Trans Fluid Change

Started by jyoung, Feb 02, 14, 22:25

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jyoung

So I have a 1999 Passat 1.8t and the transmission seems to be a little sluggish.  I've been told that the trans is a sealed unit but I want to get the fluid changed hoping it will change the way it performs.  Anyone had any luck doing this?  Thanks.

Negative Karma

Auto/Tiptronic?  "Lifetime Fluid Fill" is what VW says, but this is silly.  Draining the fluid and changing the filter isn't a big deal, but filling it back up is messy even with the special filler tools.  Not for a back-yarder, and the proper fluid isn't cheap.
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