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    Exclamation Newbie with some questions.

    Hi all
    I got a 2000 S3, my first Audi i've had Saabs for the last 17 years but now saabs are cheap(to gm)
    and a time for change has come, and what a change!! love'in it.

    I have a few qustions:-

    1- yesterday it lost power, I've checked all the hoses there fine. 800-4000 revs off the mark is ok ,but
    over 4000 its slow to rev, and in 6th doing 60mph if i floor it, it feels like its missing holding back.

    2- Which spark plugs?

    3- what engine oil to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeley View Post

    1- yesterday it lost power, I've checked all the hoses there fine. 800-4000 revs off the mark is ok ,but
    over 4000 its slow to rev, and in 6th doing 60mph if i floor it, it feels like its missing holding back.
    Sounds like it could well be the MAF - two options. VAG COM it and check for fault codes, or unplug the MAF and see if it then drives better. If so then MAF will be your cause.

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    2- Which spark plugs?
    Various options. OEM are iridium, so they're good. I personally use Bosch Super 4s.

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    3- what engine oil to use?
    5w 40 that conforms to VAG Specification 503.1. Any brand is OK really.

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    Thanks for the answers a big help. I just did a search for VAG COM and got no results, how do l download it?

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    You have to buy vagcom, either from ebay or from a member of this site
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    Thanks for that, now got one on order.

 

 

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