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  1. Daveyonthemove

    I've sold the S3!

    Having owned it for 3 years and reviving it from a cosmetically neglected car, with some mechanical upkeep, I have invested a small fortune into a car I grew to love very quickly and it has wanted for nothing. Unfortunately, a career change has meant my normal walk to work of 2 miles has been...
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    Timing chain running out of time?

    Sorry for the click-bait style title, but if it gets the right person to read it then.. not sorry. Had a few recent issues with the S3 and as a result I've been playing closer attention to any little noise or handling issue. Tonight, whilst sorting an issue with a headlight fault code I...
  3. Daveyonthemove

    Coding out Brake wear sensor?

    I recently had the wear sensor flash p on my dash, and it won't go away. The pads on all four corners have plenty of meat left on them, they were all changed less than 50k miles ago. Upon inspection, the cable on the wear sensor has been flapping around and made contact with the disc, and...
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    P0321 error code, S3 8P 2006

    At exactly 144444 miles today my car started playing up. Pulling out of a junction and hitting 2k rpm, the car felt like it hit a wall. Rev counter bounced down and back up, car back fired and ESC lights lit up! Got to my destination a mile away and parked up and car was idling at 1200rpm...
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    Failed window regulator? 2006 S3

    Tonight I attempted to lower my drivers side window and heard an almighty 'crack' and the window failed to move. I can hear the motor working when the switch is activated, so I don't think the motor has failed. I have pulled the fuse on the window so I don't accidentally move anything inside the...
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    Front springs. OEM or Eibach Pro? S3 8P 3door

    As the title suggests, I'm looking for advice on the Eibach pro springs vs stock springs for the front of my S3. I am replacing the rear springs and shocks (parts sat waiting to be fitted) with OEM parts as some 3rd party parts made the car feel awful, and I decided that the fronts might as well...
  7. Daveyonthemove

    Any tips for fitting a boot seal?

    Earlier in the year I thought I had cured a water leak in the boot by using some clear sealant around the boot seal. At some point a previous owner must have removed it, and managed to kink it along the top so it had a small gap where water was making it's way into the boot area, so I have...
  8. Daveyonthemove

    Who makes S3 suspension components

    Does anybody know what brand the Genuine OEM springs and shocks are from Audi? I'm going to replace mine and I've been quoted £350. I'm ok with the price, but if I can identify who makes the parts and supplies them to Audi, I'm sure I can save a few quid. I'm not interested in lowering kits...
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    Back end feels loose. S3 8p 2006

    My S3 doesn't feel right at the moment, at high or low speeds. Almost like the rear wants to topple when cornering. Over rough town roads at 30mph or less, it feels unsettled. Early this year we discovered that the rear shocks were past their best. Bump stops were turning to dust and rebound...
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    S3 8P drivers door card clips (2006)

    Can anyone help me track down the clips that I might need for the drivers side (RHD) door card on my 2006 S3? I have the dreaded door lock module issue, and for now I am having to leave the car unlocked (it's secure where it's parked!) which isn't ideal. I have the replacement module, and have...
  11. Daveyonthemove

    Rear bushes needed. Suggestions? S3 8P

    I've just had a 4 wheel alignment done on my car, and despite most of the components being seized up suggesting it hadn't been done by previous owners, the garage was able to free up all the parts, but unable to get the rears to align correctly due to the bushes being worn and in need of...
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    Genuine S3 front coil springs, Part number?

    Having recently discovered that both rear coil springs had the common break, they were replaced along with the shocks (they were practically useless) and now the car feels completely different. When going over a speed bump, the front feels spongey in comparison to the rear, which feels very...
  13. Daveyonthemove

    Error free LED issues, resolved

    I recently fitted an Error Free (Canbus compatible) LED in place of my useless halogen reverse light bulb. Unfortunately, upon starting the engine I immediately get a bulb error warning on the dash relating to this bulb. Putting the car into reverse for a few seconds usually clears this fault...
  14. Daveyonthemove

    Aircon fault.

    I noticed today that my aircon didn't seem to be getting cold. I had it regassed last year before the summer arrived, and it's been working perfectly. It's left on all year round and the temp is usually left alone between 16 and 18 (I hate being hot). I did a fault scan and got this: Does...
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    Fault scan advice please?

    I've recently been having intermittent headlight issues where the car flags up a fault with the left headlight every time the car is started and it fails to light up until the lights are turned off and on again, and then it works and stays on. I decided to run a fault scan to see if there was...
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    Which headlights fit 2006 S3 8P?

    I've recently started to have headlight issues and think it could be down to a ballast on it's way out. As I have the original headlights with the halogen DRL's which look awful and LED's trigger a bulb out warning, I'm thinking I may just buy a set of newer/facelift headlights to get an LED DRL...
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    Stock rear shocks for S3 3-door

    Has anyone out there in Audi land got some good numbers for the parts needed to replace the rear shocks on a 2006 S3? I am not looking to upgrade or lower the car, I just want some standard OEM or equivalent parts in readiness for the MOT in November. ETKA has several different part numbers, but...
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    Headlight washer issue

    As you can see in the picture, I'm missing the 'ball' type washer jet from one of my dual headlight washers. Does anyone know if it can be bought as an individual part, or if I need to buy a complete unit (what is it's name/part number?). If it makes a difference, this is the drivers side (UK...
  19. Daveyonthemove

    Passenger seat airbag ignitor problem

    I've had a light on the dash and the following fault code for a couple of weeks now but only just had the time and weather to take a look at it: 15 Airbag System description: Airbag 9.41 H12 Software number: 8P0959655H Software version: 3720 Hardware number: 8P0959655H Serial number...
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    Rear wiper doing it's own thing

    On random occasions for no reason what-so-ever, my rear wiper gives me a friendly wave and then stays turned off for the rest of the journey. The wiper stalk is set to 'Auto' for the fronts but in the 'off' position for the rear wiper. This happens without the front wiper going, often when it's...
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