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Old 08-08-18, 20:47
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T4 Post Icon Desperate answer needed regarding gearbox oil

Right guys i'll make short and sweet.

I am having my 1.9td gearbox sorted in a months time due to a seal going behind the bell housing it had been taken of around 3 weeks ago and filled with fresh oil but has to come off again due to this problem occuring.
So while this is happing i am losing around a table spoon of oll a day. So i bought some oil so i can top it up as i noticed gears not smoothly changing and i am going away from tomorrow for a few days to a vw festival. Anyway i undone the filler cap and oil pours out so lost more around half a cup Anyway so what am saying is i am pretty sure the filler cap is facing the front of the engine on the 1.9td gearbox like the 2.5 and not the drain plug???....so how do i fill it up if oil is coming out as soon as i undo the bolt??? I don't really want to drain it all again and i am leaving tomorrow lunchtime so need to sort it....or will i be ok with oil i have in there???? Please anyone???

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Old 08-08-18, 22:09
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Right guys i'll make short and sweet.

I am having my 1.9td gearbox sorted in a months time due to a seal going behind the bell housing it had been taken of around 3 weeks ago and filled with fresh oil but has to come off again due to this problem occuring.
So while this is happing i am losing around a table spoon of oll a day. So i bought some oil so i can top it up as i noticed gears not smoothly changing and i am going away from tomorrow for a few days to a vw festival. Anyway i undone the filler cap and oil pours out so lost more around half a cup Anyway so what am saying is i am pretty sure the filler cap is facing the front of the engine on the 1.9td gearbox like the 2.5 and not the drain plug???....so how do i fill it up if oil is coming out as soon as i undo the bolt??? I don't really want to drain it all again and i am leaving tomorrow lunchtime so need to sort it....or will i be ok with oil i have in there???? Please anyone???

cheers

if oil pours out when the filler-plug is removed then it is Over-filled

iirc, the level is actually 5mm lower than the bottom of the threads (van on level ground)

theres an image of the vw 'dipstick' to make somewhere on this forum (try googling?)

as to the inpit-shaft oilseal leaking, beware of oil contaminating your clutch..............


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Old 09-08-18, 09:06
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Yeah that's what I thought too then I thought I removed wrong plug.. Starting to think the garage overfilled box than the seal gone so do you think I should drain some out or leave it for now?
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Old 09-08-18, 09:15
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Yeah that's what I thought too then I thought I removed wrong plug.. Starting to think the garage overfilled box than the seal gone so do you think I should drain some out or leave it for now?
If it is actually over filled, get it to the correct level, as it's putting pressure on the seals
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Old 09-08-18, 12:44
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I assume it is overfilled as soon as I undo plug oil pours out.
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