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Fri Dec 09 2011, 05:56PM

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Trying to get this cleared up......There were 2 kinds of auto trans used in from 73-75 and the other from76-?(used on the rabbit too) I think the earlier one is the 003.....later one 010?
My ? is does the oo3 use an atf filter? is it the same as the 010 one? The only one I can find is the later one at busdepot and other sites.
Also is the atf filter serviceable without tearing open the trans.
I have the lower pan gasket I plan to replace and want to do what I can with it in the bus.
the bentley us confusing and is incomplete to help with this

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The bus 03 transmission had more clutch parts in it than the light cars. the filter is the small round mesh screen(same as the 010, and I believe it has a cork gasket, and must be torqued down to a light number(6 foot pounds rings a bell) that has escaped me for the time being (at any rate you will need a inch pound torque wrench), used to work on them all the time, years ago. A very good automatic.

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If the filter doesn't fit you can at least wash out the trans pan, and put a rare earth magnet out of a computer hard drive in it, also with an older trans I use type f instead of dex/merc, has a heavier petroleum base and will give you firmer shifts and less slippage. Sort of like using 20-50 in your motor. Also check your vac line running to the modulator on the front left corner of the bottom flange where the pan bolts up.

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