plastic broke off in manual transmission oil

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  1. Brettimus_Prime

    Brettimus_Prime New Member

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    I was doing my gear oil change and one of the plastic wings from my hand pump broke off into the transmission. Tried draining the oil but didn't come out.

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    Can I remove the plate with VW on it to fish it out?

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  2. crsmp5

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    no... thats the bottom of the shift tower.. no room there
     
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    Have you ever seeen a gearbox from inside? No chance with a camera.
    If it is really plastic and tiny, leave it where it is. The alternative is to dismount the differential housing.
    What ever the reason for oil change was, why did you not use the oil drain screw at the bottom of the gearbox?
     
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    Ah, the joys of working on a car!

    Without a lot more access, as audi1z said, it's gonna be hard to get it out unless you can shake it loose somehow. Magnets won't work so I don't know how otherwise then fishing around for it.
     
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    Sorry, not real familiar with VW gearboxs, the Ford toploader and Muncie M21 I rebuilt you probably could play around with a camera. Hang in there brother, always hate this kind of stuff. Nothing's ever easy! LOL
     
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    well i should NOT SAY THIS... so huge disclaimer!!!!!!!!

    if its ONLY plastic, no metal in it... i know of people who lost the speedo gear into the old 020 tranny... the plastic just gets eaten away by the metal stuff inside the 020.. so if its just that little tang hanging off the side... id not worry as much as i would with a speedo gear...

    next if you remove the speedo gear on your 02j style tranny.. i prefer to fill there a exact 2 quarts via a nice long "super funnel" no mess and easy...
     
  9. Brettimus_Prime

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    Thanks everyone. After some research I've decided to drive it for a hundred or so miles and drain the oil again to see if I see plastic bits. Going to go ahead and rip the other tang off before I fill up again. I just gotta get this stupid Eurovan out of the garage so I can do the control arms on the Jetta Wagen before I drive her around.

    Will post an update


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