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    dsg 7 oil swap recall

    what did you guys hear about this? anyone did it yet?

    recall to swap the synthetic oil in the dsg 7 to mineral oil

    VW recalling 2.64M vehicles worldwide over engine, light issues - Autoblog

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    Doesn't affect Audi does it, I think it is only cars made in China and certain VW models...
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    Curious about this for several reasons

    1. Countries & build codes & models as mentioned by cake2u

    2. DQ200 was branded as "sealed for life & no oil changes" so either that is marketing rubbish or begs the question how they change the oil.

    3. Mixing synthetic & mineral oil (at least in engines) means sludge so how are they going to get all the synthetic oil out as I assume same issue applies to gearboxes, even if time for it to develop is different. Double oil change?

    Being in the UK am not particularly worried about the "hot & humid conditions"

    Separate thread on software update helping when pulling out at junctions so will wait and see on both of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyM100 View Post
    Curious about this for several reasons
    1. Countries & build codes & models as mentioned by cake2u
    I understand from other web pages that it's a global recall, so I'm assuming it's not just Chinese models. I haven't seen a list though. I believe it does affect at least some A1s and A3s as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyM100 View Post
    2. DQ200 was branded as "sealed for life & no oil changes" so either that is marketing rubbish or begs the question how they change the oil.
    I think "sealed for life" in that context means that the service schedule doesn't require changing the oil or checking its level for the life of the car. That doesn't necessarily mean that it's not possible to drain or suck out the old oil and refill it, which is what they're doing here, just that you don't have to as a part of the normal life of the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyM100 View Post
    3. Mixing synthetic & mineral oil (at least in engines) means sludge so how are they going to get all the synthetic oil out as I assume same issue applies to gearboxes, even if time for it to develop is different. Double oil change?
    I'd never heard that before. You can buy semi-synthetic oils, so it must be possible to mix them. And I've never heard of people having to flush engines through when changing from one oil to another. I know mixing some coolants causes sludge, but hadn't heard it for oils.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyM100 View Post
    Being in the UK am not particularly worried about the "hot & humid conditions"
    From another site, the issue seems to be corrosion within the gearbox causing metal particles, which can then short out electrical components. I guess hot and damp makes corrosion happen a lot faster, hence the problem in "hot & humid conditions". I think they're actually replacing the mechatronic units under recall in some hot and humid countries.

    I guess the same corrosion will happen in cooler and/or dryer countries, but just a lot more slowly. I'm assuming they're worried that problems might develop in years to come even though they haven't yet, and so are changing the type of oil as a precaution to prevent lots of failures as the cars get older.

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    audi australia has a notice out
    Audi A1, A3 and TT 2012-2013 7-speed S tronic models > Audi Australia

    and people there have been already getting letters to come in (look for post by ryan8v)
    Audi Recall, Re-DSG boxes - Page 3

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    Generally synthetic and mineral oils mix OK. Its vegetable oils such as Castrol R that does not mix.

    What Happens If You Mix Regular and Synthetic Oil?
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    This could affect Audi as well as all s-tonic gearboxes for transverse engines are made by Volkswagen at it's Kassel plant in Germany. No doubt Audi will be in touch with owners if necessary. It seems it only affects the 7-speed version and not the 6-speed used in the 2.0TDI.
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    Spoke to Audi UK today regarding my own vehicle and mine isnt affected, they said they would let me know if it was
    They pretty much said it only related to VW DSG 7

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    I have found the gear box to be excellent no issues whatsoever

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    Much what I said then...
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