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    2012 GTI Polo DSG fluid

    Hey guys, now that my car is out of warranty, starting to do work on it myself. I’ve read in a few places that the 7 speed DSG in the Polo 6R has a lifetime fluid and doesn’t need to be replaced.

    So just confirming, do any transmission related fluids need to be replaced? And if so, how often?

    Cheers

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    Dont believe any of that “lifetime fluid” nonsense.

    The DSG fluid in the 7 speed can most certainly be changed - in fact changing to a different oil is one of several things VW did with them to try and rectify the issues in these DSG’s as well as software updates.

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    There's manual gearbox fluid in the gears part of the box and hydraulic fluid in the front, mechatronics section. No noticeable change in any of the ones I have done.

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    Yup sealed for life my arse

    I would get it changed it won't hurt

    My box is recommended to be serviced at 120k ! i would not ever leave it that long that service interval is for the 5 year lease guys so it does not show up on the service schedule and makes it a more attractive buy

    Get mine done every 60k
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