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I want to change the ATF in my 2000 GTI 4-speed auto. I have 78k miles on this rig, & I feel like the fluid should be changed. I do not have access to a VAG-COM system, and I have 3 questions:
1) Exactly how much fluid does it take, if I drain & remove the pan, & replace the filter?
2) I know it doesn't meet any VW specs, but can I use Mobil 1 and/or Quaker State "Q" synthetic ATF? Both meet the Dexron/Mercon III specs.
3) If neither of the above fluids are acceptable, which fluids do you guys recommend?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: 01M - Fluid change - Capacity & fluid type? (wavinwayne)

I just did the ATF change on my eurovan. Messy but not difficult.
Europarts-sd for the best price on the Pentosin ATF and the filter kit.
You don't need vag-con for this, just run the engine for a few minutes, through all the gears briefly, till the pan is warm to the touch- (35-45 C)
I used just under 4 qts.
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