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GEARBOX OIL
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Checking oil level
With the manual gearbox the oil level
does not need checking in between the
intervals given in service schedule.
With the automatic gearbox the oil level
in the final drive also does not need
checking between services.
The ATF level in gearbox part must how-
ever be checked in between the inter-
vals given in service schedule.
To do this the vehicle must be standing
on a level surface. The level must only
be checked when the ATF is warm (about
10 km after starting from cold the ATF
is at the correct temperature). If fluid is
cold or too hot the reading will be in-
correct. The engine must be running at
idle speed, the handbrake must be
applied and the selector lever at "P".
To check, pull dipstick (see Fig.) out,
wipe with a clean lint-free rag and then
insert it fully again.
Pull dipstick out and check ATF level.
When the ATF is warm the level must
be between the two marks - otherwise
the vehicle must be taken to a V.A.G
workshop without delay so that they can
find the reason for the incorrect level.
It is not sufficient to merely top up or
drain off ATF.
Changing oil
With the manual gearbox the oil does
not need changing.
With the automatic gearbox the oil in
the final drive also does not need chang-
ing. The ATF in gearbox part must how-
ever be changed at the intervals given in
service schedule. This should preferably
be done by a V.A.G dealer.
Note
When there is no lubricant in the manu-
al or automatic gearbox the engine
must not be started and the vehicle
may only be towed with driving wheels
lifted.
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