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Old 07-23-2014, 12:07 AM   #15
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As I recall, the plastic drain plug insert is the level to fill. It's easier than you guys make it out to be. Whether you measure or not, it will start to come out and then stabilize at that level. If it's in the ballpark it's probably fine.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:23 AM   #16
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What DIY did you follow, OP? I dig the tips and tricks, but this isn't exactly a DIY.
See tip/trick #7. "lasthumansgarage" youtube video is all you need.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:18 PM   #17
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would this apply to the TDI as well?
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:28 PM   #18
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Yes, same exact procedure.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:46 AM   #19
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Ok, first off, thank you so much for this! I've been going round in circles over this DSG service, but I don't think I could sleep at night knowing that I dropped $400+ on a fluid drain that I could do myself in front of my house. Problem is, I have no tools and have very little experience under the hood, haha (hey man, everybody gotta start somewhere).

So, between this DIY and the video posted, do you think I can do this by myself and not blow up my car? The most I've ever done under the hood is an oil filter change and...replace my tires (if that counts). Is the allen wrenches and the funnel all I need (aside from a jack and blocks)?
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:07 AM   #20
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torque wrench to make sure everything is torqued properly. Torx (t30) to remove your intake.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:34 AM   #21
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Ok, first off, thank you so much for this! I've been going round in circles over this DSG service, but I don't think I could sleep at night knowing that I dropped $400+ on a fluid drain that I could do myself in front of my house. Problem is, I have no tools and have very little experience under the hood, haha (hey man, everybody gotta start somewhere).

So, between this DIY and the video posted, do you think I can do this by myself and not blow up my car? The most I've ever done under the hood is an oil filter change and...replace my tires (if that counts). Is the allen wrenches and the funnel all I need (aside from a jack and blocks)?
The allen wrench for the transmission plug is HUGE!! Special order online or autozone has them too.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:50 AM   #22
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Good point...
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:47 PM   #23
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The allen wrench for the transmission plug is HUGE!! Special order online or autozone has them too.
Fantastic! Thanks for the response, I'm gonna try and knock this out in the next week or two. I gotta order the parts and tools, but other than that, I think I got the confidence now to tackle it.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:53 PM   #24
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I would add that you should put the car on jack stands (four of them) and measure how much comes out.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:50 PM   #25
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I used a 14mm socket mount allen rather than the standard L allen key and I am glad I did as the dealer service department decided that the plug needed to be torqued to over 100 newton metres at the last DSG service.
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:03 PM   #26
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Okay I must be a little special. I cannot seem to find where to monitor DSG temps in VCDS. Where do I need to go.
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #27
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With the drain and refill method I saw no need to check temps via vagcom.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:35 PM   #28
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Is vagcom really needed? Or can you just drive around the block then drain the excess?
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