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Newbie looking to buy an s3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by audis3jam, Sep 13, 2013.

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    hi just signed up to the forum, and looking to buy an s3 very soon as i've wanted one for a long time. could anyone list a few things to look out for? common problems, expensive maintenance costs etc.. any help would be much appreciated thanks
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    excellent info. maybe a stupid question but what is the haldex unit all about?
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    Its a clutch system that engages drive to the rear axle as required.... the S3 is essentially FWD most of the time..

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    Its the rear axle clutch system that allows the car to be 4wd when it thinks it needs it

    *edit* dammit always beaten by the 8L Guru that is tuffty lol

    Also in regards to haldex it should have its oil changed every 20k and the filter every 40k
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