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07 s3 service due, what to do

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Lil ad9, Apr 24, 2012.

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    [Apr 24, 2012]
    I ve had my 07 s3 for a few months now , and am thinking of getting it serviced but not sure on what to do.
    I know it's due a cambeltaf water pump maybe
    oil change.
    Spark plugs?
    Haldex oil?
    Filters?
    The cars done 35k any help much appreciated and sorry for bad typing on a phone
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    i jsut did mine for 56 plate i did

    full engine flush and fluid change
    oil filter
    timing belt
    tensioner
    water pump
    spark plugs
    air filter
    gearbox oil
    haldex oil
    haldex filter
    and added some more coolant

    wasnt cheap but transforms the car
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    Have you not got the original service book? I would've thought it would let you know what's been done when.

    If not (like me) and you have a duplicate, if it's all main dealer you can phone the service department for that dealership and find out what was done on the service.

    My '07 S3 is on 23.5k and i've just had the following done:
    Cambelt/tensioners + Waterpump
    Haldex oil/filter
    Engine oil/filter
    pollen filter

    Not sure when the spark plugs are due but I can do them myself. Air filter may well get swapped with an ITG or similar so i've left that for now but again could do myself easily if I don't get the ITG.
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    [Apr 24, 2012]
    How much did this cost if you don't mind me asking ?
    I ve got the service book and Its seems like its been cheaply put through services so wwould like get all the above done just need a rough idea on price thanks
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    [Apr 24, 2012]
    And you still bought it?
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    [Apr 24, 2012]
    Why do you need a cambelt on 35K? And a water pump too??
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    It's over 5 years old ?? And when I say cheaply put through it came across wrong it's just never had had belts , haldex and gearbox oils changed, I ve got an extended warranty so am questing this would be voided if I ever needed to claim . And just want to get every done in one go or peace of mind and then don't have to worry about it for a while
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    Aah I see :)
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    i did the work myself took around 2 days due to parts dept, thinkit would be about 600-700 depends on if youre going to the dealers
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    [Apr 24, 2012]
    Why are you guys getting your Haldex done at such low miles...?
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    Why not the unit is expensive vs the cost of the change more so when you're getting a big service anyway
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    There's nothing like a fresh car after a service! Mine is due a service in the summer, but just done:

    Oil change
    Oil Filter
    Air Filter
    Pollen Filter

    Ready for 2k trip to Austria and back in a few weeks :wub:
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    I thought the Haldex oil / filter should be changed every 20k?
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    miss something out? ;)
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    According to my manual for my 2011 A3 TDi

    "Changing oil in haldex coupling (all models) 38,000 miles/4years"

    I also noticed over the page that the book says:

    "Replacing the Toothed belt 133,000 miles"

    By "toothed belt" I assume they mean the cambelt? Every 133,000 miles?? Really?
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    Haldex oil is 40k miles for Quattro models...
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    [Apr 26, 2012]
    I do mine every 50k doesn't hurt haldex every 2 years
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    [Apr 26, 2012]
    Sorry, do you mean you do your Haldex every two years which is 50k for you?
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    [Apr 26, 2012]
    My S3 had Haldex done at 40K miles, Aircon at 40K, Brake fluid every 20K and the cambelt + water pump at 5 years old.
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    i mean i do my haldex every 50k max or two years whatevers soonest
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    [Apr 27, 2012]
    There's some weird service scheduling going on in this thread :w00t:

    Why would you choose to do brake fluid based on mileage rather than time...?

    Why sucha variation in when people choose to have Haldex done. When I called Southampton Audi service desk they told me that Haldex is every 40k, the book says 38k so that tallies.

    How come you're doing your cambelt based on age not mileage? (I do agree the book stating 133k seems a bit risky mind you!).

    I'm struggling to understand what logic you're all applying lol.
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    [Apr 27, 2012]
    i tend to get more done in a service than most with oil flushes changes etc but tbh the haldex oil i pulled out of mine wasnt that dirty expensive going back in though!
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    [Apr 27, 2012]
    Audi say 5 years or what ever mileage it is , which ever come first. Although my cars only done 35k ATM it won't be far off 40k by the time I get it serviced. As long I keep iit in with what Audi recommend then the extent ended warranty I have can be used.

    Im no fool and know what you mean , cause I would ent expect a belt too go on a car that only done 35k but it's better be safe than risk it
    land there's nothing wrong with looking after ya little pride and joy
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