Cobey
Anyone know where you drain the trans oil from (the stuff in the gear box, not the ATF)?  The filler hole was right where it is on the 4spd, but where is the drain hole?
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Wayne

Here's a link to an article on "How to change the gearbox oil in a VW Beetle"

 

http://www.reluctantmechanic.com/step-by-step/change_gearbox_oil.php

 

Maybe this can help you find the drain bolt.

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Cobey
Thanks Wayne, but that is for the 4spd.  A little more digging, and I think I do have to take the big plate off the bottom.  Trying to find out if I need a new gasket for the plate before I remove it though.
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aircooled299
Hey Cobey, I was looking in my Bentley's and there is a picture of an autostick tranny. In that picture there is a plug close to the front mount. I'm pretty sure you have scraped every inch of gunk off and would know if it was there but just in case......
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Cobey
I think that pic is from an older or new autostick.  I saw the pic, and mine doesn't have that. 
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aircooled299
Of course not that would be way to easy probably one of those deals where you are lucky enough to have the only one
-Patrick

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Cobey
LOL. No, someone else on Samba has it too.  I'll have to climb under there again and see what's up.  I have a spare I bought that I have been checking over to find that plug.
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Jonr99

The auto-sticks came with two types of covers at the bottom, one with a drain plug, and one that does not.  If you do not have a drain plug, you will need to remove the entire plate. 

 

It can be a BIG MESS, but make sure you have a big catch pan under the car! 

 

You fill it in the same fashion you would a 4spd.

 

If memory serves, you can use a thick bead of permagasket, just make sure it is dry and rubbery before you put it back on so it will not "squish" and get into the gears!

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Cobey
Thanks!  Looks like I get to get real messy. 

Any thoughts on synthetic oil?  I put it in my 4spd with no problems..

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68autobug

My 1968 Beetle autostick is an early model and it has a plug the same as the fill plug on a gearbox.... although I have read in some of My VW manuals, where it does say to drain the gearbox - take off the flat metal plate....

which would be messy... I've only taken Mine off once to inspect & replace any worn parts which was back in 1995 ...

Make sure You replace the oil with a Hypoid gear oil....

or Maybe with Synthetic Gear oil... 

 

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Cobey
Thanks Lee!  Synthetic is the way I was looking to go.  My 4spd loves it.  Seems to have improved gas milage a bit as well, though that may be a bit inaccurate as I did some other work in there at the same time.
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