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    Take off shudder

    I've just taken possession of a 2013 Golf comfortline TSI 7 speed DSG

    Driving the car home from the seller's, I noticed a slight shudder at take off in first gear, now it seems to be getting worse.

    Can anyone explain what's causing this and is there a cheap fix?

    Ken

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    Most likely thing is that the Mechatronics in the DSG is fried. It was super duper common with the 7 Speed Dry Clutch DSG's. Won't be cheap. Take it to the dealer if it's under warranty. They know there's issues with it, so even out of warranty they usually cover a good chunk of it or the whole thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neksmerj View Post
    I've just taken possession of a 2013 Golf comfortline TSI 7 speed DSG

    Driving the car home from the seller's, I noticed a slight shudder at take off in first gear, now it seems to be getting worse.

    Can anyone explain what's causing this and is there a cheap fix?

    Ken
    It happened to mine at 45,000 ks...was fixed under warranty ...very common problem

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    Gearbox shudder

    Thanks for your input members

    Q. How long is the warranty period from WV Australia.

    My car is 4 years old, am I out of luck?

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by neksmerj View Post
    Thanks for your input members

    Q. How long is the warranty period from WV Australia.

    My car is 4 years old, am I out of luck?
    New car warranty is 3 years Ken, usually from date of first registration.

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    small touch jobs

    Can anyone recommend someone in the northern suburbs of Melbourne who can repair small scratches and dings.

    My rear skirt has a gouge mark in the plastic, I'm assuming it's plastic.

    I reckon it needs to be sanded, filled and painted, silver metalic.

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    Clutch shudder

    I may be in luck. Had a chat with my VW mechanic today and he seems to think VW will come to the party and repair my faulty clutch

    As has been mentioned above, the DSG fault is well known and documented. The three year warranty period has been extended.

    Still waiting to hear from someone who knows a chip repairer, preferabley someone who will do home visits

    Ken

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    Take off shudder

    It's been confirmed by VW that the clutch plates will be replaced free of charge.

    I've been told the cost is around $2500, so I'm very happy.

    I've been told of another possible problem, with this particular engine, the pistons can disintergrate. If this occurs, it will also be fixed free of charge.

    I guess the message here is don't take you car to the race track or thrash it.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by neksmerj View Post
    I've been told of another possible problem, with this particular engine, the pistons can disintergrate. If this occurs, it will also be fixed free of charge.
    could possibly be referring to LSPI (low-speed pre-ignition):

    https://www.oronite.com/products/lspi.asp
    http://www.infineuminsight.com/insig...-auto-ignition

    Quote Originally Posted by neksmerj View Post
    I guess the message here is don't take you car to the race track or thrash it.
    in fact, quite the opposite - avoid driving for fuel economy (high throttle at low revs), which goes against the whole point of these downsized turbo engines, so bit of a catch-22 situation

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