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    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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
    Always bleed your coolant system properly+check it when its cold.. Warning skin burns
    A3/S3 FAQ Look here for information before posting a questions
    I want to sell my car, whats it worth?
    S3 Buying Guide
    Injector Cleaning Guide
    S3 sump removal and refit
    Driveshaft gaiter replacement tutorial
    Active scammer, members beware
    Car Buyers beware-flaw in HPI mileage checks
    Audi a3/s3 workshop manuals
    Audi Alloy Database

    Performance enhancements
    REMAPS: Everything you need to know about remaps....
    A3 1.6 to 1.8t conversion information
    A3 - Must do modifications for K03/K03s AGU and AUM engines FWD cars
    Benjamins S2000 air filter mod
    Jetex cone in S3 OEM airbox pt1
    Jetex cone in S3 OEM airbox pt2
    XS Power down pipes and manifolds for K04 turbos (S3, TT)
    Ess three's comprehensive engine testing
    AH Fab / Ebay / Forge S3/A3 FMIC installs (image heavy) **UPDATED with new v2 AH Fabs FMIC details**
    Big turbo and High power information
    1.8t Information sheet
    CR-K04-Stage-4-Hybrid-comparison-to-k04
    Hybrid turbocharger k04 build
    Got a K03(S) installed and want more bhp?
    SAI removal, How to for 8L A3 & S3
    N249 removal for 8L's S3 (APY) & A3 Complete how to
    HOW TO: N249 Bypass - S3 AMK/BAM Engine
    N249 Bypass Guide for ARY Engine and all other A3 Engines
    HOW TO: Log with VAGCOM
    Guide - How to fit a catch can and simplify the PCV system
    A3 (K03/K03s) TIP fitting guide
    HOW TO: fit a Badger 5 80mm TIP
    Basic cylinder head porting guide
    S3 300mm rear brake conversion kit
    TFSI coil pack info....
    A little info for you on ARP bolts for people that want to fit them

    External problems and modifications
    HOW TO: Audi S3 Fuel Pump Replacement (The cheaper way...)
    Haldex problems....
    ANTI-CORROSION WARRANTY RESULTS - PLEASE POST HERE
    Broken window? Window clips? Window regulator? or motor? Guide inside
    IMPORTANT ALL READ. Rusting bottom of doors, when will it be yours?
    headlight upgrade, is this the right choice...?
    How To: Fitting A HID Kit to A3 8L
    S3/A3 Headlamp Adjuster Removal / Refit
    S3 Suspension and Set-up Guide
    The Definitive Cheap Ebay Coilover Thread (Jamex) With how-to guide
    Audi A3 ? S3 Bumper Conversion Parts & Part Numbers
    Rear tie bar replacement and adjustment on 8L S3 and A3 Quattro
    The definitive brake thread for 8L chassied cars
    Aa3-aum 1-8t ebay fmic install
    how to use vagcom/vcds to test for boost / vac leaks
    Headlight restoration with pics
    Sump removal/fitting with pics... oil pick up clean
    Battery relocation ideas

    All you (probably) need to know about dump valves on 1.8t's
    Stripped my Forge dump valve down
    Interesting dump valve information...

    Electronics and diagnosis
    VCDS / VAG-Com Users-Map
    Liquid Diagnostics Gauge Review

    Internal modifications and How To Guides
    HOW TO: fit the new-S3-(8P)-Gearknob
    HOW TO: remove/fit S3 front bumper
    HOW TO: Remove rear bumper
    HOW TO: Fit cruise control to an A3 1.8T (pic heavy)
    Interior LED pack for 8L S3/A3
    HOW TO: Ambient Lighting for cheap
    Replacing Broken Clutch Pedal - How to Guide (with pics)
    Double Din Conversion / RNS-D Retro Fit

    Fitting a Stack boost gauge while making it look OEM... (and a Liquid gauge...)
    HOW TO: change the colour of a Stack gauge to make it more OE
    s3_Kev and his double pillar pod fitment...
    <tuffty/> and a single pillar pod plus Liquid Gauge fitting... pt1
    <tuffty/> and a single pillar pod plus Liquid Gauge fitting... pt2
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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
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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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
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    i'm sure theres alot of "how to's" missing from here......top mounts
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    The list could be endless Matty but we generally put the common ones
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    Andrew@A.L.D Cylinder Head Master

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    Updated...

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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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    FINALLY someone who read them :D
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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...
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator

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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
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    hi the vcds/vag-com thread on here isn't working any reason thanks
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    Done....

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    thanks tuffty
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