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Fireman dan

What oil for gearbox please

Just servicing gearbox. New filter and gasket.

What oil shall I use as getting told different things.


Many thanks
HPsauce

If it's a 5-speed ZF Lifeguard 5.
Fireman dan

Many thanks.


Have changed oil and it sounds a little funny
Coming off the throttle like a squeaking noise.

Euros have sent some oil but its not what is said
Above so will look at replacing. :0)

Have put in around 7 litres
HPsauce

It's a complex process to drain and refill to the correct level and not all the existing fluid comes out anyway even with the pan removed, so if it is incorrect you'll have a mixture now. And if not filled to the correct level it apparently can make unexpected noises.

I left it to the garage on my last S8 (earlier this year) and will do the same for the current one when due.  
Fireman dan

I have had a German specialist do
The swap. They have replaced with correct
Filter from dealer but oil from Euro Car Parts
That was listed from the system.

The garage have said they not happy with that noise.

Investigating further.
Fireman dan

Oil that has gone in is called Dextron 6 ATF.

That is what Euros supplied :0/

That no good?
HPsauce

Dunno but a quick rummage finds:
Quote:
Mobil DEXRON-VI ATF is a high performance, synthetic blend automatic transmission fluid formulation designed to meet the stringent service fill requirements of GMís Dexron-VI specification.

You don't have a GM box, it's a ZF one presumably?
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