what transmission fluid ?

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Patricia
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what transmission fluid ?

Post by Patricia » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:07 pm

I had some issue with my gearbox and found out that There is not enough transmission fluid. What type of fluid should I get for 1.6 , 4+E gear box ?
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Re: what transmission fluid ?

Post by mark1gls » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:18 pm

Stuff I recommend.

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car- ... &0&cc5_868

2 bottles is plenty for a full oil change as I’ve only ever got about 1 and 1/2 bottles in my cars. Discount as well if you get it before midnight.

I would recommend changing the gearbox oil as it’s very often over looked and make a world of difference with new oil in the gearbox and will mean the gearbox will last a lot longer, I change mine every 5 or 6 years.
You will need a 17 mm Allen key or you can get a tool to fit a socket.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRAPER-38323- ... SwAGlZwlMH

If you check you can undo the filler plug on the side of the gearbox before draining the oil, same tool for both plugs.

This site shows you where the drain plug and filler plug is.

http://www.brokevw.com/020oil.html

Jack car up, may be easier to remove passengers side wheel, check filler plug can be undone, Undo drain plug, drain out old oil, replace drain plug, remove filler plug, place the car back on the ground and turn the wheels full lock left or lower the car on the jack till it’s level, you will need a funnel or tube to get the oil in and pour/squeeze the new oil in slowly till it starts to pour out, I jack my passengers side up a little bit to add in a little bit more the screw the plug in.

Takes about and 1/2 an hour to an hour if you wait for as much oil as possible to drain out of the gearbox.


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Re: what transmission fluid ?

Post by Patricia » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:26 pm

Thank you :)

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Re: what transmission fluid ?

Post by mr.brown » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:28 pm

There is a "ghetto" drain plug key - use a wheel bolt and the two nut method.



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Re: what transmission fluid ?

Post by Nate » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:52 am

mark1gls wrote: I would recommend changing the gearbox oil as it’s very often over looked
Thanks to most manufacturers either not specifying the interval for changing it in the service schedule, or describing it as sealed for life / filled for life

You'll probably find that what comes out is a burnt brown colour, but the new stuff will look like strawberry jam


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