If is very easy to get the right tranny fluid...
Get a gallon of Valvoline MAXLIFE (RED JUG) mercon dextron AT fluid. It will work on any car any model..
I get it at Walmart,. I use is on all of my 5 cars...
Goodbar wrote:This isn't new tech, it's what almost every FWD transverse-mounted (which is almost all of them) drivetrain has with an automatic. The B5 Passat is a bit different that most FWD cards in having a longitudinal drivetrain, presumably so that AWD could be offered.
VW claims there transmission fluid is 'lifetime' and never needs to be changed.
LeftieBiker wrote:VW claims there transmission fluid is 'lifetime' and never needs to be changed.
Volvo made that claim when the 850 came out, and even omitted the usual drain and fill ports, IIRC. Naturally, a lot of early 850 transmissions have been replaced, and they later came with the usual ports, drains, and service recommendations.