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ATF fluid for 01M 2002 Jetta? #5279930 11/28/19 05:45 PM
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Just got this vehicle from a friend for $500. Mileage is around 170k. I have scoured the TDI forums for the best fluid to use.

So I am pretty keen on Redline Fluids. They have protected many of my previous vehicles and I have never had any complaints whatsoever.

Completely related to this thread, Redline C+ kept my 3rd generation Caravan alive. I visited Redline's product finder which suggests D4.

Coincidentally, I have more Redline C+ than I know what to do with from that Caravan. I asked Redline if I could get away with using that in lieu of D4.

Their response kind of shocked me in that they advised me it was the same formulation and fine to use. A review of the specs showed that there were some differences but I did some deep dives over at the TDI forums which revealed that there are people who run ATF+4 in the trans just fine and even some shops suggesting it.

I am also into squeezing as many highway MPG as I can out of this thing just for fun. Looks like the cSt of the C+ is a bit higher than the rest at 100C. Will that hurt fuel economy?


FWIW, G052-162-A2 is the correct fluid.

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Re: ATF fluid for 01M 2002 Jetta? [Re: dx92beater] #5280234 11/29/19 08:35 AM
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No. IMHO, any difference in MPG would be unmeasurable.

I'd just use whatever licensed ATF my owner's manual called for. Wouldn't that be a Pentosin ATF?

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Re: ATF fluid for 01M 2002 Jetta? [Re: dx92beater] #5282903 12/02/19 12:49 PM
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