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haldex oil and filter change

discostu49 Aug 25, 2012

  1. discostu49

    discostu49 Active Member

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    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?
     
  2. discostu49

    discostu49 Active Member

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    Any1
     
  3. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2012
  4. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Yes you will need a oil and filter change on a 2006 car. How many miles has yours done?
     
  5. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    I had mine done by an Audi specialist and it was £72 that was for the oil and filter
     
  7. discostu49

    discostu49 Active Member

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    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 ?
     
  8. The Governor

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    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...
     
  9. discostu49

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    Just got quoted over £100 from an Audi specialist waiting on a reply from dealers
     
  10. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    At £100, they are having a LAUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. discostu49

    discostu49 Active Member

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    Perth Audi, Camerons said £164 Jesus Christ are they using the same tube thats £15 on eBay or liquid gold
     
  12. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  13. discostu49

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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

    haldex youtube HD - YouTube
     
  14. RYes3

    RYes3 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    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!
     
  15. discostu49

    discostu49 Active Member

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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
     
  16. The Governor

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    So, are we concluding that some dealers are bell-ends then?
     
  17. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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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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