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Old 05-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Manual Transmission Fluid specs

I'm trying to drain and replace my manual transmission fluid. Does anyone know what kind of transmission fluid my car would take? I'm having a hard time identifying it. Also, would you know how much fluid I would need if I do a drain and fill.

I have a manual 2008 S5.

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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go to liquimoly website and enter your vehicle info
oils can be ordered by napa auto parts stores

you trans oil is 75W90 GL4+ synthetic. DO NOT use GL5!! if you do, make sure it's safe for "yellow metals" or synchros that get f*cked up by the non slip additive/friction modifier placed into GL5 fluids. Redline oil makes a 75W90 GL5 NS. I think it would work, but I'd contact redline to verify/consult with a technician.. it takes 3.8 liters

diff oil is 1 liter same fluid GL4+...

Royal purple may make some
motul as well.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #3
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Does the above information apply to the manual transmission in the A5 as well? Someone told me that it's the same exact gearbox, but I don't know for sure if that's correct or not.
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