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  1. dave_ph

    Just Bought 2012 Audi A3...Fault codes like a Xmas Tree...Please Help Audi Gurus !!!

    Have you cleared the fault codes and see what comes back?
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    Detailing advice for a black, very contaminated car and an inexperienced owner!

    Hi all, As the title suggests, I need advice! basically I’ve just got my A3 and it’s my first black car. It’s 9 years old with 90k miles and doesn’t look like it’s seen a proper polish/decontamination for years. I’ve clayed and polished before, but never a car needing it this badly. My...
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    2007 S3 Purchase! A few questions.

    If you are going to replace the headunit, it makes sense to go aftermarket, as mentioned above, the RNS-E's are so out of date now, its money down the toilet, unless you are desperate for the OEM look. I was in a similar boat but have the facelift so got the Aux port and had bluetooth already...
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    Replacing CR engine with a PD engine (ideas)

    I'd be inclined to try and find the extra for the CR engine as its a more reliable and efficient unit. Not sure if it was on the A3 PD 2.0 tdi engines, but in the B7 A4 they had those damn oil balance shafts which would wear and stave your turbo of oil. I replaced them pre-emptively which cost...
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    S3 MPG - what are you guys doing??

    When I had my S3's I only averaged between 18-20mpg and around 220-250miles a tank. I was mainly doing shorter journeys though or spirited runs. That being said, it was still abmissmal lol. With cruise control on at 70mph it would do around 30-32mpg and drop like a stone after. At 80mph it was...
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    Well over the weekend I finished doing my own little way of avoiding the need to change the headunit while allowing my phone to play music and act as a sat nav so this is what I came up with: The phone charges (there is an adapter in the glovebox, as iPhone owners will know, you can't have...
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    Ah brill thanks for letting me know, I'll have a look into that then!
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    Back in an 8P3

    I’ll have a look at that then, need to get some radio keys anyway
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    Back in an 8P3

    I had the hybrid merc so it had a 190bhp 2.0 tdi and 120bhp electric. It was under 6 seconds to 60 and accelerated really strong, was very good for a small engine. Not sure what their big diesels are like, I’m a sucker for the Audi BiTDI
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    Possible rattle at low RPM in 2nd/3rd gear (DSG Gearbox)

    Right found the problem. It did happen in neutral but wasn’t quite as prominent! In case any one else has a similar issue, I found it’s the air intakes at the front of the engine bay which guide the air into the air box. The plastic doesn’t fit snug together so it vibrates at that specific rpm...
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    Back in an 8P3

    This afternoon a couple cables arrived so I started my little alternative to DAB radio an Sat Nav (aka using my phone!) I got a flat 3.5mm aux cable with a right angled plug at one end and ran that through the centre console into the back of the glove box. I had to drill a little hole by the...
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    Back in an 8P3

    Thanks Sandra
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    I just scanned mine with VCDS to check all was well. The only error is about the air quality sensor on the Auto HVAC controller: 3 Faults Found: 01592 - Air Quality Sensor (G238) 007 - Short to Ground - Intermittent Freeze Frame: Fault Status: 00100111 Fault Priority: 3 Fault...
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    Back in an 8P3

    Okey cool thanks mate :) I do like the OEM route, however will have to see what it costs
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    Possible rattle at low RPM in 2nd/3rd gear (DSG Gearbox)

    I've spent a bit more time seeing what circumstances bring about this rattle/vibration now which changes things slightly. So it appears it happens in all gears but only between 1100 and 1200 RPM. It's difficult to hear after 4th gear due to road noise hence why I only thought it was in 2nd and...
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    Back in an 8P3

    I've already undertaken one of my to do's and gone after the really annoying rattle in the centre console that sounded like a marble rolling around. A little bit of digging (and frowning at the dirt) revealed.... (its an old style £1 as well so must have been there quite a while!) Anyway a...
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    Back in an 8P3

    Thanks :) Yeah the auto-lights could be a bit of a pipe dream at the mo as was expecting I'd need a new windscreen if the mounting points weren't there. Need a stone to pop up and crack my screen so I can get a new one under insurance! The cruise control I've retrofitted a couple times before...
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    First (part)service by myself

    And when dealers “report” on brake and tread wear what that normally means is they lie saying things are far more worn than they are and quote horrific prices to replace ;)
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    Possible rattle at low RPM in 2nd/3rd gear (DSG Gearbox)

    Hi all, On my A3, I've noticed that it has a plasticy sounding rattle (quite a noticable one) when slowly accelerating away in 2nd and 3rd gear. It only occurs really around the 1000-1200rpm area then disappears and I've not noticed it in other gears. The gearbox is over due an oil service...
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    Back in an 8P3

    Hi all, After a brief stint away from Audi (wholey due to the horrendous customer service from Taunton Audi and then reinforced by the horrendous customer service from Audi UK), I find myself back in an A3! Sob story however, I'm a self employed contractor in the IT world and pre-covid it was...
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