Haldex fluid, shelf life?

A19quattro

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Does anyone know what the self life should be for Haldex oil. I was surprised I must admit how old it was, must have done my car in 2012 so that is what it was dated, I assume manufacture date rather than use by. When I opened it up and started to pour the first bit was watrry then remainder a bit on the lumpy side. Anyone know if this is normal, I haven't thrown it away yet so I suppose can it be rectified/used or should I just chuck it? I bought a new one for the Wife's car and have done the job so when I will need another bottle, who knows, just hate throwing unused things away.
 

B5NUT

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It should not be like that (no lumps or water), personally I would chuck it, as it's cheaper to buy new oil v the cost of a new haldex unit. Also from what I've read haldex oil is hygroscopic, think that is one of the reasons it needs to be changed.
 

A19quattro

Registered User
Yeah, that's the way I have been feeling, it's annoying though considering how much it costs, it's a bit like tyres, they should be throw away but sometimes you feel you need a mortgage :)
 
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