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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Tendaimwari, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. Tendaimwari

    Tendaimwari Member

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    many times ot mention but my petrol gauge is playing silly buggers. One minute I'm full the next I'm empty and occasionally somewhere in between. Any suggestions? Is it a sensor or gauge problem? It is an intermittent but annoying problem. Thanks in advance
     
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  3. starski4578

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    I had my senors checked out and they were ok. Mine only started to play up when i started to use optimax? Don't know why that would effect it....maybe it was cleaning the /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif in the tank and dislodged some muck that temporarily effected the sensor!? Anyhow the problem went away after roughly two more tank fulls of optimax and it hasn't resurfaced. I have no idea what the true cause is but it seems a lot of people have suffered the same fault. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif
     
  4. macdoug

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    hi,

    I've been checking out this site for a while now and recently managed to get my hands on an S3.

    Must say i'm delighted with it even though the water pumo went on it 5 miles after picking it up.

    I was wondering if I should be putting optimax (or similar) in it. Does it cause any harm filling with standard unleaded or would I just be getting supposed power gains from using optimax?

    Any thoughts on the matter please.
     
  5. dickys3

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    Hi and welcome!

    The S3 will run on normal unleaded but you won't get the full performance potential its capable of.

    Optimax makes a big difference and is usually cheaper than super unleaded (which the car is supposed to run on!).

    I would use optimax if I were you, as it seems to give the best results..
     
  6. robthehungrymonkey

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    Have a look here a thread I posted recently about some of the finds in EVO magazines petrol comparison test, confirms that it's not just in our heads and there are real gains.
     

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