S3 rear haldex / diff leaking oil

mattandrew

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Fitted my H&R springs today and they transform the look of the car.

When I was down in the pit fitting the springs I had a good look around the exhaust to make sure i didnt have any more problems with the Milltek and a general look around the car.

I found traces of oil on the underside of the haldex unit, the cross member to the rear of the car is also covered in oil. I will be calling audi first thing in the morning.

Couple of pics, you can see the one of the cross member where i ran my finger through the oil.

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I will keep you all updated
 

N8

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Hope you sort it lad, seems abit weird...
 

Boydie

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Diff seals can go like any other but should be an easy fix!!

Glad to hear you finally got sorted with the springs matt!
 

N8

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It looks mint Boydie....
 

Boydie

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Nate, got the plug for the RNSE so just have to get the alpine unit so that will probably be just after xmas! had to buy 2x235/35/19 Goodyear F1's last week :(
 

N8

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Are your coilovers all the way down, why didn't you go 225 man? :sorry:
 

Boydie

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I don't have coils anymore chum, H&R springs all the way!! 225 are too expensive :(
 

V6Pete

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I don't have coils anymore chum, H&R springs all the way!! 225 are too expensive :(

I replaced by 235's with 225's a few weeks ago, and got a good deal on some Continentals - was about £570 for 4 IIRC.

I found the 235's rubbed a bit after I put coilovers on, so was happy to spend a little more for the clearance the 225's give.
 

N8

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I don't have coils anymore chum, H&R springs all the way!! 225 are too expensive :(

Really? :tapedshut: Oh yeah forgot about the coils :ohmy:

I replaced by 235's with 225's a few weeks ago, and got a good deal on some Continentals - was about £570 for 4 IIRC.

I found the 235's rubbed a bit after I put coilovers on, so was happy to spend a little more for the clearance the 225's give.

Stretch = clearance, Clearance = You can go lower, Going lower = Looks better, Looking better = win :wub:
 

Marc_86

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Yeh i had this problem and Audi put a new diff seal in. 3 months later looked under the car and more oil.

My dealer now has a second seal on order. Hopefully they fix it properly this time.
 

mattandrew

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Its booked in at Sheffield Audi on Friday, wonder what shed they will lend me
 

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Might be a wardrobe RS6 if you ask nicely, lol
 

S3Alex

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Its booked in at Sheffield Audi on Friday, wonder what shed they will lend me

Make sure they put some fuel in whatever they lend you!.....last time I visited my dealer(!),they gave me a car with about 2 litres of petrol in it,and a one way road to the nearest garage 5 miles away.
 

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Coast it :undwech:
 

N8

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Or go back and demand a V10 R8 :hubbahubba:
 

mattandrew

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well it went in Friday, the A4 loan car was full of go go juice. Got a phone call at 3pm to say your car is ready for collection BUT its not been sorted as we need to order some parts, despite me telling them it needed new diff seals when i booked it in. So its got to go back in on Tuesday
 

wesley

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Do what i do Matt, keep hold of the courtesy car till they have completed the work, that way your not back and forward like a yoyo!
 

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I agree with Wes, but I reckon they just left it sitting there & didnt even touch it Matt, typical audi thing if busy.
 

N8

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Matt had the S3 back, saw it today, looked gorgeous as ever. The S3 that is, not matt
 

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Its ok Nate, I believe yer, only cause I know you favour sheep & here's a guide:

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N8

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omg lmfao
 

Staz

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Anyone else had any issues with leaking Haldex seals? Mine is going in on Thursday.
 
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