov 22, 2004]
    can you let us know what they say mate im after getting some.
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    [Nov 22, 2004]
    With an automatic gearbox, it's a little more involved, but doable. If any of you have autos, post here first, and I can show you pics.
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    [Nov 22, 2004]
    synthetic gear oil SAE 75 W90 (G052 145).

    Sorry for the delay, i had thrown the container out,lol.

    This info is from mr Bentley,lol
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    [Nov 28, 2004]
    According to the shop manual, you do use 75w90 synthetic. The factory already put synthetic in though. There is no recommended change interval, except for peace of mind.

    Here is how much you need...
    01E (6 spd Manual AWD) = 2.3 liters
    01H (6 spd AWD Rr final drive) = 1.9 liters
    Total to do both = 4.2 liters
    01A (5 spd Manual AWD) = 2.75 liters
    01R (5 spd AWD Rr final drive) = 1.9 liters
    Total to do both = 4.65 liters
    012/01W (FWD) = 2.25 liters

    Remember that trans and rr drive are seperate.

    I took this info from the AESIS(Audi USA repair manual)

    If you want amounts for automatice, email/pm me.
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