Date registered: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2000 VW Golf Variant
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
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Re 1: The 1976 240D has a non-vacuum transmission, the transmission is controlled by a rod from the linkage. If that rod is adjusted properly and the rubber bushings are still there, there should not be a problem with the transmission. The transmission must have had regular maintenance, i.e. regular (every 30,000 miles) filter and fluid changes, including the fluid in the torque converter. If that has been done, they are not problematic, but if the transmission has a lot of miles, things wear out, even with proper maintenance. An automatic transmission rebuilt is not cheap.
Fluid must be clear red and not smell burnt.
Auto transmission make the car even slower. The transmission starts in second gear.