I must've missed this post. So your unite went 400k on the OEM fluid? :surprise:More on topic of your particular post this is the first transmission service this Touareg ever had and it had 416,000km when the service was done, fluid was slightly dark but not burnt and the filter was clean as could be (which it should be unless there is an issue inside the transmission)
I hope I understood that correctly. I'm not sure that I would feel comfortable leaving the OEM fluid in there for lifetime, but I would certainly be OK leaving it for 160k if there are people who leave it for 400k and don't have any issues.
I changed my ATF fluid when I had 207,334 kms for the first time. I laughed when VW dealer said it was $75 a litre! I checked the spec that Aisin OC8 tranny’s required and found Ravenol fluid to tick all the right boxes. Shipped from Germany in 3 days to Northern Ontario.That is interesting indeed.
What is the highest milage Touareg around these forums? Does anyone keep\maintain theirs into the 200k+ range?
It seems that most users only seem to drive them into the 100k range before unloading them. As they are a premium vehicle, I intend to crack 200k before considering a change.
So back to fluids.... hurry up and change them and report back with results\experiences. I'd rather not stress about potentially needing to do mine at 75-80k if I can safely postpone it until 100-120k instead. :grin2:
SOLID...... I'll push mine to 150-160k since I occasionally tow. All these peeps around here dumping theirs at 40k miles were stressing me out. :grin2:I changed my ATF fluid when I had 207,334 kms for the first time. I laughed when VW dealer said it was $75 a litre! I checked the spec that Aisin OC8 tranny’s required and found Ravenol fluid to tick all the right boxes. Shipped from Germany in 3 days to Northern Ontario.
I do all the services on all my VW’s. Flushed fluid through cooler hoses, measuring what came out and filled same amount minus 1 litre. Changed filter and gasket. Cleaned out pan and magnets. Connected VAGCOM to tell me the temp of tranny and filled, bled the last litre through the bottom fill/overflow tube. Job done.
11.7 litres full flush.
Original oil was black with a bit of sludge around the magnets, no particles larger than 4micron.
Shifts a bit smoother (just my humble opinion) and no reseting tranny required after various members of the family uses the car.
Hope this helps
Check this link. I'm doing the same thing soon.You'll never be able to drain out whats in the torque converter so after a couple days driving, it wouldn't hurt to drain again and refill at those prices.
This is what Ive done and have had no issues.
Wow! This is the first time I see that someone is using the GT1 PRO C-3 here, other than myself. I've used it in the past 3 oil changes since it is approved by VW to meet spec 504, which my owner's manual specifies for the 3.6 V6.I also only use FUCHS TITAN GT1 PRO C-3 SAE 5W-30 XTL Oil in my 3.0L TDI. CATA.
Fuchs 4400 in trans (may use Motul Multi-ATF)
OEM front, rear diff and transfer case.