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Looking at purchasing VW Golf GTI DSG - What shall i look for?


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#1 theo289

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:32 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I'm looking to purchase a VW Golf GTI MK6 DSG with just over 40k on the clock - is there anything in particular i should look for? Any common issues with these models?

 

Was thinking the first thing to do would be to de-coke the engine to get some more performance out of the engine.

 

Thanks in advance




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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:01 AM

the mk6 160 and 122 tsi  has had timing chain and tensioner issues my one included  (122 tsi ) so I would see if this car has had the modification and give the service history a good look ,good luck

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#3 gerrywac

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:52 AM

The DSG boxes are generally good and reliable but it is important for their correct operation and longevity that the special gear oil is maintained at the correct level and changed at the service interval which just happens to be 40k.

 

For any car on or about 40k you need to ensure the service has been done or budget accordingly.

 

No idea how much but I gather it's not cheap done by a main dealer



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:49 PM

The DSG boxes are generally good and reliable but it is important for their correct operation and longevity that the special gear oil is maintained at the correct level and changed at the service interval which just happens to be 40k.

 

For any car on or about 40k you need to ensure the service has been done or budget accordingly.

 

No idea how much but I gather it's not cheap done by a main dealer

 

 

Couldn't agree more with this ! 

Make sure it has been done, even then id pay to have it changed again just for piece of mind.

I had no end of trouble with my R32 DSG because the previous owner missed a service.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 10:08 AM

Shouldn't be any more than 200 quid for the dsg oil service

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#6 Rudedog

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:34 PM

Currently showing as £184 all in via VW fixed price service.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:32 PM

Currently showing as £184 all in via VW fixed price service.

That's a good price for vw considering what's involved and the consequences of not doing it right. Can you imagine how hard it would be to claim for a new dsg box at a back street garage?

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:51 AM

Thanks all for the advise, was greatly appreciated. I instead decided to stump up a bit more money and buy a MK7 GTI from VW as an approved used. Will post some pics on the forum  :D






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