Published on May 29th, 2015 | by Ryan Turner


MK4 01M Transmission Fluid Change procedure

For everyone with an 01M transmission I cannot stress how important it is to service your transmission regularly. Lets face it, they weren’t that good to start off with and with the newest 01M being about 10 years old they aren’t getting any better. I tend to see them crap out anywhere around 140K to 160k miles on average if they aren’t serviced. The service procedure takes about an hour to hour and a half and cost about $85 for parts. Its a no brainer to do when you compare the price of a good used transmission (Unobtanium) or a complete rebuild.

Here is a link to get the fluid change kit from with free shipping.

Torque Specs:

Transmission Pan Torque 12 N/M or 9 FT/Lbs
Drain plug torque 15 N/M or 11 FT/Lbs

About the Author

Hello, I am the Administrator of VWDiesel. I have been into VWs for over 15 years now and have had my own VW/Audi repair shop for the pas 3 years. I have somehow managed to accumulate about 50 VWs and a few buildings worth of parts in that time. If you would like to learn more about me check out these great podcasts that I was fortunate enough to be a guest on.

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