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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old October 2nd, 2011, 09:44   #76
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I'm having a heck of a time finding GL-4 rated fluid.
Your friendly local VW dealer should have plenty of G 070 726 A2.

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Old October 2nd, 2011, 11:39   #77
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I used Redline GL4, they have a dealer locator on their website.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 08:02   #78
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I'm having a heck of a time finding GL-4 rated fluid.
This is what I use: http://idparts.com/catalog/product_i...oducts_id=1977

I've found it results in way smoother shifts compared to redline or the dealer supplied oil.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 08:12   #79
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Well, I'm in quite a pickle.

So, I originally went with the Bora Parts short-shifter. I never liked how it
shifted, and went back to stock. But it still didn't feel right.

So, then I discovered this procedure, so I put the Bora parts
short-shifter back in, and did the procedure. I *still* had
grinding in 3rd, both upshifting and downshifting had to be done
very, very carefully to avoid grinding.

So, I went back to the stock shifter, and did the procedure.
No change! It's been grinding ever since. I now have to shift early,
and avoid downshifting unless I keep the clutch in and match revs,
at which point sometimes it'll fall into place.

Thus, I may have effed up my 3rd gear syncros. 4th is
now a bit unhappy. 2nd is somewhat okay. It has been
adjusted within factory spec.

I'm going to go ahead and have the clutch slave cylinder
bled and the manual tranny fluid changed, but I'm not optimistic
at this point.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 20:30   #80
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This is what I use: http://idparts.com/catalog/product_i...oducts_id=1977

I've found it results in way smoother shifts compared to redline or the dealer supplied oil.
Certainly the same in my experience. Although I only have 10k miles on it. When I did the 5th gear swap, the red coating in the transmission had me worried (never changed in 170k miles), now this GL5 is a bit tinged so I might swap out again when I do the clutch next month.

The GL5 may offer better cleaning action. Although I haven't done any testing, the red deposits may be iron-sulfur compounds which may offer protection against yellow metal attack. Just a pure SWAG.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 20:47   #81
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Dealer sold me G060 726 A2. Is this correct? My car is sometimes hard to shift into 1st and grinds. I usually have to put it in 2nd , then 1st so it gets into gear.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 21:16   #82
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Dealer sold me G060 726 A2. Is this correct? My car is sometimes hard to shift into 1st and grinds. I usually have to put it in 2nd , then 1st so it gets into gear.
Sounds like your 1st gear synchro may be shot
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Old January 17th, 2012, 14:20   #83
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That sounds like a lot of fun to replace. Hoping this new fluid helps. Whats involved with the synchro replacement?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 16:14   #84
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Pull transmission. Split transmission. Tear down according to the manual. Replace worn parts. Reassemble. Install in car. Fill to hole level with lube. Run for a few minutes, then check level again.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 15:47   #85
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There seems to be some confusion on whether to use GL4 or GL5 in your cars.

From my understanding, the older TDI's use GL-4, and the 2009+ use unknown.
Im not sure about the '06 models.

I literally just got off the phone from my dealer, 2009 TDI uses part number G 052 171 A2. And its $47.50/l using 2.3L.
They weren't able to give the specs. Called Napa and they didnt have a reference for it. Called 1stvwparts.com and they quoted $25/L but shipping to Alaska is expensive, called my parts counter back and they dropped price enough to make it worth not shipping heh.

Anyway, IDparts.com (and almost every other website) gives the same weights that Napa gives, which from my limited research is incorrect.

G052 171 is 70w-75 and G052 911 is 75w-90 GL5.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 16:41   #86
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Changed the 2003 beetle. G60 is the correct fluid. It was G52 prior IIRC
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Old March 4th, 2012, 17:13   #87
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Changed the 2003 beetle. G60 is the correct fluid. It was G52 prior IIRC
I believe you're confusing G 052 726 A2 (the old 5-speed oil) with G 052 171 A2 (the much more expensive current 6-speed oil)
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Old March 4th, 2012, 19:07   #88
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Does anyone know the spec of oil that is used for the 2002 MKIV TDI MTX? Also was the shifting any better???
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Old April 14th, 2012, 10:04   #89
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Is this the correct transmission fluid for my 2000 Jetta? It DOES have a manual transmission. A post above says G070 and another says G052.

Also there isn't a filter change involved with this HOW TO is there?
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Old April 14th, 2012, 10:09   #90
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Is this the correct transmission fluid for my 2000 Jetta? It DOES have a manual transmission. A post above says G070 and another says G052.

Also there isn't a filter change involved with this HOW TO is there?
There's no filter in the manual transmission...

Your car originally came with G050... outstanding lubricant that should last a very long time unless contaminated... (of course, it's now 12 years old... I guess that qualifies as "long time"...) The G070 that you linked is the "latest and greatest" oil as of now, and will work nicely in your transmission... (as would just about all the various offerings by VW...)

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