[Vwdiesel] Transmission talk for beginners -- ( filling a 5 speed ).

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Thu Sep 30 15:06:31 EDT 2004

Lets see so many questions so many possible answers...  ;-)
  We got Quantums here, wagons and sedans, just weren't too popular since 
you could buy an Audi for not much more money.  I have a sedan that would
be a good car for someone that needed one.  Just not worth the tme so I 
got it for the TD and the 5 speed.

  Lifetime fill on these wasn't synthetic.  About all cars in the US are sold 

as "lifetime" transmission fluid being there.  Then the fine print says 
except for 30K change intervals for severe use.  The description of 
severe use covers about 90% or better of all our driving.  It's just 
80W/90 and needs changed to synthetic. 

  The oil fill hole is a hold-over from the 4 speed.  As said, too low to 
filling the 5th gear area.  Shops don't really need to fill through the 
hole as they have pumps and can jack one side and fill it.  Problem is 90% 
of the independant shops and half the dealers probably don't know that most 
of the 5 speed fill holes are too low by mis design.  Try filling it with 2L 
the filler hole and not being a LATE 5 speed, and you'll spill about a pint 
fluid on the ground Hagar.

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