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2005 Passat gls TDI
I just drained my transmission fluid and it looked like new motor oil or the color of new motor oil., it was also clean looking. Is there a transmission fluid that is the color of motor oil or was mine just burnt? When I dropped the pan it was clean and the magnets had normal mush on them and the fluid did not smell bad. I just bought the car and found a receipt in the owner's manual where the transmission was replaced in 2016.
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It's no surprise that the fluid looks relatively fresh since it was changed/filled in 2016. Not sure why you decided to drain it but now that you've done it just fill it with fresh ATF and keep the record (date/mileage) for the next drain/refill.
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