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Due to the well-known problem with the DUU code gearbox, with its soft rivets that shear off the final drive to differential mount, let's have a look at what people have in terms of:

  • Model year
  • Mileage
  • Engine code
  • Valves
  • Gearbox code
  • Failure yet? If so at what mileage

Mine:

  • 2002 (Y-reg in June 2001)
  • 37K
  • AZD
  • 16V
  • ERT
  • No
 

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Ill do mine next...

  • 2003 - 52 plate
  • 38K
  • Dont know
  • 16v
  • Dont know hwere do i look??
  • no, but changing gears feels crap and notchy and im looking for something to make it smoother.
 

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  • 1998 - S reg
  • 76k
  • ?
  • 8v
  • ?
  • not yet (fingers crossed)

If someone can explain where to get my engine code and gearbox code from then i'll edit my post, cheers guys.
 

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Look in your owner's manual near the first pages there is a spec/build sticker [:)] Same sticker is in your boot next to the spare wheel.

Or look in the engine bay, it's a 3-letter code stamped on the engine block, and the transmission/gearbox code is on the gearbox near the green plastic cap - you may have to scrape away some road salt to see it. Also a 3-letter code. Cheers chaps [Y]

I love the "notchy" feel of my car's gearbox, it still feels "new" even after nearly five years and I don't have any problems changing smoothly (sometimes 1st can be awkward but I think it's more to do with technique, and every gear after that just slots into place really quick and nice for me [:)], it's a real change after driving work's cars with their sloppy shifts.
 

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Australian Spec - MY2000 (June 2000 Build from Mosel Germany)

80K kms (50K mls)

AKL engine

8v

I'll check the gearbox code.

No failure.

Had the gearbox mechanic check the 'box and it had the bolts and the larger reverse idler gear already installed from the factory?!?

Mine sounds like a bit of an anomoly but it shifts fine and still sweet.
 

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Had the gearbox mechanic check the 'box and it had the bolts and the larger reverse idler gear already installed from the factory?!?
Was that a relatively easy job, just to check? I've already bought the repair kit, but might get it checked to see if I actually need it first before getting the thing stripped apart!
 

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Mine:

  • 2001 (Y-reg in march 2001)
  • 76000 miles
  • AZD
  • 16V
  • ERT
  • Went at 80000 KM (60000Miles)
Smashed the case into the clutch changed for a 98 vento 1.8 with a few mod?s

now the engine is gone and changed for a V6 so no more probs[:D]
 

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OK now I'm very scared [:|]

Better start saving up some kebab vouchers and get this repair kit fitted ASAP.
 

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VW told me that if it goes and smashes the gears they will give an exchange price on the box but as i found out if the case is damaged and the gears are ok you will not get a penny for it [:mad:][:|]
 

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  • Model year - 1.6s 1999 T reg
  • Mileage - 60,000
  • Engine code - AKL
  • Valves - 8
  • Gearbox code - DUU
  • Failure yet? If so at what mileage - Yes, 60,000

Gbox specialist fixing it at the mo, box is still servicable £700 exc vat, will be pursuing VW for reimbursement.
 

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  • Model year - 1.6s 1999 T reg
  • Mileage - 97k????
  • Engine code - AKL
  • Valves - 8
  • Gearbox code - DUU
  • around 60-70000 - [:'(]
 

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[*]1999
[*]123k
[*]AKL
[*]8v
[*]DUU
[*]well its just gone again but since i had it i got it fixed in warenty once payed once and hopefully it'l get fixed again on the garantee for the work for the last time it got fixed
 
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