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What to look for when buying an S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mstew20, Mar 7, 2004.

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    [Mar 7, 2004]
    Looking at buyin an S3 soon and wondering what a should look for when buying one. Know about the engine cos have ibiza cupra at the moment.

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    Mark
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    Hi Mark,

    I bought my '01 S3 5mths ago and have only one gripe - the cockpit noise. I suggest checking for little noises at all different ranges of speed.

    Other than that, I can't fault it.
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    The DV for fluttering noises is a common one and air box hose to check as some collapse at high revs (I have uprated both DV and hoses) , but apart from that quite a sound car really.........all depends on the age and mileage (wear and tear)
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    Yeah know how **** the bosh one is. got a ibiza cupra at the moment and changed that out for a forge dv007. Which hose do you mean by airbox hose?

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