NEW S3 Owner - Few issues.
Just bought my first S3 for silly money aswell £1450 lol, tax and mot......runs well apart from issues listed below will try get vagcom on it, anyone local to Bristol able to come round for a drink ;)
Boosts fine dump valve sounds normal but if you boot it through a few gears it starts to hesitate and eventually go on to 3 cylinders, im guessing its a coilpack breaking down, turn off restart its perfect.
Exhaust blowing sounds like from manifold but could be misleading and coming up from flexi.
Coolant leak from the coolant hose that runs up from right side of engine into bulkhead (heater matrix) i would imagine, are they hoses hard to get off from engine bay???
Anyway the simple but bad bits out the way this is the spec:
Let me tell you its SHOWROOM condition......
Alpine CD Player
Heated Leather Recaros
Usual S3 Refinements
Front Mount Intercooler
Remap - Dont believe it, not quick enough.
Recirc Dump Valve
18'' RS4 Alloys
Koni Fully Adjustable Suspension
Uprated Bushes etc
Cupra Front Lip
Re: NEW S3 Owner - Few issues.
Im running a stiffer spring than before, niki said its down to it causing a pressure drop when on boost or some other technical thing that you would understand because your super human.
Originally Posted by ;1683667
on gear change it is pretty loud and it does sound like its dumping twice but I get no flutter (compressor stall?) He did say trust me its all good so its got to be I guess.