Pollen filter

yer thats true, trip to audi i guess
do you happen to know if audi sell the haldex service kit too?
 
yes they do, although if your going to do it yourself you'll need the filter removal tool off ebay..... quite hard to get to without a ramp too, personally id pay a local garage to do it for the price of the tool :)
 
yes they do, although if your going to do it yourself you'll need the filter removal tool off ebay..... quite hard to get to without a ramp too, personally id pay a local garage to do it for the price of the tool :)

well i havent got a ramp but will have a look this week to see how accessible it really is, should also give me an idea if i can knock up my own tool or not, it doesnt seem to be anything special just a ring end with a funky handle?

this sounds stupid but i must of asked 10 garages round my area if they had the tools to service the haldex and they said no, even a so called vag specialist in tewkesbury said they had never done a haldex service!!

figured id do it myself if i could, save myself some much needed money too!!
 
yup, good luck....not sure about the S3 as my specialist did it for me after borrowing Audi's tool..... i know the TT requires you to drop the haldex unit, altho pretty sure he didnt do that with mine
 
cheers mate, looking at it its not going to easy without a ramp or pit and i have access to neither, balls, will have to keep asking around i guess!!

oh also, for anyone who is interested a pollen filter from audi cost me £16, prob could of got one off ebay cheaper, but at least i know this is the real deal and will fit
 
Sorry does anyone know where the location of the pollen filter on a A3 TDI 2005???
 
I just Had Mine done on Friday its up behind the Glove Box it dificult to see
As the guy who changed it said " Its not so bad when you have done a Couple "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He the proceeded to disapear into the Footwell with his head up behind the glove box and a head torch
 
Hmmm, I need to change mine but have no idea where to start :)
 
I just Had Mine done on Friday its up behind the Glove Box it dificult to see
As the guy who changed it said " Its not so bad when you have done a Couple "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He the proceeded to disapear into the Footwell with his head up behind the glove box and a head torch

Behind the glove box???

Cool I give it a go.

Just ordered new filters, hope its not a mission.
 
Yo, here is a guide Johnny

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Behind the glove box???

Cool I give it a go.

Just ordered new filters, hope its not a mission.

open your bonnet and look at your scuttle tray. you will see a little section that is laftable without removing the wipers. lift that and you will see the filter. hope you have not got shovels for hands as its a tight squeeze. will take you all of 5 mins to do. good opertunity to removes the leaves and dirt thats built up in there over the years too as this rots the seals and makes your filter housing leak and wee`s water in your foot well! :)
 
^^^ cheers mate but check the date of the posts, since had haldex serviced at my local audi (bit of a bargain @ £90 too)

aimed at finesse's post ;)
 
Cheers ALPINE,

Thumbs up and a thanks form me.

I have a look at it tonight.
 
AAAHH...

Then Thank you mk1chopper.

Thanks for clearing that up for me.

This is all very confusing for a newbie.
 
oh, so its not massively necessary then? ... unless you have hayfever i suppose.
 
Just popped mine out.....MINGING.

Its dark black with a thick layer of crud on top of it...time for a change I think!.

I gave it a knock to get most of the crap out of it but its full to the point of almost turning to compost :)

New one over the weekend I feel!.
 
oh, so its not massively necessary then? ... unless you have hayfever i suppose.


Oh, its very necessary...mine was full of old wasps, sticks, random crud.....you wouldnt want that filth going through into the ventilation system thats for sure.
 
Just popped mine out.....MINGING.

Its dark black with a thick layer of crud on top of it...time for a change I think!.

I gave it a knock to get most of the crap out of it but its full to the point of almost turning to compost :)

New one over the weekend I feel!.

Where can I find mine?
 
Under the front scuttle panel mate. Looking at the engine bay there should be a flap on the right (your right) of the bay under the screen....its in there.
 
Here you go, where the arrows are there should be a flap...lift the bonnet seal off that runs along the bottom of the screen to get access to it...

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thanks!! that's a well looked after bay!


Cheers, I was lucky because when I got it 3 years ago it was really clean so I just keep on top of it now and it stays nice and fresh :)
 
See the 'flap' in the black plastic bit below my screen, its in there mate....hard to miss!. Just pop the bonnet seal off and you can open the flap up, look in there and thats where you'll find it.

Short of coming and doing it myself I'm running out of advice :)
 

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