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Rear differential leaking....again

warren_S5 Apr 19, 2008

  1. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Hi all

    Just an update on my ever faulty S3. Went back into the dealers today as there is a strange noise coming from the front. Sounds like a clicking sound but has yet to be diagnosed by the dealer.

    While it was in there they decided to check the seal that I previously had fitted by them on the rear diff, as it had been leaking. It's leaking again, but worse. A whole new diff is being fitted on the 28th.

    Don't know if its an isolated case, or whether its worth any of you checking just in case. I know none of us are anywhere near warranties ending, but its better to get it checked if you have a service planned. It was missed in the service I had at Reading, so dealers obviously aren't looking for it (or if they see it they aren't forthcoming about fixing it!).

    Don't mean to scaremonger, but its a very expensive job, and I wouldn't want to see anyone getting caught out unnecessarily or the sake of a 2 second glance. You can't miss it, the whole diff will be coated in golden oil.


  2. newbiecrg

    newbiecrg windsurfer

    thanks warren will keep an eye on mine... so far fingers crossed on mine everything as been OK.


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