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02-17-2013, 11:10 PM
So my car hit 255k miles in the last few weeks and it marks 90k miles since the trans/differentials were serviced. Looking on ecs I'm seeing a few options for both. I'm seeing redline or motul and the redline has the option for mt-90 or mtl. What do you all suggest?

02-18-2013, 03:40 AM
Stock Audi Fluid

02-18-2013, 07:17 AM
Motul or OEM.

Redline shears out too fast and some people have complained of shifting problems after switching to it.

02-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Fuchs Titan, I love it

02-18-2013, 12:53 PM
What is it? 18T or 28?

02-18-2013, 12:55 PM
I just filled my tranny up with OEM fluid. No more difficulty shifting in the cold anymore.

02-18-2013, 02:01 PM
I know the word is that Motul or OEM are best. has anyone else used anything like Mobli 1, Royal purple or Castro ect big names? 75w 90. I just hit 90k and will be doing this soon just looking for more info ?


02-18-2013, 02:13 PM
I used royal purple. No issues.

02-18-2013, 02:54 PM
I run valvoline maxlife atf. Great fluid, better price

02-18-2013, 03:22 PM
Makes me feel better at hitting 218. Hope I at least get to 255.

tHatOne guY
02-18-2013, 03:38 PM
I would recommend the OEM as well. I switched to Redline in the tranny and rear diff at 180k. Now at 196k I can def tell I am having to use some force to shift into 1-3 gears in the morning when the fluid is cold. Other than that the fluid seems fine.

02-18-2013, 07:48 PM
What is it? 18T or 28?


Makes me feel better at hitting 218. Hope I at least get to 255.

It was stock tuned till 248k. Head was off at 245 and the hone was still in good shape. It was religiously maintained and I have receipts from 2004- when I bought it last may at 247. You'd never know it had that much mileage on it by looking at it or sitting in it running.