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Offline Paul larter

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Changing differential oil on mk7 Gti pp 2013year
« on: 30 September 2018, 14:42 »
Hi has anyone changed the differential oil on a mk7 Gti! and is this part off the cars maintenance procedure? as I was lead to believe the oil was sealed for life! is this the case? any advice would be good! thanks. 

Offline Watts

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Re: Changing differential oil on mk7 Gti pp 2013year
« Reply #1 on: 30 September 2018, 16:51 »
There are threads on here about it, apparently an oil change is due at 3 years or 30k miles. The difficult bit is getting your dealer to know what you are talking about and quote you for it. I've asked mine twice and I'm no further.....
2015 Tornado Red 3dr GTI PP, manual, Santiagos, Audi short shifter.


Offline Paul larter

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Re: Changing differential oil on mk7 Gti pp 2013year
« Reply #2 on: 01 October 2018, 13:23 »
Just got back from my local VW main dealer about the above issue and was told buy there workshop technician that there is no maintenance procedure for the differential! this is sealed for life? Watch this space! car has covered 45,000 miles. this car is my wife's dayey drive. ps I drive a mkv tdi 4 motion Haldex oil and filter need changing every 40,000miles

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Re: Changing differential oil on mk7 Gti pp 2013year
« Reply #3 on: 11 October 2018, 17:10 »
When my PP was at 3 years old I asked VW about the diff oil change. They did not have any knowledge of this.

They contacted VW head office and it tied up with other info online that there was a service scheduled.

This was around £60 and uses the regular Haldex fluid, from the colour of the fluid that came out I am glad I had this done.

For peace of mind and any potential future cost of replacement, I thought this was money well spent.

I have other cars with diff plates, the diff plates do not last forever, especially with old fluid.

Offline Paul larter

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Re: Changing differential oil on mk7 Gti pp 2013year
« Reply #4 on: 13 October 2018, 16:00 »
Hi just an up-date drained a very small amount of differential oil out of car today and was very surprised how clean the oil was the colour is light yellow and is definitely not haltex oil colour and smell is very different! Oil seams too be sealed for life. how very happy with result

Offline Papa John

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Re: Changing differential oil on mk7 Gti pp 2013year
« Reply #5 on: 06 November 2018, 16:46 »
Had this done as an 'extra' while the car was in for its 3rd service. VW (Specialist Volkswagen) dealer charged £110 inc VAT. No noticeable difference, but peace of mind as I'll have this car for another two or 3 years yet....
2015 Tornado Red 5dr GTI PP, Manual, Austin wheels.