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Dexron I have a '96 Jetta, and the previous owner admitted to me that he'd put in a new filter and gasket; he told me he put Dexron iii in. I know that's not factory. Sometimes, I see the changes slip a bit...should I be concerned? Apparently he put in about 3 litres and put in same amount as what came out. Thanks

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Not good. VW automatic tranmissions NEED VW oil and never anything else. VERY IMPORTANT

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