Well done!! Did the stub axle lever out easily? The autobox will feel better after a fluid change. Apparently, it is very important to get the level spot on. It should lightly weep when full with the van level and the fluid at 30oC (or 35-45oC depending on who you ask). I set the level at an estimated 30oC, but didn't have VCDS. I then took it to an independent VAG specialist to check. They said the level should be set at 35-45oC and let it down "a little bit", but said it would have been fine. Have you cleaned the stub axle, or was there no grease on it?