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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Jambo26, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Jambo26

    Jambo26 Member
    Black Edition Audi A3

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    HI

    Im going with my brother to look at Solar orange S3 on Sat. just wondering if theres anything to look out for. its a 2007 with 68000miles doesn't seem to be modded at all. yet

    cheers in advanced guys
     
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  3. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral
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    The usual things....FSH,all of the maintenance items like cam follower,Haldex oil,cam belt,water pump.

    Drive it,make sure it pulls well,no misfires,no smoking at idle and so on.
     
  4. Jambo26

    Jambo26 Member
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    Thanks

    Apparently its got full sevice history an last serviced my Aberdeen audi @ 63k. when would these suppose to be done at
     
  5. coreythorny

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    top of my head it should have had:
    several oil and filter changes.
    Several brake fluid changes.
    One haldex oil and filter at 40k.
    Cambelt and water pump at 5 years old.
    Spark plugs and air filter I think are 60k.
    Cam follower is not a service item but generally require replacing 20k-30k miles depending.
     
  6. Jambo26

    Jambo26 Member
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    thanks again the advise.
     
  7. Marc8490

    Marc8490 New Member

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    i just bought this car on friday, hope there wasnt something that put you off it that ive missed is there? :/
     
  8. R34nel

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    didnt he say he was gonna look at it today? guess you beat Him to it lol, bet he's well pleased
     
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    The only thing that would put me off is the fact it's been on long life services.
    Nice car though.
     
  11. Marc8490

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    Who so he did, didn't read his 1st post correctly, sorry jambo

    It's really clean, no stone chips on the front at all (possibly resprayed but it's a good job if it is)
    Drives perfect, feel bloody quick but I am coming from a 2ton 3.0 tdi A6
    Long life service is a bit worrying but I'm sure that I'll have no problem in the time that I'll have it
     
  12. Jambo26

    Jambo26 Member
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    No worry's mate. good luck and have fun
     
  13. turbonutz

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    awww that was meant to end in a square go! haha sorry :(
     
  14. Marc8490

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    Turbonutz thought this was ment to be a nice forum, that's not a very nice comment :eek:
     

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