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    stiff gear selection at low temperatures, 2012 TIGUAN.

    HI all, I have a problem with my 2012 Tiguan, temperatures below 10c i find it hard to shift from first to second and sometimes have to start off in second, then as engine temperatures rise a a few degrees the gear changes are fine, 4 wheel drive, 6 speed box, 70,000 mls.
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    Have the gearbox oil changed to Red Line MT90 and add Slick 50, the problem will ease within a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boscher21 View Post
    HI all, I have a problem with my 2012 Tiguan
    Is that in addition to you other motors or haven't you changed your car spec?

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    Ew no Stevie , bad advice , Red Line MT 90 is a thick 75W 90 I'd only put in a track car .

    Got it in the S14 and 2nd is a bhatch when cold .

    The Slick Rick 50 or any gearbox oil additive will only mess with the correct coefficient .

    MT90 is 86.2 centiStokes @ 40C and the correct G 052 171 Fuchs Titan Sintofluid fe sae 75W is 40.8 centiStokes , this is a massive 45.4 centiStokes difference considering just 0.5 centiStokes can differentiate a 30 and 40 grade .
    Last edited by Gazwould; 19-01-19 at 01:26.

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    hi Keithuk the Sharan has gone , but I need to add this 2012 Tiguan thank you.
    2012 Tiguan Engine????
    2004 Touran 1.9 TDI-PD, AVQ
    2005 Golf 1.4 FSI

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    Thank you crasher for your good advice has never failed in the past, winter is now on the way, will change oil to your spec and hope for the best . Thank you.
    2012 Tiguan Engine????
    2004 Touran 1.9 TDI-PD, AVQ
    2005 Golf 1.4 FSI

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    OMG don't , don't !

    It's not anywhere near the right spec , yours is
    G 052 171 and is a 70W-75 .

    Red Line MT90 is 75W-90 , huge difference.

    Stevie knows alot of things , but he doesn't know oil like I do !

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