164 Q4 fluid/oil service (comprehensive replacement guide)

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164 Q4 fluid/oil service (comprehensive replacement guide)

Post by AlfaWhiz » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:02 pm

I've come up with an idea for this topic as the information on the forum is distributed over multiple different threads and posts. I would like to collect a list of replacement oils and hydraulic fluids that can go with the Q4, when performing a full oil service (which I am about to do on my car any time now). The focus should be not on the technical side of the maintenance work (which is already covered in the technical section and the manuals), but rather on the types of lubricants and fluids themselves and concrete products from different manufactuters.

I will start by pointing out the Motul configurator: http://www.motul.com/en/en/products/recommendation

According to this, Motul has quite a selection for the Q4. Just see for yourself. I am considering to go for the Motul, as I have a soft spot for this brand.

What do you think?

Perhaps we could compile a comprehensive list of replacements for all the oils/fluids for our cars, so there's no confusion any more.

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Re: 164 Q4 fluid/oil service (comprehensive replacement guid

Post by AlfaWhiz » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:40 pm

Products suggested by Motul, which I will most probably try out:

Engine (7,5 l):
  1. Motul 6100 Synergie+ 10W40, semi-synthetic
  2. Motul 2100 Power+ 10W40, semi-synthetic
  3. Motul 300V COMPETITION 15W50, synthetic (my preffered choice)
  4. Motul 2100 15W50, semi-synthetic (my second preffered choice)
Gearbox/transaxle:
  1. Motul GEAR MB 80W
  2. Motul GEARBOX 80W-90
Rear differential (1,1 l):
  1. Motul GEARBOX 80W90
  2. Motul HD 80W90
Transfer box (0,35 l):
  1. Motul GEAR MB 80W
  2. Motul GEARBOX 80W-90
Viscomatic® engagement coupling (0,11 l):
  1. Motul MULTI ATF
  2. Motul DEXRON III
Viscomatic® epicycloidal group (0,56 l):
  1. Motul MULTI ATF
  2. Motul DEXRON III
Viscomatic® epicycloidal group (0,56 l):
  1. Motul MULTI ATF
  2. Motul DEXRON III
Hydraulic brake/clutch system:
  1. Motul DOT 5.1
  2. Motul DOT 3 & 4
Power steering/Viscomatic® actuator:
  1. Motul MULTI HF
Cooling system (12 l):
  1. INUGEL EXPERT
  2. INUGEL OPTIMAL

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