[Vwdiesel] Changing the 5 speed trans fluid

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Thu Oct 30 18:12:02 EST 2003


Is this your '91 or '00? On the A2s, the speedo cable is held on with a 12mm bolt
through a steel plate with a rubber gasket beneath. Carefully clean out around it
before removing, as crud builds up here, and will fall in the hole otherwise. Very
simple to remove and replace the cable - have a clean rag to wrap the end in to keep
it clean while filling the trans. I've done this numerous times on A2s, and the only
catches are the drain plug can be very tight, and the amount to fill must be measured
(2 liters if I recall), as it's not a complete, fill to lip sort of thing.
I have the cheaper Amsoil GL4 stuff in my '85 right now, and it's ok, although not as
nice as Redline.
Not sure on the procedure for A4 models though, but should be similar.

On 30 Oct 2003 at 8:53, TexasTDI <texasvwdriver at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Anybody out there ever change the gear lube in their 5 speed?  Looking in
> the Bentley Manual it says to pour in the new fluid through the hole that
> the speedometer cable goes into.  What size Torx does it take?  Are there
> any special things I need to know when removing and reinstalling the
> speedometer cable?  TIA
> Chris Thornton
> 1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 240k miles
> 2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 89k miles
> Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500
> http://www.amsoil.com
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Shawn Wright
'88 Westy 375k
'85 Jetta D 263k
'85 Jetta TD 482k (retired)
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