What you shouldn’t find in your VW transmission

August 9, 2010

Drained the transmission fluid on  1965 VW Bus and changed a seal in the brake drum recently. Found a couple goodies in there that are definitely  not good to find.

First off, this is the entirety of the fluid that came out…notice something missing…like most of the fluid that should be there?

After rolling out from under the bus with the drain plug in hand I found this nice big chunk of metal stuck to the magnetized plug surrounded by metal shavings…another bad sign.

If you find this in your transmission you might want to think about looking around for a new one, soon. That said, I did make it almost 500 miles a couple weekends after finding this.


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