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    DSG 7 speed Oil change - Golf MK7 1.6 TDi (2013)

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to figure out if my 7 speed DSG of my 2013 Golf MK7 1.6 TDi needs an oil and filter change every 40k miles.

    Back in 2017, my dealer carried out a “DSG Service” which cost £140 but there are no details of what work was carried out so it’s not clear if this involves an oil change. Car was at 63K miles.
    No other work has been done on the gearbox since then, today the car has 108k miles.

    I got some pictures showing the gearbox, I couldn’t find any filter housing.

    I would appreciate the help.

    Car VIN: WVWZZZAUZDW072111
    Engine No.: CLHA047760

    Thanks all!
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    2013 Golf 1.6 TDI-CR CLHA, 7A DSG

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    The 7 speed DSG don't have a service interval they are sealed for life. The 6 speed which is ever 40,000 miles oil and filter.

    What is the transmission/gearbox code of the data sticker? Data Sticker/Options Sticker and Engine Codes

    New to Golf 1.6Tdi Dsg 2010 on 17k miles. DSG QUESTIONS
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Unfortunately, the sticker is missing from both the service book and from underneath the spare tyre. any other place I should look for it?
    2013 Golf 1.6 TDI-CR CLHA, 7A DSG

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    You have a PMZ code gearbox from the DQ200 range, also known as an 0CW type, which is dry clutch so no fluid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    You have a PMZ code gearbox from the DQ200 range, also known as an 0CW type, which is dry clutch so no fluid.
    Thanks for this, really appreciate it!
    2013 Golf 1.6 TDI-CR CLHA, 7A DSG

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    Which one is the more reliable , wet or dry DSG ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazwould View Post
    Which one is the more reliable , wet or dry DSG ?
    108k miles on mine, never had an issue
    2013 Golf 1.6 TDI-CR CLHA, 7A DSG

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    Manufacturer: Audi, Date(s) Used: 11/2012-05/2013, Model: Audi A3/S3/Sportback/Limousine/Quattro, Audi A3 1.6 TDI, Transmission Code: PMZ, Transmission Type: 7A, Remarks: 0CW Gearbox (S Tronic)
    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 11/2012-05/2013, Model: Golf/Variant/4Motion 1.6 BlueMotion, Transmission Code: PMZ, Transmission Type: 7A, Remarks: 0CW Gearbox
    Manufacturer: Seat, Date(s) Used: 02/2013-06/2013, Model: Leon, Transmission Code: PMZ, Transmission Type: 7A, Remarks: 0CW Gearbox
    Manufacturer: Skoda, Date(s) Used: 11/2012-05/2013, Model: Octavia, Transmission Code: PMZ, Transmission Type: 7A, Remarks: 0CW Gearbox

    As taken from my new VAG Engine & Transmission Codes
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    The wet clutch DQ500 used in cars like the TTRS is excellent and can take huge abuse, the DQ250 used in other larger engined models is also good but can’t take as much tuning power increase and WHY they use this in the Golf 7 R but the Arteon with the same engine gets the DQ500 is beyond me.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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