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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Madeley, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Madeley
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    Madeley Member VCDS Map User

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    Hi all
    I got a 2000 S3, my first Audi i've had Saabs for the last 17 years but now saabs are cheap(to gm)
    and a time for change has come, and what a change!! love'in it.

    I have a few qustions:-

    1- yesterday it lost power, I've checked all the hoses there fine. 800-4000 revs off the mark is ok ,but
    over 4000 its slow to rev, and in 6th doing 60mph if i floor it, it feels like its missing holding back.

    2- Which spark plugs?

    3- what engine oil to use?
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Welcome to ASN!

    Sounds like it could well be the MAF - two options. VAG COM it and check for fault codes, or unplug the MAF and see if it then drives better. If so then MAF will be your cause.

    Various options. OEM are iridium, so they're good. I personally use Bosch Super 4s.

    5w 40 that conforms to VAG Specification 503.1. Any brand is OK really.

    I suspect the three above points could of been found in previous posts using the search.... :thumbsup:
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    Thanks for the answers a big help. I just did a search for VAG COM and got no results, how do l download it?
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    You have to buy vagcom, either from ebay or from a member of this site
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    Thanks for that, now got one on order.
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