Recent content by mastertech

  1. M

    I AM ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS!!!

    such a shame, going on some of the comments made in this post we are getting more like the states every day. nuff said "have a nice day".
  2. M

    I AM ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS!!!

    the manufacturer states that the vehicle when presented for geometry check/adjust should be fitted with its original wheels,standard ride height and tank full of fuel.attaching a clamp to an alloy wheel is always a dodgy process but with a soft powder coated finish it must be near impossible to...
  3. M

    Burning oil smell

    Hi stebed this is a notoriously oily engine,the first thing i would check mate is the breather pipe which runs from one head to the other.take off the engine cover and you will see it.its plastic and ribbed,it gets very brittle after time and it will probably be split somewhere.costs around 60...
  4. M

    Stealer Stick Up

    some kind of perspective on the issue maybe.when you took your car in with the engine light on surely the technician didnt just lift the bonnet and say "its the coolant cap guv".he would have to of spent time finding out what the fault is,this would be included in the labour charged by the...
  5. M

    DV valve for S3

    Just something to think about mate.Diverter valves are designed to aid performance by keeping the turbo spinning when throttle is closed(when accelerating).The blow off type valves do not so actually you are hindering performance.You can get a performance diverter valve made by forge i...
  6. M

    Poor chippin job

    Saw an s3 today that had been chip tuned BADLY.Car sprouted a leak on passenger floor carpet.On further inspection the plastic cover at the bottom of the screen was not fitted correctly allowing rain water to pour through the pollen filter into the car.When i lifted the cover to fit it back i...
  7. M

    3 Bleeps and ((!)) Signal on start up, sometimes!

    what colour is the warning symbol yellow or red?
  8. M

    Worn out dashboard lights etc

    no mate part of the complete dash insert.
  9. M

    airbag warning light stays on

    THE AIRBAG SYSTEM WILL NEVER GO OFF WHEN IT SHOULDNT.MANY SAFE GUARDS BUILT IN TO PREVENT THIS.YOU HAVE LOTS OF IGNITERS ON THE CAR(ONE PER AIRBAG)WHO SERVICES YOUR CAR?SOUNDS LIKE HE DOESNT KNOW WHAT HES DOING,WOULDNT LET HIM TOUCH MY AIRBAG SYSTEM.YOU NEED TO GE A PRINT OF THE FAULT CODE ITS...
  10. M

    tyre pressures

    hi carl its rsw,did they do a good job of the refirb?
  11. M

    3 Bleeps and ((!)) Signal on start up, sometimes!

    what year and model is your car
  12. M

    air leak noise s3

    the turbo is fitted right next to the bulkhead which in effect is just behind the dash.this could be normal turbo noise(do you know anyone with the same type of vehicle to compare?)or you may have a poor hose connection or split hose.i repaired an s3 last friday that had a cracked...
  13. M

    Tdi 130 hesitation problem

    the cutting out and running for 5 seconds was worst case.the most common symptom is when backing off the throttle and reaplying it gives you a hesitation because there is too much egr.
  14. M

    Rear washer pipe split in engine bay

    yes its curved so it clears the bonnet.
  15. M

    Rear washer pipe split in engine bay

    yes,just by the air filter there is some black truncking which is connected to the plenum chamber(this is where the plastic cover is that houses your washer jets).open the truncking and your washer pipe is inside.it has a push fit joint that continuosly comes apart,best thing to do is cut off...
Top