What causes the oils to get so dirty and clog the filter?
The Haldex system is a stand-alone system and doesn’t mix with gearbox or engine oil.
Like the gearbox oil I would expect it to come out clean.
I can see how easily engine oil gets dirty, there fuel, soot from the combustion that seeps in and the very high temp from the combustion process but can’t see why the Haldex gets like that if anything worse looking than the engine oil.
How easy is it for an audi dealership to do this? I'm about to take delivery of a 2016 s3, which has just had the oil done according to the service sheet..but probably hasn't had the filter clean. Reckon the service department would have any qualms about doing this when i go to collect the car? how long does it take?
My independent did it in an hour which included a short test drive and top up after the test drive.
i just checked with my audi dealer and they are asking for £320+ for a filter change. Apparently they have never done it before, and when you change the filter you also have to change the oil again...but i don't think that's right. i think they are just bullshitting me.
Is removal of the solenoid the drain too? Im thinking to do this myself, being lazy and not getting under the car yet. how do I get all the fluid out and where is the fill plug?
Will try to write up a procedure.
My 2016 S4 had an inspection oil service by Audi in Dec 18, at 28,100 miles. I just bought the car last week from a trader, Audi UK customer service cannot tell from electronic service record if the Haldex old change has been done ? According to service book it is due at 3 years (ie now). How **** is that !
I want to do this over the weekend but read G055175A2 fluid from Skoda was the job (£28) but Ausi told me I need G660175A2 (£42) are they the same but with Audi tax added?
They wouldn't inspect mine during the haldex service.
The reason they gave was, according to their service procedure, if the pump is removed the seals and the bolts have to be replaced and they didn't have stock of the service kit.