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    My a3 failed on emission not too long ago, the mechanic suggested puttin redex into the a3 and then booting it around for about 30minz and then take it bak to the mot centre. Worked like a charm

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliffey View Post
    My a3 failed on emission not too long ago, the mechanic suggested puttin redex into the a3 and then booting it around for about 30minz and then take it bak to the mot centre. Worked like a charm
    doubt his problem is down to a 'dirty' engine as he only rebuilt it 3 or 4 weeks ago, although im sure he would love to put some redex in his fuel and watch all his problems wash away

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny87 View Post
    doubt his problem is down to a 'dirty' engine as he only rebuilt it 3 or 4 weeks ago, although im sure he would love to put some redex in his fuel and watch all his problems wash away
    You know me too well dude! lol. It won't be that sort of issue pal.

    That may work if you aren't much over on emissions. Mine was catastrophically high!! lol.

    Should be OK now. Average MPG is climbing also after resolving lambda controller issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    You know me too well dude! lol. It won't be that sort of issue pal.

    That may work if you aren't much over on emissions. Mine was catastrophically high!! lol.

    Should be OK now. Average MPG is climbing also after resolving lambda controller issues.
    fingers crossed all should be well tomorrow on retest....

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    Yay!! Straight through by miles. No problemo.

    Had VAG COM plugged in at the same time just to check it was behaving itself.

    Once nice shiny green ticket for the S3.
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    Told you so.... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    Told you so.... LOL

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    Has that been pent up since yesterday dude? lol.
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    does the car drive better with everything working as it should now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    does the car drive better with everything working as it should now?
    Not really mate to be honest. The issue that I had wouldn't affect the engine at WOT.

    However, exhaust gases smell a LOT less fruity and average MPG has gone up from 18.2 MPG to 21.7 MPG.
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    sorry, forgot about that

    easier on the pocket now i suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Has that been pent up since yesterday dude? lol.
    I was focused on other things yesterday

    Glad you got it sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    sorry, forgot about that

    easier on the pocket now i suppose
    LOL, only marginally. What with fuel costing the 4.2 million per litre is does. Especially the good stuff.

    Still, around town, it is noticeably better on fuel I must say. Although I do still seem to be putting fuel in it every 2 mins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    I was focused on other things yesterday

    Glad you got it sorted

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    Me too!
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    glad it went through matey, at least it was a simple fix for once

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny87 View Post
    glad it went through matey, at least it was a simple fix for once
    About time eh? LOL.
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