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I recently priced the VAS 6262 DSG OEM fill tool for refilling the DSG transmission and it now costs around $200.

Yes, there is the home made fix that was created by Deviantspeed:
http://deviantspeed.com/diy-ds...s6262
That solution is a bit too much DIY for me. My goal is to build a fluid filler that is priced as close to the $10 Deviantspeed solution as possible without having to to do the whole drilling, thread tapping and JB weld routine.

My total cost was about $80.
First is the DSG fill adapter which I found at AST tools for about $37 + shipping:
http://www.asttool.com/detail_...20DSG

Next buy a standard pressurized sprayer like so:
http://www.homedepot.com/webap...01830

Next obtain about 3 feet of clear hose, cut off the nozzle tip from the sprayer, attach clear hose and adapter.


Modified by Slickvic at 7:19 AM 6-1-2009


Modified by Slickvic at 7:20 AM 6-1-2009
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (Slickvic)

UPDATE: Sureguy already did this last summer using the exact same tools and method as I will be doing. Here is the link:
(Scroll down and you will see the pump and AST tool setup)
http://www.norcalvw.com/forums...17440

My method will use an inexpensive pump sprayer rather than the $300 AST brand pump. I will include pics of my setup when i do it.



Modified by Slickvic at 7:47 AM 5-19-2009
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (Slickvic)

UPDATE: I performed the procedure without a hitch and without a VAG-COM for that matter.

Pentosin FFL-2 fluid was used:

Total service time was about one hour if you take it slow. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Modified by Slickvic at 10:56 AM 5-29-2009


Modified by Slickvic at 10:57 AM 5-29-2009
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (Slickvic)

Great work Slickvic!!!
BTW, can I request your help to post more of your pics?
Could you also kindly explain the part of "manual pump"?
Thanks
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (hannson)

Quote, originally posted by hannson »
Great work Slickvic!!!
BTW, can I request your help to post more of your pics?
Could you also kindly explain the part of "manual pump"?
Thanks

I used a FloMaster pressurized sprayer that can be purchased at most hardware or home & garden suppliers.
This is the brand I used:
http://rlflomaster.com/
More pics.




Modified by Slickvic at 7:13 AM 6-1-2009
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (Slickvic)

Great post slickvic...
Question...
I noticed that you said you didn't use Vag Com. How did you know that the oil had come up to temp? Did you just let the engine run until it was at normal temp or what?
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (GTIROX)

Quote, originally posted by GTIROX »
Great post slickvic...
Question...
I noticed that you said you didn't use Vag Com. How did you know that the oil had come up to temp? Did you just let the engine run until it was at normal temp or what?

I just let the engine idle for about 5 minutes before disconnecting the fill tool. I've been driving it now for several weeks now and it's running great. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by Slickvic at 11:40 AM 6-13-2009
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (Slickvic)

There's another way to do it also. Wait until it's 100 deg F outside before you change the oil. At least that's how I did it. It's one of the few advantages of living in the desert.
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (lkfoster)

Just did my DSG fill today using homemade fill rig. Worked like a charm! Great write-ups guys! I didn't have vag, so I just let the engine run for 7 or 8 minutes, and the temp felt perfect (with my calibrated finger).
I found it very easy to get to the filter by removing the battery tray.
I also made a harness for the fluid bottles and just hung them from the hood latch, nice and high. Looked like I was giving the car an IV

So if there's anyone in the Temecula/Murrieta area who needs a dsg fill rig, let me know. I also have the M14 allen socket for the drain/fill plug
 

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Quote, originally posted by GTIROX »
Just did my DSG fill today using homemade fill rig. Worked like a charm! Great write-ups guys! I didn't have vag, so I just let the engine run for 7 or 8 minutes, and the temp felt perfect (with my calibrated finger).
I found it very easy to get to the filter by removing the battery tray.
I also made a harness for the fluid bottles and just hung them from the hood latch, nice and high. Looked like I was giving the car an IV

So if there's anyone in the Temecula/Murrieta area who needs a dsg fill rig, let me know. I also have the M14 allen socket for the drain/fill plug

I would pay you or buy you an awesome dinner to do it for me in 10K miles!
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (A3_yuppie)

I'd rather "teach a man to fish"

It's really not that hard. You could come over and we'd be done in a couple of hours.
Charge? Six pack of Bass
 

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Quote, originally posted by GTIROX »
I'd rather "teach a man to fish"

It's really not that hard. You could come over and we'd be done in a couple of hours.
Charge? Six pack of Bass

Thanks again in advance.
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (saaber2)

Has anyone tried this with a cheap infrared thermometer to shoot at the tranny to make sure you have the correct temp?
Or if we knew very precisely how much fluid it takes, why would you need to know the temp (assuming it was completely drained)?


Modified by saaber2 at 3:15 PM 7-11-2009
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (saaber2)

Quote, originally posted by saaber2 »

Or if we knew very precisely how much fluid it takes, why would you need to know the temp (assuming it was completely drained)?


Thats exactly the same question I wondered about and now 2 months after performing this service without a VAGCOM, I really dont care what the answer is.

Crib notes:
- The fluid temperature is really not a big deal as VW would lead us to believe.
- Dont hold your breath waiting for an answer from VW.



Modified by Slickvic at 9:01 AM 7-12-2009
 

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Re: Another inexpensive DSG fluid fill tool (Slickvic)

Yeah, no problems here either. It seems like using the Vagcom would provide the most precise fluid fill from a design engineering standpoint, but for practical purposes, what's the difference if its a couple of ounces more or less when you're talking about 5 liters of fluid?
 

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Quote, originally posted by GTIROX »
Yeah, no problems here either. It seems like using the Vagcom would provide the most precise fluid fill from a design engineering standpoint, but for practical purposes, what's the difference if its a couple of ounces more or less when you're talking about 5 liters of fluid?

I have a VAGCOM, and like GTIROX, am willing to help out my fellow VWvortex members.
 
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