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  1. alpesh26

    MMI shut itself down

    overheated?
  2. alpesh26

    Smart charging(not so smart)

    I've had no issues with it plugged into the charger and locked. Personally, I wouldn't leave it unlocked as this is likely to cause problems with an insurance claim if the car gets stolen/something happens...don't want to give them the excuse to not pay out
  3. alpesh26

    Smart charging(not so smart)

    The CTEK MXS 5.0 comes on offer on Amazon quite often. I went with the MXS 7.0 for future proofing but not sure how useful it will be in the future with cars going electric
  4. alpesh26

    Smart charging(not so smart)

    Sounds similar to the issues I've been having with mine - especially with the dashcam. I go into the office twice a week which is a 40 mile round trip but this isn't enough to maintain a decent amount of charge so I'm getting weird problems like my cruise control deactivating itself and the...
  5. alpesh26

    Facelift Brake Discs and Pads

    Great service from RFT, ordered the pads at 4:30pm last night and they've just been delivered! Have to wait for the other bits from Auto Doc so will be about a week or so
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    Facelift Brake Discs and Pads

    TRW make the braking systems on the S3, they're reasonably priced and painted (saves me getting the Hammerite out). I spoke with RFT Group (Trevor) who's name came up on the RS3 side and he recommended the Ferodo DS Performance, they were designed with the stock disc so should be fine with the...
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    Facelift Brake Discs and Pads

    After looking about, I'm thinking TRW Discs all round and rear TRW stock pads as the discs come painted and probably what Audi use anyway and Ferodo DS performance pads up front. Anyone using the DS Performance pads? How do you like them over stock?
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    Facelift Brake Discs and Pads

    This pic that @AlS3BE posted tells me to go with flat face discs...
  9. alpesh26

    Facelift Brake Discs and Pads

    I'm needing new discs and pads all round as my front discs have warped and the rears have scored. I'm running a JB4 so power is up to around 350-360bhp (not verified) and may replace this with a "proper" map in the future. I'm not tracking the car so it will be fast road use. With the extra...
  10. alpesh26

    Facelift S3 - Mileage Concern

    THIS! For me, the S3's economy is reasonable considering what the car is capable of. The S3 can't be compared with a diesel A3 because they serve different purposes.
  11. alpesh26

    Facelift S3 - Mileage Concern

    This is a bit difficult to answer as my journeys are varied at the moment. When I was commuting daily to the office (~20 miles, mostly motorway) I was getting around 380 miles to a tank with some short journeys in between. I use Tesco Momentum 99 fuel only or 97RON if I can't get to a Tesco.
  12. alpesh26

    Facelift S3 - Mileage Concern

    Yep. I drove from Preston to London at the weekend and achieved 44.3mpg according to the DIS
  13. alpesh26

    Facelift S3 - Mileage Concern

    To update this, I still have the S3 and its on 41k. There's nothing out there at the moment that I want to swap it in for so I'm happy to keep it. It's a great all rounder (quick, economical, practical, reliable) and I've had no major issues with it - better the devil you know. My mileage has...
  14. alpesh26

    Facelift Cruise Control Unavailable Fault

    I checked the brake pedal switch and it looked to be functioning as it should be, which is slightly annoying because the brake switch would probably have been the cheapest fix! Anything else I should check?
  15. alpesh26

    Facelift Cruise Control Unavailable Fault

    Got an issue with the cruise control on my car, it seems to cut out with a message saying "cruise control unavailable". Weirdly, it only seems to happen in the mornings and it seems to cut out when going up or down a hill. I've scanned with VCDS and there were no faults logged. Has anyone had...
  16. alpesh26

    Front Dome Light Upgrade/Retrofit

    I believe they are sensors for the alarm
  17. alpesh26

    Battery cover missing?

    I got this for mine: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32985919816.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.6195228cdw8CA1&algo_pvid=59d3d189-fac5-4167-aede-fdb8b07e440a&algo_exp_id=59d3d189-fac5-4167-aede-fdb8b07e440a-0
  18. alpesh26

    Battery cover missing?

    Facelifts didn't come with the battery cover as far as I know
  19. alpesh26

    Facelift New to me 2017 S3 Sportback - DSG woes

    Agree with the others in that your gearbox doesn't seem right. I'm on 40k on my 67 plate S3 and gear changes are smooth. S mode does hold the gears for longer. The only time ive noticed mine holding gears in D is when hitting a dual carriageway from cold start, it will hold 6th for a while, I...
  20. alpesh26

    Fuse box and TPMS Retrofit Question

    Thanks @Rcord some great info there! 000979026E looks like the the connector that came with the camera kit if I remember correctly. Any reason for using permanent power over switched? The car is an RHD. you can just about access the fuses from a panel within the glovebox but it will need to...
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