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Just bought, A3 quattro

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by daveeeeee, May 3, 2009.

  1. daveeeeee
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    Hello all.
    picked her up today in love with her!

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    its done 88,000 runs very nice but i have a few amature questions as i know nothing about these cars.

    on the trip computer its displaying SERVICE! so obviously it needs servicing, the guy i got it of was a mechanic so did all of the previous servicing himself but on the computer is showing that oil needs changing as do brake pads and somthing else i cant remember. do these come up red whenever a service is due or shall i get it sorted asap the brakes seem perfect and the oil is at he right level.
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Looks tidy, plus its the best colour too ;)

    as for the service light, if it HAS been serviced lately then have a look in the owners book and just reset the service light.

    The brake pads might need changing, I know my car has pad sensors that set a light off when they need changing. Just have a look at them and see if there's any material left on the pads (should be able to check without taking the wheel off).

    Looks good though!.
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    make sure the cambelt has been done though bud otherwise you may have some problems....
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    aye, the bloke said that the cam belt had been recently changed, but i'm going to check just to be on the safe side :thumbsup:
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    Water pump should have been done at the same time too as they are prone to failing. The original ones can break up, the new replacment ones have a metal impellor instead of the stock plastic one.

    So whats your plans for it then?
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    very nice car there mate.
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    Nice, any plans for her?
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