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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MattS3, Dec 13, 2005.

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    [Dec 13, 2005]
    As title really.

    Have you had a re-map, if so, are you still on AVS ?
    I have an opinion that it would be better to move to annual servicing or every 8k whichever is soonest, just wanted to know what you guys are doing though
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    i had a re map and changed from avs back to annual service, just peace of mind really imo
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    I stayed on AVS but have often wondered why some people go back to standard schedule.

    Can someone explain?

    Cheers.
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    I moved straight off AVS as soon as I bought the car & before I chipped it.

    I always change the oil & filter every 5000 miles and then pay a specialist to do a proper service at 10,000 miles. For the cost of £15 - £20 for the synthetic oil (you don't have to use the mega-expensive castrol stuff if you are on normal servicing) and £5 for the filter, it is a job well worth doing.

    The main point of AVS is to reduce servicing costs for fleet car companies who can then cut the cost of the lease making VAG group cars more competitive compared to BMW, Merc etc. Problem is here is that the damage won't manifest itself during the 3 year lease, but is potentially storing up problems later on in life and at higher mileage.
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    Well said jcs356, this has been discussed a lot of times on various forums I read, oil will not maintain it's useful properties for 15 - 20,000 miles, no way, never - whatever any marketing muppet tells you especially on a tuned car.
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    [Dec 14, 2005]
    do the oil evrey 5-8k yourself but keep it on avs for the other stuff.
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    What Oil does everyone use? (non-AVS users)

    I think it's about time I changed mine, just wondering.
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    What Oil does everyone use? (non-AVS users)

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    I normally use Halfords fully synthetic 5w40 - it is often 'on special' half price at 5 litres for £15 or 2 x 5 litres for £30. If not, then use Synta Gold which is about £23 for 5 litres from GSF.
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    I moved straight off AVS as soon as I bought the car & before I chipped it.

    I always change the oil & filter every 5000 miles and then pay a specialist to do a proper service at 10,000 miles. For the cost of £15 - £20 for the synthetic oil (you don't have to use the mega-expensive castrol stuff if you are on normal servicing) and £5 for the filter, it is a job well worth doing.

    The main point of AVS is to reduce servicing costs for fleet car companies who can then cut the cost of the lease making VAG group cars more competitive compared to BMW, Merc etc. Problem is here is that the damage won't manifest itself during the 3 year lease, but is potentially storing up problems later on in life and at higher mileage.

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    Thanks for the replies guys but no one has explained what difference a remap makes to the decision to come off AVS.

    Cheers
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    its just that it could be 20k miles between the car getting a good service compared to 10k, with a re-map car things are going to be working alot harder so its better to spot the problems earlier, 20k miles between oil changes could damage the turbo whos shaft will have a great force on it with the higher boost.
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    As Ian has said, even with a standard petrol turbo car I wouldn't let the oil be in there for longer than 10k (cars like the evo have 4500 mile service intervals) and you are only exagerating the pressure on the oil with a remap, temps will be hotter (especially in the turbo etc.) causing the oil to break down quicker etc.

    I'd like to know how often ess_three or DavidR changed the oil in their very high boost S3. Either of you reading this thread?
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    see you tommorw matt in the S3 vs 3.2 Shoot out /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    so is there any risk of problems with the S3 engine once a remap has been carried out ? Assuming your not racing round in it every chance you ve got, any engine will have problems if thats the case.

    Matt
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    so is there any risk of problems with the S3 engine once a remap has been carried out ? Assuming your not racing round in it every chance you ve got, any engine will have problems if thats the case.

    Matt

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    Like with any car producing more power than 'standard', it's normal to assume that the engine is working harder and there will be an increase in wear rate. After remapped, you can drive your S normally and won't notice much of a difference until you floor the throttle, and the extra(and handy) power is there. I've noticed a reduction in fuel consumption too, which is good, had my remap for 2 years, no problems whatsoever.
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