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    Second car insurance? Cheapest option?

    I currently have an A3 1.8. Looking to have 2nd car (BMW 325i) insured. Wouldn't be doing many miles on either vehicle. Called my insurance company and was surprised that it is so expensive. Apparently no claims bonus on current car doesn't count for anything as the BMW policy would be a new...
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    Clutch kit?

    Thanks badger5. Much appreciated.
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    Clutch kit?

    Looking a clutch kit for A3 8l 1.8. Seeing National, Luk, Sachs etc. Never heard of any of these. Which ones are good an which ones should be avoided like the plague? Looking for something that's at least as good as genuine Audi parts which I can't seem to find. Many thanks.
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    Wanted: low mileage 1.8 engine

    Engine died. Anyone selling or got recommendations on where to get a low mileage 1.8 (non-turbo)? Also, is there any difference in AGN and APG engines? Many thanks!
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    Buying advice A4 2.5 TDI: Price, what to look for?

    Hi folks, I'm looking at buying a 2002 Audi A4 2.5 TDI Quattro 140,000 miles. Seller looking £1,150. Is this a good price? Is there anything specifically I should be looking for? Known faults etc? Many thanks.
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    Engine died. Turbo time? Help

    My engine A3 1.8 (non-turbo) has died. Timing belt went and has wrecked it. Have pumped a lot of money into this little motor - it is almost a full S3 replica at this stage. My question is how difficult would it be to replace engine with a 1.8T? Ideally thinking of trying to find a cheap 1.8T...
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    Performance issues 1.8 after work

    Will have to check this and get back to you. I'd be surprised if they weren't genuine parts as mechanic had a go at me for previously having a '****** cheap MAF' from GSF.
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    Performance issues 1.8 after work

    Hi <tuffty/>, one error was that the mass air flow sensor signal was too low and another was an issue problem with O2 sensor (can't remember exactly). Sorry can't give more details. Mechanic said no more errors were given after replacing - didn't actually see this myself but trust him.
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    Comment by 'waggawagga' in media '[No title]'

    Can someone tell me what this exact colour is? Looks like my own but it is just down as 'black' on the logbook.
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    Performance issues 1.8 after work

    Had MoT emissions failure on 1.8 (non-turbo). Performance at this stage seemed great. Car went to mechanic and got a new MAF, O2 sensor and temperature sensor fitted. Apparently it was throwing up errors and now all errors were gone. Also had spark plugs replaced. Since that the car has been...
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    Quick question: headlight retrofit facelifts

    Just wanted to check that one piece facelift headlights from an A3 8L 1.6 (2000) will fit a pre-facelift 1.8. Thanks.
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    Audi recall for the rear axle tie rod bush

    Hi S3JACKSON, many thanks for this info. I see there has been a few recalls on A3/S3 8L - something I wasn't aware of. Can I just make a note of these and get Audi to check/fix them free of charge? Or would they have done this automatically when it was in at some stage previously?
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    A3 facelift headlight help - two quick questions...

    Hi Cleotra. Thanks to both you and <tuffty/> for getting back to me. Sorry if this seems really stupid but what do you mean you can't fit the covers but can order them? I'll try Audi and see how I can get on. Thanks again - I'd be lost without this forum
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    Help! door wont open!

    Pull door card off and take a peek.
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    A3 facelift headlight help - two quick questions...

    Bought some facelift headlights for my A3. Friend did the installation. Two things: - The lights didn't come with the back cover panels (that you unclip to access the bulbs). I had thought the ones from the pre-facelift lights would fit but they do not. Can these be ordered from Audi? Or...
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