Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

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This pertains to vehicles with an automatic transaxle only.

FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



Use gear oil with API classification GL-5. Viscosity should be:



SAE 90W above 30°F (-1°C)
 
SAE 85W above 0°F (-18°C)
 
SAE 80W below -30°F° (-34°C)
 

LEVEL CHECK



Make sure the vehicle is on level ground. Next to the output flange of the transaxle, remove the filler plug. The oil should be even with the lower edge of the filler hole. Add or drain oil as required. The final drive is filled for life and does not require oil changes.

 
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