- Nov 11, 2009
On my Skoda it was cam belt 5 years or 50 k miles, and DSG 4 years or 40k miles with Haldex fluid every 20 k miles. Not cheap. I was always conscious that the DGS whilst oil lubricated was in effect a set of clutches that were automated and rarely would I reverse the van onto its pitch.The problem with Ford's Powershift DCT was massive - not only was there a successful class action in the USA, most Ford models have reverted to conventional autoboxes with torque converter and planetary gears.
"Wet" DCT/DSG gearboxes are fine while under original warranty as they'll get their frequent fluid changes but as they age the cost of the fluid change becomes a bigger % of total cost and likely to be skipped by some owners - a DCT/DSG without full service history is a risky secondhand purchase