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Mk7 Haldex Fluid Change and Pump Gauze Clean

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Just changed my haladex oil 2016 golf r
Only 12,000 miles wasn't going to take my pump out to clean it but after reading this thread decided to and it was well worth it I was shocked how much crap was on the filter and in the housing. pump would never have made 30,000 I will be doing mine every 10,000 miles.
Thanks for everyone who has posted great advice.

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I wonder if the haldex filter is getting a lot of gunk (presumably from the haldex clutch) initially at relatively low miles, and then there will be significantly less build up of gunk from then on.  Which will mean less frequent cleans will be needed.

 

It will be interesting to hear from people about their 2nd and 3rd cleans of the haldex filter.  Usage patterns  (lots of AWD vs very little) will be also useful info.

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I've been reading through this thread and the other 18-page thread on haldex maintenance. I intend on keeping my R long term so am keen to make sure it is properly maintained, so will be looking at changing the oil and cleaning the filter myself.

 

Its been mentioned a few times about the optional repar kit with the 2 bolts and the O rings for the pump - I was just wondering what anyones thoughts/experiences are with these, if anyone has used this kit or if you think its actually worth changing these bits or not?

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5 minutes ago, Kaz said:

I've been reading through this thread and the other 18-page thread on haldex maintenance. I intend on keeping my R long term so am keen to make sure it is properly maintained, so will be looking at changing the oil and cleaning the filter myself.

 

Its been mentioned a few times about the optional repar kit with the 2 bolts and the O rings for the pump - I was just wondering what anyones thoughts/experiences are with these, if anyone has used this kit or if you think its actually worth changing these bits or not?

 

Its entirely up to you if you replace the o-rings and bolts on the pump or keep the old ones, for the sake of £18 I'd replace. Photo below with o-rings and bolts.

 

The other photo is the drain/fill plugs, crush washer being copper. Again I'd replace both.

 

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You will need:
5 and 8mm hex keys.
Lint free rags.
Cotten buds.
Torx 10 (need to confirm) .
10mm socket.
Flat blade screw driver.
Syringe (or use a freezer bag with a hose if you dont have one).
Containers to catch old fluid.
Haldex fluid g-060175-a2.
 
 
1. Raise car.
2. Unclip harness from haldex unit by pushing 2x clips  out.
3. Unclip pump connector using screwdriver and lots of patience (difficult access).
4. Remove sump filler plug with 5mm hex.
5. Remove sump plug with 8mm hex.
6. Catch old fluid.
7. Install sump plug.
8. Remove two bolts securing pump with 10mm socket.
9. Pull pump by wiggling it. 
10. Catch old crud.
11. Remove gauze from pump with torx 10.
12. Clean pump and gauze using rags, cotton buds and water.
13. Install gauze on pump.
14. Clean haldex innards.
15. Install pump.
16.Fill sump with syringe until it spills out. 
17. Install sump plug.
18. Go for a blap. 
19. Check level. 
20. Sleep well. 
 
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Can’t believe the crud that accumulates!


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I've just done mine. A reasonable amount of gelling of the oil around the pump filter. The gel appeared pretty clear with I presume a little bit of black clutch material in it.  I did struggle for access for my torque wrenches so next time VW or indie will be doing it. My car is a late 2015 model with Haldex controller version 'D' and just under 25k miles.

 

 

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Looking to do a second service / clean, however my local dealer do not have the pump repair kit in stock.

Does anyone know what size the o rings are? Looking at the workshop manual they say 43.5 x 2.5 and M6X35 for the bolts. Assuming the 43.5 is the internal diameter.

Yet, looking on eBay there are several seal kits for gen 5 pumps yet they show two different o ring sizes (and the bolts are different too).

Not too fussed about changing the pump bolts but would prefer to replace the two pump o rings if I can find the correct ones.


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Anyone know where can get the oil cheap?
 
£26 ish seems to be the cheapest including delivery. Not sure if genuine.
 
https://www.autodoc.co.uk/febi-bilstein/8773507


I’d just buy it from VW (around £40), that way you know you have the correct oil for the gen 5 haldex. Previous generations of haldex used different oil.


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Check the date on the top of the bottle. This oil should be used within 3 years of this date. When I looked at oil being sold on eBay I noticed some of the dates were over 3 years old.

Changed mine again the other week, didn’t know about the date on the bottle. Still got the bottle in the garage, will take a look at mine.

 

Bought it from VW so expecting it to be ok.

 

 

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