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Is your RS3 getting faster?

Discussion in 'RS3 Forum (8P & 8V Chassis)' started by knobby, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. knobby
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    So mines just clocked over 11,000 miles. I swear recently its feeling noticeably faster.

    I'm not sure if its a combination of new tyres, cat bypass pipe (more noise), and warmer weather. Anyone else's feeling faster now with a few miles on the clock?

    On another plus note the fuel light always used to come on at about 250-250 miles but just recently I've been getting lots more. Today I filled up, 297 miles with still 30 miles left in the tank.

    I love my RS3.. (well apart from the squeaky brakes)
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    On the Audi V8's I had the loosening points were at 10k, 25k and 50k miles and they were noticable, I suspect the same of this car TBH. Fuel economy is always in the 300's with my commute so hovering around 29-30mpg execpt when I have a tank in for just hooning around.
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    As P_G says, your engine should loosen up with usage. When I part-ex'ed my TTS the sales guy commented on how much quicker it felt than the brand-new cars he normally drove: they have tight engines, mine was much freer.
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    Mine's just clocked over 7,500 miles and feels a lot faster now than the first 4000 miles. It also seems to feel better after a long fast drive in manual mode.
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