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Neo1130
11-15-2006, 06:05 PM
Doing the tranny and rear diff fluid change on both of the A4's... Any tips? I seem to have a hard time trying to find something to help fill it back up with so I just might make a bit o' mess when I am doing this...

sean1.8t
11-15-2006, 06:11 PM
they sell some pretty cheap filler pumps at like autozone

pac1085
11-15-2006, 06:20 PM
Cheap in both price and quality. Here's a pic of one, I was drenched with gear oil after this ordeal...

http://qfrog.smugmug.com/photos/104603809-L.jpg

I suppose its safe to assume you already have the special drain plug tool for the transmission?

staubach333
11-15-2006, 06:26 PM
Anybody have a write-up? How many qts. to buy, special tools, etc...I want to do this over the next week.

Neo1130
11-15-2006, 06:27 PM
Yeah, I got the tool... There is a write-up under the Misc. Section on Audiworld... I think you need 3 quarts for the tranny and 2 for the rear diff...

pac1085
11-15-2006, 06:30 PM
You'll probably need 4liters if you plan ongettingb 3 in the trans with that junk tool :P

Neo1130
11-15-2006, 06:40 PM
I think someone said I can just run a clear tube from the engine bay into the fill hole and do it that way...

MultiAudis
11-15-2006, 06:42 PM
that makes sense to me

staubach333
11-15-2006, 06:43 PM
Sounds like cake just read the article, process is almost identical to that of a Honda. (owned quite a few)

Is the front drain plug really a 'special tool' that has to be ordered or simply a torx bit? If it is a torx bit what size is it? Any suggestions on fluid?(even though Ill prob use Audi brand...) TIA

pac1085
11-15-2006, 06:45 PM
The front drain plug is definetly a special tool. Its a tamperproof XZN, 16mm if i recall.. (aka triple square)

Youcan buy it cheap online or get it local thru a mac/snapon/matco dealer for like $35.

Neo1130
11-15-2006, 06:53 PM
Type in audi transmission tool on ebay and you will find a few

sean1.8t
11-15-2006, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Neo1130
Yeah, I got the tool... There is a write-up under the Misc. Section on Audiworld... I think you need 3 quarts for the tranny and 2 for the rear diff...

isn't it more like 1.5 quarts for the rear dif?

quickglx
11-15-2006, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by pac1085
The front drain plug is definetly a special tool. Its a tamperproof XZN, 16mm if i recall.. (aka triple square)

Youcan buy it cheap online or get it local thru a mac/snapon/matco dealer for like $35.

17mm hex/ allen drain and fill plugs. I have a Matco suction pump, @ $14 it doesn't leak too bad... you have to expect some leakage w/ such a heavy viscosity

pac1085
11-15-2006, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by quickglx
17mm hex/ allen drain and fill plugs. I have a Matco suction pump, @ $14 it doesn't leak too bad... you have to expect some leakage w/ such a heavy viscosity

17mm fill plug on trans but SPECIAL TOOL for drain plug on transmission! At least on my 97 1.8T quattro trans and 2001 2.8 Quattro trans. Don't know if other years or FWD are different but I doubt it

staubach333
11-15-2006, 07:45 PM
http://www.shopperschoice.com/item_VIM-Hand-Tools-16mm-XZN-Audi-VW-Drain-Plug_Socket_path_7-404-422_item_375602.html

That it?

Ertman
11-15-2006, 08:14 PM
That looks like it

jjjoe
11-15-2006, 08:14 PM
Might want to open the fill plug first to make sure you can get oil back in before letting it all out.

I bought a "transfer pump" at Pep Boys for $14. It worked at least as well as I do!

Poopie
11-15-2006, 08:19 PM
its a tripple square tool? i got a set of those.hmmm

pac1085
11-15-2006, 08:22 PM
ya but its an odd size (16mm) and tamperproof (big hole in the middle)

Saturnine
11-15-2006, 09:06 PM
Ahem..

[:D]

http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87980

Neo1130
11-16-2006, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by Saturnine
Ahem..

[:D]

http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87980

I am a leader, not a follower... Nah, just kidding... I actually read over that and that is what made me want to change it!!

Saturnine
11-16-2006, 08:43 AM
Yea, its really not that bad to do.. Granted you have a pair of B5's, which i doubt could be that different than my B6..

I wanted to do the tranny fluid, but on the B6 at least you need this weirdo tool to get the drain plug out..