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    1. 03-13-2009 01:48 AM #1
      I notice for a few months that:
      -the car would have a slight shake or tremble when put into Drive
      -when reversing it would tremble
      -when coming to a stop it would have a slight tremble
      -also slow acceleration from dead stop the car would tremble
      -also I noticed considerable delay when accelerating from low speeds ie
      brought it to the shop and after inspection VW said I need the valve body in my tranny on my replaced.
      don't know much about cars an d transmissions so...
      how bad s this, my car is less than a year old.
      -why did this part go bad?
      -anyone have this done? notice a difference?
      any other info u can share, pls do

    2. Member Unilateral Phase Detractor's Avatar
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      03-13-2009 08:55 AM #2
      This isn't the first time I've heard of this. Unfortunately the current DSG just isn't very reliable. Maybe the new 7-speed dry clutch will be better.

    3. 03-26-2009 01:22 PM #3
      yeah, i just told today that my Valve body needed replacement (have same VW as you. I purchased in May of last year. this past month or so i started feeling a jerk when excellarating from stop into first gear. First time it happened i thought the car had stalled- felt like a manual transmission stall. didnt happen every time.. only about 20% of the time (very inconsistant)
      im a bit concerned. We'll see.

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      03-26-2009 03:29 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by classicjetta »
      Unfortunately the current DSG just isn't very reliable.

      Where have you seen this? I haven't heard of many issues at all relating to the DSG. If anything, it seems more reliable than most torque converter autos.

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      03-26-2009 03:48 PM #5
      My car has 57,000 miles and I drive it quite hard, quite regularly (100+ MPH everyday, literally). Not one problem yet. Still as smooth as day one.

    6. 03-27-2009 08:14 AM #6
      I'm hoping to say the same thing after the replacement!
      Quote, originally posted by 06TornadoGTIPete »
      ...as smooth as day one.

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      03-27-2009 05:02 PM #7
      Go check out the DSG/S-Tronic Transmission Thread and you can see my "DSG Issues" post...fun reading.
      Since my Mechatronics unit has been replaced at 5k miles m y DSG has been smooth with no more jerks or clunks. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Modified by Akira at 4:04 PM 3-27-2009

    8. 03-27-2009 06:13 PM #8
      same, i've got 61,000. my problem has been keeping fresh tires and brakes on the car. The only time i had tranny problems was after hitting a few speedbumps at 60mph.

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      03-28-2009 03:00 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by classicjetta »
      Unfortunately the current DSG just isn't very reliable.

      Since the DSG has been around for 6-7 years, I would say all objective measures show that it is more reliable than traditional slush boxes, and much more reliable than a typical Honda automatic transmission, or the older VW ATs (before they switched to Aisan).
      In addition, in the very rare occasions something does go, it usually turns out to be early-on, and easy to replace (i.e., the main DSG hardware seems fail proof - what fails is valve bodies, the mechatronics unit, or the dual-mass fly wheels).
      After incessant complaints from a to z, I am now calling all of my characters "special."

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