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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Agent_Trig, Mar 1, 2011.

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    [Mar 1, 2011]
    The garage that I bought the car from last week had got it serviced at a VW specialist the day before I picked it up (I have the stamp in my book).

    Only thing is that the service information on the DIS says '8900 miles 720 days' to next service...

    1 - is that right?
    2 - it's been saying this for the last week

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    It needs to do 500+ miles first before it resets properly.
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    Ah I see... so will those figures change in a while then?
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    Yes - it decides when the next service is due by the way you drive the car (allgedly !) therefore you need to drive it for a while for it to adjust its figures.

    That's always assuming you are on long life service.!!
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    How would I know if I am on LongLife? The first stamp has the longlife box ticked but the second and last stamp from last week doesn't have it ticked. Is there anyway of knowing and what is a longlife service exactly?
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    C'mon Trig - it explains in the service book what a long-life service is ! EDIT : page 9 explains all. Then read 11 and 13 for further details!

    Ring the garage and ask them what service they did. If your first was long-life then they should have done one. If they did then get them to tick the box

    If they didn't, then go back to where you bought it and get them to arrange for a proper service to be done !
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    Fair do's... cheers Mike
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    I have mine on fixed as I only do about 8K a year, so it gets a service once a year.

    Wasn't that keen on this longlife variable servicing myself.

    Paul
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    I only do about 6-7 K in my S3 every year.

    The log book says it was on a longlife schedule before I took delivery. However it looks like it has had this service every ~10K anyway.

    I am dubious as to what was carried out during these long life services so gave it a good oil and filter change when I took delivery and will be doing a full on 40k service over the next few days.The Haldex will be completed by Audi but the remaining work I will be doing with a Specialist.

    I will be keeping it on a fixed schedule from now on and probably do an oil change every 5k during the interim. From what I can gather I dont need to do anything to the trip computer to get it swapped from a 'longlife' to 'fixed' set up as when I reset the service light yesterday it read :

    Next service

    9100 mi
    365 days

    today it shows

    9000 mi
    366 days

    Am I right in thinking this doesn't require any action with the trip computer?

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    If you're on standard service you don't need to do anything.

    However, what you said doesn't make sense !

    Shouldn't it be next service in 9000 miles or 364 days ?

    You are 100 miles nearer than yesteday and you should be a day nearer as well surely ?
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    Hi Mike

    I totally agree - I was very suprised when it said 366 and not 364.

    All I can think is that I did no miles after it was reset, left the car overnight and then drove it this morning. It's as if I have gained a day somewhere.

    Just want to get to the bottom of it so when the car goes in to Audi on Monday I can get them to correct it if needs be. Only done 14 miles since resetting it so maybe it needs a few more clocked up before it corrects itself?

    Baffled.
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    I have asked the dealer to set to fixed rather than longlife (if it isn't already set to that).

    Maybe not suprisingly theyre not that keen to have much to do with this if they are not carrying out the work themselves. However just read in the manual that if you reset the service indicator yourself it will only allow you to reset for a fixed service, not longlife.

    It does seem though that all I should have to do is

    1) get them to change to Fixed Intervals
    2) reset again manually if it does not recalcualte automatically
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