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Gearbox oil change advice

bigcarnut Jul 15, 2012

  1. bigcarnut

    bigcarnut New Member

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    Hi guys I have a 2004 a4 190 it's done 77k miles
    1st and 2nd gear seems a bit notchy I had a wee look using the search bit of the forum and seems that there has been a few people that have had the same issues

    Would it be a good idea to get the gearbox oil changed and what oil should I use to do this

    Thanks for any advice given
     
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  3. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    I like to change gear oil every 50k miles on cars.

    Just had it done on mine, but it's only done 50k on the clock.
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    Recently changed the oil on wifes Bora which was getting sticky in 4th and 5th and added some Molyslip which helped but you wont cure any wear without overhaul.Bora has 170k and I doubt if its been changed before.
     
  5. scott b

    scott b Active Member VCDS Map User

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    its a bit fiderly getting the oil back into the box as access is limited. be a ball ache to do on axle stands. luckerly i have a workshop to use
     
  6. Ste_Nova

    Ste_Nova Active Member

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    use a brake pressure bleeder to force the fluid in :)
     
  7. bigcarnut

    bigcarnut New Member

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    Thanks guys

    think i will get the garage to change the oil

    should i use geniune audi stuff
     
  8. Turkster

    Turkster W.Bro.Paul 2.0d Q5 Quattro

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    i'd not risk not using gen VAG oils mate,
     
  9. bigcarnut

    bigcarnut New Member

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    Thanks mate genuine vag oil it is
     
  10. Turkster

    Turkster W.Bro.Paul 2.0d Q5 Quattro

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    why not post some pics of what you do for the other's to learn from?
     
  11. bigcarnut

    bigcarnut New Member

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    It will be the garage that's doing the oil change Paul not me

    But I will have to put a picture of the car up
     
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  13. cnut

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    Redline MT 90 is what I always recommend. Absolutely transformed the gearbox on my old Corrado VR6 which use to crunch and crash in 2nd. I will be doing mine soon because 2nd to 3rd gear feels a bit notchy when cold.
     
  14. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I changed mine a few months ago - made a noticeable difference.
    I used the approved oil by Fuchs.

    To fill I cut a length of hosepipe which I fed into the fill point and poured the fluid in whilst standing to the side of the car.
     
  15. bigcarnut

    bigcarnut New Member

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    Hi thanks for the advice Alex i may just give this a go myself
     

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