So-o-o... how long does it take for the transaxle to reach operating temps? What are 'operating temps', how hot does the trans oil get and what conditions cause it to get hotter than 'normal'?
And sorry Ray, I forget- VW or Subaru transaxle?
It takes sometimes up to 20 mins or more for the subie tranny to get to the same temp as the engine. The engine goes to 185 normal on hotter days you can get to 205 I forgot how how it got on the scorcher days and after a harder highway run.