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A3/S3 FAQ / How To's / Tuning Info STICKIES - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

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  1. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Use of the english language :readit:

    IMPORTANT! - When posting asking for help... - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING :readit:

    General Information,useful to all

    Performance enhancements

    External problems and modifications

    All you (probably) need to know about dump valves on 1.8t's

    Electronics and diagnosis

    Internal modifications and How To Guides

    Fitting a Stack boost gauge while making it look OEM... (and a Liquid gauge...)
     
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  2. HOUCH

    HOUCH Member

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    Hi there just wondering if anyone can point me in right direction drivers side electric window of my 2001 a3 quatt decided to play up at the weekend went down and stopped before getting to the bottom, then when I tried to close window it goes up slowly then stops and goes down like it's detected something in the way and goes down inch or so before stopping, removed card at weekend could not see anything obvious no broken glass clips etc, greased/w.d'd runners and rubbers which made window go down fully and at normal speed even undid the 4 x hex headed bolts that hold window frame to door shell in case window out of shape, window did seem bit better after all this but still not right, today started going up and jumping down like before also speed going down is fine but very slow going up. I replaced door few weeks ago but window mech is the origional one which has not given me any problems before door swap or after...until now.
    They electric window motors are handed so pass will not fit onto drivers but the splines do line up so tried the passenger side on drivers window and was still slow going up so not sure if fitting new drivers side motor will cure prob, didnt want to go down the fit it and see route as always expensive so before go any further thought best to see if any of you guys have had simlar... sorry for waffle cheers for reading post...Houch
     
  3. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Sounds like broken window slips to me, common problem, and was in the FAQs above.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/22915-faulty-s3-electric-window-fix.html
     
  4. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    i'm sure theres alot of "how to's" missing from here......top mounts
     
  5. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    The list could be endless Matty but we generally put the common ones
     
  6. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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  7. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Updated...

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  8. fanta

    fanta Active Member

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    Can I just point out that as a newbie to the forum and my a3, this is the best stickies thread I've seen on any forum ever! It's like a toy shop! Full of things I can play with! ;)

    Thanks to all that have added to this! It's VERY appreciated!
     
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  9. Tim_Attard

    Tim_Attard Active Member

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    FINALLY someone who read them :D
     
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  10. fanta

    fanta Active Member

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    Although :) There needs to be more about audio here, for instance I've fitted a new HU and there is some feedback coming from the rear speakers, I ignored this as the sub worked lovely and everything seemed cool. Now the car won't start as I guess the HU has caused the battery to train (assumptions). Unless I'm missing the thread title with what I'm searching for...
     
  11. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    That's not really anything specific to the 8L model though- that just sounds like the system hasn't been wired up correctly with the install of a new HU, sub, speakers and amps. So that's pretty generic for any car...

    There's a whole section dedicated to ICE related stuff where you can post for help on ASN -

    In-Car Entertainment
     
  12. Drewvic

    Drewvic Member

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    hi the vcds/vag-com thread on here isn't working any reason thanks
     
  13. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Done....

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  14. Drewvic

    Drewvic Member

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    thanks tuffty
     
  15. dave_beastttt

    dave_beastttt Active Member Team Meteor TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 s tronic

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    Anyone have a guide/thread link with a list of wheels from VAG that will fit S3's?
     
  16. VladRKO

    VladRKO New Member

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    Hi guys as I searched trough the forum and I haven't found any help with this thing I will post here , so here is the deal

    I recently bought a 2001 A3 1.8T AUM and I started to search info about what to do to get more power. I got a KN oem air filter and now I was looking for a DV and I found this one for sale and after watching on youtube how to install the valve and reading all the comments from there I don't know if this valve will be ok for my engine , the other thing that I don't like is how it's get installed ( looks like ****) Everywhere I read about DV's where shown instaled on the silicone TIP (my next purchase)

    Can anyone please help me ?Should I buy this valve or not?
     
  17. fanta

    fanta Active Member

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    The general advice is to use a 007p dv mate.
     
  18. VladRKO

    VladRKO New Member

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    Thanks for helping ;)
     
  19. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    I assume you read the threads linked too in the first post of this FAQ thread that discusses dump valves?

    dv.JPG

    Actual links are in the first post

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  20. VladRKO

    VladRKO New Member

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    Actually I didn't found anything about the one I wanted to buy or I just didn't noticed . I'm new in vag things and turbos and stuff , I also own a bimmer but I always wanted a 1.8T so this one is my new project . I learned loads of stuff from here and I apologise if I posted in wrong area , and thanks for your advises
     
  21. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    No problem dude...

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  22. djarchive

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    Anybody help with an idiots guide to removing the drivers-side front wing?

    Need to remove mine / replace as I've recently acquired a new one & will refit new one on the drive.


    • Any specific tool / tips?


    Thank you.
    Joe
     

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