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    Posted: 09 Aug 09 at 22:10

I thought I would change the gearbox oil on my van since it's hit the 50K mark now.  Does anyone know the correct oil and amount for a 174?  I had to buy the new socket I'll need to get the drain plug out.  The 1.9s just have the familliar VW large allen size plug but the 2.5's need a 'security spline' tool (M16 I think it was).

Is there something I should know I wonder, or have I just been mugged for yet another special tool? Ouch
   
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You have been mugged mate, it is the same one as the one I have for doing the camshaft, could have borrowed it for free! Still got the receipt?
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Thanks for the offer LF. Thumbs Up  I don't mind owning  the socket though so I'll hang on to it.  I just wondered why VW thought gearbox drain and level plugs needed tamperproofing!   
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Rumour has it that all new Audis and VWs come with sump plugs that have the same security bolt to try to keep everything main dealer. My sump plug is a spark plug as my mate used the wrong sized helicoil when fixing it :D
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I was wondering about transmission oil too.. I guess that the quantities are fill untill it flows out of the filler but the grade of oil we'll have to find... I have a buddy who specialises in VWs so I'll ask if he can find out for us..
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Originally posted by Liquidfreak Liquidfreak wrote:

Rumour has it that all new Audis and VWs come with sump plugs that have the same security bolt to try to keep everything main dealer. :D
 
Some don't have any sump plug at all, it has to be sucked out.  Tastes terrible! Big smile LOL
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by T5 TDI T5 TDI wrote:

Originally posted by Liquidfreak Liquidfreak wrote:

Rumour has it that all new Audis and VWs come with sump plugs that have the same security bolt to try to keep everything main dealer. :D
 
Some don't have any sump plug at all, it has to be sucked out.  Tastes terrible! Big smile LOL
 
 
 
 
 
I think some Mercs are like that too
 
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