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Old 07-13-2010, 03:32 PM
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Anyone know of a DIY for changing the atf in and automatic transmission? I going to do it on a 1998 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro.

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Old 07-13-2010, 06:56 PM
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TRY WWW.BLAUPARTS.COM they have and show anything you will want to know as for the fluid you can use royal purple max atf or mobil one atf both of these are G-052-025-A2 AND ARE COMPATABLE WITH THE VEHICLE YOU HAVE. you will pay half the cost for these fluids as compared to audi...... JUST A HINT...BUY A COUPLE MORE QUARTS THAN YOU THINK YOU NEED
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:14 PM
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anyone know if there is a cheaper way to get the parts you need for an ATF change?
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:31 AM
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I found the gasket and filter kit at pep boys they also had a castrol fluid with the correct fliud number..........MAJOR SAVINGS
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:34 AM
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TRY WWW.BLAUPARTS.COM they have and show anything you will want to know as for the fluid you can use royal purple max atf or mobil one atf both of these are G-052-025-A2 AND ARE COMPATABLE WITH THE VEHICLE YOU HAVE. you will pay half the cost for these fluids as compared to audi...... JUST A HINT...BUY A COUPLE MORE QUARTS THAN YOU THINK YOU NEED
+1 on getting more atf than suggested.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:37 PM
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any suggestions on doing it without a vag-com or any diagnostic system? the blau site says to check for dripping at certain temps after you fill. is that really necessary
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:14 PM
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BUMP! I dont have the 350$ vag and i need to do a tranny flush. Should i just run it hot to get as much out as possible to drain. Then let it cool and fill it until it comes out, then runt he gears, fill, run the gears, fill again? HELP!
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you can use vcds lite and a $10 amazon cable. i got mine running. going to be doing this same thing this week depending on the weather. be careful filling it! its not a normal fill plug
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:18 PM
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Ive heard the whole drain/flush/fill is not reccomended. I forget why but I do recall hearing bad stories. I think your best off with a drain/fill.

You also need special tools for the plugs.
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You also need special tools for the plugs.
I believe it's some absurdly large 12-point safety bit. ECS should have them. I need to drain/flush/fill my gear oil as well..
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:06 PM
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i will take pictures this week when i do it. You can just use a little siphon pump, or a small hose and funnel.

and assuming the ones i have fit, you can get them at autozone diff was just regular hex bolts fyi too
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I need to drain/flush/fill my gear oil as well..
Peace of mind + smoother shifts. Get on it. Don't forget the rear diff.
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Peace of mind + smoother shifts. Get on it. Don't forget the rear diff.
Does the rear diff take the same gear oil as the trans? I really should have done both of them this summer but between my car and my GF's TT I ran out of good weather.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:38 PM
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it can take gl5 or gl4 vs the trans that takes gl4 only, brass synchro friendly
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Does the rear diff take the same gear oil as the trans? I really should have done both of them this summer but between my car and my GF's TT I ran out of good weather.
I used Redline MT90 (GL4) in the tranny and Redline 75w90 (GL5) for the rear diff.
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Not gonna change it now, it's cold as **** outside and raining. I'll do what I usually do in the winter time and collect parts, then go nuts in the spring time
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Not gonna change it now, it's cold as **** outside and raining. I'll do what I usually do in the winter time and collect parts, then go nuts in the spring time
I understand. Some parts do best after a short hibernation in the trunk over the winter. Really makes them blossom in the spring!

Are you eventually going eliminator? BAT?
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I've been putting this off for a couple weeks after getting the Blauparts kit, which came with an extra quart of fluid.

I have a 98.5 tiptronic.

Do I need a large triple square bit or torx bit for the drain and/or filler plug?
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