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    Things i should get checked on my s3 before the warranty runs out?

    Hi all,

    My s3 is in audi at the moment getting the exaust valve springs changed,i also mentioned to them that there was a clicking in the steering rack so they are changing that while its still in warranty.i was just wondering if there are other things i should get checked while its in as the warranty runs out this month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by l6rth View Post
    Hi all,

    My s3 is in audi at the moment getting the exaust valve springs changed,i also mentioned to them that there was a clicking in the steering rack so they are changing that while its still in warranty.i was just wondering if there are other things i should get checked while its in as the warranty runs out this month?




    can i just ask where you are gettiin thvalve springs changed? as i have the same problem. is your car modded at all??

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    If it is to do with the spring at the exhaust tips just take it out so you get a better note

    Any juddering at idle at all? DMF's are prone to fail.
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    The car is not modded yet as its still in warranty,vindis audi in cambridge are doing the valve springs and they have been very helpful.
    no judder at idle just under hard acceleration,what are dmf's and what is this exaust valve spring you speak of?i am obviously pretty virginal to this
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    DMF = Dual mass flywheel, not sure about a "spring" at the exhaust tip but there is a vacuum operated flap in one of the exhaust taILpipe that shuts at lower revs to keep noise down, some times they can be heard clicking as the actuate. Nothing to worry about.
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    If there was a problem with the dmf what would be the symtoms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by l6rth View Post
    The car is not modded yet as its still in warranty,vindis audi in cambridge are doing the valve springs and they have been very helpful.
    no judder at idle just under hard acceleration,what are dmf's and what is this exaust valve spring you speak of?i am obviously pretty virginal to this
    Ok I'll give them a call tomorrow. Mind if I pm you? Just would be helpful to have a name to quote, if possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by l6rth View Post
    If there was a problem with the dmf what would be the symtoms?
    A judder/vibration/lumpy idle...Its basically the flywheel going out of balance if that helps imagine the sort of feeling you would have at tickover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    A judder/vibration/lumpy idle...Its basically the flywheel going out of balance if that helps imagine the sort of feeling you would have at tickover.
    It can sometimes be felt around the 3 - 4k mark too, not as noticable (road noise etc)

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    thanks for all the tips,pm s3rye no problem but im only home til 7am.dont know how helpful they will be due to your car being modded but worth a try the number is 01223 414181.they called it a product inhancement so its not a warranty job.good luck
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    I used to mess about with minis in my youth and done all sorts to them and i remember you used to be able to get light flywheels to make the car rev quicker,is that an option if the dmf goes wrong?and in what way do they go wrong?
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    I used to take the fan off and that increased power by 10% on mini's
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    Clutch & DMF, check for slipping.

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    Not the hassle free prospect it should be.
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    DSG all the way mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    DSG all the way mate
    Never had it but indeed a good case to avoid a criminally under engineered aspect of a brilliant car.

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    Trying my best mate 10x better with the Revo. trouble is now it takes off about 15mph after you already exceeded the speed limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Trying my best mate 10x better with the Revo. trouble is now it takes off about 15mph after you already exceeded the speed limit.
    Always said its a properly quick car with Stage 1. Used to enjoy p!ssing on EVO/Scooby owners picnics.

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    I got nice steering wheel, seats, MMi , mpg better than the 3.2............and TT vents



    Chassis is,well,,,ok

    Gotta love the 3 series Coupe !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I got nice steering wheel, seats, MMi , mpg better than the 3.2............and TT vents



    Chassis is,well,,,ok

    Gotta love the 3 series Coupe !!
    Very pretty.
    Right spec, right colour, right car.

    Coupes looking better by the day but got used to 4 doors already , got old.
    Few 4 door M3 kicking about now though....
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    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
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    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
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    Ere, my doors dont look like that on my BE! lol They must have changed the piano black inlays sometime in 2011 maybe? My inlays are not around the door handles like that.
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    tried a 335i before i brough the s3,the problem was for the same money as i paid for the audi i could only get one 2years older than what i have now and it wasnt as much fun to drive.
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