Recent Topics
2004 VW TDI Beetle
by Nick1994
08/01/14 11:16 PM
No reading on dipstick. Amsoil 5w-20
by wjason777
08/01/14 10:41 PM
Curing Coho Salmon.
by 123Saab
08/01/14 09:29 PM
ATF cooler orientation
by zorobabel
08/01/14 09:29 PM
Oil consumption with M1 AFE 0w30?
by Johnny248
08/01/14 09:28 PM
Valvoline Dino 75w-90 GL-5 20k mi Forester 5MT
by Bandito440
08/01/14 08:59 PM
Won a Juice Extractor today.
by GumbyJarvis
08/01/14 08:37 PM
Smitty's Super S Multiflo 5w-30 is !0% synthetic
by NormanBuntz
08/01/14 08:30 PM
Oil for extreme short trip vehicle
by Oldtom
08/01/14 07:49 PM
Ruger 10/22 naysayers..
by OtisBlkR1
08/01/14 07:07 PM
'96 Corolla 3 Quarts Low on Oil.
by Turk
08/01/14 06:50 PM
Oh man... This isn't good.
by CHARLIEBRONSON21
08/01/14 06:47 PM
Newest Members
chkm8, wjason777, glgoodwin22, RandyG99, wamaty
50828 Registered Users
Who's Online
89 registered (97f150, 901Memphis, 6starprez, 13Tacoma, 77GrandPrix, 97tbird, 9 invisible), 1397 Guests and 218 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
50828 Members
64 Forums
217190 Topics
3420161 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#3354759 - 04/27/14 03:37 PM Fluid Change News for VAG DSG Owners.
Volvohead Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 3357
Loc: SE Pa
For those with DSG boxes, the prevailing wisdom is that the vehicle must be perfectly level for all drain-outs, regardless of refill method. This seems to follow the particular concern regarding the fluid level sensitivity of these boxes (+/- .2L tolerance, and factory procedure snorkel-based fill and temperature level adjustments). DIY owners typically jack all four corners for the DSG service without question for fear of somehow offending the DSG gods.

As I found zero information elsewhere where top-fills are performed (including all the VW/Audi fora), I will post this here, for the VAG/DSG world at large:

For top-fill DSG fluid changes, you do NOT need to keep the vehicle level. Ramping up the front end (within reason) should allow a full and exact factory drain-out.

We did one yesterday on a set of standard height front ramps. Exactly 4.5L drained out. Refilled with 4.6L from the top (+0.1L for filter), slapped on a new filter, re-calibrated the box with VAG-COM, and it shifts beautifully.

Top
#3355560 - 04/28/14 11:59 AM Re: Fluid Change News for VAG DSG Owners. [Re: Volvohead]
Thermo1223 Offline


Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 1662
Loc: Easton, PA
Just like when I had my 09A, people were so scared about measuring and refilling the exact amount.

If the transmission was that finicky the dealers would have killed loads of them in short order because they are not good at what they do either.
_________________________
2004 - Jetta Wagon TDI - Gone
2009 - Subaru Forester XT - 4AT 5k OCI
2014 - Scion xD - 4AT Toyota Care

Top