Customer semi-recently purchased a 08 VW Passat with the 2.0T BPY motor. The car has 124K miles on it and as far as we know, has never had a trans service. For this model year, VW considered the trans fluid to be lifetime fill. But later model years carried a 40k service interval. The transmission in this vehicle is a 09G which is a version of the Aisin Warner TF-60SN. As you will see in the photos below I found a lot of non-metallic debris inside of the pan. Both magnets were very loaded. The bottom of the pan itself had grey-sludge debris (as seen on the towel). The screen on the filter had a fine layer of black material with moderate amount of visible particles. None of the debris was metallic. Is this a normal amount of debris for a trans with 124K miles or is this a sign of an imminent failure? Note: due to the design of the transmission pan, the drain plug was somewhat useless - it removes less than 2 quarts. The cooler lines were also not an option for a fluid exchange due to the style of connectors. So I removed the trans oil pan which drained 3 quarts. I refilled with Genuine Toyota T-IV and drove the car for several miles. Then I repeated this for 3 additional times for a total of 4 pan drops. On the final pan drop I replaced the gasket and the filter. During the test drive after the first drain and refill I did notice a hard 1-2 shift. But on the subsequent test drives this was no longer noticed. Not sure if the fluid changes helped or if the issue goes away once the fluid is warmed up.