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Things i should get checked on my s3 before the warranty runs out?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by l6rth, Sep 8, 2011.

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    Hi all,

    My s3 is in audi at the moment getting the exaust valve springs changed,i also mentioned to them that there was a clicking in the steering rack so they are changing that while its still in warranty.i was just wondering if there are other things i should get checked while its in as the warranty runs out this month?

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    Rear wiper, can go in winter due to a leak of fluid
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    can i just ask where you are gettiin thvalve springs changed? as i have the same problem. is your car modded at all??

    cheers in advance
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    If it is to do with the spring at the exhaust tips just take it out so you get a better note :)

    Any juddering at idle at all? DMF's are prone to fail.
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    The car is not modded yet as its still in warranty,vindis audi in cambridge are doing the valve springs and they have been very helpful.
    no judder at idle just under hard acceleration,what are dmf's and what is this exaust valve spring you speak of?i am obviously pretty virginal to this :think:
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    DMF = Dual mass flywheel, not sure about a "spring" at the exhaust tip but there is a vacuum operated flap in one of the exhaust taILpipe that shuts at lower revs to keep noise down, some times they can be heard clicking as the actuate. Nothing to worry about.
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    If there was a problem with the dmf what would be the symtoms?
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    Ok I'll give them a call tomorrow. Mind if I pm you? Just would be helpful to have a name to quote, if possible ;)
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    A judder/vibration/lumpy idle...Its basically the flywheel going out of balance if that helps imagine the sort of feeling you would have at tickover.
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    It can sometimes be felt around the 3 - 4k mark too, not as noticable (road noise etc)
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    thanks for all the tips,pm s3rye no problem but im only home til 7am.dont know how helpful they will be due to your car being modded but worth a try the number is 01223 414181.they called it a product inhancement so its not a warranty job.good luck:icon_thumright:
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    I used to mess about with minis in my youth and done all sorts to them and i remember you used to be able to get light flywheels to make the car rev quicker,is that an option if the dmf goes wrong?and in what way do they go wrong?
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I used to take the fan off and that increased power by 10% on mini's :)
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    Clutch & DMF, check for slipping.

    S3, superb car, unforgivable weak points.
    Not the hassle free prospect it should be.
    Still great though.

    Enjoy

    Paul
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    DSG all the way mate :)
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    Never had it but indeed a good case to avoid a criminally under engineered aspect of a brilliant car.

    Enjoying the the posh Golf mate?
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Trying my best mate :) 10x better with the Revo. trouble is now it takes off about 15mph after you already exceeded the speed limit.:)
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Always said its a properly quick car with Stage 1. Used to enjoy p!ssing on EVO/Scooby owners picnics.

    Only bragging rights these days are, MPG, Steering, seats, handling, Media pack and chassis.
    3er is superb as long you have 6 cylinders an a Turbo:yes::salute:
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I got nice steering wheel, seats, MMi , mpg better than the 3.2............and TT vents :)

    [​IMG]

    Chassis is,well,,,ok :)

    Gotta love the 3 series Coupe !!
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    Very pretty.
    Right spec, right colour, right car.

    Coupes looking better by the day but got used to 4 doors already , got old.
    Few 4 door M3 kicking about now though....
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    Ere, my doors dont look like that on my BE! lol They must have changed the piano black inlays sometime in 2011 maybe? My inlays are not around the door handles like that.
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    tried a 335i before i brough the s3,the problem was for the same money as i paid for the audi i could only get one 2years older than what i have now and it wasnt as much fun to drive.
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