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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by simes1, Jun 15, 2011.

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    as above and looking for some info on what to look out for regarding common faults etc, bought an s line 2.0 tdi 07 plate and also wondering do they have dual mass flywheels and is it worth getting them re-mapped or do they start to break afterwards
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    Yes they have dual mass flywheels, remap can sometimes bring out underlying issues with turbos etc
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    are they prone to going or quite reliable
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    Welcome btw.

    170 or 140?
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    thanks NHN, i was waiting for a welcome, i thought the audi boys had become unfriendly, its a 140, I test drove a petrol version when looking for an a3 which had been remapped and it was rapid but i didn't know the history so walked away from it, but the diesel 140 is pretty quick so happy with that
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    Hi there! Welcome to ASN, hope you enjoy your stay here.
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    Welcome!!!
    To start with the 2.0tdi will give you more gain from a straight forward remap than a petrol would have I think the 140s can be taken up to 180bhp or just shy of.

    Can't comment on a remap as haven't had mine done. From what I've heard a remap can and will put more strain on the turbo and other components but then again you generally only hear the horror stories

    Any pics and what are your plans apart from a remap?
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    :sign_welcome: to the club matey get it mapped mate they are very nice to drive once done , got any pics of your motor too my fellow welshy , there are plenty of us on here from wales too
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    thanks for all the welcomes guys, i will try and get some pics up soon
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