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Gearbox oil?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Oranoco, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2007
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    Spending a day tomorrow sorting a CV joint, fitting my braided lines and fresh brake fluid. Seeing as I've never done it I was going to change the box oil as well. Anybody know what's best to use?
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  3. spartacus 68

    spartacus 68 Active Member

    Dec 17, 2008
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    Regards the tranny - always pull the fill plug before you drop the drain plug! :yes:

    I got the rear diff done and it came out like coffee. Probably best if you get the car up to temperature to warm the oil a little, before draining. They fitted genuine VAG stuff, just under 2 litres on the rear diff. Might get the transmission done before the summer.

    Good luck with tomorrow. I'd go OE every time, although others recommend Redline products. Useful link here: B5 5 spd tranny fluid change by Sandman - AudiForums.com

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