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  1. mikes3

    PCV System

    I appreciate this has been done to death already ... but .... Ok, so for the past few weeks I've been stripping down the engine bay - refitting gaskets, shining some things up - but more importantly, going through the entire boost/vac system trying to find this damn leak once and for all...
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    Rocker Cover nuts - torque ?

    As title says really ... Fitting a new gasket - just need to know the torque settings for the rocker cover nuts ! Ta very much.
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    Head off - some questions ...

    Evening all. Decided to make a start stripping down the engine in my S3 this weekend. It'll be off the road for a few weeks while I get some mods done to it. Had some boost problems and an annoying rattling coming from (I think) the exhaust manifold. Stripped down all the intake + vac lines...
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    EPC Light

    Mornin all - just a quickie Was reversing the car into the garage this morning and the EPC light came on and stayed on. Restarted the car and now its gone out. Never seen it up before. I've searched the net a bit but still confused somewhat. Can someone confirm what its for ? Best...
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    Map or no map ? That is the question ...

    Evenin all. Been doin some data logging this weekend, gettin to grips with VCDS. Anyway, I bought my 2003 S3 a couple of years ago now, and bought it private from some guy in Yorkshire. He told me it was completely standard, no maps, no engine mods etc etc. Well, I've done a few test runs...
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    K03 ? K04 ? Noob question

    Here we go then, head on the block time. Noob question, but whats the difference ? Which are standard on which cars ? I know there are probably lots of threads already on here discussing the two but I cant find one describing the differences. Cheers.
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    VCDS - can someone explain "readiness"

    Evenin guys, Yeh, so Iv recently got my VCDS lite working with a new lead, been scanning and clearing some old fault codes on the S3. Anyhow, if for example, I choose the Engine module to monitor - I click on the button which says "readiness". Theres 8 different boxes with exhaust heating...
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    Monitor function - Climate Control

    Hi Guys I remember reading a thread on here a while back, can't ****** find it now. It explained how to access a number of monitoring blocks using the buttons on the climate control console. I know how to get in and out of it (press recirc + up arrow) and how to cycle through the blocks (1C...
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    S3 BAM problems - tearing my hair out

    Evening all. Just taking time out from banging my head against the wall. My S3 hasn't been behaving for a couple of weeks now - finally got chance today to have a decent look. Basically the power is down (boosting, but air is being dumped as I ask for more boost) While accelerating, getting a...
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    S3 2003 Indicator Relay

    Morning guys n girls My indicators have started to play up - random intermittent speeds, and then sometimes nothing at all. I'm assuming its a dying relay. 1. Where is the relay ? 2. Anyone have a part number ? Thanks very much in advance.
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    Audi S3 in Pontypridd ...

    Whats up A3/S3'ers. Down in South Wales this weekend. Was driving through Pontypridd and drove past another S3, in silver. Nice looking motor, looked like RS4 wheels on it. Anyway, apart from being nosey as to who it was driving it, I'd just like to point out your nearside rear brake light...
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    Polishing/Buffing Machines - Help Needed

    Hi guys,. Im looking to buy a cordless/mains operated buffer to make a start on my S3 paintwork. Im after some advice on which to go for, and something which aint too expensive. Cheap but does a good job etc ... Also, advice on which pads/sizes to use would also be good. Thanks very much in...
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    Gutted - Jealous chavs spoil my pride'n'joy

    Took the car out of the garage yesterday afternoon for a wash and wax. Spent 3 hours polishing and cleaning, and I was made up with the job I had done. Anyway, come 3 o'clock, I went inside to watch the first half of the football. Left the car out the back, and came out 45 mins later to find...
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    Tyres ...

    Evenin all. Last day in Hungary today, so went shopping for some new tyres. My fronts were pretty bad and was hoping to get home on them, but thought Id look at the prices here. I have 18" RSTT wheels and have 225/40 ZR18 all round. Anyway, pulled into the tyre place, and the guy had two...
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    remap - claim to reach 300bhp on standard engine - advice

    Alright fellas (and ladies). Just been browsing t'interweb, and found this : ECOTECH Reading the 2nd paragraph, they claim to be able to develop up to 300bhp on an S3 standard engine. Is this even possible ? Was looking at them because theyre fairly local to me, so before I get sucked in...
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    Economy

    Morning all. Just got home from my commute from South Wales (Pontypridd) to Chester. The distance was 158 miles. I reset the trip before I left, and managed 34.9 mpg average. Using Shell V-Power, empty car - was just following speed limits all the way, a couple of blasts here and there...
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    16497 - PLEASE help !

    Hey fellas - Posted this over in the VAGCOM forum, so thought Id put it here too. Ive posted in a couple of other threads too, so I apologise if I'm going over old ground. This is more of a concise and to the point post about my current problems, please bear with me. 2003 S3 - BAM engine...
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    16497 - PLEASE help !

    2003 S3 - BAM engine 16497 - Intake Air Temp G42 - signal too high Ok, so this has been running a couple of weeks now. The ECU threw the code up and as a result, the car has lost power, intermittent boost problems and runs lumpy on idle. I have sourced a brand new sensor from Audi, and...
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    2003 BAM S3 - Couple of Questions !

    OK, still having some probs with my car. 1st problem is boost - its erratic and the car seems underpowered. I have replaced the TIP as I had a split in one of the branch nipples - and now I've found another shagged pipe. It comes directly off the top of the throttle body (rubber, 90deg bend -...
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    Turbo Intake Hose - BAM

    Hey fellas. Just found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-TT-SEAT-LEON-225-BAM-AMK-SILICONE-TURBO-INLET-PIPE_W0QQitemZ150435160635QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item2306a2623b Its a lot cheaper than the Samco or Forge version, and I don't really want to put...
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