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  1. Pete20vt

    Clutch pedal on the floor!

    Clutch pedal went to the floor while driving this morning, no loud noises or cracks, quick look at the pedal in the dark and both the pedal and the white plastic clip look ok at a glance. Limped the car home with no clutch at all and when I arrived there was a faint smell of burning clutch...
  2. Pete20vt

    Couple of quick questions...

    My S3 has standard 18" Audi alloys on but both fronts need new tyres to get through its MOT ready to be sold so was thinking i might just get new wheels and tyres. So: What offset are the standard 18" (225/40/18) old style RS4 style alloys that come on the S3? Wheres the best place to get...
  3. Pete20vt

    Head Gasket Symptoms?

    I have a very light misting of custard on the oil cap, some small dark specs in the header tank (no custard) and my coolant temp gauge was like a yoyo today. Am i looking at the start of head gasket failure?
  4. Pete20vt

    HELP! Boot Keeps Opening!

    After unlocking the car the boot opens?! I can hear the lock operating as if i'd used the boot open button by the number plate lights. Even if i get out and shut it the motor goes again and it opens again! This obvioulsy isnt good as the motor keeps persisting in opening the boot any time the...
  5. Pete20vt

    Wheres my washer fluid going?

    My car is seemingly loosing 5.9L of washer fluid over night?! Also i've noticed my headlamp washers arent quite closed, they look like they want to push in another 5mm or so, is this related? Its above 0° out there and i 'did' have a strong mix in there so nothing should have been frozen. Also...
  6. Pete20vt

    What Oil?

    Just tried to book my car in for an oil change (not Audi) and was told they don't stock the correct oil, i'm guessing thats because Audi use long life oil? I'd rather do regular changes with a regular oil but what should i stick in there, 5W30 fully synthetic? Also how much will i need, 4L?
  7. Pete20vt

    Fitting Towbar To S3 - Have Towbar Need Info

    Have got one of these: Before i go pulling my bumper off, am i going to find holes under the car to bolt it to or am i going to have to drill my own? Had a quick look under the car earlier but cannot see anything other than the exhaust box and exhaust heatshield, do they have to be removed...
  8. Pete20vt

    Anyone Fitted These Alloys?

    I have a 2003 Red S3 and was thinking of getting a set of these... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400132132945&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT Anyone have any experience with these cheaper replicas, good or bad? Better yet has anyone fitted them to a Red S3 and happen to...
  9. Pete20vt

    S3 Pillar Gauge Pod?

    I need a gauge mount for my S3, anyone have any pics/details of what they're using? Have had a quick search.
  10. Pete20vt

    My car whistles at me....

    Since having the car mapped it whistles under load (4th or 5th), well its more like a quick sharp intake of air briefly at a certain boost level, it comes in very quick, and stops very quick too. Its not a spooling sound and it defo dosnt sound right, and i'm having a right nightmare finding it...
  11. Pete20vt

    Rattle Under Car...

    I don't think for one minute any of you will be able to diagnose my rattle but its really annoying me! I have a very tinny light rattle that seem to come from under the car on the passenger side at the rear, happens when i'm going over bumps or decelerating, so dosnt seem engine/brake/drivetrain...
  12. Pete20vt

    Clutch Pedal Switch Issues...

    My car started revving between gear changes, unplugged the clutch pedal switch gave it a clean and put it back and the problem stopped instantly, but a day later it was playing up again. Fitted a new switch today but no change??!! I'm 99% sure the problem is switch related as it seems to...
  13. Pete20vt

    S3 Towbar

    Anyone have a detachable (stealth) tobwar fitted to an S3? If so, any info would be great as i need to find one.
  14. Pete20vt

    Revs hanging between 1st & 2nd...

    My S3 has a little problem with the revs hanging, especially when giving it a bit of stick between 1st & 2nd gear. Should i be looking at the telescopic switch on the clutch pedal arm or could it be something else?
  15. Pete20vt

    Armrest Stuck...

    My armrest is stuck in the up position (2003 S3), when i press the button it feels like one side is as it should be but the other side is locked. I have no problem taking it apart but cant figure out how to, have popped the circular covers off the sides but the whole assembly is held together by...
  16. Pete20vt

    Facelift?

    I have read the FAQ before posting but couldnt find what im after. I want to know the differences between a facelift and pre facelift S3 before i buy one.
  17. Pete20vt

    Facelift info...

    Am currently looking for an S3, was looking at around a 2003, the imola yellow is growing on me but i can only find them on 1999 & 2000. So my question is, was the S3 facelifted in 2001 and if so what are the differences between a 1999/2000 car and a 2001/2003 car?
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