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Thread: Penrite DCT / DSG fluid - Anyone tried it?

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    Penrite DCT / DSG fluid - Anyone tried it?

    Hi Guys,

    Im contemplating a DCT DSG oil change to smooth out the 1st gear lurch I get in my 78kms Pirelli mk5. Appears to be fully compatible and I know Penrite do great stuff. Have been using their 5w40 for years.

    http://www.penriteoil.com.au/product...d_products=746

    Has anyone tried this out yet?

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    Bump!

    Could be smoother than OEM fluid?

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    Penrite DCT / DSG fluid - Anyone tried it?

    Have nothing to add re the Penrite DSG oil - apart from the fact that Penrite make good products. Another option is the Swag brand of DSG oil that RunAutoParts sell. The fact that its a VW/Audi specific product rather than a "suitable for all" like the Penrite would have me leaning towards the Swag brand. Its a German brand too FYI

    https://runautoparts.com.au/audi-vw-...ssion-oil.html

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    A DSG reset is more likely to fix that lurch than changing the oil.

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    Already done. I've got sticky solenoids in the mechatronics.

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    No faults with VCDS? Was it serviced at 60K?

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    Penrite DCT / DSG fluid - Anyone tried it?

    No faults, 60k dsg service at VW. It's not bucking very hard but it certainly requires more attention not to jolt passengers when pulling away. Only real solution would be to pull the mecha unit and replace the offending solenoids which can be identified by function of engaging and holding 1st gear. You can buy the individual solenoids from a Dutch eBay seller and replace them on the board rather than buying a whole new unit. I may do this longer term but wanted to see if an alternative oil would smooth out operation in the meantime.

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    Dsg fluid done at 60000km or 4th year? In my case to get to 60000km would take 8 yrs, so i am going to get dsg fluid change soon at its 4th year although car has 22000km only.


    My tiguan also does a jerky gear change fr 1st to 2nd but when cold only. Once warm, it is all normal. Also had dsg software update fr vw dealer, but still does it when cold.

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    This is quite funny - I saw a bottle of this at my tech's workshop yesterday who suggested using it. He did a Tiguan last time and said it actually smoothed out the gear changes. Cheaper than OEM oil and smoother he reckons.

    Will probably put this in my R32 since it's there having it's DSG cooler replaced.

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    Interesting thread, be good to hear peoples experiences once you have done the change and had the oil in for a good amount of time. R32's are renowned for the jerky first gear so anything to improve that is going to be a big help.

    A proper DSG reset and delete driving history can improve this also but from what i have seen it must be done with a cable and software not just the battery disconnect process
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