Recent Topics
How come discount tire doesn't use jack stands?
by motor_oil_madman
19 minutes 16 seconds ago
SAFETY ?: ramps in rear and jack stands in front
by SavagePatch
57 minutes 8 seconds ago
Pennzoil ultra 5w30 back in stock at Walmart.com
by kohnen
Today at 08:37 PM
Homelite weedeater not getting fuel
by Drew99GT
Today at 08:26 PM
Stability issue on 2015 F250
by Donald
Today at 07:25 PM
2016 Tacoma 3.5L V6 4x4
by NavyVet88
Today at 07:10 PM
Question on 05 Nissan tranny w/120k
by NattyBoh
Today at 06:58 PM
Denso FTF oil filters
by mclasser
Today at 06:50 PM
03 rav4 2.0 awd only took 2qts of mtf?
by Cxserver
Today at 06:49 PM
Who manufactures Subaru motor oil
by machfive916
Today at 06:26 PM
all Valvoline 5 qt jug sale at Meijer 7/24 to 7/30
by a1mfw
Today at 06:25 PM
ice cream
by Rick in PA
Today at 05:49 PM
Newest Members
SonofJoe, Axle_Needle, discobob, KHump, Zounds
58573 Registered Users
Who's Online
100 registered (41 Plymouth, 02s4audi, 4WD, 2015_PSD, 440Magnum, 123Saab, 13 invisible), 1572 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58573 Members
66 Forums
252169 Topics
4135066 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: 3550
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: 2077
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
2013 - Ford Fiesta Slick Party Hatch Edition

Top