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Haldex Servicing


The Haldex 4wd System used on the Transverse Mounted VAG 4 Wheel Drive Systems consists of two components, A Haldex Clutch Coupling and the Rear Final Drive Differential. As well as this some of the performance 2wd Models now have a Haldex Front Differential which works in a similar way.


Haldex Gen 1

Oil and filter change


Haldex Gen 2

Oil and filter change


Haldex Gen 4

Oil change only


Haldex Gen 4

Oil and filter change


Haldex Gen 5

Oil change and strainer clean


VAQ Front Differential Haldex

Oil change and strainer clean


08E Sport/Drift Differential MQB EVO

Clutch and Gear Oil Change



Haldex coupling  - This is a wet multi-plate clutch system operated by a fluid pump (Haldex Controller) which requires servicing every 20,000 miles in the way of fresh Haldex Oil and a new Haldex Filter.

Final Drive Differential – This is the mechanical system which provides the drive to the two rear wheels. This uses a lubricating gear oil which according to the owner’s manual is a lifetime fluid. Many of our customers however choose to replace this oil between 50,000 and 75,000 miles as a matter of preventative maintenance.

Generation 1 - Haldex Generation 1 is seen on the Audi TT Mk1, S3 8L, Bora 4motion, and Golf Mk4 4motion as well as a few other models.

Generation 2 - Haldex Generation 2 is seen on the Golf Mk5 R32, Early TT Mk2, Pre-Facelift A3/S3 8P Quattro and a few other models

Generation 4 - Haldex Generation 4 is seen on the Mk6 Golf, Facelift A3/S3 8P Quattro, Late TT Mk2, Volkswagen Tiguan and a few other models

Generation 5
- Haldex Generation 5 is seen on the Mk7 Golf, A3/S3 8v and a few other models

Haldex 'VAQ' Front Differential - Haldex Front Differential is seen on the Mk7 GTI PP and Clubsport as well as the Leon Mk3 Cupra

If you are interested in reading up a bit more about your Haldex System and it's service requirements - please checkout our blog here: Haldex Servicing - Why and When?

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