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Old 07-28-2009, 01:35 PM
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Default Noob question about transmission?

So today i stoped at the local audi dealer and they informed me about the no service tranny, but the service guy did say to keep a eye on the level of fluid.
So my question where is the dipstick if there is one?
I've always done all my own work on my cars but now i feel like i know nothing about cars when it comes to german cars lol.
Old 07-28-2009, 01:36 PM
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PS i have a 06 audi a3 2.0t dsg, and i did do a search sorry if this is possibly a repost.
Old 08-06-2009, 01:46 PM
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The DSG is NOT a "No service tranny." The recommended fluid and filter change interval is 45K miles. It's not cheap, but I'd much rather have appropriate service than the BMW "lifetime fluid" attitude. Interesting how BMW fluid became suddenly lifetime when they started offering "Free Maintenance."

If you want to do the DSG fluid and filter change your self, here are several DIY links:



ECS offers the fluid, O-rings and tools required for DSG service:

Old 08-13-2009, 11:19 AM
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Ok thanks, i also found the fluid and filter on ebay. Its just weird that the audi dealer told me that i never need to service it, just check the level, guess they want us to just buy new tranys when they go lol. But your right i'm going to treat it like any other automatic and service it, i got 5k more till 45k so i'll let you know how it goes.
I just got it out of the shop yesterday for a check engine light, turns out the mass airflow sensor was dirty and throwing everything out of wack.
Old 08-15-2009, 08:21 PM
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Hey i just found this post if anyone wants to try and do there own trany fluid change. Granted the dealer says dsg's have lifetime fluid but i'm going to change it out at 45k, at least my mind will be at ease.

special tools, testers and items required:
-Vag-Com,VAS 5051
-Adapter for oil filling VAS 6262
-Oil collecting tray
-Torque wrench V.A.G 1331
-5.5 liter DSG oil & Oil filter.

-Engine off - do not start!-Place oil collecting tray underneath transmission-Slowly remove filter housing; before removing filter housing from transmission, tip it slightly in its seating. This allows oil to flow back into transmission from filter housing-After you have inserted filter with - shoulder - downward, tighten housing to 20 Nm-Raise vehicle-Remove noise insulation tray-Remove inspection plug A near pendulum support.

-A black plastic overflow tube is located in this hole (with 8 mm hex socket head, torque specification: 3 Nm). Its length determines oil level in transmission-Remove this oil tube (about 5 liters of oil will drain)-Reinstall overflow tube, 3 Nm
-Install adapter - A - from VAS 6262 hand-tight in inspection hole.

-Shake oil containers before opening fill 5.5 liter DSG oil To change bottles, shut-off valve can be closed or oil filler adapter VAS 6262 can be held higher than transmission-Move through VAS 5051 until DSG oil temperature is displayed or Vag-Com Select 02 Auto Trans go to Meas.Blocks-08 grup 019 and then GO.

-Now start engine-Press brake and shift into each selector lever position for approx. 3 seconds. Place lever in position P again.
Do not switch off engine!
-Wait till DSG oil temperature riches between 35 to 45 Celsius-Disconnect quick-release coupling of adapter for oil filling VAS 6262 with engine running.

-Let excess oil drain-As soon as the oil has run out (it begins to drip), remove adapter for oil filling VAS 6262 and install bolt with new seal.
Tightening torque: 45 Nm-Turn off engine
-Dispose of oil in an appropriate manner.
-This completes changing oil and filter.

ps. i found a guy selling the oil filter and fluid for the trany on ebay for 160
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