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12-09-2015 11:55 AM
MtnPass Did you do any towing? If so very much?
12-09-2015 10:36 AM
Originally Posted by Philth View Post
FWIW - color of oil has absolutely nothing to do with service life.
But the color of transmission fluid does. It is a good indicator of the contamination load and heat degradation of the base.
12-09-2015 10:11 AM
Philth FWIW - color of oil has absolutely nothing to do with service life.
12-08-2015 11:13 PM
Originally Posted by N_Jay View Post
AND? ? ? ? ?
Aren't you forgetting VW tells everyone the gearbox is a sealed for life item . . . just like the diffs and the transfer box with all that lovely filthy black oil inside them after 60,000 miles or so?!?!

Thanks to Ifelix for this fine demonstration of just how much VW cares for long term owners, snapped at 69,000 miles.

Of course, I suppose VW's original oil could have started out as black as the Ace of Spades . . .

12-08-2015 04:33 PM
nickyt Yep. Time to start looking for the best transmission shops in you area.

VW won't fix a transmission, they just put a new one in there.
12-08-2015 03:58 PM
Originally Posted by FranktheMerciless57 View Post

Frank the Merciless57
AND? ? ? ? ?
12-08-2015 03:52 PM
FranktheMerciless57 160K

Frank the Merciless57
12-08-2015 12:37 PM
Spiegelglatt I don't know, so I am asking: this couldn't be related to the valve chest issues I have read about? Not that that is cheap, but it isn't $8K.

If you need help finding a good transmission shop you might consider asking some reputable VW independent shops for their recommendations on transmission shops. Read reviews from others on the shops or ask for references even.
12-08-2015 12:36 PM
Philth It can probably be rebuilt. They just don't do it at the dealer.
12-08-2015 12:26 PM
Originally Posted by FranktheMerciless57 View Post

HELP!! Our 2004 V8 Touareg is making violent lurches shifting between 2nd and third gear. The motor revs up over 3 thousand RPM and then slams into gear. The dealer said that the transmission could not be rebuilt or repaired and a new transmission is the only option, priced over $8K with labor. This is far more than the vehicle is worth. Options?

Thank you,

Frank the Merciless57
How many miles?
When was the last time the transmission fluid was serviced?
Did the dealer change the fluid/check the level?
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