View Full Version : Tip transmission fluid

12-09-2005, 06:53 AM
I'm doing a fluid & filter change today. Should I ask for specific p/n's?

And is it possible to use generic ATF that doesn't cost $87345/litre? [:)]

Thanks for the help guys.

12-09-2005, 07:21 AM
It has been highly recommended by EVERYONE to use only oem tranny fluid. Just do the right thing and spend the little extra money. It's not like you have to change the fluid every 5,000 miles.

BTW: I had Blaufergnugen do mine for $175.00.

12-09-2005, 09:41 AM
Now I've always been unsure with this, are you supposed to change it or not? I know Audi says its "lifetime" fluid and thats' bogus.

But I've also heard that adding new fluid breaks up particles in your tranny that normally wouldn't if the fluid was left alone...and F's stuff up...

12-09-2005, 10:40 AM
i think there should be a specific B5 or just audi tiptronic forum for that matter.

12-09-2005, 01:40 PM
Put it this way...I had my filter and fluid changed at 80,000 miles. The guy said the filter was REALLY clogged. The car now shifts better (firmer). Maybe Audi meant it's lifetime and by lifetime they were thinking 100,000 miles...then it's junk. I plan to go much farther than that!

12-09-2005, 03:48 PM
yeah, definately change it, and I would highly recommend using the OEM fluid. Although I think ECS carries some stuff that works that's just a little cheaper, not much though.

12-09-2005, 08:16 PM
You definitely want to change it. I have a Tip and had the fluid changed at 50k miles. The fluid had turned into a mud-like consistency. The A4 shifted much better afterwards. Don't buy into the lifetime marketing BS.

12-09-2005, 08:23 PM
Pennzoil Multi-Vehicle ATF Part No: 159920 and/or Quaker State Multi-Vehicle ATF Part No: 160023 has been compatible with our transmissions. I used it at my last change and at $3 a quart it's a hell of a lot cheaper than oem. I did notice improved shifting after removing the "lifetime" tar and filter. It's been in for about 12,000 miles and no issues.

12-09-2005, 08:35 PM
Forgot to add this link.

12-09-2005, 08:42 PM
screw tip get a manual tranny!!

12-09-2005, 08:43 PM
Boy, there's an intelligent response.

Howard Hughes
12-09-2005, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by ICEBIRGSLIM
i think there should be a specific B5 or just audi tiptronic forum for that matter.

I totally agree there should be a Tiptronic forum, MODS take notice. I mean we have a forum for everything else....I believe a TIP forum would be very beneficial.

12-09-2005, 08:59 PM
I don't think there would be enough posts about just tips to justify a forum.

12-09-2005, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by 4ingDrive
Boy, there's an intelligent response.
lol, leave me alone im tired

Howard Hughes
12-10-2005, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by 4ingDrive
I don't think there would be enough posts about just tips to justify a forum.

There totally would.... or aleast more then some of the other forums. Take a look at them....You would think there would be more posts in forums such as the MidWest for example, I think we have 3 threads going in there right now.

I have also flipped through all of the other forums in which cars have the Tiptronic transmisson to source different information and trouble shooting issues. A search does not always provide the right info, and to have it all in one forum would be nice.

Just a thought.

12-10-2005, 12:31 AM
It also depends on how well someone can use the search function. Just because you give someone the tools, doesn't mean they can actually build a shed with them.

Howard Hughes
12-10-2005, 12:41 AM
O I did not know there was a skill involved with the search function...maybe that has been my problem all along.

And rendyx I wouldn't cut corners with something as important as your trans, get the OEM stuff if possible.

12-10-2005, 07:29 AM
Using a compatible fluid is not cutting corners. Do you use Audi's oil and washer fluid too?

12-10-2005, 09:20 AM
Only use the Audi fluid. I got mine at ECS and also get a trans. filter and gasket. You dont need to change this fluid often so do it once and do it right. If the fluid smells horrible and is extremely greasey you know you got the right stuff. I recently did a change and the shifting is much better.