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Full Service - 112,000miles

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Wizza, May 23, 2013.

  1. Wizza
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    Wizza BÜBENGRÖPEN

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    Well the car is getting on a bit now and I'm looking at carrying out a full service myself. Competent enough to do majority of things so why not. Following things are being considered...

    Brake Fluid
    Washer Fluid
    Spark Plugs
    Ignition Coils
    Oil & Filter
    Fuel Filter
    Pollen Filter
    Disks and Pads
    Coolant Check
    Tracking (garage)
    Generic Health Check
    Air Filter Clean
    Wipers
    PAS Fluid
    Gearbox Fluid
    Cambelt & Waterpump (need doing before 120,000 - worth upgrading?)

    Is there anything else I should check or be aware or when carrying out some of these? I've worked with the plugs before and oil filter so pretty much OK with those. Does anyone recommend any specific parts?

    P.S. About a week ago I turned car over and within an instant the engine cut out. After giving it a moment or to I started the car again and there was no issues. Any ideas?

    Cheers in advance!
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator

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    Drop the sump, clean it out and change the oil pick up pipe?
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    Lewis583 Active Member

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    Kwistof makes a good point regarding the sump pick up pipe. Would be soft not to, considering the amount of other work that's being done.
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    Wizza BÜBENGRÖPEN

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    Just clarifying a few things;

    > I changed the pickup pipe last year after I needed the sump replacing due to catching it on a speed bump :(
    > Brake and Pads are on the way out so need doing anyway.
    > The air filter is K&N Panel Filter and has been in a while.
    > Tracking is slightly out but nothing major - think it's just peace of mind more than anything but cost dependent.
    > Super, will ignore the ignition coils but plugs are a defnite.
    > Wipers are a few years old now and seem to have a tendecy to smear not too long after been cleaned properly.

    Cheers for advice though :)


    P.S. I noticed you are breaking an A3 - any decent parts fella?
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