£540 but had all the fluids done. Engine, STronic, Haldex, Diff, Brake fluid. Work done at AMD so all good for another 3 or 4 years. I'm beginning to think this A3 Quattro is the best car I've ever had.
The A3 looks a bit lower at the rear for some time now. Maybe the springs are becoming compressed over time or both springs have snapped. It’s MOT time this afternoon so I guesse I’ll find out.
It’s on Sline suspension with 17” wheels.
This year I changed my air filter and on inspecting it is almost as clean as the new one. In previous years the used air filters had very sooty black stains, now they are clear of the oily black soot.
I can only conclude that DPF’s do actually work.
My CCZA. Tfsi has just gone in for an operation at AMD. New cam chain and tensioner is being fitted to give me peice of mind after hearing the horror stories of these engines going pop as little as 20k miles, mines just turned 50k.
Whilst she’s at the AMD private hospital I thought I’ll push...
I 'm looking for a TT 2010-2012 2.0 or 1.8 TFSI for a friend. I know the CCZA engine in the A3 has problems with the tensioner and/or chain failing. jumping a tooth. Do any of the TT engines of this era suffer the same problem?
:sorrow: Well, it’s the OE one that ceased yesterday, not much warning either, bit sluggish to start in the morning and all ok whilst driving about. Once left for about 4 hours went to start it and clicky, clicky, clicky. OBD showed 11.4 volts. It’s 8 years old now so about due for a new...
Just went up to the shops and EPC & engine light came on. Went home and called the AA, tech Graham came along and diagnosed a faulty coil pack straight away and had one on his van, all fixed now within 1 hour from me phoning the help line.
I was fearing the worst that something more serious...