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post #31 of 131 Old 08-16-2014 Thread Starter
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What size tube did you use?
1/2" ID. Make sure it's clear you will need to see what's going on, fluid travel, air etc. Prime the air out of the clean fluid hose. Also 1/2" is not snug enough on the cooler hose without hose clamps. I got the hose at Lowe's $7 for 10' clamps at Lowe's also $.69 for 2
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How much fluid came out when you first pulled the cooler lines? This seems like a very innovative way to do a complete fluid change of the transmission


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How much fluid came out when you first pulled the cooler lines? This seems like a very innovative way to do a complete fluid change of the transmission

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Negligible amount maybe a quarter of a liter. Make sure you do it cold though so the cooler thermostat isn't open. I really didn't do this to avoid the "normal" way. I did this because the normal way only gets 1/3 of the old fluid, I consider that a waste of time. My old man always said do it right, do it once.
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By the way; If anyone else gives this a shot ... normal disclaimers apply. It's your car, your expensive tranny. Use common sense and don't do it alone. You will need someone at the key control so you can watch the fluid flow. If the buckets are getting more than a liter out of sync I would shut her down and figure out why. It does seem to drain just a little faster than it fills, but if need be you can shut it off and let it slowly fill more with gravity (at a much slower flow) till you are in sync again. I did this once, but in hindsight I don't think I needed too, I was just being careful and borderline paranoid. Mine never got more than a liter out of sync, and I was able to make it exact once the fluid came clean I shut it down and let the last bit of clean fluid flow in gravity wise.

It actually works out well, because you know the exact amount that came out a little before you finish filling, so you can be very exact about putting in the same amount that came out. Then it should be at least at a safe level to self bleed it and then do the proper level check procedure.
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Excellent!

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For someone who comes across this later and doesn't know the bleed & check procedures... Here they are. Bleed first, then allow to cool and check levels.
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Moved to DIY forum, made it a sticky. Nice work - thank you for sharing.

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Great job. I was trying to figure out a way to do this myself. Also, I figured out that Mobil ATF 3309 is equivalent to G 055 540 A2 (VWs spec ATF for the Aisin 8 spd trans). A little under $6 a quart versus $20.

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Great job. I was trying to figure out a way to do this myself. Also, I figured out that Mobil ATF 3309 is equivalent to G 055 540 A2 (VWs spec ATF for the Aisin 8 spd trans). A little under $6 a quart Gresham $20.
Thank you. I'm not so sure about the 3309 though. I looked into it and a few other fluids myself before I decided to order the factory fluid. I see the older gen 052 spec and the 025, but not the 055 540. Being a 100k powertrain warranty I wasn't willing to risk it. Even Amsoil and Royal Purple point you to factory fluid....

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...ATF_3309.aspx#
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Oops, you are right. I misread that. I did a little more research and found that Gulf Dexron VI is compatible with G 055 540 A2.

http://www.nu-tierbrands.com/product...ue-fluids.html

But I don't know anything about this product or what it retails for.

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