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Haldex oil change?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Danman1, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Danman1
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    Danman1 Thorough noob

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    Hi all, just been quoted £138 for a Haldex oil and filter change for my 2002 S3. Good price or bad price?

    Dan
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    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    JBS Charge £75 + VAT don't know if they're any good.

    Considering doing it yourself?
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    New genuine haldex oil and filter is £40. 30 min job really but look at an hour to cover it. So between £75-£100 is a sensible price. £138 means they're pretty much charging £100 labour which is alot!
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    How often should be changing the haldex oil and filter?

    Cheers,
    Erf
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    Danman1 Thorough noob

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    I was told it should be changed every 2 years or 20,000 miles, but 'no one does it apparently' according to my garage that is. I thought £138 was a bit expensive for the change, especially as the guy showed me the actual filter, which consisted of just a little plastic cap!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Ouch that sounds steep to me but I do my own. Can do one in about 20 mins.
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    I see you are from Brum, where did you get that quote from, its a bit on the steep side, i just got quoted £75 all in from a place in Warwick, which isnt too far away.

    Ideally oil is meant to be changed every 20k and filter every 40k.
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    DIY its not that difficult and takes about 20 mins £138 is very OTT IMHO
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    Agree with him ^^^. It's a really simple job that you can do yourself with the right tool to remove the filter. 20k oil and 40k filter replacement as Nilz said.
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    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    yeh...All very simple - is that working with the car jacked up on the garage floor ? or is this using your garage ramps/pit that you happen to have handy in your garage ?
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