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how often does haldex oil and filter need chaning?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by buntyhoven, Jan 28, 2009.

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    As title says, how often does haldex oil and filter need changing? Just checking when mine was last done. Is it a big job to change the filter?
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    Oil every 20K miles and filter every 30K miles.
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    For the price of the parts do the filter and oil every 20k
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    I'm doing mine on Saturday cos I dont think its been done for about 40k!
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    is it hard to get the filter out?
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    There's a specific tool you need to buy to remove the filter which is about £25. Not sure if it's possible to make your own..maybe someone else has experience of it?

    I just paid the garage £50 to do mine which isn't too bad considering the oil and filter were £35.
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    I got the tool off ebay for £30. Its quite big! do a search for haldex tool and you should find it.

    My local stealers were quoting £160 for oil and filter. I like to do the work myself so that I learn a bit more about the car. I also have access to a pit so that makes life a lot easier :yahoo:
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    Needs to be done every 116k so getting mine done saturday:laugh:
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    I just picked up the oil and filter from Euro Car Parts.

    £11.95 for the oil
    £23.50 for the filter

    not too bad.
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    ????

    From what I understand, Oil every 20k, filter every 40k but as suggested here and especially if you do it yourself, 20k for both. I bought the tool from GSF for about £18... They quoted me about £25 initially and I just asked if thats the best price they can do on that... :)

    Not actually done mine yet as its due in the next 4k for me but can be done using ramps or jacked very high. Problem is the oil needing to be injected using a caulking gun. What I have seem done is the nozzle being cut in half and joined with rubber tube so you can hold at an angle otherwise the oil is injected up directly from underneath the car.

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    filters a bugger to get off i got mine of with a big pair of grips
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    That's why there is a special tool to get it off! :keule:
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    I aim to "borrow" a mates Haldex tool to do our A3 TQS once i move,lol
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    Can't imagine what you mean mate :)
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    Isnt it 20k for oil and 40k for filter??

    Rich, did you do yours yourself???

    How long did it take??

    Where is the filter actually located as well??

    Westle, are you far from Brum??

    Stafford Audi have an offer on Ebay to do a Haldex oil and filter change for £95.
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    sorry buddy i'm in hertfordshire just north of london so I'm not driving to brum to lend you my tool ;)
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    Hi, if you have a Andrew Page near yourself they stock the Haldex filters,oil and tool in most branch's. I work for them.
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    oil 20k - oil and filter every 40k
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    you can get a tool off ebay for 10 quid works off a ratchet and extention bar. 20k oil 40k oil and filter btw
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