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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 5th March 2017, 22:48 Thread Starter
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Driving along 63 plate manual 184 SE
Vibrationfollowed by a bang and bits of metal flying down the road behind me...
In the dealers now..
Any advice,obviously out of warranty with only 41k miles....
Will VX help with the cost?
How much to fix?
How long to fix it?
Anything else I need to know before I contact the dealer to start the ball rolling?

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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 5th March 2017, 23:21
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There's definitely a problem with these transfer boxes, it's been reported periodically on here, see this thread which has links to others http://www.antaraownersclub.com/foru...topic3015.html
Don't know how you'll get on if you're out of warranty - having a full VX service history would probably help but then again might not mean anything, depends on the dealer.

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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 7th March 2017, 20:34 Thread Starter
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Thanks for your reply,my dealer quoted in excess of 4K ...
Soooooo that's not cheap then!
I have a full service history and the last service was done by a local garage.( they are VAT registered which makes a difference to VX)
The dealer contacted VX on my behalf to ask for a goodwill contribution first thing today,and by 10:30 VX have contributed more than 1500 to the pot.
I joined the VX service club,which is free,and will get 25% off the total bill before VX contribution.
So they tell me I'm in for just over 2k with a brand new unit,given I plan to keep the car I'll take that..
Oh and it's a two week lead time for the parts to arrive..
I'm not happy but I'm not unhappy either...

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post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old 8th March 2017, 13:42
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As you say its nor fantastic, but an OK deal, especially if your keeping the car. If you had to foot all of the bill with a local independent garage, I don't think the bill would be any different.

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Yes My thoughts are if it goes again then VX can contribute again,but that wouldn't be the case if I got an independent to do the job

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All done picked it up yesterday.... less time in the dealer that quoted and the bill was less than 1,800... all in all not a bad outcome..

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All you need now is to take it on some wet grass and check the all-wheel drive is working OK.

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Yes all done today 4wd working fine.👍🏾

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post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 16th April 2017, 17:10
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Hi been having a think about the transfer box the oil is only 16 per ltr dealer said put the full ltr in. As car has now coming up to 50,000 milrs an oil change may be worth doing to try to head off problems in the future.

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I'd say it's an excellent idea to get transmission oils changed every 50,000 miles or so, maybe even earlier if you're towing. Trouble is do they have drain and fill plugs so it's fairly straightforward?

Manufacturers are great ones for the 'sealed for life' transmissions but you look at the VW / Audi DSG gearboxes and you need computerised equipment to change the fluid. Same with the Japanese CVT boxes, they've got this 'straw' plug thing to drain the fluid then there's no obvious filler plug, only dire warnings that you better not choose the wrong hex shape thingy to unscrew out of the box otherwise you may find you have just disturbed the whole gear mechanism inside.

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