No, my friend has a 5spd mk3 vr and the trannys going to
need a rebuild, from what im told
I have an VW jetta mk4 automatic and have had to rebuild it twice @109K miles and @130K.
Will a manual last forever? with only the clutch going every 100k or so?
VW, Audi, bmw or any other car in the world?
Depending on the issue its having, they go bad, syncros cook 2nd usually is the problem syncro, diffs mess up.
What's your issue?
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I am running my 3rd trans since i have owned my vr 7 years ago
-1st one: diff decided to blow several holes in the bell housing
-2nd one: 2nd gear decided it is time to give up and RIP
-3rd and current: it has for a while became noisy and i am expecting surprises any time soon
You aren't buying that marketing scheme about "lifetime" transmission fluid are you?
I got this in an email from service guy at a VW dealer "There is no such thing as life time fluid that just means your transmission only lasts as long as the fluid does. change the fluid at 80k this will help your transmission run for a long time. ONLY USE VW FLUID IN THIS TRANSMISION DO NOT USE AFTERMARKET.
I am getting ready to change the fluid in my daughters 2.0. I think she said it has clicked over 200K, starting to shift "funny". I am afraid of what I will find when I drop the pan.
Certain manual trans have a reputation for being weak.
If you don't always romp on it, then aside from the clutch in a manual trans, yes. There are fewer components that fail. On automatics you have the control module that can fail, solenoids that fail, filter screens that get clogged up, clutch packs that burn up/wear out, torque converter has it's own list of items that can fail, usually the lock and the fluid control valving...
2002.5 Jetta 1.8T - TOTALED (dodging deer)
2002.5 24v GTI - TOTALED (rear-ended by a Jeep)
1992 Corrado SLC - The toy & DD
2012 Golf R - The weekender