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Second hand performance Haldex...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by DPM, Jun 20, 2006.

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    Will it be ok buying a second hand performance Haldex? Just wondering if there's anything to look out for?
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    It's only an ECU box so it should be fine. If you get one cheaper than full price, I'd do it.
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    £350?
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    They're about £600 new including fitting. £250-300 would be more sensible IMO
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    You reckon £310 is too much then?
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    Doesn't the controller also contain a pump? I don't know what happens if it dries out once it has been de-installed..
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    I thought it was just a straight swap?
    But I'd check, do a search and see if you can find someone on here that already has one.
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    It's still on the blokes car at the moment but i don't know what's actually inside the Haldex.
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    £350 is about on the money, i was offered this for mine when i was looking to sell. No probs swapping them over, just need the new small gasket, check for damaged wiring too.

    Best thing to do is have it fitted then try and wheel spin lol. Also best to check to make sure its not a standard one with a lick of paint!
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    DPM you have PM
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    265STW, what do you mean by needing a new small gasket?

    Thanks Bantam1, that would help!
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    There is a gasket included in the HPP kit with 2 screws.
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    So would you advise changing that? If so where and how much is one of those?
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    From what i remember its only a thinish paper gasket. Maybe try vagparts or similar for replacement as its probably going to get damaged on removal
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    All i can find is the Haldex Oil Filter!
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    just sold one of these, had the original one refitted to the car at lincoln audi after one year of being sat in the box with no issues
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    Why you sell it mate? I'm buying the performance Haldex so it's the gasket for that i'm after!
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    It should come off the car with the unit, so if the HPP is still on the car you are getting it from no worries.

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    i sold my car so stripped for sale reasons, you should get the gasket and two bolts
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    what does the performance haldex part do?
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    Turns the power split from 90/10 to 60/40... someone will correct me if i'm wrong!
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    from 60/40 to 50/50 isnt it ????
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    S3 haldex can shift up to 50% of the power away from the front wheels, stock or performance controller.

    All the performance haldex controller does, is move that 50% to the rears sooner than the stock ecu, with the goal of getting ready for the power before it arrives.
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