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Just bought an S3 Any advice?

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  1. RU55SSO
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    Basically i have just bought myself an Audi S3 with 69k Miles on the clock 07 Plate approved used from audi themselves so it has come with a years warranty as well.

    Is there any specifics i need to be looking out for. Before i had an audi a3 53 plate 2.0tdi.


    Any advice would be beneficial thanks people
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    Has the cam belt service been done?
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Best advice would be "hang on to your hat" ! :)

    Well done on the new car mate and show us some pics when you get them :)
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    as long as it has full service history and cam belts done should be all good! It might be worth seeing whether the clutch is covered on the warranty.. :icon_thumright:

    other than that, pick it up and enjoy!!
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    tbh i did not check on the cam belt service i will have to ask before i pick it up tbh.
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    Do you know if the waterpump and cambelt been changed on the S3?
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    i got the my11 nav for a very good price though ;)
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    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    jealous....
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I paid a fortune for mine... luckily you get a free S3 with then now :)
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    Got mine for 650 new fitted
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    You got that nav from Audi?
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    Happy days and with a years warrenty!

    Ask has the cam follower been changed on the fuel pump? Not an expensive part (£20 or so) but if you do not know what you are doing, it could be awkward to fit infront of the fuel pump.

    Has the clutch been replaced? S3's are prone to clutch slip and vibrating flywheels
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    my dad is a ex f1 ferrari mechanic from Maranello brother works for kwik fit I'm pretty into cars so i can tackle most jobs myself. Yeah i got the nav from audi.
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    Cam follower is a must to be checked as it can lead to expensive repairs if it fails :(
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