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    Help - DIS Warning

    Hi,

    Have just been out in my car and whilst driving at reasonable speed I hit a small bump in the road. Immediiately (I don't think it was a coincidence) this warning light appeared on the DIS and I don't know what it means.

    Nothing major I hope!



    Can anyone please enlighten me?

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    brake pads low

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    Yep front brake pads for sure!
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    Phew!!!!

    Thanks lads. :D

    Mintex Extreme on standard disks ok?


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    Yeah don't worry!

    Well I am thinking of up rating my pads too, when they need it! I have heard really good things about Frerodo's Ds2500's, do a search loads of people are using them on standard disc's or up rated ones.

    Here is a link to where I have found them for sale!

    http://www.balancemotorsport.co.uk/p...ecnumber=78653

    Oh they are not cheap!
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    Blimey not cheap!

    I beleive the Mintex Extreme are about half IIRC, but have heard good things about the Ferodo's too.

    I wonder which is more dust free? I hate cleaning my RS4's!!!


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    The fact that this happened immediately after hitting a bump in the road may simply mean that the connector has simply come off?

    You might not actually need new pads after all. Just check the connection to the brake pad.

    Just a thought.
    I'm an optimist but I don't think it helps much.

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    Good thinking!

    Do you know which side the connector will be?

    Wheel off job?


    Cheers,

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    it is a wheel of job to check the connector - it's only a thin bit of wire iirc and mine was front right
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    yep front passenger side.
    when my light came on it was about 10k miles before i changed pads.

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    Now have another light coming on. Only in the mornings (since its got colder)

    What does this one mean? Low coolant?



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    Quote Originally Posted by vanilla_ice
    Now have another light coming on. Only in the mornings (since its got colder)

    What does this one mean? Low coolant?



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    Yes, coolant low warning, it's quite sensitive on the S3, especially when parked on a slode of some sort in the morning, just add a bit of water in, but if it comes up again, it could be a small leak of some sort.



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    I hope i never get any of these warning lights lol.
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    Don't people read their Owners Manual any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo
    Yes, coolant low warning, it's quite sensitive on the S3, especially when parked on a slode of some sort in the morning, just add a bit of water in, but if it comes up again, it could be a small leak of some sort.
    Thanks jojo, I will check levels ASAP. If I do have a leak, do you know if it is a known problem with the S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by golf
    Don't people read their Owners Manual any more?
    Apparently not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vanilla_ice
    Thanks jojo, I will check levels ASAP. If I do have a leak, do you know if it is a known problem with the S3?
    I had the light come up on cold mornings and topped up with water, but I did have a small leake somewhere in the system. It was only when I had the waterpump changed along with the cambelt did it become clear that the coolant was weeping through the seals of the pump itself, but it was very slow, I topped up maybe twice or three times a year. It's perfectly fine now though, with the new pump fitted.



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    Ok, have topped up with water - hardly any required?!?

    I had my water pump replaced in Jan when I had my cam belt and belt tensioners replaced. I hope I don't have a leak!!

    Thanks for coming back to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golf
    Don't people read their Owners Manual any more?
    that's waht I was thinking, they are all listed in there....

 

 

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