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Adding DSG oil through filter housing?

D_o_S1

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Europe
Hello,

is there any issue in adding DSG oil through the top, i.e. after removing the filter?

I'm not too concerned about adding oil this way, but I would like to add a transmission flush... and I don't see it as too realistic to add it from the bottom...

Thanks.
 

mopar22

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Va/MI
Is there a reason you want to flush? It's normally advised against doing that as you can do more harm then good. But yes you can add it through the top no problem
 

D_o_S1

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Europe
Just concerning this... I did a bottom fill in the end, top fill takes waaaaaayyyy too long...

At least it took ages with the flush (liqui moly aut. trans flush)

Flush did wonders tho!!!
 

OldVWFan

Passed Driver's Ed
Watched a video on ShopDap.com about changing the fluid in a DSG that you might want to look at. You can fill from the top but as they say it takes a long time and you still need to be sure that the level is correct and that this is completed at the proper temperature, so an OBD11 or similar tool is necessary to read the temperature. If you plan to keep the car and do this a couple of times you might want to invest in the kit ShopDap.com has.
 

imthanick_a

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Ohio
Don't flush , just replace. The filter catches anything that would need flushed out so you're pretty much just doing a flush by changing the filter. And yes, top fill is fine
 

George Ab

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Pacific NW
Watched a video on ShopDap.com about changing the fluid in a DSG that you might want to look at. You can fill from the top but as they say it takes a long time and you still need to be sure that the level is correct and that this is completed at the proper temperature, so an OBD11 or similar tool is necessary to read the temperature. If you plan to keep the car and do this a couple of times you might want to invest in the kit ShopDap.com has.
To determine the correct level you do not have to bring to temperature (so OBD11 or similar tool is not necessary) and shift through gears and then estimate when correct of amount of fluid is trickling down; it is a method but not the only method nor the most accurate. Remove all oil by keeping the car level and add 4.6L and you have the correct amount of oil.
 

D_o_S1

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Europe
You do know that Liqui moly transmission cleaner is only for torque converter automatic transmissions right?
Quite on the contrary, I wrote to Liqui Moly regarding the use of the flush in DSG... and I have to say, it has worked wonders for me

Shifts are much smoother, no "knocking" or hard shifts... shifts like butter now... very satisfied
 
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