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    My first A3

    It’s cheap So a good project to get your teeth into. Audi parts are expensive so good used parts will make it worthwhile. Before you throw too much money at it, find the engine code and check out threads relating to it, there’s some horror stories for certain engines.
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    Ticking noise 1.8tfsi

    What year of car do you have? Ticking could be timing chain or HPFP if you have E888 engine commonly called a TSi. I have the 2.0litre version and changed the complete chain kit and tensioner at 42000 miles as a precaution. lots of these engines across VW, Skoda, SEAT have self destructed...
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    Vortex exhausts

    It took a long time but Vortex staff ended up in prison for fraud.
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    A3 TFSI MPGs - what is yours?

    If yours is a Quattro version then mpg is bad but not as low as 21.
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    New member/2.0 tfsi ccza engine code

    I don’t know any part numbers but if you source them from a reliable parts supplier, such as Audi or TPS, they will be the latest revisions. Trying to buy them cheap from EBay is not where I would buy them. Your chosen repairer should tell you where he buys his parts.
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    I need to gain entry but my battery is dead HELP needed please

    If you can’t get to the starter motor terminal, breaking the door glass is the cheapest way in.
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    New member/2.0 tfsi ccza engine code

    So what about your cylinder head? Are the valves bent, pistons damaged, valve guides damaged. I’m not sure about a ratcheted tensioner, never heard of that.
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    Audi a3 8pa 2009 reg

    Keep the Oe filter, Upgrades do nothing but lighten your wallet.
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    Wiper Arms parked down further when ingition switch off

    Use a proper penetrating oil and wiper puller. When you refit the arms give the splines a coating of copper grease, they’ll never seize again.
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    Audio help

    I would buy an EV if I regularly drive into London or any other city. Cheaper to run anyway.
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    Recommendations for a bodyshop

    Probably cost more than the car is worth, £2k to £4k is typical depending how good the result. There must be a few good painters in Kent, visit them for a quote and see their work.
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    Audio help

    The A3 sub is behind the boot side panels, speaker one side and amp the other. Bose and normal system are the same layout. I’d be wary of buying an old diesel car, repairs are expensive and more and more ULEZ zones popping up in cities. Theses cars should be ultra cheap now in auctions due...
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    Brake Lights

    You must have the wrong connector for the brake light, it can’t light up with nothing connected. Only other possibility is someone has teed in some extra wiring closer to the brake light pod.
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    How to find a coolant leak

    Smoke is the way to find leaks as well. What engine do you have?