Sorry, my previous post was form a device on which text input was challenging, so now I'm back again with the info you might be after:
Various sources report that blocks 208 and 209 are no clear indication of the status of your chain: people have been running fine for quite a while with these...
I know nothing about this, BUT:
I think it would help if you posted what kind of engine you currently have
(and I think just bolting on some other type of turbo - besides fittment issues - will NOT work straight away, you'll probably require new ECU software)
anyone's got a link to pics of an A3/S3/RS3 with black&silver TTRS/Rotor alloys? I'm wondering what it would look like if they are painted black but only the center part, not the 'silver' edge.
So basically the black-and-red RS3 rims, but without the red :haha:
(kind of piggyback'ing along on this topic because I may face a similar issue with a 3.2fsi)
Can't you just put some new exhaust tips on it, instead of swapping the exhaust itself? If so, what would be a good choice of tips?
Ok, as much as I appreciate your replies, I'm still confused! :think:
But maybe I should be more clear, so I'll put some pictures up. Here's the car in question:
It's a 2005 A3 that's been fitted with a pre-facelift S3 front bumper (with the mesh fog grilles, not visible in the pics) and a...
Really? That's a bummer! How about the 3 door pre- and post-facelift diffusors, can you swap them without any trouble?
Then again: this indicates there are differences in the 3 door and 5 door rear valances, aren't there? How about fitting a 3dr rear valance to a 5 dr, will it not fit properly...
Hi, just checking something here, hoping someone can confirm:
I have my eye on a 2005 Sportback S-line that has had the rear valance replaced for an S3 one with the S3 diffusor. It's a pre-facelift diffusor (3 door) however, and I quite like the look of the post-facelift (Sportback) diffusor...
no other warning/engine lights?
If the turbo couldn't keep up as supposed to, I'd say the engine control unit would pick up on that, so lights would pop up. White smoke often is a sign of water consumption (whereas oil would give blue smoke), so I'd think more along the lines of a blown gasket...