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    Coil Pack Failure

    Mine is stage 1 and a half if you like. Upgraded intercooler, intake, racing plugs then an MRC custom remap to run on 99 ron fuel. Exhaust side is stock. It made 390 on a hot summers day at 25C. You don't need to worrying about the clutch as yours is an auto correct? a TCU tune is recommend for...
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    Coil Pack Failure

    It really does transform the car.
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    Coil Pack Failure

    That's good to hear. Like I said mine just sorted itself out as well, and yes its the midrange torque that is a little lacking when it's having a hissy fit.
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    Coil Pack Failure

    Regarding feeling flat. I had exactly the same after a service which included a plug change (like for like NGK Racing plugs). I wondered if the garage doing the service hadnt gapped the new plugs properly so I contacted the tuner (who fitted them originally) for advice. Supposedly, they are...
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    S3 400 mile club

    Oh, I've joined the 450 club :) The vast majority of that was sitting on the motorway with cruise control set to 72mph doing a 300 mile round trip to Sheffield.
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    Facelift A3 8v real MPG?

    On motorway driving, whether you do 70 or 80 makes a fair difference. As does whether you are one of the drivers that is constantly on / off the accelerator a bit. Some people are just like that and this style is bad for turbocharged engine economy as it repeatedly spools the turbo.
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    Facelift A3 8v real MPG?

    Sounds probably about right for the conditions you've described. The extra-urban figure is done at constant 56mph, engine already hot, at 20C (something like that). These can be replicated in the same conditions but real world use its hard to get close. I've had 70mpgs in the wifes 1.6 HDI pug...
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    Selling A3 S Line 2.0 TDI with remap ?

    Haha. You're right, forget what i said .. I mean who gives a damn about the new owner.
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    Selling A3 S Line 2.0 TDI with remap ?

    Tricky one. What if they stack the car driving it home and their insurance company find out its been remapped and voids their insurance? If that was me Id be mighty miffed and would want to string you up by the proverbials. You could have it flashed back to standard. However the unsuspecting new...
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    Scorpion downpipe and sports cat

    You also need a remap if you install a sports cat, I believe, or the ecu won't be happy and will throw up errors.
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    S3 cam belt or timing chain ?

    Sounds like a blessing and you now have a better car :)
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    Replacing Xenon Bulbs

    One of my bulbs headlight has gone (passenger side), annoyingly, or rather thats what the car says has gone so I hope its that and not something else. Anyway, I was looking at youtubes on how to change the bulb and one of them said take the wheel arch liner out and then the access hole is right...
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    S3 cam belt or timing chain ?

    I'm amazed they are selling the car with an obviously knackered clutch. I'm guessing they were hoping someone would drive it without booting it and not notice. Awful dealer.
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    S3 cam belt or timing chain ?

    As said. If you buy a manual (as I did) factor into the cost that will probably need to replace the clutch at some point soon. Not all the clutches are total crap but most of them are. Get an uprated one fitted (tuning or not) dont bother refitting the stock rubbish. Yes the auto box is quicker...
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    Timing might be out - misfires?

    yep, tell me about it :weary:
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