Previous owner could'nt have been more helpful..
Perservere with it and you'll get what you want...eventually!
you can reset the settings with the SPS Revo switch no problems
If all else fails, Midland VW are supposed to be the best Audi / VW related. They are authorised by Audi to. I hear nothing but praise for them
I took the car to Audi Halesowen yesterday and the head tech was meant to come out with me but was too busy so another tech drove the car. As you only really notice the issue at full throttle he tried to say it wasn't an issue as you wouldn't notice it in daily driving to which I replied it's an S3 so I'd like it to be right at full throttle. :think: He eventually acknowledged the issue was there and said it would be very difficult to track down as the gearbox is very complex. I explained I didn't think it was an issue with the gearbox but he knows more than me. Dropped the dump valve idea out there and he said there is no way it would be that. The car is booked in Thursday so I guess I'll know more then. Not looking that positive at the moment though.
Also I've noticed after a few comments on here that my car does have 1cm spacers all around which explains why I get tyre rub on hard corning and over speed bumps. I'm guessing the bolts used with them will be 1cm longer so I'll need to buy standard bolts to remove them? Tempted to speak to the dealer as I was never told about the spacer and don't want them on the car.
Bloody Audi dealers always know best. I'd rather pay someone to make things right sometimes as the service from Audi you get is just rubbish. They do whatever possible to send you off without doing any work. So disappointing.
Feel for you buddy, especially when you just bought your new car and having all this issues, as I said happy to do some scanning for you or any other help. Just drop me a pm whenever you interested.
Nice..deffo a badboy's car.
Can't beat Black wheels.they will all be having them eventually.
:drool: omg green with envy, some MY11 rear lights would be a nice addiction. Hope you sort everything out mate.
Car looks fantastic mate.
Sorry about all of your problems with the dealer but at least you are still enjoying the new car.
looks really good!!!
car looks stunning, black cars are hard to keep clean so i got myself a red one :D
Sorry I haven't posted an update in a while.
Long story short Audi Halesowen aren't willing to fix the issues as they believe the car has been remapped badly and that is was is causing the issue. I also got told that the gearbox has had the mechotronics unit replaced twice under warranty.
I then called the sales manager at Audi tamworth to explain everything that had happened with the car and they have offered to replace the car with another S3 of similar spec. Overall I'm well happy with that as this car has clearly had a hard life and after the 12 months warranty is up then I could be in for some very expensive repair bills.
I've been offered a 2010 S3 Black Edition with similar mileage and i'm just awaiting a call back to confirm it has all the spec I want. I'm going to be cheaky and ask for the Milltek to be swapped over as I love the sound. Only thing is the new car is a manual so I'm just deciding if I love the s-tronic enough to stick with it or go back to basics and have a manual again
That's a real shame bud because visually it is a stunning motor! How many miles are on the clock at the moment? Sounds worrying that it has had 2 new mechatronics units, sounds like they never really got to the bottom of the issue, maybe its why the previous owner decided to sell you never know? Such a shame though
Just thinking. I would take the spacers off before trading it as there worth abit and you could put them on your new one :)
very happy that audi are sorting this out for you, what colour is the one they have offered you? Sounds like the one you have has had a very bad life or it was a car built on a friday (everyone rushing to get home) :undwech:haha.
with regards to the S-tronic to the Manual the S-tronic is a great bit of kit but when i had one i just didnt feel involved as much with the car so got a manual and never looked back, but if you plan on modding the car the you will have to put away atleast 1k for a new clutch with the manual as the tourqe likes to eat them which is abit of a shame since you would think audi would have designed a uprated one for the S3. But before you get given the car they offer you take it for a 30min drive somewhere to make sure your 100% happy because you are going to keep this car for awhile and dont want to be forced into have a car they have just found and offered you i.e. make sure you have some say in what you get.
but hope everything is sorted out quickly for you and welcome to the S3 club :friends:
I've been reading this thread with interest as I too just recently acquired a 2010 S3 black edition, in black. It's a stunning looking car, even unmodified.
As far as I know, mine is totally stock (I'll get around to posting pics in the pics thread later) but I've also had to get some stuff sorted, mainly parking sensors (I reckon someone used a jet washer on them, as the ring seals are all pushed in) and badly lipped discs.
It's great to hear that the dealer is sorting you out with a replacement of the same/similar spec. I hope it works out and that you'll be posting pics of the new chariot soon! :)
2010 Black Edition in Black, Manual, 32K, 3 Door but I'm still waiting to have the spec confirmed.
2009 White 37K with low spec
I'm not 100% sure what are options but I think mine has the following Heated seats, Bose, iPod, Nav, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, DRLs and probably more I don't know about. Has anyone got a list of what options are available on a 2010 S3?
One of the reasons I went for the S-tronic gearbox was in the few Evos I had when I was younger I always burnt through clutches trying to get it off the mark. I do like the s-tronic gearbox but I don't think I'd be any less happy with a manual. I do want to mod the car a little, mainly for a bit of extra power, response and some more noise :laugh:
Well after today I hope my S3 days will be happy and stress free ones.
The sales guy drove me over a 2011 White Black Edition Manual on 24k to try. After giving it a good run I decided how much I'd missed a manual gear box and decided to go for it :D
I tried to get them to swap over the Milltek from mine but his manager was having none of it as it was the car being modded that caused him all this grief in the first place I guess. I think a good remap and exhaust are going to be the first things I do though :D Spec wise i'm missing cruise control and rear parking sensors but I don't really need either of them and it saves weight I guess :eyebrows:
waheeey another ibis! I have one too :)
Break out the clay bar, your gonna need it!
Apart from stone chips, mines still white as ever.
Every 2 weeks, polish with autoglym super resin, then G3 wax on top, then I use Daemon shine as a quick detailer as it goes for miles and brings it up like a treat.
Ive got about 30 litres of the stuff. Find it really good to use.
Making me wish I had a black one :sorry: