[Vwdiesel] Changing the 5 speed trans fluid

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sat Nov 1 08:49:00 EST 2003

TexasTDI wrote:
> "So in the case of the '91, removing the speedo cable is actually not
> needed - you could just remove both 17mm Allen plugs and drain, then fill to
> level of filler plug. If you choose to fill this way, then I recommend
> removing the fender liner... (which is why I opt for the speedo cable
> method."
> I haven't been under the car yet.  So I wasn't sure if the transmission had
> a "lower drain plug" and an "upper fill plug" like other manual
> transmissions do.  The Bentley Manual covers 1985 to 1992 models and doesn't
> cover minor model changes like it should.  I would prefer not to mess with
> the speedometer cable if possible.  With my luck something will break and
> I'll be without a speedometer.

I've never looked at an automatic either, you are only changing the final drive oil.  I'm pretty sure there is the normal drain
plug, but my '7x-'84 Bentley also is vague on where to fill it from.


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