Self servicing - oil and brake questions
Just a few quick questions...
Firstly, my brakes have seemed spongey ever since I bought my A3 (2001 1.8T AUM) and they certainly don't stop me as well as they should! The discs and pads look Ok, so I assume they simply need bleeding. How is this done? Will I be forced to change the fluid? Does it involve using VAGCOM?
And secondly... I am obviously going to be changing the oil and filter during my service, but I don't know what oil to use. I have read a lot on here about people using Quantum Platinum from the dealers, but I rang my local Audi dealer and it's seriously expensive. They quoted me £62 + vat for 5L! I have read other posts about people getting it for £14.99 + vat (I given gave Audi the exact same product reference code!). I'm guessing that a Castrol 5w30 will be alright? (My car has done 65k).
Finally, I was also planning to replace my front ARB bushes. I gave the guy at Audi my chassis code, and he told me that they were 19mm diameter, but every other place I've checked seems to just stock them in 21mm - Is the information from Audi DEFINITELY correct?!