The sloppy service just gets worse doesn't it!!!!
I've been clocking up the miles recently with a lot of work-related late night driving on deserted roads and have been testing out MBK's assertion (if I may) that if you drive it hard, the squeal is not there. Great fun and only been pulled over once by the Law - slapped wrist. This works fine and may have been Audi's expectation but day-to-day bundling around town in SE England doesn't have the same effect. I've also noticed how quickly the holes in the front discs get blocked up with dust and have been making a point of blasting them clean with the pressure washer (Stihl RE128 Plus - recommended!).
Car goes in to Audi, Monday for brake fix at last!!
Told its new callipers discs and pads ?
Will try and get some pictures of before and after !!
Good for you mate! Just had my car back from Coulsdon Audi and there was no update from Audi UK apparently. Did have a Haldex software update though, designed to stop the prop problem when launching, along with the exhaust mount repair and a complementary oil service. Maybe brakes next week, or next month...
You may find launch control a different and less attractive proposition now as you can only launch it from what I am told with ESP on, not off / in sport mode like it was. Have a try and see if that is true.
You tooâ¦Got a call last week (Wed) to say the parts had arrived to get my car fixed and to arrange to book my car in. I was just stepping out of a taxi at Athens Airport at the time about to return back to cold/wet England. So I rang back the next day, and my car is booked in this Thursday. So we will see if this makes any difference to my RS3.
If have tried monkeyboy_marcus' trick, but the problem is you have to make sure no-one is in front of you when you pull up to a junction or roundabout, or it could get kind of messy.
Audi UK said they would ring me Friday to see if the fix has been applied so they can close their call. Although, I would need the weekend to give my car a got run around to get any idea if the fix has worked.
Got a call from CS today saying the parts are been sent to my local dealer and they will be in touch to book in for the work.
Does seem like they are finally moving on this!
Having seen HullRS3's update earlier, I called Audi UK for a status update. Amazing that you guys actually get called by Audi - I've never had a single proactive call, always me doing the chasing.
Well, I got that call today. Parts are on the way to the dealer and should arrive within 24-48 hours apparently. Could be looking at the application of the official brake fix before the end of the week...
I do agree, I really do.Still can't figure how they are deciding whether you get new disc's or not.
John, going back to first principles, you reported you brakes were 'squeal-free' for the first 3500-miles - so you do need that sort of mileage to evaluate ANY change.
Now my brakes were 'squeal-free' for the first 1250-miles, so I would need at least the same mileage to evaluate. Does that make sense to you?
Note: I do have a list of some 44-RS3 owners of which only THREE report little or no brake squeal, the typical mileage for the onset of brake-squeal is 1000-miles: so I respectfully suggest that you tell your Audi dealer that you need to undertake a minimum of 1000-miles to evaluate!
If you sign off the next day or the day after then you're stuffed!
And it isn't Christmas!
yes Jon I bought mine from derby audi same group I've already had a set of discs at 13k, and my car is due an oil service so I'm going to push for a service foc as a goodwill gesture, I speak to Christian on a weekly basis but nothing as yet I'm away next week so il wait till after then.Yes ... are you ?