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  1. SootySport

    Expensive Oil Change

    £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.
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    Guess my new car.

    Last years lockdown and restrictions have had a strange effect on me :scared2: Being retired and lots of time on my hands I bought project no. 3, so have a guess———
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    General Question can anyone answer my thicko question in the General Forum? Come on, I know you A3/S3 lot are the most intelligent Bods on ASN.
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    General Question can anyone answer my thicko question in the General Forum? Come on, I know you A3/S3 lot are the most intelligent Bods on ASN.
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    Audi numbers 35-40

    What do these numbers mean? Seen a lot of new Audi’s with these numbers on rear badges, can’t be any A3 models with a 4litre engine :wtf:
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    TSI direct Injection Problems Explained

    Always wondered why my OBD2 misfire keeps showing up even though I keep resetting.
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    Catch Can on 2.0TSI

    Has anyone fitted one on this engine? and been running it long term. I’m curious if stops carbon and oil gunk build up on direct injection engines. Thinking of fitting the VW Raceline kits myself.
  8. SootySport

    Have I Got a Saggy Bottom?

    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.
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    Anyone seen this You tuber. It’s a good insight into finding electrical faults on cars. Many of his videos show different ways of diagnosing faults even with just a an AVO Meter
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    Who’s at Snetterton today?

    Theres a black S3 trotting around the circuit. Reg no C3 something. It’s wet and slippery so far and I’m not pushing too hard in a light car.
  11. SootySport

    So DPF’s do actually work.

    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.
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    Was about time I had this done

    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...
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    Camchain Tensioner problem?

    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?
  14. SootySport

    Battery Died

    :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...
  15. SootySport

    Carista OBD

    Ok, so this old dinosaur has bought a Carista plug in thingy :wtf: what's the best free app to use? there's hundreds of them. I need one that I can't wreck the car :yes:
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    I'm Mr Lucky

    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...
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    New 2018 MOT Time to refit yer DPF's Folks. Also some small extra tests to comply with.
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    Quantum Oil bargain alert Get in there lads.
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    Spotted black S3/A3 in South Woodham Ferrers.

    -- and they offered help to a stricken Westfield driver--Me, last Sunday. Thanks lads, just a fuel pump giving me Gipp.