VW saying they don't change DSG oil filter..

VwSUP

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Hello All, just spoke to Vw as i need to change my DSG oil I asked for the filter and oil price to be told they don't change the DSG filters as they are long life??
Is this correct as i need to go pick up the oil today..
He said you would need to strip the gearbox to change them as you need to make sure the filters seated correctly??
Thanks in advance
 

Ali-G

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You’d be better off having a chat with a good independent VW specialist.
I could be wrong but it’s my understanding that it’s good practice to change the filter and that you don’t need to strip the gearbox to do it.
 

VwSUP

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Thanks for the reply didn't make sense to me to be fair. I went and got the oil no filter tho as the person behind the desk backed up what the other person said on the phone..he looked at on the computer under my vin amd said i do have the long life filter and just to change the oil..going to do that for this change but will look into it more for next time
 

Oldfart

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Thanks for the reply didn't make sense to me to be fair. I went and got the oil no filter tho as the person behind the desk backed up what the other person said on the phone..he looked at on the computer under my vin amd said i do have the long life filter and just to change the oil..going to do that for this change but will look into it more for next time
Hi, did you change dsg oil? My van is 2015 and done 73000 but don’t think oil has been changed. Have been quoted £230
but will have a go myself. Was it a mission and did you change filter in the end.
 

VwSUP

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Hi, did you change dsg oil? My van is 2015 and done 73000 but don’t think oil has been changed. Have been quoted £230
but will have a go myself. Was it a mission and did you change filter in the end.
Sorry for late reply no it wasn't to bad you will need a Vw Dsg adapter to screw into the gearbox sump plug got mine off amazon but ebay have them aswell..you will also need some sort of oil pump to pump the oil in..Vcds or another way of reading the gearbox temp helps when refilling to make sure correct amount has been filled..once you have done it once you will feel more confident for the future will do mine yearly now good luck
 

Oldfart

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Sorry for late reply no it wasn't to bad you will need a Vw Dsg adapter to screw into the gearbox sump plug got mine off amazon but ebay have them aswell..you will also need some sort of oil pump to pump the oil in..Vcds or another way of reading the gearbox temp helps when refilling to make sure correct amount has been filled..once you have done it once you will feel more confident for the future will do mine yearly now good luck
Ok,thanks for info. Temp censor is the awkward bit but I’ll see what I can find.
 

DXX

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Ok,thanks for info. Temp censor is the awkward bit but I’ll see what I can find.
 
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