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    haldex oil and filter change

    hi im a little confussed

    i have a 2006 a3 sportback 3.2 v6 and wandered do i need to have a haldex oil and filter change at 40k or do i have a 2nd generation haldex unit which is sealed for life?
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    They all require oil changes at 40k, from mid 2010+ they claim "lubed for life" (in the same way that RMS Titanic was unsinkable).

    According to Audi, Gen 4 doesn't have a filter change, but still needs an oil change.
    You can buy a Gen4 filter kit yourself: Haldex Gen 4 Filter Replacement Kit



    Yours at MY2006 will probably be Gen 2, so needs the special filter tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by discostu49 View Post
    hi im a little confussed

    i have a 2006 a3 sportback 3.2 v6 and wandered do i need to have a haldex oil and filter change at 40k or do i have a 2nd generation haldex unit which is sealed for life?
    Yes you will need a oil and filter change on a 2006 car. How many miles has yours done?
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    Change needs to be done at 38k miles.
    Cost for this on a 2009 car (does not need filter) was £44 incl parts labour and VAT.

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    haldex oil and filter change

    I had mine done by an Audi specialist and it was £72 that was for the oil and filter
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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    Yes you will need a oil and filter change on a 2006 car. How many miles has yours done?
    Thanks for the reply guy's, the car has just done 41k the car says service due in 43 days or 4500 miles? I heard oil was £15 for it but can't the correct one on eBay and the kits on eBay are around £40-£50 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLapou View Post
    Change needs to be done at 38k miles.
    Cost for this on a 2009 car (does not need filter) was £44 incl parts labour and VAT.
    Does that mean there is no filter or they think it will last forever? I'd have thought replacing the filter and putting new oil in would be pretty good practice...

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    Just got quoted over £100 from an Audi specialist waiting on a reply from dealers
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    At £100, they are having a LAUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Perth Audi, Camerons said £164 Jesus Christ are they using the same tube thats £15 on eBay or liquid gold
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    haldex oil and filter change

    Crazy money as I said mine was 72 quid I think the kit to do it filter and oil is roughly 45 quid so that's some labour charge for what is tops a 30 min job
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    can anybody confirm

    i see on ebay the haldex oil is £15 and the filter £34 but kit for £45

    http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_1083wt_1165

    but so confused as it states for golfs and audis up to 2006 ?? why is this

    is this the correct stuff if so why does it not say all years?

    think im going to do it myself looks pretty straight forward

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    haldex oil and filter change

    Did they even replace the filter in that video?

    The oil goes in the way it came out i.e. through the sump plug?? What a **** design!
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    can sombody get me a direct link to buying the haldex oil and filter for a 2006 3.2

    my heads burst sombody on another forum has said i may have a generation 2 haldex unit ? is this not a common DIY job
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    So, are we concluding that some dealers are bell-ends then?

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    Audi Lincoln quoted £66 all in for the oil change. Think filter on older cars costs about £13.
    So clearly some dealers are whacking up the price. i.e. a 20min job been charged out at 1hr min labour. oucha!!!

    Perth Audi, Camerons... that sort of money, you could have an s_tronic oil change, which takes longer and actual oil costs about £75.

    On never cars, there is a separate drain and fill plug.

 

 

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