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  1. SootySport

    Aftermarket stereo to replace rnse and keep bose

    I’m not saying it’s the best, just easy to fit and works well enough for me, didn’t have to spend another £150 on adaptors etc. What’s laggy about Dynavin? I don’t understand, could I save a micro second of my life pressing buttons on a better HU?
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    Aftermarket stereo to replace rnse and keep bose

    Send it back and buy the Dynavin above.
  3. SootySport

    Aftermarket stereo to replace rnse and keep bose

    The only true plug and play Nav HU is the Dynavin N7, easy for those that have little knowledge of car wiring. I have the older N6 but the new N7 is supposed to be big leap forward. There are better HU’s out there but these are German designed and don’t break down. Compatable with Bose or non...
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    air conditioning problems s3 8p

    Easiest diagnosis is to have a re gas with one of the automated a/c machines, about £50. You just need to use your local trusted garage. Hopefully it is just down on pressure, probably never been done since the car was built. Mine was last re gassed in 2012 and just started to struggle to...
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    Bkd blue/white smoke

    Head gasket. The clue, “Light Brown Antifreeze” gives the game away.
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    Cheap rear wiper motor

    Keep hold of it, you know what’s going to happen if you sell it.:subdued:
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    BI-Xenon Headlights Help

    Yeh! They are pricey. Keep scanning the classifieds, not much else you can do.
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    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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    1.9 BXE conrod failure prevention

    That could be an engine mount broke, have a look at them first. Other than that remove sump and clean out sump and pick up pipe as it could be oil sludge and hope for the best.
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    Bargain fog bulbs

    DISASTER! one of my Fog bulbs is toast after 5 years and cant find any at £1.57 a pair, what am I going to do?
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    Help Please Audi a4 b8 2.0 tfsi MUCH HELP NEEDED!

    This is serious, Need to have the sump off and find out what is wearing, usually crank bearings. Most probably down to lack of oil changes and oil pick up pipe sludged up
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    Scraping Rear Arch Liner

    It’s a hazard of big wheels and low suspension lol. Find out where it’s rubbing first, wheel arch liner or lip then you’ll know what to do. I would just raise the ride height, much easier.
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    Tuning potential

    Need the Quattro version to use all the extra power. I have stage 1 E888 TSI with 249bhp and you can use all the power all the time with 4WD. It’s just a daily driver car for the wife, I think it’s great, best all round car I’ve ever had.
  14. SootySport

    Looking to maybe swap

    Diesel? They are cheaper to buy these days due to the Emission Control Regions popping up all over the country so be careful when you plan to drive. You’ll be disappointed with the performance after driving a mapped S3, guaranteed.
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    Help!?! Wet drivers fotwell maybe causing battery drain

    Remove the lower dash panels, with a bright torch look up into the dash area for water marks and try and trace back to the source of the leak. It’s either the windscreen leaking or coolant from heater matrix, it would help if can narrow down to coolant or water.
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    2011 A3 12V switched power in dome light for rearview camera screen

    I powered my camera from the rear wiper motor in the hatch.
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    Handbrake adjustment

    Makes sense. I’ll try and remember to have a look at mine in the morning.
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    Climate control lights

    No idea but either the climatronic is faulty or water has entered the unit or wiring crushed behind. You’ll need to take out the Climatronic out and investigate for water behind there, if wires are crushed then the lights may go out when you release it. when you do take it out take a photo...
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    Handbrake adjustment

    I seem to recall mine wasn’t bent as much as that but yeah, callipers need sorting first.
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    Handbrake adjustment

    Looks like balance bar between the two threaded bars is bent. Even so, if the rear brake is binding, that will need fixing first.