Hi all Just taking the S3 out of its winter hibernation. I only use it a few times a week and as it was due its service i had the pick up pipe change and sump cleaned. I have it serviced at AMD Essex and as usual they were excellent. Cost me £90 incl the new pick up and took some pictures for me. My 2001 AMK has done 94k with services as below. It is now on 10/40 as per AMD recommendation - it runs completely standard: I only chnaged the pick up as a precaution having seen some of the posts on here and the horrible pictures of them all clogged up. I had also changed the dipstick etc before it deteriorated so no plastic was found in there either. For the money i am hapy that i got AMD to do it as its probably a bit beyond my comfort zone, - and messy! 14 months 16k Long Life Audi 20 months 29k Long Life Audi 38 months 45k Long Life Audi 58 months 58k Long Life Specialist 65 months 69k Long Life Audi 77 months 79k Short service Audi 89 months 91k Short service AMD 103 months 94k Short service AMD As you can see from the pictures - http://photobucket.com/audisump really not that bad at all. Anyway just posted for others reference..