How to change DSG transmission oil

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This article is adapted from this document.

Special tools, testers and items required:

  • Vag-Com, VAS 5051
  • Adapter for oil filling, VAS 6262
  • Oil collecting tray
  • Torque wrench
  • 5.5 liter DSG oil: # G 052 182 A2, about $20 per liter x 6 = $120
  • DSG oil filter: # 02E 305 051 B, about $50
  • New seal for drain plug: # N 910 845 01, about $2


DSG Oil Change 01a.gif
  • Engine off - do not start!
  • Place oil collecting tray underneath transmission
  • Slowly remove filter housing; before removing filter housing from transmission, tip it slightly in its seating.
    This allows oil to flow back into transmission from filter housing
DSG Oil Change 01b.gif
  • After you have inserted filter with - shoulder - downward, tighten housing to 15 ft-lbs (20 Nm)
DSG Oil Change 02a.gif DSG Oil Change 02b.gif
  • Raise vehicle
  • Remove noise insulation tray
  • Remove inspection plug A near pendulum support
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  • A black plastic overflow tube is located in this hole (with 8 mm hex socket head, torque specification: 26 in-lbs (3 Nm), i.e. about finger-tight).
    Its length determines oil level in transmission
  • Remove this oil tube (about 5 liters of oil will drain)
  • Reinstall overflow tube, 3 Nm
  • Install adapter - A - from VAS 6262 hand-tight in inspection hole
DSG Oil Change 04.gif
  • Shake oil containers before opening fill 5.5 liter DSG oil.
    To change bottles, shut-off valve can be closed or oil filler adapter VAS 6262 can be held higher than transmission
  • Move through VAS 5051 until DSG oil temperature is displayed or Vag-Com Select 02 Auto Trans go to Meas.Blocks-08 grup 019 and then GO.
  • Now start engine
  • Press brake and shift into each selector lever position for approx. 3 seconds. Place lever in position P again
    Do not switch off engine!
  • Wait till DSG oil temperature riches between 35 ° to 45 ° Celsius
  • Disconnect quick-release coupling of adapter for oil filling VAS 6262 with engine running
  • Let excess oil drain
  • As soon as the oil has run out (it begins to drip), remove adapter for oil filling VAS 6262 and install bolt with new seal - arrow:
  • Tightening torque: 33 ft-lbs (45 Nm)
  • Turn off engine
  • Dispose of oil in an appropriate manner
  • This completes changing oil and filter.

This is trancribed from this PDF , which was downloaded from, originally pointed to in [vwvortex], mainly because the original download is 600KB! Also fixed up the illutrations, added part numbers.