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    Golf Alltrack 1.8tsi service intervals

    Bit of a basic question - but does anyone know the cost schedule for servicing an Alltrack TSI? Just doing a bit of forward budgeting but canít seem to find any resources online. Any help appreciated. Thanks

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    Best way to save some money is to take it to a good independent VW/Euro car specialist rather than VW. You need to service the Haldex every 30-40,000km on these cars as the filter gets blocked and then you ruin the AWD system. VW do not list the Haldex filter as a serviceable item, but it is and needs to be cleaned when the Haldex oil is changed.

    1st service = oil change
    2nd service = oil change + brake fluid + pollen filter
    3rd service = oil change
    4th service = oil change + brake fluid + pollen filter + air filter + gearbox oil + Haldex
    5th service = same as 1st service
    6th service = same as 2nd service + spark plugs
    7th service = same as 3rd service
    8th service = same as 4th service
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    My costs for these were roughly

    1st service = oil change $300
    2nd service = oil change + brake fluid + pollen filter $480
    3rd service = oil change
    4th service = oil change + brake fluid + pollen filter + air filter + gearbox oil + Haldex $760 +
    5th service = same as 1st service
    6th service = same as 2nd service + spark plugs
    7th service = same as 3rd service
    8th service = same as 4th service
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    Many thanks to you both!
    That helps a lot

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    Amazing info, thanks. Want to keep mine in tip top shape.

    Any benefit to servicing such a car twice as much as suggested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanderz View Post
    Any benefit to servicing such a car twice as much as suggested?
    I get my car serviced by my VW/Audi specialist mechanic every 12 months and approx 14,000-15,000km's travelled, and in between those 12 month services I do my own oil and oil filter change + check over. So every 6 months and approx 7,000km the car gets fresh oil and a new oil filter and a check over. My mechanic thinks I am crazy for doing it, but the $100 or so it costs me to do my own oil change gives me piece of mind that the car is in fantastic mechanical condition and the chance of expensive mechanical failures will be reduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanderz View Post
    Amazing info, thanks. Want to keep mine in tip top shape.

    Any benefit to servicing such a car twice as much as suggested?
    Lightens your wallet so car will go faster, With respect to Lucas why spend money if the manufacturer thinks its ok as they say. After all overseas its at least twice as long between services and havent seen many say its detrimental. Ours that only does low K's per year has just had its 30k service cos time is up and car has only done 4800km Service pack luckily
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Best way to save some money is to take it to a good independent VW/Euro car specialist rather than VW. You need to service the Haldex every 30-40,000km on these cars as the filter gets blocked and then you ruin the AWD system. VW do not list the Haldex filter as a serviceable item, but it is and needs to be cleaned when the Haldex oil is changed.

    1st service = oil change
    2nd service = oil change + brake fluid + pollen filter
    3rd service = oil change
    4th service = oil change + brake fluid + pollen filter + air filter + gearbox oil + Haldex
    5th service = same as 1st service
    6th service = same as 2nd service + spark plugs
    7th service = same as 3rd service
    8th service = same as 4th service
    Just to add some additional info for those playing at home... And the new owners that will have many questions.
    @Lucas_R has provided some great info here, however I would like to add for clarity;

    - Scheduled servicing is 12mth or 15,000kms (whichever comes first).
    - Haldex Service is every 3 years (regardless of kms)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ope126 View Post
    - Scheduled servicing is 12mth or 15,000kms (whichever comes first).
    - Haldex Service is every 3 years (regardless of kms)
    My partners alltrack has developed a diff/haldex issue at 125k .... looking into the service records despite being serviced in it's early life at the VW dealer (up to 30k), and then subsequently at another VW dealer from 60k - 120k services (last 5), the haldex has never been serviced.

    Anyone had to replace the rear diff or haldex in a 2016 Golf Alltrack ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbat View Post
    My partners alltrack has developed a diff/haldex issue at 125k .... looking into the service records despite being serviced in it's early life at the VW dealer (up to 30k), and then subsequently at another VW dealer from 60k - 120k services (last 5), the haldex has never been serviced.

    Anyone had to replace the rear diff or haldex in a 2016 Golf Alltrack ?
    More diagnostic info required before jumping in - would be surprised if the diff is gone.

    It could be "just" a seized pump. Unfortunately, not unusual on vehicles which have not had the haldex filter cleaned - it clogs with muck, starves the pump of oil and it seizes.

    A 'factory' haldex services involves changing the fluid - but not cleaning (or changing) the filter.
    Last edited by doc_777; 18-05-2024 at 10:51 AM.
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