Last post on Dec 17, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Oil, Diesel, Sedan
#153 of 182 Re: Transmission oil change [timmyo]
Feb 19, 2011 (5:37 am)
I also have a 2006 Jetta and a 2009 Jetta, both with the tiptronic automatic transmissions. This is not the DSG transmission. The DSG is the high performance unit that was in the GTI Jetta and the GTI Golf.
I would check the owner's manual for service of the transmission. I don't believe you need the transmission fluid changed in your tiptronic transmission for many more miles.
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#154 of 182 Re: Transmission oil change [belaircarguy]
Feb 19, 2011 (8:23 am)
The manual states that the transmission oil should be changed every 40,000 miles on DSG transmissions. So I guess the shop was right when they said my transmission oil does not have to be replaced since I have the Tiptronic automatic transmission.
#155 of 182 Question on Engine Oil Change
Aug 10, 2011 (8:10 am)
I have a 2008 VW JEtta 2.5 S, ( 29k miles approx).
My question is , can i get away with the usual engine oil change, or is synthetic oil best for engine life and efficiency in the long run?.
Just want to get an idea on what others are doing.
According to what i read on internet , ordinary oil change lasts 3k miles and synthetic like 6k miles.
Let me know your thoughts.
#156 of 182 Re: Question on Engine Oil Change [basha_manick]
Aug 11, 2011 (7:21 pm)
It really does not matter what "others" are doing... what really matters is what lubrication you should be using in your engine.
As I recall, due to the issues caused by using dino-oil (from dead dinosaurs)... VW has specified for ALL of its vehicles to use synthetic oil.
Instead of reading generic internet information, may I suggest that you visit the VW website which will tell you SPECIFICALLY what kind of oil and how often it should be changed. (Or read your owners manual)
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#159 of 182 uestion on Engine Oil Change [basha_manick] by bpeebles
Aug 23, 2011 (12:53 pm)
#160 of 182 Jetta Transmission Maintenance - ATF Flush
Aug 22, 2011 (5:12 pm)
#161 of 182 Jetta Transmission Maintenance - ATF Flush
Aug 22, 2011 (5:12 pm)
In April 2011, I purchased a high mileage (107k), late model (2007) Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L I5 6AM. This is my 2nd Jetta (formerly owned an '03 that was totaled in an accident involving my daughter). The miles are all highway, the car is in excellent condition and is solid and sufficiently powered. I've had some transmission issues on other high mileage vehicles that I've owned so I researched the maintenance recommendations for this model Jetta. I was surprised to not find a dip stick to check the ATF. When contacting a local VW dealer, I was told that the transmission is a "sealed unit" and does not need periodic replacement of the fluid, filter and related items (e.g. gasket). I then contacted a VW-Audio-Porsche independent repair shop that I've used for years (and trust) and they stated that ZF (the transmission manufacturer) just released a memo indicating that they recommend an ATF fluid flush every 60k miles or 7 years...which ever occurs first. Needless to say, I opted for the ATF replacement and flush which cost about $400 at the independent shop. I would like to hear more from VW corporate on this topic.
Also, I can not tell whether I have a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) or some other model transmission...can't find identification details in the owners manual or on the vehicle.
#162 of 182 Re: Jetta Transmission Maintenance - ATF Flush [mnty77]
Aug 27, 2011 (4:33 am)
I have two Jettas - a 2007 and 2009. Both of these cars have the Tiptronic 6 speed automatic transmission. I believe you can tell this transmission by the shifter. These both have a manual mode, whereby you can move the transmission lever to the right and then shift the car manually. This transmission also has an "S" mode, similar to "D". S is the Sport mode and holds the shift points to higher RPM, and is for hilly or more sporty driving. These transmissions (at least my 2007) do not show any need for service, according to the owners manual. Interestingly enough, by 2009 (same transmission) now shows a recommended transmission oil change (not really a full flush) at 50,000 miles. I just performed that transmission oil change on my 2009 at about $150.00. Don't know if perhaps VW was having some service issues with the earlier models, and decided to recommend this service in newer models to prevent problems. In any case, I will have the 2007 transmission oil changed at my next service also.