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  1. monkeyboy_marcus

    2016 RS3 non-starter/"do not exceed 4000rpm"

    Interesting experience this evening in the snow. Driving at slow speed around the car park when the car suddenly stalled. Weird, I thought and tried to restart. Engine just turned over repeatedly, even when I stopped turning the key and then I got an error message with "do not exceed 4000 rpm"...
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    Tracker for insurance

    Sorry, pretty ******* boring topic but insurers insist on a tracker being installed for cover to be valid for theft/attempted theft. Any thoughts/recommendations?
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    Traction control light

    New owner of 2016 8v (had 2012 8p from new) and just experienced a couple of odd situations where the traction control light has flickered on for a couple of seconds whilst not doing anything remotely interesting. Low speed, not cornering/aggressive etc. Anyone experienced this at all?
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    Data SIM - how useful

    Title says it really. New owner (upgrade) and loving the versatility of options within the set up of this new model. One thing I've not experienced before is the in-car wifi. To get it fully working it seems that a data only SIM would be needed but before I commit to this I was wondering just...
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    RS3 8V vs 8P

    Coming off the M25 today @ j. 2 and spotted a 2015 grey RS3 cheekily jumping the queue ahead of me to get on to the M2. Ended up right behind him in traffic for about 5 miles heading east and eventually we had clear road ahead. Neither of us having had chance to acknowledge each other, by virtue...
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    Considering upgrade from 2012 RS3 to 2015 RS3

    Love the current 2012 motor but considering upgrading whilst it has some good residual value and the new model is starting to come down in price. Any feedback/advice would be appreciated...
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    AMI lightning adaptor for iPhone

    Simple question that I should be able to answer for myself but the car is in the shop after I rubber necked a pretty girl for too long and went into the back of someone with a trailer bar. Made a right mess of the rad/grill/air con unit/bonnet/bumper etc and she wasn't all that special. Anywho...
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    235/35/19 all round?

    What with spring in the air I'm considering my summer tyre choice, perhaps a bit prematurely. When changing from summer rubber last year to Michelin PA4 all round I ditched the old Michelin super sports (235 front) and original Conti (225 rear) as they were all knackered. Whether I go...
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    Undertaking...

    Got pulled over today by a lone traffic cop with nothing better to do than ******* me for undertaking, 15 minutes after I conducted the manoeuvre on the M25 in Surrey. Twat in a Merc hogging the fast lane for too long so with two lanes free to the left, indicating, mirrors etc I dropped it into...
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    STOLEN RED RS3 - RIVERHEAD, SEVENOAKS, KENT

    Apparently this was stolen a few days ago. House was broken into and keys stolen. Don't know the owner but he lives next to friends and reg was something distinctive like H00 ZH4T. Thieving scum...
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    Had better days...

    Blow out on M25. Looks like we won't be making the wedding in Bath after all (didn't want to go anyway!) Michelin PA4 - no drama.
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    Service Schedule

    Anyone know roughly what the service schedule is likely to be for the RS3 post 20k miles? It has had the oil service at 10k and inspection service at about 19k but Audi Coulsdon have damaged/stained the window/door trim due to their "valeting" for the second time in a row and this time I have...
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    Revo...

    Anyone gone for stage 1? Costs £699 plus VAT, increases from 335 to 410BHP, 450 to 546Nm. Not 100% sure I need this but had stage 1 in the previous VW Scirocco with the SPS (allows you to switch between stock/dealer mode and a variety of enhanced settings) and rated it. Keeps things stealthy...
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    Security...

    Been reading about thefts of vehicles and interiors on forum posts/You Tube (thanks for posting, bad luck if it's you) and wondered if anyone has fitted additional security technology to their motors? If so, any recommendations? At the moment I just have low-tech deterrents, a hammer, crowbar...
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    Tips and Tricks

    Just collected the RS3 on Friday, crawled around the M25 in rush hour playing with the controls and trying to figure stuff out. Been out today down to the S coast and had a blast on some open road. Scared myself ****less on one stretch of short dual carriage way that ended quicker/at greater...
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