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HALDEX OIL & FILTER???? Audi S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Jimmy Parko, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jimmy Parko
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    Hi All

    I have just purchaced my Audi S3 And been looking through the service history and there's an advisory saying they recommend a HALDAX OIL & FILTER CHANGE. This has been done in all previous services and i was just wondering why it hasn't been done this service it was also a MAJOR SERVICE .. What Exactly is a HALDEX OIL & FILTER CHANGE And is it important???

    Thanks in advance

    Jimmy
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    The haldex is a electrohydrallic clutch unit which controls the power delivery to the rear diff. I advise changing oil and filter every 20k
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    Cheers GAudiTech

    I wonder why it wasn't done in the last service but was done in every other baring in mind it was the same dealer. i might just get it done for piece of mind.
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    In my work it is an additional cost on top of the service price so an upsell would be req by the service advisor. Maybe they forgot to ask you??
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    Believe its oil every 20k and filter every 40k.
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    thats what Audi recommend but most are done at the same time as the filter does not cost much
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    Simple to do yourself if you want to. Just need to buy the special filter removal tool for around £30, then it's about £30 for the oil & filter. Easily done on a set of ramps or axle stands. Oil every 20k, filter every 40k, but I do both at the same time. I was quoted about £100 to have it done from an independent specialist.
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    its about £100 to have it done at an audi stealer
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    Most charge 1.5hour labour + parts.......... therefore £180-£190

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