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    A3 8L Roof Racks

    Would offset the towbar on my S3 nicely! :P
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    Brake pad reccomendations.

    I bought a set of brembo disc and pads from ECP on one of their deal weekends, worked out much cheaper very very happy with the quality. Also bought a fitting kit and already have Pagid ceramic brake grease. Just look in the fitment details yellow section under the listed items for your car...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Only £920. What a bargain :/
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    I looked at the earth strap a few years ago and it turned to dust. Bought a much heavier duty one from Halfords and it's still going strong. I'd like to get hold of a few broken controllers to diagnose them. From the googling I've been doing when the controller fails it's either the stepper...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Thanks. That's good to know.
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Right then ... I have another replacement diff which should be ready to pick up this weekend. At least I know how to change it now, shouldn't take too long at all as none of the bolts are rusted and I'm not redoing the tie arms/bushes this time around. However ... I scanned with VCDS and...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Yippee! Got it all done up and back together and off the axle stands. Boooo! The battery was almost flat. Hurrah! Battery charged over night. Took it for a test spin today. All seemed ok then I turned right at a t junction and get some grinding from the rear, turns out the replacement diff...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Thanks Tufty, et al, I haven't had much time to work on the car, I've put it all together without a paper gasket. If it leaks then I'll go buy some gasket paper and redo it. I have put the pump in with brand new rubber seals. The haldex controller got a brand new metal gasket too. Just got to...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Update ... Old rear diff is now removed. I started to move the pump and controller over to the replacement diff and noticed my old pump has a paper gasket on the mating surface, on the replacement diff there's only a fragment of the previous gasket left. I searched ETKA and etka.cc and can't...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    5 minutes on my brother's forge and job done. Didn't realise burning them out would be so easy. :) Liam
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Hi Thanks. Wish I knew about that kit before. Would have made this a cheaper process but the kit looks pretty rare. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to work on the car this evening. Fortunately it only got down to -3 deg C. Got all the tie bars out and all the nuts and bolts...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Thanks Stuart B I have put some new sub frame bolts in order as they seem to be stretch bolts too. So far All the other bolts have cost £60, plus the poly bushes at £96. All the haldex seals and oils. Oh and the new bigger set of 1/2" spline bits for the tool box. Ahhhhhhh #moneypit or...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Hi Tufty, Thanks very much for your help and the links it's very useful and much appreciated! I have ordered a shed load of new bolts to put it all back together from my local VW dealer. I've had a look and I there's isn't too much corrosion on the three hex bolts so I shouldn't have any...
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    Need a bit of help with rear haldex & diff replacement

    Hi Guys, I have finally got around to replacing the rear diff and haldex on the car, it broke last year and I have only just got around to attempting to replace it. I got a spare haldex/rear diff off ebay last year, lets hope its works. Now I have put the rear of the car on axle stands and...
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    Latest performance mod!! S3 8L Westfalia detachable towbar install

    There's no point in taking a picture. You can't see any of it.
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