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hey all and thanks for a great forum

I just bought a 1999 Beetle with 54k miles (one owner car)5 speed stick

I went ahead and changed the oil to mobile 1 5W30
was that a mistake ?

Also I was wondering if it was a good idea to change the tranny oil ? if so what do you guys recommend?
 

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It won't hurt using 5w30, but the 0w40 weight does carry VW 502/503/505 approval while the 5w30 does not.

I ran 5w30 Mobil 1 in my 2.0L for about 30k without any ill effects. ;)

Tranny fluid, I'd recommend Redline 75w90 synthetic.

Congrats on the new ride!

-Des
 
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