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DSG Box from D6 -D7 Speed ?

Discussion in 'Ateca' started by stepdey, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. stepdey

    stepdey Active Member

    Mar 12, 2015
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    In the past I've had a Leon with a DSG box and whilst driving "normally" the box used to change up from D6 to D7 in the speed range of approx 38/40 mph, now with the Ateca it does'nt change up until I am at approx 46/48 mph.
    Bearing in mind the Leon was lighter and only had a 1.2 engine, my Ateca has a 1.4 engine

    I was wondering whether this is normal ?

    If you've noticed what sort of speed does yours change up into D7.

    Can a dealer change this eg reprogramme the system ?

    Thank you
  2. Tell

    Tell Full Member

    Jun 27, 2004
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    Answer the last question they would be braking the warranty. There is a whole lot around the DSG gear box reliability. I think you will have one of the DQ200s which is the dry gearbox.... if looked after etc it's fine but Honest John doesn't like them and doesnt like them fitted to the 1.4 / 1.5 - happy with them on the 1 litre 3 cylinder petrol ones. The issue is suppose to be resolved by the use of mineral all, VAG group started to use synthetic which is where the problem came from so reverted back to mineral oil.... but Honest John still says they have an issue. The DQ380 on the 2 litre diesels is fine, wet one. Dont think anyone reprogrammes the gear boxes.

    7th gear is generally thought to be an overdrive gear least in the big engine Atecas. You'd get it coming in at over 65 on the flat, least in the 190 DSG in normal drive. If you want it to change earlier select sport. Petrol most probably all different ;).

    Suspect if there is any difference then to get fuel economy they have it changing latter to what you are use to in your previous car. I know when I had my Ateca in 2016 it was a milestone when it changed into 7th :). I had only been drying it on country roads. As said to get it changing earlier use the rotary knob to get it into sport mode. Fuel economy will go down.
    #2 Tell, Oct 28, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
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