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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by kiddo, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. '& Son' managed

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    As far back as the mid 1970's VW handbooks were stating to owners that the 'Oil is not changed' in
    regard to the gearbox/diff.

    That advice was highly dubious back then and despite great advances in lubrication it still is, especially
    when you consider the big increases in power and torque these days and the stresses that brings with it.

    If you rag your car and it's gearbox, get the gearbox/diff oil and any filter changed well before 4 years/40K
    miles. If you are gentle as anything, then you could leave it until 60K-70K miles and very likely get away with
    it - but if you like your car you will be having it done at 5 years/50K miles no matter how kindly it's driven.
     
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  2. theoldboy

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    @'& Son' managed just one word of warning the Cupra DSG 6 speed Box (DQ250) is a wet one so oil change is needed every x years (my error every 37,000 miles), but on the smaller engined Leons with a Dry 7 speed DSG box (DQ200) there is no oil change possible.
     
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  3. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    Has anyone done the diff service themselves? Watching various videos (on MK7 Golf GTi’s) and looking at the Seat manual, it looks fairly straight forward, as long as access to under the car is sufficient and the car is level.


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  4. kiddo

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    If I had access to a ramp to get car in air and level it would be something I would attempt on my own. From what I've read / watched its only a couple of bolts and drain plugs involved.
     
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  5. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    I have access to a lot of curb stones haha

    May not provide enough ground clearance to do - is fine for standard oil service though.


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  6. Aimez

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    Can anyone please confirm the oil spec please I have ordered 850ml of G060175A2 is this correct as TPS were unsure as they do not have a workshop ,manual?
    I will be going with 3 years as is no set mileage, I do not own a DSG but I work a VW commercial dealer and we replace DSG oil every 3 years or 40k on wet DSG boxes and haldex is the same (most owner never seem to take into account the extra cost of service level of owning these vehicles!)
     
  7. Tara

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    Dsg oil change is 40k and not time related like the haldex which is every 3 years.
     
  8. Seastormer

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    Correct, that is exactly what my dealer said too, Diff oil cost £111, not had DSG done yet as not at 40,000 miles yet.
     
  9. theoldboy

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    40k is fine but the service doc's from ERWIN show 60,000 km, according to the workshop manuals

    If DSG transmission oil is being replenished, use only oil listed
    in ⇒ Electronic parts catalogue (ETKA) .
     
  10. Aimez

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    40000miles not km I meant my question re oil is ref diff lock oil which is the thread subject. Also telling me to follow a manual is not helpful as how would I acess it. Can anyone confirm my question please. Thanks

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  11. theoldboy

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    Sorry my reply was not what you wanted but i just saw the DSG Part of your question.

    Erwin is the Electronic Repair and Workshop Information service from SEAT A.G. for independent garages, I presumed as you work for a VW Commercial garage you would have access to this sort of information along with ETKA.

    anyway this link (for my car) https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/etka/SEAT/le/754/409370/ confirms

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  12. Butty

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    It is G060175A2 oil for the front VAQ. It can also be used on the rear haldex diff unit.
    Febi 101172 is the same oil but under £20 per bottle.
     
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    I was adding my 2p re DSG changes, my car isn't even DSG, not a fan myself. We use ELSA and parts use ETKA but ETKA does not tell you this info and TPS have no acess to workshop manual so have no clue. I am commercial so can only acess commercial workshop manual and service intervals passenger car for Seat, Audi, VW and Skoda all have their own ELSA info. Although often the same as we trained on same course.

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    Thanks bud yeh thats want we ordered then realised we could get it cheaper than TPS then having the part number found we had some already so not even paying for it lol. Occasional perk of the job!

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