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Old 09-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #40
bball40dtw
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$200 @ 30K is ridiculous. VW doesn't even recommend changing DSG fluid until 40K miles. Rates for that service at a VW dealership range anywhere from $250 to $500. Parts alone cost $135 for the DSG fluid change.

Ford has cheaper parts, less fluid in the transmission, and cheaper labor rates. The VW fluid costs about $20 a liter, and you need six liters. They also recommend a specialized tool for changing the fluid (It costs over $100). I was able to make a tool from $15 worth of hardware store parts and do the maintinence for under $150, plus the cost of pizza and beer for a friend.
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