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auto gearbox oil change on 3.0 tdi quattro

.Jas. Jun 13, 2012

  1. .Jas.

    .Jas. Member

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    Hi all,

    My auto 3.0 tdi has done 108k miles now, and I can't find any record of it having a gearbox oil change.
    Am I right in thinking this should be done every 40k miles or so?

    I'm thinking of getting it done just to be on the safe side - any views/ideas on price?

    Cheers
     
  2. Ste_Nova

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    i couldn't see any change schedule in the service book on mine
     
  3. Lee Applin

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    some dealers say its a sealed for life thing, but id do it anyway along with the filter. i done it on my old bmw cabrio what a difference it made
     
  4. .Jas.

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    Are all automatic 3.0 tdi quattro's tiptronic gearboxes?
     
  5. Ste_Nova

    Ste_Nova Active Member

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    yes
     
  6. .Jas.

    .Jas. Member

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    ok I think they are a sealed unit then, no oil changes needed. In fact, reading peoples experiences of when they have gone ahead and changed it seemed to cause problems after a short time. Probably due to incorrect fluid or under/over filling, maybe stirring up the metal fragments that are bedded to the magnets.
     

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