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EDIFF Service for FWD 280/290/300 anyone done it?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by DrEv1l, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. DrEv1l

    DrEv1l Active Member

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    I just watched this video on the EDIFF service for the GTI performance pack. I think thats the same as the one in our cars.




    Has anyone done this service or asked a garage to do it? I asked my local and they said it was not needed...

    DrEv1l
     
  2. Stephenator280

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  3. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    It's down for the 4 year service on mine.
     
  4. Kirky

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    Seems dealers don't realise there's a hydraulic diff in the car. My friend had the same issue with his Octavia VRS 230 which also has the VAQ Haldex. His dealer refused to believe that a 2wd car had such a system and ended up having to take it to a VAG specialist to confirm it required servicing. Dealers' knowledge of these cars is worryingly lacking.
     
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  5. Seastormer

    Seastormer Cupra 280/CBF1000

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    Mine was done at the dealers (Fife SEAT) at 4 years (20.000 M) as I had only done 15,000 miles at 3 years.
     
  6. Kirky

    Kirky Active Member

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    This is where I'm taking my car after speaking with them. Their knowledge is far superior to Arnold Clark's service team and they have customer relation skills as a bonus. Arnold Clark tried to tell me my car had 310bhp and insisted that a 290bhp didn't exist in MY19, they didn't know about the GPF. Needless to say I won't be using those guys.
     
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    RUM4MO Active Member

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    Gulp, that is annoying, my older daughter has a 2 or 3 year service plan, and I think that I've got her to confirm that it is a AC's plan not a SEAT plan, so not "portable"! Oh flipping joy!!
     
  8. Kirky

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    Maybe it's just the guy I've been dealing with throughout my wheel issue and the rest of the service team know a bit more. Fingers crossed for you!
     
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  9. mitchybenny

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    I’m actually looking around at the moment for info on getting the service done on my diff and DSG when they need doing. A lot of false info around. Hard to know what the best advice is, I’m not that knowledgable on that sort of thing sadly
     
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    RUM4MO Active Member

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    Unfortunately this always seems to happen if your car is not just a "bread and butter" version.
     
  11. mitchybenny

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    Hi guys,

    Posted in this thread previously trying to get some info as the servicing for the Cupra diffs is hard to come by.

    Just got a quote and wondered if anyone could tell me if the price looks good and wether what’s down will cover the servicing for the diff and also dsg whilst I was at it to satisfy the warranty (that states I must maintain the car as per manufacturer instructions)
     

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  12. Kirky

    Kirky Active Member

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    Why is the DSG oil so stupidly expensive? £155 for some oil seems rather steep!
     
  13. mitchybenny

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    Also, does anyone know for sure what the intervals for servicing the DSG and diff are? My manual doesn’t really say much. From reading on here I gather that the diff is every 3 years or 30k miles? And the dsg is every 4 years or 40k miles? Is this correct?
     
  14. Stephenator280

    Stephenator280 Active Member

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    I paid £344 for both a month or two back (although I think this included the excess on the courtesy car). This seems to be about right for main-dealer prices.


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  15. mitchybenny

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    Oh that’s good so my quote seems about the same. That price also includes a courtesy car if I need it. It’s not from a main dealer but a very reputable specialist
     
  16. R.Bot

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    Hi, just joined, was reading this and having some experience of this job thought I'd make first proper post. I changed the diff oil and cleaned filter strainer myself on my 290 manual at 20k miles. Having had bad experience with main dealers in the past, I don't trust them with basic servicing, let alone something mildly out of the ordinary. The job isn't difficult, just very limited access when you haven't got a workshop lift. If anyone's doing it themselves you'll need the replacement fill/drain plugs and new seal kit for the pump, which needs to come out to clean the strainer. Also an extensive selection of socket extensions/attachments as the pump bolts are in a very awkward place. I was surprised though by the debris on the strainer at 20k, and I don't drive it particularly hard. When I refilled it after draining and taking the pump out I temporarily used the old plug so I could start the car for a few minutes. This primes the pump and you can then top the oil level back up before fitting the new plug. Manual instructions say the oil has to be a above a certain temperature too, 20 degrees I think, not sure why it's so specific but I did it on a hot summers day and figured that would be Ok. Took me quite a while to do the whole job first time but if I still have the car at around 50k, when I plan on doing it next, it'll be much easier. I may be able to dig out the invoice for parts, if anyone wants the numbers.
     
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  17. DrEv1l

    DrEv1l Active Member

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    Well I got a local indi to do it for me, VHub in tewksbury. It cost me 110 pounds which for the peace of mind was well worth it.
     

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