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    Varta E44 Battery from Tayna - Warranty Experiences?

    I have gone to the car this morning and it looks like the battery capacity has become insufficient to start the car. Bought the Varta E44 just over four years ago and it has been great up until today. Has anyone had any experiences getting a refund/replacement battery within the warranty period...
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    VCDS - Check Past SRI Reset Dates?

    Hi, Is it possible to check past SRI Reset Dates with VCDS? Thanks!
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    Rear Caliper Identification - Help Needed

    Hi, I need someone to confirm what calipers these are and which model A3 they came off from - 2.0tdi, 1.6 etc. Also which disc size they are compatible with - 282mm, 255mm Many thanks for all your help.
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    Any A1 185bhp Owners?

    Hi, Thinking about saying goodbye to my A3 and going down the A1 route. Missus wants automatic, I want some power. 185bhp A1 seems to fit the bill. Any happy/unhappy owners here? What's the opinion on the enginge/handling/economy? Any major issues? All input appreciated.
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    Rust - Bottom of Wheel Arch

    I have noticed a bit of rust at the bottom of the near side front wheel arch and on the part of the bit which before the side skirt. Reported it to audi dealership and they said they would get in touch, although it might be due to salt/rocks from the road damaging the paint. Not sure about that...
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    Splash Guards - 1K0 615 311 F & 1K0 615 312 F

    Hi, Would it be possible to confirm that parts number 1K0 615 311 F and 1K0 615 312 F will fit my 04 plate 2.0tdi Audi A3? Rear disc diameter: 255mm Also what is the price including p&p? Many thanks
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    Brake Fluid Type And Quantity - 04 Plate

    Hi, What type of brake fluid is used on 2004 2.0TDI A3? Dot 3? Dot 4? Do you use any particular brands? How much of it is needed when changing? Thanks!
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    VCDS Mobile

    I have seen some information on various online forums as well as on the Ross-Tech website : Ross-Tech: VCDS Mobile Preview Looks interesting.
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    BKD Noise From Engine Chamber When Stationary

    Hi, Recently my car developed a noise when stationary. It sounds like a there was a loose stone in a metal/plastic can. The noise comes from the left side of the engine (where the fuel filter is located). Video below. Can anyone suggest what's wrong? Many thanks
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    New Audi A3 Technology Videos

    I thought I'd share, some videos showing the tech in new A3: Found it on a3-club.net
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    Heat From The Rear Wheels

    Hi, I have noticed recently after driving that there's quite a lot of heat coming out from both rear wheels (brakes perhaps). Could this indicate a problem with handbrake being engaged constantly? I always make sure it's disengaged before driving off and there is no handbrake light on the...
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    2.0 TDI BKD Airbox - Holes At The Bottom???

    Hi, I was replacing the air filter yesterday and have noticed two small holes on the bottom of the airbox - meaning under the air filter, noticed them straight away after I removed the old filter and never noticed them before. Now I am not 100% sure the holes haven't been there before but I...
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    Wiper Blades Cost At Dealership - Have They Gone Up?

    Just bought a full set of wiper blades for my 04 plate A3 from the dealers replacing the ones I bought over a year ago. Set me back £41.03 inc. VAT I could swear the price went up significantly or is my mind playing tricks on me? Anyway they worked perfectly cause there was a bit of a...
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    MAF Replacement on BKD Engine

    It's probably been asked a million times before but I can't seem to find any guides. Do I only need to unscrew two torx screws on the pipe that are facing the cabin or is there anything else I need to unscrew before taking out the old mass airflow unit and replacing it with a new one? If...
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    Hesitation in 3rd gear.

    Hi wonder if someone could help, I have noticed a problem with the A3 when I want to quickly accelerate in 2nd and 3rd gear. Going to about3.5k rpm in 2nd and then quickly changing up to 3rd the car hesitates for up to a second in the third gear and then starts pulling as normal. It's not...
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    CITY POWDERCOATERS - BEWARE!

    I went to Birmingham 3 weeks ago to Citypowdercoaters to get my five alloys refurbished. Very nice guy who works for them, the one I spoke to on the phone before I went, said he'd only take 3-4 days to get them done I said ok, no problem. Next Friday I called and they said wheels are still not...
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    Major or Interim Service?

    My A3 is due it's first service under my ownership and I am wondering whether it's supposed to be the major service or the interim service? What's the difference? Going to Audi Chingford to carry out the job. I will also be changing the cambelt & water pump there on the same day. Anyone had...
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    Loss of power under load, blue smoke, VCDS codes.

    Hi guys, recently my car has developed a problem - when under load (for instance: on 4th gear reaching 3k revs and pushing the accelerator pedal) the engine will noticeably lose power, then car goes into limp mode. A few weeks ago I've noticed car being really smoky, so I took off the...
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    Loss of power under load, blue smoke, VCDS codes.

    Hi guys, recently my car has developed a problem - when under load (for instance: on 4th gear reaching 3k revs and pushing the accelerator pedal) the engine will noticeably lose power, then car goes into limp mode. A few weeks ago I've noticed car being really smoky, so I took off the...
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    Will this fit? A3 2.0 TDI DSG S-Line Sportback Suspension to 3-door manual

    Hi, just a quick question guys. Would a 2008 Sportback 2.0tdi suspension fit my 3door 2004 2.0 tdi? Thanks!!
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