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Oil in coolant system

Have new radiator to fit but dont know where the gearbox oil filler is.
have been told that coolant system keeps oil from getting to hot and not sure of the layout .car is audi a4 1,8 auto 1998

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Try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you

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