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    The rear wiper

    Think of the 1kg weight saving as well:think: Why not take the passenger side wiper off as well because you don't look out of that side of the screen? Dave
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    Audi full service history.

    The cheeky hard faced ******! Tell him to shove it where the sun don't shine..."bacup"..hehe. No seriously, he wouldn't get past the first fence in any legal challenge. He's just unlucky, or he's ragged the **** off the car. Dave
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    A3 3.2 Quattro Buyers Guide?

    nah! s3 quicker. dave
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    A3 3.2 Quattro Buyers Guide?

    And try it in manual, both on the stick and on the paddles as well. Dave
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    Is this normal for a 2005 A3 DSG!?!

    You have to physically turn the air con off. Default is on. Dave
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    170 Vs 140 TDI

    Same power and torque as the old engine, so can't imagine why it would feel "more" torquey? But agree with the weight thing, four wheel drive does sap power. Dave
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    New mileage record

    Knocking about I regularly get 29mpg, and on 100mile runs this goes to 39mpg. You boys need to exercise a little right foot control!!! Dave
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    trouble launching stronic

    temp has to 90 as well before it will work. Dave
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    AHHHHHHH!!! Bluefin!!

    He sold his car to a dealer. It's not for him to tell about every little thing wrong with the car! If the dealer had road tested it he would have known it wasn't standard. There is not a snowballs chance in hell of anything coming back on him once the dealer sells it on. There is a very old...
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    Super or Unleaded

    I run the A3 and the Elan on tesco's super, all my old cars, Evo's, Scoobs, and various other performance motors have also used it. Never had a problem. Although near me shell is as cheap including V-max, so I do use that as well. regards
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    Changing Pads..

    As long as you apply pressure slowly there should be no probs! I always take the top off the master cylinder because if it's been topped up, then it will overflow when you push the piston back in.. regards dave
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    Changing Pads..

    You don't even need a winder! Prior to undoing the 2 rear bolts, just wiggle a wide large flat blade screwdriver between the pad and piston and slowly lever it back. (take the top off the brake master cylinder first). Always pump the pedal up after each side has been replaced. The rears may need...
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    B POST COVER

    Cool! Thanks for the reply... regards dave
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    B POST COVER

    Could someone advise me the correct method of removing the "B POST" satin black cover on my 5 door A3? For some strange reason the paint has started flaking, so I thought if I can remove it, I'll flat it down and respray it. regards dave
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    S3 as fast as they say?

    It's the same old story I'm afraid, yes on paper they seem quick, but as has been said you have to rag the **** off you're motor to attempt to get the posted figures....(D.S.G. accepted!) Also a 530d will be very very quick midrange, my old astra (dtuk boxed to 190/300) was quicker than both my...
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