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OIl types for engine and transmission - 87 jetta

What oil should be put in my stock 1.8l 4cyl '87 vw jetta. Also, what oil for the stock 5spd transmission. I'd like info from the actual service manual if possible.

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The engine oil specifications can be found on the top of the filler cap under your hood, as well as in the VW Owner's Manual under specifications. VW's produced from the late 1990's typically use 5W-30 motor oil, and in the 1980's they typically speced 10W-30 (API*,SL 10W-30) motor oil. Your car knows best, check those locations first.

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THE 5 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

At the bottom of the automatic gearbox (tiptronic) you will find one threaded plug on below surface, (follow red arrow in the picture below). This is for emptying.

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The oil level threaded plug is placed on the car front lateral automatic gearbox surface, (follow yellow arrow in the picture below).

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The filling oil plug is placed on the upper automatic gearbox surface, (follow green arrow in the picture below).

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1. Requirements for check:
1.1. Vehicle standing on level surface.
1.2. Transmission must not be in fail-safe mode.
1.3. Shift lever in "P" position, parking brake applied.
1.4. Engine idling.
1.5. Air Conditioner and heater OFF.
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1.9. An ATF level check when transmission oil temperature is too low results in overfilling, when too high results in underfilling.
2. CAUTION: Too much or too little ATF will affect the operation of the transmission. The ATF level must be checked at regular intervals.


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2. Check and add transmission fluid on a 2006 VW Jetta with automatic gearbox:

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THE 5 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

At the bottom of the automatic gearbox (tiptronic) you will find one threaded plug on below surface, (follow red arrow in the picture below). This is for emptying.

tdisline_432.jpg



The oil level threaded plug is placed on the car front lateral automatic gearbox surface, (follow yellow arrow in the picture below).

tdisline_433.jpg

The filling oil plug is placed on the upper automatic gearbox surface, (follow green arrow in the picture below).

tdisline_434.jpg
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1. Requirements for check:
1.1. Vehicle standing on level surface.
1.2. Transmission must not be in fail-safe mode.
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1.7. Automatic gearbox oil capacity: 2,5 liter. Only ATF with VW designation may be used. Do not use any lubricant additives.
1.8. Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF - part number: VW G 052 990 A2
1.9. An ATF level check when transmission oil temperature is too low results in overfilling, when too high results in underfilling.
2. CAUTION: Too much or too little ATF will affect the operation of the transmission. The ATF level must be checked at regular intervals.

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