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    Thread: Where to go for 40k dsg service

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      05-09-2012 08:37 AM #1
      so im about to hit 40k and people are saying to get the dsg serviced. called the stealership and they said it would be around 500. Anyone know where i can in the boston area get this done other than at vw

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      05-09-2012 09:22 AM #2
      what dealership???

      i paid $350 for mine at boston vw

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      05-09-2012 09:53 AM #3
      wellesley vw.

      You can't wait for the service. It has to be dropped off the night before. The fluid has to be cold in order to properly do the job. Having it changed hot will result in an impropper fill.
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      05-10-2012 08:27 AM #4
      vw extended the warranty on the mechatronics units. but if you do not do you dsg service at the dealership (using a reciept from an aftermarket shop may be sufficient but i am not positive) it voids the extension.

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      05-10-2012 10:47 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by 92vwgti View Post
      vw extended the warranty on the mechatronics units.
      There was a recall/customer satifaction on replacing them, then extended warranty. You still have to get the serives done at 40K. Even if you have had the mech unit replaced because you are not changing the filter.

      Taken right from the repair manual:

      "The filter MUST be replaced if:
      The 60,000 km maintenance interval was reached.
      Coolant has entered the oil.
      Metal shavings were found in the oil.
      The clutch is burned or has a mechanical fault"
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      05-10-2012 09:36 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by CorradoG602 View Post
      There was a recall/customer satifaction on replacing them, then extended warranty. You still have to get the serives done at 40K. Even if you have had the mech unit replaced because you are not changing the filter.

      Taken right from the repair manual:

      "The filter MUST be replaced if:
      The 60,000 km maintenance interval was reached.
      Coolant has entered the oil.
      Metal shavings were found in the oil.
      The clutch is burned or has a mechanical fault"
      lol im mechanically inclined and am confused, colonial quoted me around 300 and that is an hour from me, kelly vw 5 min away told me 500. i am also going to need an oil change within the next 3k miles, is the 40k service also needed? it seems like a bunch of checks that cost another 400

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      05-10-2012 09:58 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by cpopp View Post
      so im about to hit 40k and people are saying to get the dsg serviced. called the stealership and they said it would be around 500. Anyone know where i can in the boston area get this done other than at vw
      Where are you located? If you're on the south shore, you may wanna call Murphy Bros in Quincy. I've had nothing but good experiences there with my Audis and VWs.

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      05-10-2012 10:25 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Incrementalg View Post
      Where are you located? If you're on the south shore, you may wanna call Murphy Bros in Quincy. I've had nothing but good experiences there with my Audis and VWs.
      im from saugus, 10 min from boston

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      05-11-2012 12:04 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by cpopp View Post
      im from saugus, 10 min from boston
      colonial in medford call them

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      05-11-2012 07:22 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      colonial in medford call them
      Indeed! We charge $330 for the service.

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      05-11-2012 08:25 AM #11
      cpopp, What year is your car?

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      05-12-2012 08:25 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MFZERO View Post
      cpopp, What year is your car?
      Its an 09. The dealer called and said they are running a 20% off services will next month. So I'd be paying around 400 for it. Is the 40k service also needed? I don't have another 400 to dish out for that too. Can I just get an oil change or are those checks and filters a must?

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      05-12-2012 08:57 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      colonial in medford call them
      Quote Originally Posted by VR-Zych View Post
      Indeed! We charge $330 for the service.
      did you not see this???

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      05-12-2012 09:40 AM #14
      I paid just over 400 for my 40k service. If your don't want to go to a dealer, try banchwerks in providence. Some really good guys there
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      05-12-2012 05:12 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by cpopp View Post
      Its an 09. The dealer called and said they are running a 20% off services will next month. So I'd be paying around 400 for it. Is the 40k service also needed? I don't have another 400 to dish out for that too. Can I just get an oil change or are those checks and filters a must?
      A 40K is just an air filter, pollen filter, oil change, fuel additive and tire rotation basically. Spark plugs are done at 60K. SInce you said that you are mechanically inclined I'm sure you can do that stuff yourself. Just save your recipts that is all. That is what we tell customers. Just use those recipts for your documentation
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