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    Picking up an facelift S3,

    Hi all just joined good site! i am picking up a S3 this week i have a couple questions, its got an 80,000 mile service coming up do you know what this involves and cost etc,

    Alsosun roof does not work he said it started to open and close funny, so he shut it with allen key and left it, is this a big problem or as any1 heard of this?

    And one of the spearkers in the passenger side is a bit crackly is it possible to get another oe speaker and is it hard to get door card off?

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    hi oski and good luck with the car..... 80k service, your best off going to a specialist, main bit is the cam belt, whilst this is off you might aswell pay to have water pump replaced as these tend to go around 100k, cost extra 30 ish for the part..... i had all this, spark plugs, oil, water change, fuel/air filter..... this cost around 650 from a mate, Audi wanted over 1300 to give you an idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    hi oski and good luck with the car..... 80k service, your best off going to a specialist, main bit is the cam belt, whilst this is off you might aswell pay to have water pump replaced as these tend to go around 100k, cost extra 30 ish for the part..... i had all this, spark plugs, oil, water change, fuel/air filter..... this cost around 650 from a mate, Audi wanted over 1300 to give you an idea

    Hi animal thanks for the quick reply , so the service is a set 1300, or are there people who do it cheaper that are specialists? thanks again cripes thats alot of money!

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    You can get a service for a lot less than that. I paid about 100 quid for my last oil (engine not haldex) and air/oil filter change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Wannabe View Post
    You can get a service for a lot less than that. I paid about 100 quid for my last oil (engine not haldex) and air/oil filter change!

    RK Engineering St Agnes Shop around, but make sure you take it to someone who knows what they're doing!
    Hi mate thanks for the reply i take it when the 80,000 is due the light comes on, im just wondering what needs to be done and how much it would roughly be as i might see if i can knock a little bit more off the car, as i got the impression it was not a big service, also im based in Essesx if any1 knows any good specialists, i take it audi is a no nodue to the costs? cheers

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    1300!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you must be absolubtly MENTAL - or rich.

    Your choice. I paid 400 for cambelt/waterpump, MOT, full service, brakes, oil etc at a local VW/aud specialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    1300!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you must be absolubtly MENTAL - or rich.

    Your choice. I paid 400 for cambelt/waterpump, MOT, full service, brakes, oil etc at a local VW/aud specialist.

    Hi thanks for the reply! 400 thats a relief, so is this all i would need doing on the 80k service sorry for the questions but i have no idea, and dont suddenly want a shock cheers

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    I've got an A3, not an S3 so cannot confirm but whatever is needed I think 500 would be a maximum! Cambelt/waterpump would be the most expensive.

    No chance id take it to Audi, unless you have a large tub of vasaline and dont mind getting rear ended.


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    I had the 80k service due on mine when I bought it, for the cambelt / waterpump and general service it was around 800 from a specialist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian W View Post
    I had the 80k service due on mine when I bought it, for the cambelt / waterpump and general service it was around 800 from a specialist
    Jeez thanks alot, guess i will have to try and knock hom down a little, obviously you cant skimp on a service but still its alot of money oh well,

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    I only had the cambelt and waterpump done on my S3 for 260 i think it was on my S3, service was an extra 150ish i think, but id just had it done by the previous owner, so will be getting that done soon.

    Shop around....it will be worth it.

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    can i just add i had the haldex done and a full set of original mats too..... but paid in the region of 650 from a mate who is an ex Audi mechanic....Audi wanted 1300 just for the service...i didnt pay that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3-Oski View Post
    Jeez thanks alot, guess i will have to try and knock hom down a little, obviously you cant skimp on a service but still its alot of money oh well,
    That included a new haldex filter and oil as well as rear brakes I think.

    It was quite costly for me as I bought it at a knocked down price due to it needing a service.

    Its not to bad once I got on top what needed doing, due another service though now, think I might just do it myself from now on as my cars not worth what it was 12 months ago lol

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    Ive managed to get my local steeler to do a 60k service, oil and water pump plus haldex oil change for 750 which isnt bad I dont think. Got them down from around 1000 by playing 3 steelers against each other.

    I thought that you are best doing the cambelt every 60,000 miles, not 80,000. am I wrong?

    I rang a local specialist who quoted me about 500 but I started talking to them about changing the haldex oil filter and they said they had never changed one in their life which made me think they didn't know what they were doing.

    I'd rather pay the extra for the genuine audi parts and the comeback. plus you get the dealer stamp. Maybe I'm just a mug.
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    Doesn't sound like much of a specialist lol

    I've never thought about taking mine to the stealers, got a specialist closer to home

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    just do the service yourself, im just about to do my cam belt 120 and a bit of work.
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    Doesn't sound like much of a specialist lol

    I've never thought about taking mine to the stealers, got a specialist closer to than the stealers and cheaper

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    jesus guys..... all this talk of paying people to service your car makes me shudder

    Fair enough, I wouldn't expect most people to even think about trying the cambelt change at home, but everything else, oils, filters, discs, pads, fluids, can all be done at home SO easily.

    Halfords sell all the fluids and filters you could ever want, and the whole lot can't be more than an afternoons work.
    I can't believe you guys are paying even as much as 600 for such simple work. A cambelt job should be around 260 from an indy, 300 max including a metal water pump.... Even then I still think that's expensive! I couldn't be bothered to do mine, so had a mate do it for 50!

    it really shocks me just how much people pay for servicing.....
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    Nick, i used to do all my own work on my older cars when i was in my early 20's, now i just cannot be bothered unless i know its gonna be completed before i lose interest.....

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