[Vwdiesel] Auto Trans fluid change problem
davevw at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 10 12:57:43 PDT 2011
Well, the thing is a bit weird. In at least the newest cars, including this '01, there is no dip stick.
To check the fluid, you are supposed to warm it up, then remove a small screw from the bottom. (Yes, the bottom.)
There is a tube that goes up from there (if you are familiar with motorcycles at all, it is similar to the tube in the fuel petcock that gives you a gasoline reserve). If oil just drips out a little, then the fluid level is correct.
To fill it, you open a cap down low, insert a tube connected to a long funnel, and fill 'er up.
The procedure is not even in the Bentley for the car, which surprised me. But VW says it is a "lifetime" fluid (good til lack of change kills the trans, I suppose) so I guess that is why.
--- On Sun, 7/10/11, pmdolan at sasktel.net <pmdolan at sasktel.net> wrote:
> From: pmdolan at sasktel.net <pmdolan at sasktel.net>
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Auto Trans fluid change problem
> To: "Dave Cook" <davevw at yahoo.com>, "Tad" <tadc at europa.com>
> Cc: "VW Diesel Group" <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>, "Audi-VW-Diesels Group" <Audi-VW-Diesels at yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Sunday, July 10, 2011, 7:16 PM
> 4 litres is probably the fill
> capacity for a dry gearbox. Yours was
> anything but, so all you drained was what was in the
> sump. Rather
> than just putting oil in, you should fill by reference to
> the dipstick
> (do they still have one????). After that, start the car,
> run it
> through gear selection and back to neutral and check the
> level with the
> car not cold, idling in neutral.
> At least back in the "good old days" that was the
> Oh: check what your Bentley has to say (not near mine or I
> check for you).
> On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:08:49 -0700, Tad wrote:
> I have no experience with VW autos, but did you shift
> through the gears?
> > isn't that required to get fluid into all of the
> various passages?
> > Also from what I've read, a VagCom is required to do
> the fluid fill
> > "properly"... whatever that means.
> > On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Dave Cook <davevw at yahoo.com>
> > > I'm having a bit of an odd situation I think.
> This is an '01 Jetta with
> > > the 4-speed auto transmission.
> > >
> > > I drained the transmission, changed the filter
> and cleaned up the pan.
> > >
> > > I put things back together and set about checking
> the level just now. I
> > > had put 4 liters in, so I fully expected that
> almost no fluid would
> > come out
> > > of the check-hole and I would have to put in
> about a half a liter.
> > >
> > > When I removed the plug, a pretty good amount of
> fluid came out! And kept
> > > coming out. So I put the plug back in and shut
> the car down.
> > >
> > > The little tube is in there in the pan but I
> think something may be wrong
> > > (though I couldn't see anything when the pan was
> off yesterday). When I
> > > pulled the plug yesterday, it seemed like quite a
> lot of fluid came out-I
> > > was surprised. But then decided that it could
> have just been that the
> > > engine wasn't running so no fluid was being
> pumped up inside.
> > >
> > > But the amount of fluid coming out now is
> disconcerting given that I've
> > > only put 4 liters in so far.
> > >
> > > Thoughs?
> > > Dave Cook
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