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New A3 owner with a few questions...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by maars, May 15, 2007.

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    [May 15, 2007]
    I've just put a deposit down on a nearly new A3 2.0TDI 170DPF quattro S-Line 6sp manual in Lava Grey which should be with me next week. It's a bit of a change from my current car - a Renault Clio V6 255 - but a baby due in two weeks means a sensible car is called for (for now anyway!).

    I have a couple of questions for you...
    * Any known issues with this model?
    * Is it worth remapping the 170?
    If so who are the companies to look at and how much is the conversion?
    * What size are the speakers in the front/rear?
    I have some Kef/MB Quarts from an install in the Clio.
    * Is there an easy way to get an iPod interface into the in dash 6-disc CD
    without paying Audi a fortune?

    Thanks in advance.


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    [May 15, 2007]
    * Any known issues with this model?
    * Is it worth remapping the 170?

    Well that is the known issue, the remaps at the moment have been withdrawn I believe, problems with them on the 170 engine

    If so who are the companies to look at and how much is the conversion?
    Revo, Superchips
    * What size are the speakers in the front/rear?
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    I have some Kef/MB Quarts from an install in the Clio.
    * Is there an easy way to get an iPod interface into the in dash 6-disc CD
    without paying Audi a fortune?
    Yep buy the kit yourself from Audi (£90) or by the Dension kit and fit it yourself, easy job I did mine

    PS. Welcome to the forums
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    [May 15, 2007]
    Awesome :)

    Hard to beat a RWD, mid-engined layout with a 3.0L V6 inches behind your ears. Loads of torque, loads of grip and a fantastic engine note, especially over 5000rpm. Treat it with respect (slow in, fast out) and it won't bite. And when it rains/snows -take it easy-
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    [May 15, 2007]
    Thanks! :icon_thumright:

    ...and for the advice...will contact Superchips and ask if they've got one for the 170DPF (nothing listed on their website).
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    [May 15, 2007]
    The only company I know that is offering a 170 remap at present is RSD who offer the Oettinger remap. Top quality company with full support and warranty but at £595 +VAT for an extra 25bhp its not cheap. However others here have said they generally under quote performance figures and are a great outfit. Also BHP isn't everything but the only thing in the figures on their website that means anything to me.

    At mo I am waiting for someone else to be a guinea pig so if you do go ahead please let us know.

    Good luck and a warm welcome to the board.
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    [May 16, 2007]
    Thanks for the advice.

    Out of interest, is it possible to source/fit the S3/RS4 Recaro style seats in the S-line sportback?
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    [May 16, 2007]
    S3 seats are tilt and slide for the 3 door so not sure the rails will work without a bit of remanufacturing.
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    [May 16, 2007]
    If you do a search on here,people are reporting 'issues' that seem to centre around the DPF.
    Reports of rough running / engine noise / engine management lights.
    I'm keeping an eye on it,as a 170 Passat is a possibility for when my car's due for replacement.
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    [May 16, 2007]
    Funnily enough, the 170 I drove (and bought) is a demonstrator and the engine light was on on the dashboard. The dealer assures me it'll be fixed before I pick it up - sounds like the DPF problem.
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    [May 16, 2007]
    From all acounts all problems are related to the DPF, superchips temporarily removed the 170 from their listing so that could carry out further testing on their inhouse car - a Leon 170tdi boasting 213bhp, this car apparently runs with nil issues so they are trying to replicate the fault experienced by some customers, if in doubt speak to Jamie Turvey their technical director, he is always very helpful and very honest.

    jamie.turvey@superchips.co.uk
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    [May 17, 2007]
    Just had a very helpful email from Jamie @ Superchips. Apparantly the chip (not BluFin though) is being relaunched in the next few weeks.
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    [May 17, 2007]
    front speakers are 6.5" maars

    the rear's i think are maybe 5.25" coaxials
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    [May 17, 2007]
    Thanks! Any idea where the x-over for the A-pillar tweeters is?

    I see your footer shows "Show winning ICE". What kind of setup are you running? I have some MB Quart components & Kef UNI-Qs left over from the Clio V6, two Nakamichi amps, and a Kenwood XXV-1D headunit...

    Was thinking of Kenwood XXV-04S or Focals for the front if they're 6.5s
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    [May 17, 2007]
    i dont think there are x overs for the standard speakers :S

    my install Spec:

    Becker GP head unit
    Becker Ipod adaptor
    Focal 6.5" KP2's
    Audiocontrol EQL
    Genesis 4ch
    Genesis Dual Mono
    Diamond M6 (i think) 10"
    Streetwires 0 guage kit and a mixture of ZN650 and ZN350 RCA's

    Pictures:
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=38802

    your system spec looks good, always heard good reports about the nakamichi amps!

    mine is yet to be set up, sounds ok at the minute but the EQ is only at a flat setting so its going back to the audio shop for a tweak next week - time enough to let the Focals break in :D
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