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    Angry Haldex oil change cockup!

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    I put the car on ramps and changed the haldex filter and oil, the job was pretty easy, didn't lose much oil when I put the new plug and washer on.

    Torqued it up to 15nm as per the manual.
    Cleaned the area afterwards to look for leaks and noticed this



    New washer time?

    Has this happened to anyone before?

    Should I drop the oil and put in a known amount again seeing as I'll lose a bit more if I change the washer?

    Help?

    S3 AMK 2002. Only 203 BHP left in my poor little engine, currently searching for the 7 missing horses.
    Mods: Powerflex bushes at the front and rear, 710P DV, ambient light module, Badger5 V3 TIP, S2000 Filter.

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    I know there is supposed to be a torque applied to most things but common sense should prevail here realistically... last haldex plug that got torqued up I know of resulted in stripped threads...

    The torque arguably applies when its all new and shiny but once over a certain age and of course after its been off a few times then tbh torquing the plug up is less appealing... you get a better feel doing it by hand tbh...

    Doesn't look like its leaking yet

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    Thanks. Now I know!

    I went for a bit of a drive on a short loop and it's weeping slightly.

    It's a shame the GSF I'm in walking distance of doesn't sell the sump plug or washer

    Liam

    S3 AMK 2002. Only 203 BHP left in my poor little engine, currently searching for the 7 missing horses.
    Mods: Powerflex bushes at the front and rear, 710P DV, ambient light module, Badger5 V3 TIP, S2000 Filter.

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    Why not get a suitable penny copper washer and change it ? Halfords do a wide selection and i'm sure you an get a decent selection from a plumbase or good plumber supplier ! As per above post, i trust my hand more than i trust a calibrated torque wrench !
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