So I am going to start my dsg fluid change today. I fully understand both methods of doing so but have one question regarding the measure and replace method. (Which is what I will be doing) since there is no real single jacking point to get a floor jack under the rear can I just put the front on ramps and proceed with the change? Seems to me that if I can get at least the 4.5 liters out then this should be OK. If more comes out that's a plus right?
So I did you he fluid change. Used the measure and refill method. I leveled the car the best I could using ramps up front and a floor jack at the rear. The large tube connecting the rear suspension makes for a good lifting point.
Anyhow letting the tranny drain, fluid cold I gout exactly 4.370 ml and replaced bit with 4.5 ml.
The extra 130ml should account for what was held in the filter as well as residual in the drain bucket right?
Test drive went perfect. Smoother shifts and no hesitation. One thing is now VCDS shows a few codes pertaining to the steering wheel as well as the radio. Will these clear up with regular driving? There are no check engine lights. Other than vcds showing the codes there is no other indication of anything being wrong.
Nice. Thanks for the info. And anyone doing the measure and refill method. I was concerned about doing it this way but once I got into it it really only makes sense to do it this way. (Assuming there are no tranny leaks)
Thanks again for a the great help.
I have a 2014 Passat TDI and the bride has a 2013 Jetta TDI.
Changed DSG oil and filter in both, and hers took 4.5L to overflow and mine started to overflow at 3.5L.
Was there a major DSG housing change or something??
Next time 4.6 L from the top but this time I messed up on keeping track of the quantity going in. Actually I made the mistake after filling of pulling the plug without the car running. I had the Vas6262A tool so used it to put in 1 liter more and get the level correct with pan warm and engine running. To estimate the pan temperature I compared it to the touch with a pitcher of water at 40 degrees C.
Warm fluid that initially came out filled a 3.78 L washer fluid jug plus an original 1 L bottle 1/2 full.