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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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DSG Gearbox Problems

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We have just purchase a 3 year old VW Golf Blue Motion diesel with a DSG gearbox. We have no previous experience of this type of gearbox and we may be worrying unnecessarily, but there is a shudder when starting from standstill, similar to clutch problems on a manual gearbox. Is this normal? Although the car has fairly high mileage for year, the condition generally is very good, and there do not seem to be any other problems with gear changes, which are generally very smooth and quick.


these boxes do need regular oil changes and can judder with old oil especially from cold

I'd suggest draining the oil off and refilling with fresh and make sure you use the correct oil for your car as the fluids are not all the same. Some manufacturers recommended a change of the type of fluid - Speak to the local dealer and parts dept - they will advise you on the updated fluid to use..
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