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Possible S3 purchase

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Jazzle, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Jazzle

    Jazzle New Member

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    Anything in particular to look out for on the s3's when buying? I'm nnormally a mk4 ggolf man but fancy something different. I'm fairly switched on with mechanical things and the 1.8t engines. But didn't know if anything needs a bit more looking over
     
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    Try to get it scanned with VCDS after a drive, or during if possible, as it will uncover a multitude of things.

    For instance, whether the cambelt is fitted properly, whether the MAF is goosed, whether it's remapped, whether any crash shutdown messages are stored (assuming they weren't cleared, I found a couple like this when looking meaning airbags had deployed), coolant sensors, and numerous other bits.

    If you havent got VCDS, and you're serious about an S3 purchase and have a laptop you can utilise, I'd even say it is worth buying beforehand! A suitable quality cable and the software licence can be had for the same price as a couple of tanks of fuel.
     
  5. Jazzle

    Jazzle New Member

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    I will have the use of VCDS so that was on my list when viewing cars
     

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