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8P S3 Haldex Oil Change

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by KRL, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. KRL
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    [Apr 27, 2010]
    Just been told told by a reputable company that the Haldex oil on my S3 does not need changing as it is sealed for life.

    Is that right??? I thought it was due to be changed every 40k miles. My car has just passed 30k and I wanted to get it changed as I like to do these things early.

    My car is a 57 plate with GEN2 Haldex.
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    [Apr 27, 2010]
    Haldex oil does indeed need changing. Your service schedule will give you further details.
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    mine was done at 40k
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    Thats the biggest load of **** I've ever heard
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    [Apr 27, 2010]
    Read on one forum said that Hadlex themselves said no need to change , VW + Audi service schedule says every 40k , just got parts (oil + filter) from VW to do mk5 4 motion tdi.
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    Yes I thought it was a bit of a strange thing for them to say. I'll make sure I get it changed :o.k:
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    yep im gonna do mine before it even hits tar again
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    Well done lad.
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    i m going to get mine done at next service (12k miles ) just cause i want to !
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    [Apr 30, 2010]
    The Haldex coupling needs oil and filter change at set intervals which should be stated in your Service Schedule! If you don't follow the schedule I hope you're friendly with your bank manager. "Sealed for Life" - ****!!!!
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    Gotta look after our motors Ginge! :wub:
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    Yes I was really quite surprised when AMD told me this. I hope it was a mistake!
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    April fools? :ninja:
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