YF61LSO Daytona Grey

Alan Oliver

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Hi,
Does anyone on the forum know of this car. I am edging towards a deal on it, 33K 1 owner car.

If anyone has previous knowledge of it that would be greatly appreciated.

While i'm posting can someone enlighten me on the timing chain service intervals?

Thanks in advance
 

PaulRS3

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I don’t recognise the plate sorry.

as far as timing chain, it’s meant to be maintenance free.

that’s not to say people haven’t had issues and then replaced parts.
 

45bvtc

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Hi,
Does anyone on the forum know of this car. I am edging towards a deal on it, 33K 1 owner car.

If anyone has previous knowledge of it that would be greatly appreciated.

While i'm posting can someone enlighten me on the timing chain service intervals?

Thanks in advance

GOOD MOT record, Alan

YF61 LSO.JPG

 

45bvtc

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As for the Audi 8P Service Schedule:

AUDI 8P RS3 SERVICE SCHEDULE

EVERY 2-YEARS:
Change Engine Oil and Oil Filter
Change Brake Fluid
Change Dust and Pollen Filter
Service Air Conditioning unit
Check Front and Rear Lamps
Check Horn
Check Windscreen Wiper and Wash System
Check Wiper Blades
Check Headlamp Wash
Check Tyre Tread Depth/Wear
Check Tyre Pressure Check and Adjust
Check Tyre Repair Canister Date Expiry
Check Brake Pad Thickness
Check and Clean Plenum Chamber and Water Drain Valve
Check Battery
Check Track-rods, Track Control Links, Ball Joints, Guide Bearings, Drive-shafts
Inspect from Below Engine and Gearbox and Drive Component
Inspect Body for Corrosion etc
Re-set Service Interval Display

EVERY 4-YEARS:
Change Haldex Coupling Oil
Check Warning and Indicator Lamps
Check Brake System for Leaks and Damage
Check Under-body for Loose Fasteners and/or Wiring and/or Damage
Check Antifreeze Level and Concentration
Check Hydraulic Fluid Level

ADDITIONAL WORK:
@ 19000-miles/6-Years: Spark Plug(s) change
@ 38000-miles: Air Filter
@ 60000-miles: S-tronic Gearbox Oil change
 

45bvtc

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Hi,
Does anyone on the forum know of this car. I am edging towards a deal on it, 33K 1 owner car.

If anyone has previous knowledge of it that would be greatly appreciated.

While i'm posting can someone enlighten me on the timing chain service intervals?

Thanks in advance


YF61 LSO wwill be one of the first batch of 500 cars, see: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/first-drives/audi-rs3-sportback-0

And of similar age to mine here being let out for the very first time:

RS3 #3_Out of the cage #1.jpg


If you need any 8P RS3 Sales Data/Information, Alan, then just ask (PM with your email address); good luck with the purchase :racer:
 

45bvtc

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Just for interest here's what the 2.5 L TFSI engine timing chain(s) look like:

DSC_8293_zpsbtc1cvvm (2).jpg


:superman:
 
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Alan Oliver

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Hi guys,
Thanks for all the help guys, The garage has moved heaven & earth for me figures wise but after weighing it all up i have decided against buying. It was an old platform when it came out, It would just feel like (albeit faster) version of my previous car, 8P S3. I know it does sound perverse but i want DAB Radio, Stop start etc. Need to wait until i can get an 8v FL
 

PaulRS3

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Having had 3x S3’s the Last an 2011 8p black Ed, the RS3 is a different beast.

you can keep the stop start, it’s the first **** I’d turn off ( permanently with vcds)
And my experience if dab radio coverage in other cars has been poor, including the very latest hybrid Mondeos with Sony upgrade audio.
 

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The tech in the 8V is a serious upgrade on the 8P chassis, but there is something special about the 8P in my eyes and a good low mileage 8P RS3 will cost you a lot less in the long run.
I'd have one tomorrow if I didn't need an SUV.
The one you were looking at is seriously nice!
 

45bvtc

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Hi guys,
Thanks for all the help guys, The garage has moved heaven & earth for me figures wise but after weighing it all up i have decided against buying. It was an old platform when it came out, It would just feel like (albeit faster) version of my previous car, 8P S3. I know it does sound perverse but i want DAB Radio, Stop start etc. Need to wait until i can get an 8v FL

Good luck in your search, Allan, always here to help where and if possible.

For sure the 8P RS3 is not for everyone, then again, neither is the 8V RS3 which is why we still have what we have.

I do have 8V RS3 Price and Specification Guide so PM/email me if wanted:

8V RS3 Sales and Specification 2015.JPG


Take care... :hi:
 

Alan Oliver

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Thanks to everyone for their assistance on this. I appreciate the 8P is a bit of a classic in terms of the 750 build quantity in UK, I was trying to convince myself to do it but i always had this nagging doubt in my mind that i would regret it. Having to change insurance because my current company stipulated a tracker on top of the £1000 insurance. Having to pay £800 for the hand controls for my current disability and a 15k balance to change over my current car were just too many negatives to overcome.
 

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The tech in the 8V is a serious upgrade on the 8P chassis, but there is something special about the 8P in my eyes and a good low mileage 8P RS3 will cost you a lot less in the long run.
I'd have one tomorrow if I didn't need an SUV.
The one you were looking at is seriously nice!

I though there might have been an opportunity for you there, Ju; I was going to suggest to Alan he might be better off with a stunning SQ5 :thumbs up:
 

-Ju-

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I though there might have been an opportunity for you there, Ju; I was going to suggest to Alan he might be better off with a stunning SQ5 :thumbs up:
Haha trust you John.
After a lovely week away in the car I think I'm better off with a stunning SQ5!
Thanks to everyone for their assistance on this. I appreciate the 8P is a bit of a classic in terms of the 750 build quantity in UK, I was trying to convince myself to do it but i always had this nagging doubt in my mind that i would regret it. Having to change insurance because my current company stipulated a tracker on top of the £1000 insurance. Having to pay £800 for the hand controls for my current disability and a 15k balance to change over my current car were just too many negatives to overcome.
If we all bought cars with our head, we'd be driving around in something bland and nondescript.
All those hidden costs will also still apply to the 8V RS3 too.
Oddly enough I did see an 8P RS3 for sale a few months ago with hand controls!
I guess you have to want it enough to spend £22,5k on a 9 year old car so I can understand, you not thought about an RSQ3 instead?
 

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Haha trust you John.
After a lovely week away in the car I think I'm better off with a stunning SQ5!

As you know, Ju, we do have an 8P RS3 in the garage but since we acquired our 8R SQ5 back in March 2019 our 8P RS3 has done a grand total of 300-miles, the SQ5 at 5000 plus! And while I love everything about our 8P RS3, and have to take it out now and again just to evaluate/compare against the SQ5, the SQ5, for us, does more in every way. Makes us laugh, even; such performance from an SUV is more than enjoyable - especially now that the rear end badges have fallen off. :racer:

PS: we could but wouldn't purchase an 8V RS3 - same with a 2017/18/19/20 SQ5: sometimes LESS can be an awful LOT more... :superman:

 
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Thanks to everyone for their assistance on this. I appreciate the 8P is a bit of a classic in terms of the 750 build quantity in UK, I was trying to convince myself to do it but i always had this nagging doubt in my mind that i would regret it. Having to change insurance because my current company stipulated a tracker on top of the £1000 insurance. Having to pay £800 for the hand controls for my current disability and a 15k balance to change over my current car were just too many negatives to overcome.
Hi.
If you haven;t taken the new insurance yet please feel free to give us a try for insurance if you haven't done so already.
Regards,
Dan.
 
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