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1998 Audi A8 Quattro Question: transmission filer plug

 

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jeffseybold, Castaic, CA, January 18, 2010, 16:29
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I AM A JET SKI MECHANIC, ON MY WIFES 1999 AUDI A8 QUATRO, I DROPPED THE TRANNY PAN, INSTALED NEW FILTER, NEW GASKET, WHERE IS THE FILLER CAP ON THIS MODEL?

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    Drivingmad44 January 18, 2010, 18:24
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    On vehicles similiar to yours (not necesarily yours), there is NO filler cap for trans fluid, you put it in right through the tube the dipstick goes in (with a very thin funnel to fit the tube of course).

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 18, 2010, 23:21
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    some guy January 19, 2010, 17:04
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    the 17 mm plug in the bottom of the pan (which had that white tower looking thing inside the pan) is the fill plug. the way the hole goes "up" into the pan sets the level. with the car WARM NOT HOT! and running, fill the trans with a siphon until fluid drips out. the right tool is a jug that hooks to the hood latch with a long hose and an end that looks like this ( 7 ) with a on/off valve. get the right fluid...its not dex!

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    Visitor, June 01, 2010, 15:25

    Actually u can use Dex III but make sure its the high quality stuff. And you will mess something up listening to these jokers, I wish people would just say "I don't know" or nothing at all if they don't know. The fill procedure is very specific. And u don't need some contraption hanging from the hood, u level it on jackstands and get under it with a small hand pump and pump it up into the fill hole. And u want the car at operating temperature, not WARM. Here's the critical part "some guy" also failed to mention. The manual says to run thru the gears, wheels rolling, THEN go reverse for 3 seconds, then drive for 3 seconds, then into THIRD and apply the handbrake, and THEN fill till overflow. This last thing is very critical, and it will take almost 2 more quarts than "some guys" method, which will burn up your nice DTE/DSM quattro tranny. Just finished rebuilding one. Hope this helps

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    erock January 28, 2010, 06:53
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    I BELIEVE IT HAS TO BE PUMPED IN FROM BOTTOM

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    Visitor, June 01, 2010, 15:26

    Actually u can use Dex III but make sure its the high quality stuff. And you will mess something up listening to these jokers, I wish people would just say "I don't know" or nothing at all if they don't know. The fill procedure is very specific. And u don't need some contraption hanging from the hood, u level it on jackstands and get under it with a small hand pump and pump it up into the fill hole. And u want the car at operating temperature, not WARM. Here's the critical part "some guy" also failed to mention. The manual says to run thru the gears, wheels rolling, THEN go reverse for 3 seconds, then drive for 3 seconds, then into THIRD and apply the handbrake, and THEN fill till overflow. This last thing is very critical, and it will take almost 2 more quarts than "some guys" method, which will burn up your nice DTE/DSM quattro tranny. Just finished rebuilding one. Hope this helps

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