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Newbie looking to buy an s3

Audiforlife Sep 13, 2013

  1. Audiforlife

    Audiforlife Member

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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
     
  2. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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  3. Audiforlife

    Audiforlife Member

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    excellent info. maybe a stupid question but what is the haldex unit all about?
     
  4. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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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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  5. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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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
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013

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