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Haldex oil change

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by landopanda, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. landopanda
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    I was just wondering roughly how long it would take to fit a haldex control unit, and to change the oil and filter??
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Think it takes about a couple of hours, but you have to do it when the car is warm so that the oil can be drained for easily.
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    Yeah, think its a couple of hour job. i think you need some specialist tools to do the job yourself, dont quote me but im sure ive seen some ads for haldex removal tools somewhere.:uhm:
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    You'll need a tool to remove the oil filter; which can be had from ebay or your local motorfactor can probbaly get them from sealey or lazer tools, and some allen keys to remove the contol unit, not a bad job to do, can be a bit fiddly to get to, especially if not on a ramp, but not a hard job.
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    oil and filter 30 mins tops as for the controller ive no idea
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    Just had my Haldex oil changed. How often should this be done on my S3 and why can I not see anything about this in my service book or manual?

    thanks
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    20k and oil and filter every 40k is a option outside the regular service like brake fluid etc
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    either every 20 or every 40k i think. Someone will know for sure.
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    That is the service schedule indeed for the Haldex service, I'd change the filter every 20k miles if driven hard though.
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