Bits of the 5th gear are floating around in the transmission, and may have damaged the 3rd and 4th. Or wrecked the synchronizers. If the transmission is removed, the gears cleaned in a solvent bath then inspected, the synchronizers replaced, and a new 5th gear installed, then you should end up with something as good as new, and more reliable than a used one.Still have the original transmission but 5th gear stripped out a few weeks ago and starting to have trouble shifting into 3rd and 4th. Have a used transmission that will soon be going into it. Been a great car.
BFcf. Ok 400000 on 400 miles on trip and 14 on miles traveled and the time is 1407 it's a little suspect.
Honestly the time and miles traveled were by accident. Did plan out the trip computer but after that many hours in the car I had to think of something to celebrate. Can send over a new one with another 350 miles added to it. This is my work car so purchased it knowing I needed to rack a ton of miles and not have to keep recycling rigs. Think that the choice I made was the best one and would get another TDI tomorrow if some moron decides to crash into me as I am not sure when this car will ever decide to quit on its own.
LOL. That's just a hair over 300,000 Miles.500,000 km? With the current exchange rate, isn't that like 200,000 miles?
2003 auto, same tranny just changed fluid every 20 to 25,000.