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Thanks for the link Trilux (and earlier the Hood). I had consulted this site a couple of times in the past but not recently. Its interesting to see that they have added more detail in particular about using VCDS to teach the unit what presures are required. I see that they say that "Literally multiple times a week we get customers calling who have had new pumps fitted, often by main VW, Audi, or Skoda dealership, yet the system still does not work and they will not perform the pump learn process." I just wonder how many repair shops and DIYers are unaware of what appears to be a critical procedure. Had anybody else been aware of this before? I'm pretty sure its not been mentioned on the forum before (Happy to be proved wrong of course)
 

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I just wonder how many repair shops and DIYers are unaware of what appears to be a critical procedure.
A lot more specialist repair shops and DIYers are aware of the need for proper Haldex servicing, than are VW/Audi/Skoda dealers! In the UK at least. Dunno about NZ? Not least because the former group are more likely to frequent and learn from the experiences of others in forums like this one. (Other VW, Audi and Skoda forums contain many of the same or similar stories). The sad saga of inadequate Haldex servicing at franchised dealerships epitomises the conclusion that Dealer and Importer “recommended” service schedules are constructed to be the bare minimum required to prevent the car self-destructing during warranty. In order to minimise the servicing costs for lease cars during the first few years. Not to maximise the ultimate life expectancy of the car. After all it is in the dealer’s interests to sell you a new car, not to have your old one last longer.

By contrast, those non-franchised repair shops and DIYers are the ones who pick up the pieces from that poor servicing in early life. So are more acutely aware of those early life inadequacies.

Had anybody else been aware of this before? I'm pretty sure its not been mentioned on the forum before (Happy to be proved wrong of course)
If you type “Haldex service” into the [search community] box in the centre of the header section of this forum, you should find the subject has come up for discussion and enlightenment no fewer than 467 times, so far. (Although that could be counting mentions, rather than separate threads/discussions). Some threads dating back as far as 2014.

No diss to yourself implied. There is a lot of traffic in this forum and many threads or topics of discussion. So easy to miss, especially if not a regular viewer.

That kind of makes me happy though, that this forum has been helping owners get to grips with Haldex servicing issues anyway. :) (y)
 

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My dealer in York, DM Keith, seems well aware of what is required to service it, and even mentioned that the filter needs to be cleaned.
 

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My dealer in York, DM Keith, seems well aware of what is required to service it, and even mentioned that the filter needs to be cleaned.
That's because it was DM Keith :)
 

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As a side note the VAG reduced the servicing requirement from 40k miles to 30k miles.
 

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Flintstone my apologies for not making my query clear. I agree, and was aware, that there have been lots of posts on this forum, and on the Darkside, about the general servicing of Haldex units but what I had not seen previous to Trilux's link was the necessity to re-train the Haldex unit, via VCDS, to operate at the correct pressures once the unit had been re-positioned back in the vehicle. Judging by the UK Haldex specialist comments neither is just about anybody else. (I have never seen the process referenced in Haldex servicing posts on various forums and YouTube videos.) Hence my query. So comments still welcome.

P.S. Never say a Kiwi is from Oz. Its akin to saying that a Yorkshire man comes from Lancashire !
 

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As a side note the VAG reduced the servicing requirement from 40k miles to 30k miles.
Reduced?
Looks like increased to me.
 

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Flintstone my apologies for not making my query clear. I agree, and was aware, that there have been lots of posts on this forum, and on the Darkside, about the general servicing of Haldex units but what I had not seen previous to Trilux's link was the necessity to re-train the Haldex unit, via VCDS, to operate at the correct pressures once the unit had been re-positioned back in the vehicle. Judging by the UK Haldex specialist comments neither is just about anybody else. (I have never seen the process referenced in Haldex servicing posts on various forums and YouTube videos.) Hence my query. So comments still welcome.

P.S. Never say a Kiwi is from Oz. Its akin to saying that a Yorkshire man comes from Lancashire !
Ah Ha! Je comprende. Just referencing the VCDS reset bit? Which is indeed “new knowledge”. My misunderstanding. My apologies.

Also for forgetting you are NZL not AUS. BIG difference I know! In mitigation m’Lud the flag symbols displayed by the new forum are too small to differentiate between the two. I should have remembered, as my brother-in-Law has relatives in Taupo, and I have former college friends near Wellington. Plus colleagues in an international standards group fro LIC, based near Auckland.

SnowGood is also correct - I am an expatriate Lancastrian domiciled in Yorkshire. Which is a bit like a Kiwi emigrating to AUS to find better weather. :)
 
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