[Vwdiesel] Transmission fluid draining

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Mon May 30 11:52:31 EDT 2005

It sure seems like I've seen the same in Bentley.

I noticed that the local O'Reily's Autoparts store had
some GL-4 on the shelf yesterday, which is good to

BTW, I finally replaced the leaky flange seals
yesterday.  Instead of using the ratchet strap, I
decided to use the tool that Sandy Cameron passed on
to me.  Here is a pic he sent me:

I found that the bolt is a 10 mm w/1.50 pitch.  The
bolt I used was right at 4 1/4 inches long.  I used
Angle Iron with a 3/8 inch hole drilled in it for the
bolt.  (I had to wiggle the bit in the hole just a bit
to make it slightly larger.)

The flange bolts were screwed in just so the threads
started poking through the other side.  I also found
that it was easiest to start reinsertion to not try to
have the bar sitting on the bolts, but to start
threading the large bolt in just a bit, then push the
flange in enough to pull the angle iron over the
flange bolts.  Then it can be tightened.

When I filled the trans, I had the passenger side on
the ground, with the driverside really high.  I topped
it off with some Lucas brand oil additive.


--- LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
>   Probably more like MOST of us!    :-)
>   I'm pretty sure I read the warning about GL-5
> attacking the 
> bronze parts in the Bentley manual.  I've only used
> the Amsoil 
> in mine and it's still available in GL-4 AND GL-5. 
> Only VW/Audi 
> application I've found that uses the GL-5 is the
> rear diff in my 
> 4KQ.
>      Loren

David Cook
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