That is unfortunate to read indeed. I am always on the lookout for unicorn low mile New Beetles (old folks vacation home car, etc) and thought that if it happened to be a DSG BEW I would be ok with it, but now not so much... bummer.The irony here is about all the 2-pedal BEW NBs are good for are 5sp swaps, as no DSG-related bits are available for them anymore, and they are too unique to use anything from something else. Even the M-unit is its own specific part (although those are NLA for even more of the common ones now, too, so....)
Unfortunately - I've been acquainted with a 1.8T 09a too well... 1.8T 2005 GTI came with it. I did a trans service with the timing belt at 100k. Around 140 it started having some shifting "issues". Kid kept driving it delivering pizzas. False neutral in 3rd, then slam and chirp the tires. No codes in VCDS. Tried a set of solenoids and a fluid change - no improvement. Found a used $200 "yard tested" trans and swapped it with the TCM, still no 3rd. He sent it to auction. I pulled the new solenoids out before scrapping it at least.Mystery to me why the BEW NB got the DSG, and the BEW G/J got the Jatco. But, the packaging of the Jatco is such that they had to run the engine/trans harnesses differently, which meant the battery tray in them sits UP an inch or so. This difference may have just been incompatible with the NB as it was already unable to have the H7 battery as it was. And with the diesel, they didn't want to do what they did with the TT and make that on-off goof ball tiny battery the fitment. Because the 02E DSG despite having six speeds, is dimensionally smaller than the 09A Jatco five speed.
But then it begs the question: why didn't they just use the 02E in ALL the BEW applications? The Jatco is kind of rare. It was only used behind the BEW in the G/J and behind a few 1.8t and VR6 engines (VERY few... as I've never even seen one behind a VR6, and only two ever behind the 1.8t). And what makes the argument even worse for the Jatco: they were also using the 6sp Aisin box behind some engines, even back into 2001, as the FWD 1.8t TT got them, as well as some of the 2002+ 2.slo NB Convertibles (just the 'verts, not the hard tops ???? ).
Volkswagen is weird.
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