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Greetings from Japan...transmission fluid question

Hello all. Great to find a place for all us Touareg enthusiasts. I have a 2006 V6 that just hit 66,000km (about 41,000 miles), so I am thinking it's time for a Transmission fluid change. However, the dealer here in Japan advises against it due to a high (according to them) chance of the valve body experiencing problems with left over sediment from the old oil? They also say the small space that the valve body occupies can be a cause for this problem? I am no mechanic, but if there is indeed a danger of screwing up my transmission with a fluid change at this mileage, then obviously I will follow their advice, but it the chance is minimal then I think it's best to put in new fluid. Anyone out there have any big problems post transmission fluid change? Please let me know.

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Hi and welcomed me I think if the process of oil change will be performed correctly ad e will not have any issues with pumping new oil there is no chance of damaging the tranny,
If you are changing oil its better Also change filter, therefore you will clean all the magnets from metal shavings,
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wow ... sorry and excuse me ..... but

the dealer says not to change the fluid because there may be a problem somewhere else with old sediments !!

God bless this mechanic for being so fastidious ,,,, but my question is .. if it is not changed now if indeed you think it should be ..... then when .... really .... 300,000 kms ???? .... or 3,000,000 kms !!!

Follow the the manufacturers handbook is all i can say ... after all they build the car didnt they

I would put this question to him and see what his response would be.

Being Japanese i would be interested to see what his response would be and if he has worked on these machines before

Maybe he knows things that he has not yet divulged i think we would al love to her what he is thinking

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Here mate this Can help you to see step by step instructions for all the work it needs Kind regards, nikoloz
https://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f9...atf-82168.html
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Thank you all for your replies! Yeah, they follow the "if it isn't broke, don't mess with it" mentality over here! I think it's since its a sealed mechanism, they think just monitor the fluid levels & don't mess with it! But obviously a change is a good thing! I just don't want to risk what they say is an increased chance of trouble occurring with the tranny! Anyone out there had that happen? I'm one for regular maintenance, but don't want a fluid change to end up being a jacked transmission, that's all! Thank you sincerely for your advice!
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hi again, i have never been in Japan but somehow i have very big respect to the Japanese nation, dont know maybe cause of culture and traditions and amount of knowledge stored in that nation, everything made by japan is one of the best quality. but i think transmission fluid change will not mes up anything, but it needs to be mentioned you have only 66 000kms i would wait another 40 000kms and at about 100 000kms would change the fluid and filter kind regards, Nikoloz
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Welcome here!

If you have some mechanical skills it's a job you can do yourself. If you're not sure how much fluid to add, simply measure the volume you extracted and put the same volume in. Be aware that doing the fluid change the way in the above link, you don't change the fluid in the coupler.

Simple version, extract the fluid and measure how much came out. Remove oil pan and clean magnets and pan. Change filter and gasket. Install pan and add same volume as you extracted.

I did an oil change in a specialised shop, they disconnected the hoses from the cooler and hooked it on to an oil change machine. After added a cleaner and shifting for 10 minutes with motor running, new oil was put in as the old oil was pushed out. Approximately 15 liters of oil came out/pushed in. All the oil was changed. Down side is that filter and magnets aren't changed this way so I will do this in the near future.

English is not my native language.
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