Sep 142016
 

Volkswagen launched its first DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) in 2003 named the DQ250

Volkswagen VCDS Auto-Scan

Auto-Scan to See Codes

The DQ250 transmission is commonly referred to as the 02E which is the first three digits of all the transmissions part numbers. The 02E is a transversely oriented front-engine, front-wheel-drive and or Haldex Traction-based four-wheel-drive transmission with 6 gear ratios, dual wet clutch and integrated Mechatronics. The 02E also has a external filter and integrated drain, filler & level check plug and is recommended to be service every 4 years or 60,000kms (which ever occurs first) please see you log book.

Mechatronics Resetting Procedure

During each DSG transmission service or Mechatronic change over it is recommended to carry out the basic setting procedure in the TCM by using a scan tool, we recommend Ross-Tech VCDS software.

Engine Adaptation

  1. Do a full Auto-Scan on the system and print out your scan report, then clear all codes.

    Volkswagen VCDS Engine Adaptation

    VCDS 01-Engine Adaptation Screen

  2. Go into 01-Engine and click 10-Adaptation.
  3. In channel enter 00 and click Read, accept/agree to the prompt.
  4. Then click Done, Go Back.
  5. Click 04-Basic Setting in the first group box enter 060 and click Go a successful throttle body sweep learn will show OK! when complete.
  6. Next in the same Group box enter 063 and click Go 10 Times should show up in one box hold foot on throttle pedal 100% untill a successful kick down learn will show OK!
  7. Click Done, Go Back on Adaption Screen and Engine Screen
    (Please Note: Some diesel engines will not allow adaptation to be clicked, there maybe a kick down basic setting but it may not work also. All diesels that allow the adaptation to be carried out will only allow the kick down basic settings be preformed.)

DSG Transmission Basic Settings

Before you start…

  • Fluid lever is Correct and no fluid leaks.

    Volkswagen DQ250 02E DSG VCDS 04-Basic Setting

    VCDS Basic Setting Screen

  • Fluid Temperature 30…100 °C (86…210 °F), see Measuring Blocks, Group 019.
  • Selector Lever in P
  • Ignition ON
  • Engine ON (Idling) for one minute or more
  • Brake Pedal operated (hold for the whole procedure)
  • Throttle Pedal not operated
  1. Now click on 02-Auto Trans and click 04-Basic Settings.
  2. In the first Group box enter 061 and click GO!  (DSG Engaged Calibration)
    All the numbers should start to move and the transmission will start making noises, watch the top of the screen when finished should show ON!
    The the numbers will stop changing and the noises will stop also.
  3. In the same Group box enter 060 and click GO! (DSG Synch. Point. Measurement)
    All the numbers should start to move and the transmission will start making noises, watch the top of the screen when finished should show ON!
    The the numbers will stop changing and the noises will stop also.

    Volkswagen DQ250 02E DSG VCDS Basic Setting Group 061

    VCDS 02E DSG Group 061 Engaged Calibration

  4. Next in the same Group box enter 067 and click GO! (DSG Wet Clutch Adaptation)
    This should show ON straight away but still click ON/OFF/NEXT.
    Some early versions of software dont have group 67 and will require group 062, this is not very common.
  5. Next in the same Group box enter 068 and click GO! (Reset Clutch Safety Function Values)
    This should show ON straight away but still click ON/OFF/NEXT.
  6. Next in the same Group box enter 065 and click GO! (Reset Pressure Adaptation Values)
    This should show ON straight away but still click ON/OFF/NEXT.
  7. Next in the same Group box enter 063 and click GO! (Reset Steering Wheel Paddle Installation Values)
    This should show ON straight away but still click ON/OFF/NEXT.
  8. Next in the same Group box enter 069 and click GO! (Reset ESP & Tip Cruise Control Installation Values)
    This should show ON straight away but still click ON/OFF/NEXT.
  9. Preform one last scan of the system.

Test Drive

With engine still running you can exit out and close VCDS and turn off your laptop computer, it is recommended to Drive in Tiptronic Mode from stand still up to 6th Gear, 3rd-6th gears need approximately  5 minutes of drive time in each gear.  For a good clutch calibration the engine speed window for all gears is 1200 – 3500 RPM. Perform one sharp braking followed by a full throttle acceleration (oil return check) while in Drive, Not Tiptronic Mode. Evaluate creep and starting-off points in both drive and reverse. Keep in mind if the required test drive cannot be performed in the recommended way or the necessary time, any remaining adaptations will be performed automatically during normal driving. Explain to your customer to drive normal and to to try to drive around any issues they may feel.

See Also…

Volkswagen 02E/DQ250 DSG Service Fluid & Filter Change
Direct Shift Gearbox Explained



Jan 032016
 

Volkswagen 0AM DSG 7 speed Dual Clutch Gearbox Oil Filling Procdure

The new 7 speed Dual Clutch Gearbox from Volkswagen now has a separate Mechatronics unit fitted. The previous 02E 6 speed required a special DSG fluid where the new 0AM 7 speed uses a more common 75W/90 gear oil. The 0AM 7 speed also has the mechatronics unit separate with its own special mechatronics fluid. This fluid is not available or hard to find and there is also no level check on the mechatronics.

Volkswagen 0AM 7 speed Dual Clutch Gearbox Drain Plug

Volkswagen 0AM DSG 7 speed Gearbox Drain Plug

Servicing Schedule…

Volkswagen states the fluid is fill for life however alot of service books/guides state change the fluid every 60,000kms/48 Month log book service.

Draining The Gear Oil…

First you will need a container with a measure on it to catch the fluid before draining. The drain plug is a large female HEX plug on the bottom of the transmission remove this to drain the gear oil from the transmission.

Required Refill Amount…

Its always good to measure the amount of fluid removed as the transmission only requires 1.8 litre’s (1.9 quart’s) and there is on level check.

Refilling the Fluid…

After draining the fluid refit the drain plug and tighten (30Nm), next locate the breather on the top of the transmission on the plate where the gear selector is connected. You need to pop the breather cap off (it may break as its plastic) and connect a hose to it and your bottle of fluid. The factory fill procedure is gravity filled so its not recommended to pump the fluid into this location as it could cause problems.

Volkswagen 0AM DSG 7 speed Dual Clutch Gearbox Filler Plug

Volkswagen 0AM DSG 7 speed Gearbox Filler Plug

Correct Level Check…

The level is set by the amount you put in there is no level check plug or dip stick to set the correct level. If you drain less then 1.8 Litres its still a good idea to fill the transmission with 1.8 litres of fluid.

Conclusion…

Please use the following information as a guide and if you are changing the fluid or have been caught out removing the wrong drain plug. We also have an alternative filling procedure please see link below.

Recommended Gear Oil Fluids out of Warranty Period…

FUCHS TITAN SINTOFLUID FE 75W
Liqui-Moly HOCHLEISTUNGS-GETRIEBEOL (GL4+) 75W-90

Volkswagen 0AM DSG 7 speed Dual Clutch Gearbox Filler Hose Adapter

Volkswagen 0AM DSG 7 speed Gearbox Filler Hose Adap

See Also…

Alternative 0AM DSG Filling Procedure
DSG 0AM Mechatronics Fluid Filling Procedure
Carrying out 0AM Mechatronic Adaptation
Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) Explained