Riddle me this...Why would my ATF fill plug be seated nicely under the motor mount? I’m lowered under H&R Sport springs and that’s it.
Photobucket watermark obscures clear viewing ☹I just did a full service; fluid/filter on a 09G last week, the fill plug method works but you can also use the "fill port" on the front of the trans, that has the plug and red lock ring on it.
As shown, in the first photo of this DIY; we used a combination of the "adapter" that came in the Blauparts service kit and then, later, the fill port. Like many auto trans fluid/filter changes; things can get very messy and it is easy to spill fluid, in the removal/refill process, not exactly "fun" and I ruined a old pair of pants, I was using, when doing this trans service, plus we used allot of "kitter litter" to clean up the multiple spills we ended up having. This was even using a lift; so, I can imagine, doing this on jack stands, could be even more of a potential mess. What I learned the second time around; was, (if I had followed the blauparts directions); remove the drain plug, for some fluid removal and then, remove the plastic fill level insert, to drain the rest of the fluid in the pan. Then, when you remove the pan; you will won't spill a bunch of old fluid like I did!
Note: the first photo of this diy and the red locking ring, the cap and the gray bent fill port.
DIY Automatic transmission (09G) service/ fluid and filter change Thanks to Hindsight at passatworld.com, I used some of his pictures. This is for instructional use, I do not assume any responsibility for damage to your vehicle or injury to your person. That said my car is at 150Kmi with...forums.vwvortex.com
In my case, the transmission pan; was impacted in four different places and so, it would not seal correctly and to fix this issue, we had to buy a new oil pan. So, we had to pull the pan off two times; then, install the new pan and gasket. That finally fixed the leaking issues and in that swapping process; we reused the new added trans fluid and discovered the fill port later.