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So I searched and from reading the other threads, came to the conclusion that paying my stealership $290 for a MT trans flush, when I take it in next week for my 60k service, is dumb.<br>Should I at least have them drain out the old gearbox fluid and replace it? My MT works great and I want to keep it that way, so any suggestions are appreciated.<br>Thx
 

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Re: MT trans flush, is that a good idea? (surfsd)

At 60K, good idea to be changing most (if not all) fluids. That said, the MT fluid drain/refill was $100 at my local dealer when I had them all done this past year.
 

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Re: MT trans flush, is that a good idea? (MagoonR)

Haha, Magoon got hosed! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yes, a nice synthetic 75W90 will do quite nicely.
 

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Am I missing something here? Every MT I've had could be drained/filled in 10 minutes in my garage. It's easier than an oil change, and costs less too...even with synthetic fluid.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kmagnuss</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Am I missing something here? Every MT I've had could be drained/filled in 10 minutes in my garage. It's easier than an oil change, and costs less too...even with synthetic fluid.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am mechanically challenged, so I have a pro work on the car.
 

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drain and fill there is no flush to do
 

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Re: (Chilled Man)

Some cars have an awkward fill point which might require a pump to help administer the new fluid. I'm not quite sure about the R, but it's not a $100 job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Oh well, that's why we have dealers! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: MT trans flush, is that a good idea? (AthruC)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Haha, Magoon got hosed! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>As a fellow mechanically challenged person........these things happen. According to the invoice, 4 units(?) of 1161745 transmission oil plus labor.<p><I>Transmission (M66-6MT): Easy to change, the tranny has a drain plug on the bottom, and a fill plug (23mm) on the side by the left front wheel (the wheel must be removed). Just drain out the old fluid, and refill. To refill you will either need an oil pump, to pump the oil in, or a funnel with a 24 inch long hose. I used the Volvo oil (part #1161745) for the M66, it is 75W-90 API GL-4 fully synthetic (Redline MT-90 should be a good equivalent). Fill until it starts to leak out of the fill hole. Capacity is 2.3L (mine only took 2L). Requires two aluminum crush washers (same size as engine oil drain plug).</I>
 

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remove drain plug .... drain<p>Remove reverse light switch ... fill <p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Remove reverse light switch ... fill <p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not so much for when I had to remove mine.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I am mechanically challenged, so I have a pro work on the car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just did mine...I can help you one weekend. Just buy Redline fluid and a crush washer and you are golden. Pretty straightforward. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I took the opportunity to change all drivetrain fluids a few weeks back. I used Red Line oils where possible (except Haldex) and couldn't be happier with the results. Shifting is an absolute pleasure and butter smooth.
 
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