My S3 is almost 3 years old and it's been into Audi for a combined oil change/inspection service. They did the brake fluid change but not the haldex oil. I presume this also needs done (going by the manual). Has everyone changed it at 3 years old?
Im looking to do this myself asap as ive just bought mine with 44k on it. What oil does it use and how much?
Haldex should be changed every 3 years not 4. It's not mileage dependent anymore.
I had mine changed on the S3 recently at 2.5 years old with ~35K miles. There was no filter on mine, just a gauze, which I had cleaned at the same time, though it wasn't that dirty.
Take a look at this:
And you can download the PDF I have generated from VWVortex with all the steps: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13pMA6A1y4UF6k4s44KFoTrVylr1Xcho6/view?usp=sharing
Spoke to my mate today (VW Master Tech) and he confirms the gen 5 haldex is 3 yrs just the same as Audi.They've not changed for us, but follow your gut instinct I guess
All 8v chassis cars are gen 5 mate. There is no filter as such, but a gauze inside the housing which can get gunked up.How do I know which version of haldex is on my vehicle?
It's a 2016 A3 150 diesel quattro.
Will it have a filter and how much oil will it need?
Looks straight forward enough on the video above.
Is it really that easy to do it myself?
What oil is required?
Glad my partners VW doesn't get serviced at his garage too! Then again, I don't trust many monkey dealerships.Spoke to my mate today (VW Master Tech) and he confirms the gen 5 haldex is 3 yrs just the same as Audi.
I'm glad my car doesn't get serviced at your dealership btw.
All 8v chassis cars are gen 5 mate. There is no filter as such, but a gauze inside the housing which can get gunked up.
Vag dealers don't remove the pump as per the YT video above, so it's best to get an independent to do it.