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New here! Picked up my first Audi today (S3 8L) but have some problems.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jackpilk, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. jackpilk
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    [Feb 12, 2012]
    Was told to move this here:

    Had a lengthily drive to pick up the S3. The first 20 miles I was very impressed with it, huge difference compared to my previous Clio 182 (minus the handling) . S3 is on a 02 Plate with 93k miles.

    Anyway problems:

    1) Fan's are constantly running, not on full but just on enough to keep bringing the temp down to about 60. I've searched and found this can be fixed by replacing the 2 Thermostat sensors?

    2) Car was smooth through all the gears and came on boost nicely until it started being very intermittent, boost spikes, sluggish boost, no power and then all of a sudden all of it. I've had a good look through the forum and I'm getting all confused about n75 valves etc, so I think I will have to do my homework on that. Is there a page like.. "Boost issues for dummies" Because that would be real helpful as I'm a tad stressed and just want it sorted.

    Oh and Hi I'm Jack from Exeter.
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  3. patTTpoa
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    Hi jack, welcome!

    Sorry to hear about your problems, you really need to get you S scanned with vcds to find out what faults codes etc you have.
    I am in Exeter also & have a spare N75 valve you can try.
    Drop me a PM & we can sort something out

    Pat
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    I had the same two problems with mine, I had a faulty MAF sensor for the boosting problems.

    I got full service + plugs and fuel aswell and now it runs a dream.
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    Hi Jack,
    I'm based around Exeter as well if you need to get your car scanned
    Russ
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    Welcome to ASN, cant really help with your questions but ill have a look out for you around Exeter.
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    Welcome.

    First step is to get it scanned for faults codes, then go from there
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