So i went about ordering a Blauparts kit to replace my transmission fluid on my 1998 audi a4 2.8l which is a triptronic automatic. i did this about 3 weeks ago. no problem.
the instructions from baluparts that came with the kit were simple enough.
here's a mellow version of the instructions
NOW, i am helping my cousin with his ATF drain and replace. same car, same transmission. 2.8l 1998 a4 triptronic auto. BUT his transmission fluid pan is a little different. his drain plug is exactly where it should be (underbelly of the pan) but his tranny fill plug is also on the underbelly of the pan --- (IT IS NOT ON THE SIDE OF THE PAN LIKE THE INSTRUCTION/PICTURES THAT BLAUPARTS DESCRIBED AS SO
instructions are to fill tranny pan until the fluid runs out of the hole. but this pan has the hole on the bottom, so how would i go about knowing when i put enough fluid in if i use the fill hole that is going against gravity. i havent even begun to switch the car in different gears and topping off fluid yet because i can't determine the baseline amount as noted per instructions.
1) anyone know exactly how much fluid is needed in an automatic transmission? kit comes with 6 liters of fluid FYI
2) does anyone have bentley manual that the site says would know the exact amount for this version car?
3) I used almost 5 or so liters in my car AFTER topping it off after being put into each gear. so should i just go by that? i feel like a tranny isnt something i should say "o sure why not"