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A3 Sportback TDI 140


French A3 Sportback 2006, 2.0L 140 TDI, DSG, RSN-E, Ambient lighting, Auto-lights/wipers, Reverse assist, Dolphin Grey, 17" wheels, Leather seats, Cruise control, Roof bars.


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  1. Artimus
    Artimus liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Mysterious interior boot light stopped working?
    Take a brand-new bulb of the same wattage. Test it in another socket (if possible). Take out the old bulb, insert the new. Switch on the ignition, then off then on. Now open the boot and see...
    Liked On: 3 Days Ago, 18:55
  2. Forbzeeee
    Forbzeeee liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Puff of blue smoke after coasting
    I would have a chat with whoever made your new engine map. Most likely, the map is giving a large shot of fuel when you come on to the throttle after coasting. Anyway, good to chat with them to...
    Liked On: 4 Weeks Ago, 18:22
  3. dannyAshcroft89
    dannyAshcroft89 liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : 140 with air filter
    Danny, the standard 140 air filter is perfectly adequate for a BKD engine. Diesels rev far less than a petrol, and therefore consume less air in the process. If, on the other hand you wish to...
    Liked On: 27th May 2014, 20:13
  4. rongagain
    rongagain liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Low tone horn stopped working
    Both horns are driven by an On-Board supply control unit. There is a fuse that supplies this unit with 12v, called F17 in the engine compartment rated at 15amps. So, if one horn is working,...
    Liked On: 30th April 2014, 21:30
  5. Bramley
    Bramley liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Oil leak out of top of dipstick pipe - 2.0tdi
    Yes, there should be an 'O' ring on the yellow plastic dipstick end. It is a black ring, and it goes into the pipe when you replace the dipstick. If missing it should be replaced. If this...
    Liked On: 24th April 2014, 12:18
  6. DriverN00B
    DriverN00B liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : What's the max line for the coolant?
    Mine has always been just above the seam level, and it runs quite happily. As long as there is air above the liquid level to cope with some expansion, I don't see it being a problem. And yes,...
    Liked On: 17th April 2014, 01:21
  7. OVRA3
    OVRA3 liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Slight oil leak pic attached
    Ovra3, no it's not going to do any harm to the engine, if it continues to seep (weep) from a leaking gasket. Of course there is a slight loss of oil, and it looks horrible. A good mechanic would...
    Liked On: 13th April 2014, 20:00
  8. OVRA3
    OVRA3 liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Slight oil leak pic attached
    It's not leaking, it's weeping, just like I do when it's something wrong with my beloved A3.
    Liked On: 13th April 2014, 19:22
  9. OVRA3
    OVRA3 liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Squirrel in my engine!!! :-(
    Have exactly the same problem. Although this time it is acorns rather than peanuts. One can buy a product called 'Fox Pee' which can be either synthetic or real. The smell of this apparently...
    Liked On: 13th April 2014, 12:43
  10. Alex_007
    Alex_007 liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Limp mode when cold
    Alex, I am not an expert on turbos. but what I would is to get the car on a ramp, and have a mechanic check to see if the turbo vanes are being moved by the actuator. If they are not moving...
    Liked On: 25th February 2014, 18:28
  11. dannyh1991uk
    dannyh1991uk liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Is this normal? :/
    Danny, it could be just condensation due to the cold weather. That is water that has condensed inside the exhaust pipes, boiling off due to the heating of the pipes while you are waiting. If the...
    Liked On: 10th February 2014, 19:34
  12. wrightyrx7
    wrightyrx7 liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Grounds/Earths 1.9tdi Sportback 2009
    The ignition key barrel consists of two parts. The locking part which the key operates, and then an electrical switch which is operated by turning the key. It is this switch which can cause...
    Liked On: 5th February 2014, 10:26
  13. JaCkPoT
    JaCkPoT liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Changing the battery
    Jackpot, I bought a Varta Silver dynamic battery model E44. My local French garage quoted me around €150, but I was able to buy through E-Bay France, new for around €93 (77 British pounds), with...
    Liked On: 2nd January 2014, 23:45
  14. sliced
    sliced liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Tapping TDI
    Diesel engines take a long time to warm-up, compared with petrol. They can sound quite noisy on a cold morning, but after a few kilometres will become quieter. Be patient, and wait until the...
    Liked On: 8th November 2013, 12:35
  15. _GRP_
    _GRP_ liked post by Geraldy212 On thread : Hit Wing Mirror
    George, the Haynes manual gives a little information, and poor photos. Basically, if the glass is out, then disconnect the wiring if it is a heated mirror. Undo the two screws underneath the...
    Liked On: 7th November 2013, 07:03
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