If you buy a MK7 GTI with the performance package, one of the best features of that package is the (VAQ) Haldex differential unit. With this comes a little extra maintenance, however, it is cheap and simple.
The (VAQ) Haldex differential that comes included with the MK7 GTI Performance Pack greatly helps the handling characteristics of your GTI. If you plan to drive it aggressively on track or if you live somewhere with regular inclement weather, this option is a must. Our kit below comes with everything you need to service your Haldex differential unit to keep it functioning optimally for the life of your vehicle.
MK7 Volkswagen GTI VAQ Differential Service Kit Replacement Symptoms
There aren't any symptoms before you should service your VAQ differential unit. You should simply be servicing it every 30,000 miles or 3 years to ensure that it continues to function properly.
MK7 Volkswagen GTI Models Applicable
This VAQ Haldex differential service kit only applies to MK7 Volkswagen GTI models with the Performance Package.
- 2015-2018 Volkswagen GTI w/ Performance Package
- We don't have a diagram available at this time but it is in the pipeline.
Parts Included with MK7 Volkswagen GTI VAQ Differential Service Kit
Additional Parts Required with MK7 Volkswagen GTI VAQ Differential Service Kit
- Everything you need to do this job is already included in this kit.
Special Tools Required with MK7 Volkswagen GTI VAQ Differential Service Kit
Additional Parts Recommended with MK7 Volkswagen GTI VAQ Differential Service Kit
- We don't recommend anything additional hen servicing your differential.
Aftermarket Upgrades for MK7 Volkswagen GTI VAQ Differential Service Kit
- We do not recommend any other fluid for this VAQ differential other than this.
It's a good thing that this differential service kit comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, as you'll need to service it in another 30,000 miles. After that, just follow our incredibly simple return procedure.
In the video below, Jay Van Gorden, our Volkswagen Catalog Manager, gets up close with this MK7 Volkswagen GTI VAQ Differential Service Kit. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
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