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A4 - S4 - RS 4 - A5 - S5 - RS 5 / Re: Drove the new B9 RS4 today
« Last post by le mans on Today at 09:42:33 am »
Another positive review here: https://youtu.be/w8suMCO24us
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Technical Stuff / Re: DSG oil/filter service
« Last post by benckj on Today at 06:30:56 am »
The reason I asked about Penrite FS is that I run it in my Mitsi 4wd and it performs better than the ‘special’ fluid supplied through dealership. Yes it is less expensive but I use as in my opinion it’s better. By saving a little money I can change more often and do a trans flush to get as much out of TC as possible. Not sure what the DSG trans is like by on my Mitsi I'm lucky to get 1/2 the capacity out by a simple drain & flush.

BTW being less expensive is not just pocket change. Gunuine Mitsi fluid would cost over $200/10 litres where Penrite is under $100 for same. Looking at doing maintenance in Spring so have some time to research.

Just for reference this is the oil which I was looking at;

https://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/dct-fluid-full-syn
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Volkswagen Group News / Re: 2019 Audi A1 Sportback debuts
« Last post by le mans on June 20, 2018, 10:51:13 pm »
I like it. Very aggressive body styling for an A model.
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A4 - S4 - RS 4 - A5 - S5 - RS 5 / Re: Drove the new B9 RS4 today
« Last post by le mans on June 20, 2018, 10:24:57 pm »
I see they’ve already started tuning them. Don’t think I would bother though.

https://youtu.be/C1g8ICfc6xA
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Technical Stuff / Re: DSG oil/filter service
« Last post by deedub on June 20, 2018, 08:37:25 pm »
I just use dealer fluids

If you're gonna go aftermarket then it needs to be a better product, otherwise its all about the price - however as a consumer I find it difficult to find test results to prove that aftermarket stuff is any better
I mean look how difficult it is to just find test results of different engine oils, these companies try to hide everything

It is about price. Why pay double for something that is no better?
Dealer oils will just be purchased from a supplier meeting a certain spec. Well known and trusted brands like LiquiMoly and Motul manufacture to the same specs (or buy from a supplier who does).
You are right, there are pages of threads on the internet dedicated to arguing which is better than the other. Some have higher flash points, etc etc. I doubt most will ever be able to detect the difference, in performance or gearbox wear.
I was advised to use Motul by a specialist who works on many cars including lots of racecars and knows his stuff - far more experience than I will ever have - so I trusted him and saved enough cash to buy some diff oil as well.
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Technical Stuff / Re: DSG oil/filter service
« Last post by benckj on June 20, 2018, 08:27:34 pm »
Well that’s why I am asking here for advice. For all I know there is a better alternative than what manufacture to offer. User recommendations have more weight than anything.
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Volkswagen Group News / Re: 2019 Audi A1 Sportback debuts
« Last post by Naekyr on June 20, 2018, 08:24:34 pm »
hehe, looks exactly like the polo from the front and the interior, just more power of course
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Technical Stuff / Re: DSG oil/filter service
« Last post by Naekyr on June 20, 2018, 08:23:08 pm »
Mine came with some red fluid from Singapore (cant remember the brand) i'm sure it meets some spec, but I swapped it out for piece of mind (Pentosin \ Genuine Audi only). The cost to fix a DSG is just too high to quibble over $150-250 difference in fluid costs.

I just use dealer fluids

If you're gonna go aftermarket then it needs to be a better product, otherwise its all about the price - however as a consumer I find it difficult to find test results to prove that aftermarket stuff is any better
I mean look how difficult it is to just find test results of different engine oils, these companies try to hide everything
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Technical Stuff / Re: DSG oil/filter service
« Last post by benckj on June 20, 2018, 07:14:04 pm »
My take on aftermarket fluids is not about cost savings but using a better product. Why put the same fluid the manufacture created 15 years ago when the technology has moved by leaps and bounds. Maybe there wouldn’t be any DSG issues if good synthetic lubrication was used. Think about your motor oil and what you use now.

Jim
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Technical Stuff / Re: DSG oil/filter service
« Last post by heylinb4nz on June 20, 2018, 03:12:18 pm »
Mine came with some red fluid from Singapore (cant remember the brand) i'm sure it meets some spec, but I swapped it out for piece of mind (Pentosin \ Genuine Audi only). The cost to fix a DSG is just too high to quibble over $150-250 difference in fluid costs.
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