VIDEO: WHEN SHOULD I SERVICE MY DSG GEARBOX... AND HOW OFTEN?Date: 2018-01-23
As nice and convenient a DSG/Dual Clutch transmission is, you may not know that transmission services are more frequently required than standard manual and automatic gearboxes.
A direct-shift gearbox, commonly abbreviated to DSG, is an electronically controlled dual-clutch multiple-shaft manual gearbox in a transaxle design, without a conventional clutch pedal and with fully automatic or semi-manual control.
Benefits of having my DSG oil and filter changed
1. Saves on costly gearbox repairs
2. Improves your car's performance
3. Keeps your warranty valid for any repairs to parts related to the gearbox
Why does my DSG transmission oil and filter need to be changed?
This sophisticated piece of engineering needs regular oil changes. The smooth two-clutch system is computer-controlled with very fine engineering tolerances. If the gearbox oil is dirty it will damage the other parts and affect the performance.
What happens if it's not changed?
Dirty oil can overheat the gearbox or cause the clutches to burn out. This will lead to poor gear selection, loss of power and transmission failure.
How often does it need to be changed?
The oil, every 60,000km, the filter may need to be changed as well depending on condition, but you might as well play it safe and replace the filter every oil change. If you put your car on a track frequently, you will then have to service it more often.
Check out the video below for more.