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    A3 S-line 8V 1.6 TDI MPG figures

    So many variables but I did a 200 mile motorway drive yesterday with 2 passengers and full boot and got 59mpg so you're around the same mark I'd say. I wasn't driving particularly economically then. I have had mid 60s on a quiet A road drive and think I could get the same on the motorway with...
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    Hold Assist via VCDS

    Just wondering if there are any potential problems to having this without a switch to turn it off? What if the car broke down, ignition worked but engine wouldn't start and i needed to be towed/winched onto a truck? Could the brakes be switched off? Edge case i know but has happened before.
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    Fellow A3/S3 Owners Lowered with Eibach, any noise?

    I had an annoying creaking/squeaking from my front drivers side whilst turning and on rough surfaces. I took it back to the garage and they took the suspension apart, greased everything up, put it back together and nothing since. Either it was the grease that did it or they didn't install...
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    Windscreen Wiper judder

    Thanks. Bought from wiperblades.co.uk so would hope they're not fakes.
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    Windscreen Wiper judder

    Thanks. Not had any treatment on the windscreen and they just make a noise at the point they change direction. I wonder if it's the rubber contact strip moving from one side to the other. Is there any type of adjustment possible?
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    Windscreen Wiper judder

    I fitted some Bosch A864S wipers today (sportback) and they make an irritating noise when they change direction at the top and bottom. Used them for about an hour and a half in constant rain today and it didn't get any better. Anyone experienced this?
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    Eibach Pro Kit Creaking

    Update: Taken the car back to the garage twice. First time they checked the seating, bushes and nuts which were all ok so greased up various bits with the suspension in situe. No joy. Second time they took it all apart, greased up in the top mount, reassembled and bingo. So it was either the...
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    Eibach Pro Kit Creaking

    Mine is E10-15-021-09-22. This is for my 8VA 1.6TDI. It's hard to describe the noise really, it could be a clunk. I read about the slap effect and seen the isolators sold. I may test by attaching something soft between the top 2 coils to see if that makes any difference Sent from my iPhone...
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    Eibach Pro Kit Creaking

    50k @Rob2k68. The noise is hard to describe really but i would say its more of a continual squeak/creak than a definite clunk. Its always there really at low speed on rough roads and higher speeds, again when the road is a bit rough. Turning the wheel makes the sound when stationary and...
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    Eibach Pro Kit Creaking

    Thanks Don. Anything i can do to check or re-seat them myself or is it back to the garage?
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    Eibach Pro Kit Creaking

    My local garage fitted me some Eibach Pro kit springs a couple of days ago and there is a creaking sound coming from the front drivers side when on bumpy surfaces and turning the steering wheel. Has anyone experienced anything similar? I can also reproduce the noise if i push down on the...
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    Drivers Electric Front Seat Adjustment

    I have the same thing mate and have seen a few others on here report the same. Strange????
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    Advice on exhaust pipe

    @JohnnyBr if you want to swap your diffuser for a single then id be up for that. I have a 1.6 TDI sportback s-line with single tailpipe diffuser and looking for a double you see. Getting very confused on part numbers on ebay with differences between 3dr and 5dr!
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    Rear Wiper Judder/Noise

    Thanks for the suggestion @audiblue but no joy. Ordered a Bosch Aerotwin as per @WarwickL's suggestion so hopefully that will sort it out. I'll report back
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    Rear Wiper Judder/Noise

    My rear wiper is making a horrible judder/squeal, any ideas to fix it? Is there a way to dial in the alignment or should i try a new blade or even treating the rubber?
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