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Old 04-05-12, 17:46
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I want to change the oil and filter on my haldex coupling do I need any special tools for the task?

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Old 04-05-12, 18:26
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firstly how old is your van ,as im almost certain there is no external filter . the van needs to be level 8 mm allen bolt drain plug and 5mm allen bolt refill plug ive always done this by using syringe to refill just make sure you get the drain bungs correct ! as you probably know the diff is seperate any more help let me know
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Old 04-05-12, 18:40
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It is a 2006 model, I have got the filter from VW, and oil. When I googled haldex coupling oil and filter change some threads came up with a 24mm off set spanner being required in addition to the items you mentioned. So just want to get it up on ramp with all tools etc to hand to get it done without any snags. Thought it would off been covered on here before but couldn't find any threads.
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Old 04-05-12, 19:33
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as far as i can remember the early haldex oil filter are in a tight spot ive used the special tool but only on golfs with haldex only advice i can give you is to have a quick look underneath see what there is
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Old 08-08-12, 11:04
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Well I finally got around to getting and seeing what is under the van. Wow it needs a jet wash Anyway can someone confirm it is the haldex oil filter in the picture? If so looks like I won't need a special tool?, as it is accessible. Can you change the filter without loosing any oil? Oil was previously changed by mechanic.

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Old 08-08-12, 22:06
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How often should this be done?.
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Old 08-08-12, 22:17
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Well I finally got around to getting and seeing what is under the van. Wow it needs a jet wash Anyway can someone confirm it is the haldex oil filter in the picture? If so looks like I won't need a special tool?, as it is accessible. Can you change the filter without loosing any oil? Oil was previously changed by mechanic.

as far as know ,ive done a few, t5 does not have a filter ,only golf 4 motion has a filter ,be sure to drain the correct part and has been said refill with a syringe
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Old 08-08-12, 22:19
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How often should this be done?.
every 40k is the recomended interval
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Old 08-08-12, 22:20
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Hi,

My main dealer says every 20,000 miles/4 years change the oil and filter. But I have had other suggestions it is every 40,000 miles/4 years!!!!!!

Think I will stick to the lower option to be safe!
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Old 08-08-12, 22:37
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Well, my dealer sold me a filter for my T5 4motion and I am pretty sure that is it in the picture but just wanted confirmation I had located the right part before removing it.

Here is a picture of the filter, seal etc I got off the dealer, part number 02D 598 574



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as far as know ,ive done a few, "t5 does not have a filter" ,only golf 4 motion has a filter ,be sure to drain the correct part and has been said refill with a syringe
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