Identify which genuine gearbox oil to use

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Identify which genuine gearbox oil to use

Postby itisgeorge » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:35 pm

Hi all,

Continuing my notchy/rough gear saga I’ve been recommended to have the oil changed on the manual gearbox.

Most people say go with genuine oil, is this the best stuff or is there another variety to try for a possible work synchro? Heard of others using Millers.

According to the VW’s ETKA there’s more than one type of genuine gearbox oil depending on your gearbox model, for which my 2010 Scirocco a few show up. I’ve tried searching by VIN but it just says it can’t find any results.

Question is, how do I workout which gearbox model mine is?

Cheers!!


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Re: Identify which genuine gearbox oil to use

Postby Cuprabob » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:44 am

If you look at the build sticker located on the boot floor or on the one stuck on the inside of the service booklet, you should get a 3 digit gearbox code and should be able to cross reference that with the correct oil.
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Re: Identify which genuine gearbox oil to use

Postby itisgeorge » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:58 am

Cuprabob wrote:If you look at the build sticker located on the boot floor or on the one stuck on the inside of the service booklet, you should get a 3 digit gearbox code and should be able to cross reference that with the correct oil.
Perfect, didn’t realise they printed that kind of stuff! Cheers


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Re: Identify which genuine gearbox oil to use

Postby mclc81 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:07 am

There are two models for 6-speed manual transmission on Scirocco 2010.

1 - MQ250 (data model KWB); Transmission fluid: G 052512A2; High-perf. transmission fluid: G 052527A2.
2 - MQ350 (data model KNU, KRM, KXZ, KZS, LHD, LMN, LNZ, NFN, NFP, NFU, PFT); Transmission fluid: G 052171A2; High-perf. transmission fluid: G 052527A2.
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Re: Identify which genuine gearbox oil to use

Postby itisgeorge » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:42 pm

mclc81 wrote:There are two models for 6-speed manual transmission on Scirocco 2010.

1 - MQ250 (data model KWB); Transmission fluid: G 052512A2; High-perf. transmission fluid: G 052527A2.
2 - MQ350 (data model KNU, KRM, KXZ, KZS, LHD, LMN, LNZ, NFN, NFP, NFU, PFT); Transmission fluid: G 052171A2; High-perf. transmission fluid: G 052527A2.
Great stuff, that simplifies it! The capacity, I recall it being 2.x litres? Buying 3l should cover it?
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Re: Identify which genuine gearbox oil to use

Postby mclc81 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:46 pm

itisgeorge wrote:
mclc81 wrote:There are two models for 6-speed manual transmission on Scirocco 2010.

1 - MQ250 (data model KWB); Transmission fluid: G 052512A2; High-perf. transmission fluid: G 052527A2.
2 - MQ350 (data model KNU, KRM, KXZ, KZS, LHD, LMN, LNZ, NFN, NFP, NFU, PFT); Transmission fluid: G 052171A2; High-perf. transmission fluid: G 052527A2.
Great stuff, that simplifies it! The capacity, I recall it being 2.x litres? Buying 3l should cover it?
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When I changed the transmission fluid on my gearbox, I bought as a precaution 3 ltr.

The official factory data:
Capacity of manual gearbox (gearbox completely dismantled) - 2,1 ltr.
Capacity of manual gearbox (gearbox partially dismantled) - 1,9 ltr.
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