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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by stugolf, Jul 16, 2004.

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    Hi peeps, juts got myself an S3! very impressed its a black 1999 "V" plate so one of the first its done 69k miles is there anything I should be aware of, or watch out for? cheers stu
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    Congrats and snap !

    Black 99 plate, only problem I had was with the fuel gauges being faulty, and ran out of fuel.

    Have a search through the archives for lots of good info.
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    I've got a silver V plate S3 now with 57K on it.
    I've had no problems as yet except for a little rust spot on the drivers door (just above the plastic strip/trim) I took it back to Audi, they put it on the UK register (as it was originally imported) and then they replaced the door skin under warranty. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Only advice i can offer is "Get it chipped"

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    Nice one, HSMSY is yours chipped mate? which one did you use? is the performance really good? does it have much long term damage?
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    Mine was already done so don't know which one it was that he had fitted cos at the time of buying i didn't know too much about the different types myself.
    If you do a search on "chip" on this forum i reckon you will find loads of details on it and i can't remember anyone being against it. it gives massive accelaration gains and a grin factor to match
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    Mine was already done so don't know which one it was that he had fitted cos at the time of buying i didn't know too much about the different types myself.
    If you do a search on "chip" on this forum i reckon you will find loads of details on it and i can't remember anyone being against it. it gives massive accelaration gains and a grin factor to match

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    Yes, totally agree with you, difference is like day and night. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif
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    Cheers for the advice thinking of getting an APR chip on the car from Awesome Gti, also it has 19" RS4 alloys will this serously affect acceleration? cheers

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    19" alloys most certainly effects acceleration, but the chip will cure it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile_smoking.gif
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    personally i would wait a bit to get it chipped, then when you do it would be like havin a new car again!? thats what im going to do but obviously its your choice, but i just like the power as it is for now. its probably as i know im going to have the car a long time, it will give me something to look forward to. anyway enjoy your motor! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    cheers tony
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    Cheers S3Tony! yeah they are pretty powerful but I have a sister with a Civic Type-R so may need to get it chipped to see her off!
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