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Arkious

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Hello guys and gals, I have been on the forum for around 2 and a half year whilst I was in ownership of my A3 2.0 TDI 170 Black Edition. Having absolutely loved that car but decided I should have bought a 5 door I thought it would be a good opportunity to go all out and follow what the heart wanted most.

I was torn between the S3 8V and the RS3 8P but decided on the RS3 for the following reasons. Price as I think the RS3 will hold value better, straight-5 kind of speaks for its self, stealthiness looks fantastic without screaming look at me!

So, after hunting round for quite some time and having a nightmare with my first purchase, I found this beauty up in Edinburgh Audi which has been looked after exactly the way I shall look after it, perfectly! Driving back yesterday was driving gold, hell loads smoother than my A3, glued to the road and speed/ power is amazing! I think what I was most surprised at was how much of a nice drive it was when you didn't want to cane it, drives like a perfectly normal car. Touch that accelerator though and you let the lion roar and just WOW!

Anyways I hope I can make an active helpful member of the forum, looking forward to being part of it.

Jay

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STUNNING...

Reference the RS3 Forum (8P Chassis): Buying an RS3 Discussion in 'RS3 Forum (8P Chassis)' started by Arkious, Oct 1, 2016; and 22 days later he's purchased a stunning 8P RS3.
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Arkious

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Cheers, had a nice bit play today and just cant get over how amazing it is to drive :D

Should have said in my original message but big thanks to John with all the help and advice he has given me in the run up to buying the car :)
 

Arkious

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Quick question for you guys, is it possible to set this screen on the instrument cluster on the RS3? I had it in my A3 as it displayed everything neatly but can't seem to find it. Cheers

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Trying to assist I've just been up and down with my RS3 screen display and I can't find anything near to 52.9mpg :blush:

Sorry... There's lots of data in computers #1 and #2 so you need to go toggle through 'em and find what's best for you. Average mpg for me is of interest but nothing else, I just wanna drive the damn thing... And now you do, too... :racer:
 

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Although he does struggle when it comes to F1. View attachment 107801

Absolutely stunning car Jay. Enjoy it and let that 5 pot sing to you everyday.
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The struggle I get is when trying to show to others the error of their ways; that said the secret of some peoples misjudgements has been clearly shown to be down to ones 'locality'...

Hey Sandra!! Don't let Scottyg hide here making 'Hamilton' fan club postings...
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Arkious

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Trying to assist I've just been up and down with my RS3 screen display and I can't find anything near to 52.9mpg :blush:

Sorry... There's lots of data in computers #1 and #2 so you need to go toggle through 'em and find what's best for you. Average mpg for me is of interest but nothing else, I just wanna drive the damn thing... And now you do, too... :racer:

It's more the remaining fuel in miles I was interested in, but like how it had MPG trip overall and current as per throttle position all on the same page. I quite liked that version of the trip computer as it was more minimalist instead of the huge text on computer 1 and 2. But yeah loving it haha, can't get enough of it!
 

Arkious

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ohh no not worried about it, just liked having the ability to see everything the way it was displayed on my A3 do thought to ask if it's possible. So far it seems though that it isn't, not to worry tho :)
 
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It can be coded in with VCDS Arkious.......

I had it on an 2011 A3 TDi then noticed it wasn't present on the MK1 RS3, i found it using VCDS......
 

Arkious

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It can be coded in with VCDS Arkious.......

I had it on an 2011 A3 TDi then noticed it wasn't present on the MK1 RS3, i found it using VCDS......
Ooo where do I find it? Instruments?

Thanks very much :)
 
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Ooo where do I find it? Instruments?

Thanks very much :)

I think it was in instruments long coding.....

It's been a few years since I changed it.

It was the one DIS setting the RS3 didn't have and I liked that you could have multiple items displayed together.
 

Arkious

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I think it was in instruments long coding.....

It's been a few years since I changed it.

It was the one DIS setting the RS3 didn't have and I liked that you could have multiple items displayed together.

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Yey! Long coding 0033XXX to 0289XXX

Now just need this alternator/battery issue of mine fixed. Ohh and on another note, does my fuel gauge look right for a full tank :/
 

Arkious

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FYI Audi fitted a new Battery and a new Exhaust. The exhaust valve failed so the exhaust was replaced with no hassle but they weren't going to change the battery due to 'customer negligence', but a quick call to Edinburgh Audi and they resolved the issue quickly. Car sounds great
 

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There ya go, sorted; now for the 034 ARB... :racer:
 

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Very nice car mate.
 

Arkious

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There ya go, sorted; now for the 034 ARB... :racer:

no no not yet... now I can finally fit the secondary cat bypass! its been killing me sitting there in the shed waiting for the car to have been into Audi
 

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no no not yet... now I can finally fit the secondary cat bypass! its been killing me sitting there in the shed waiting for the car to have been into Audi

Gonna be music to your ears...
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Just ordered a Milltek for the A1
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