Touareg: 2012 V6 TDI
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: N. California
Second Vehicle: too many to list
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Thought I'd give a little update while I wait on my tranny fluid. It is "on vehicle for delivery" as i type... but not here yet.
55,400 miles on my Touareg, I just bought it about a month ago. Being a 2012 I suspected mostly interstate miles. It has definitely never towed, as the hitch and eyelets didn't have a scratch and the original electrical grease was in a bead in the wiring hookup.
I started with the front dif fluid this morning, it came out looking like new, just out of the bottle appearance. It seemed like a waste of $34 in fluids when I changed it.
Then Xfer case, it had some brown color to it, looked nice and used, it seemed to need a change.
Finally rear Dif fluid, not as clear as the front, but not as bad as the Xfer case, in between the two in color. Probably about due, but certainly not past due.
Then on to the "Lifetime" transmission fluid. Keep in mind 55,400 highway miles with no towing. Only 2 years old. Granted, I have not seen the color of the new fluid yet, since it hasn't arrived. But, I have never seen tranny fluid this ugly and brown out of one of my vehicles before. I would certainly call it due to past due. Pic attached in the white bowl is the tranny fluid.
I am all set to try my change method, all other pics attached. Top cooler hose is outbound, I decided to help the inbound by adding a spout to the bucket and gravity feeding it from up high.
I will keep you all posted, it will happen today one way or another.