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A3 2.0TDi DSG Wet Clutch?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by alpesh26, Feb 19, 2014.

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    My dad is after changing his mk6 Golf 1.6TDi DSG for an A3 2.0 TDi DSG. Does anyone know if the A3 uses a wet clutch system?

    The golf 1.6TDi uses a dry clutch system which is too snatchy and is eating the clutches. It's already had a new pair of clutches fitted, mechatronic and a new gearbox (under warranty) but the problem has come back so it's time to get rid!

    TIA
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    On the newer stronic boxes they're dry afaik, the older dsg boxes are wet.

    There has been a recall for some stronic boxes, recently aswell iirc.
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    ah cheers, the car he's looking at is a 2011 (61 plate). Do you know when they all went to dry clutches?
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    Was it a 6 speed or 7 speed in his Golf? Being a Mk 6 it must be fairly new?
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    The golf is a 7 speed on a 2009 - 59 plate. I'm going to get him to call the garage and find out if the A3 is a 6 or a 7 speed box, i'm under the assumption that the 6 speeds will be wet clutch - please could someone confirm?
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    My understanding was all the diesel S-tronic boxes were wet plate as this leads to a higher torque handling capacity? I could be completely wrong though. Again, as far as I know all the 2.0TDi S-tronic boxes are wet plate.
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    All 6 speed DSGs have wet clutch.
    The 7 speed ones come with both dry and wet clutches.
    The first 7 speed boxes were installed on smaller engines, like the 1.4 122 TSI, 1.6 TDI, 1.2 TSI and have the dry clutch.
    Since 2010 IIRC, there are new 7 speed boxes with wet clutches but these can be found on bigger engines and I think they are for 4wd cars. You can find them in the newer A4, A5, Tiguan etc.

    So, the 1.6 TDI Golf has the 7 speed dry clutch gearbox.
    The 2.0 TDI A3 has the 6 speed wet clutch gearbox.
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    If you have access to VCDS, It'll give the model of DSG/S-Tronic box fitted.
    From there I'm sure you'll be able to find the definitive answer to the question.
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    Thanks lads! I take it I just need the gearbox code and do a quick google to confirm?
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