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It's done!! Collect my new S3 on saturday morning! Excited!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by _MickS3, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. _MickS3

    _MickS3 New Member

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    Hey guys, first of i just want to say thanks to the guys on here that helped with all the info i needed!

    Anyway i will be a first time Audi owner on saturday! 58 plate S3 :yahoo:

    After 2-3 months of searching lol, just a few questions - it's had it's spark plugs/Haldex done at 46k and now got 64k on the clock but no mention of the cambelt/timing belt being done.

    Do the post 2008 Audi's have a timing belt? the guy at the dealership doesn't know but said to me "If it's due we'll do it"

    Beyond excited!
     
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  3. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral
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    Hope you enjoy it.

    We can always help you spend some more once you've got it!
     
  4. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    Great choice mate! Is it manual or S-tronic? Timing belt I think is every 60-80k but dont hold me to that.
     
  5. _MickS3

    _MickS3 New Member

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    Haha S3Alex not like my bank account has already taken a beating, it's no doubt get another one soon enough! Def have to read through your build thread when i have time!

    RedDejavu thanks for the info mate, it's a manual :p
     
  6. S3Alex

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    It's a really good car.

    Still love mine.
     
  7. NHN

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    At 64k, I would get it done along with water pump given its going to be free :)
     
  8. crunchie

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    5 years or 75k for the belt so will be due towards the end of the year.
    Get the water pump and cam follower done too for peace of mind.
     
  9. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    As said, get some pictures up and we can start spending your money :sly:

    If the dealership are saying they'll do it, get it done by them as it'll save you a good £400ish.

    Also, give S3Alex's thread a read. That car is an absolute weapon!
     
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  10. _MickS3

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    Would be awesome. Guy said he's going to ring Audi and find out if it's due so i guess it depends on what they say to him.. but at least i know it needs to be done now
     
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    I'll definitely get pics up as soon as i can mate! I have a feeling i'll just want to keep adding stuff when i don't have the money lol..

    £400 ouch
     
  12. S3Alex

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    I know!

    It's SO easy to keep spending once you've started.
     
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    Oh if its a indy garage, make sure the belt is done properly, in other words, cams locked of etc, mine was done when bought the sb for missus & 2 years later with issue discovered, was installed badly & fixed number of issues, unreal how different the car was after that job done as per the book.
     
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    Sounds good mate look forward to seeing the pics
     
  15. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Yeh, it's not the cheapest thing to do, and I need mine doing very soon.

    When I first got my A3, I was just glad to have such a nice car, then I found this site. Fast forward around 8 months and I've done all the bits in my sig haha.
     
  16. _MickS3

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    It is a Indy garage, but quite a big one so i'd assume they'd do it right but thanks for the heads up on that NHN. I'll make sure to check.

    I think that's exactly whats going to happen to me! from the list you have, definitely want to get the OEM LED number plate lights (maybe off A5) and the interior LED light pack done mate!
     
  17. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    T8ups on here is the man to speak to regarding the interior LED lighting. Really helpful and his LED's are bang on.
     
  18. S3Alex

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    Many thanks.....it's also a real bank account weapon!
     
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    I can imagine mate. Bet its worth it when the right foot goes down though :racer:
     
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    My car is a 57 plate S3 now with 42k on the clock when i asked Audi and AMD Essex they both said 5 years old or 50k so i had mine done, from memory Audi was around £400 - £500 and AMD essex charged me £324 i think and included the water pump :)

    Make sure you get some pics up and as the others have said get ready to open your pockets !
     

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