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    Sold Avus Silver 2003 8L S3 - high factory spec & modified

    Hi, Looking to upgrade to another car and going through the PX v sale debate. For a quick sale the following car is for sale at £3000. Avus Silver 2003 S3, alloy mirrors, sun roof, full leather, centre arm rest, heated seats, piano inserts and all the other usual refinements. Car was...
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    Help - Replacement Front Drop Links for Car lowered with Coilovers

    Coilovers strike again ! I have (I think) FK coilovers which have different front drop links to OEM. My car has failed its MOT due to failure of these - the garage can't source replacements as they don't have a part number or equivalent and their suppliers can't match them by length. Has...
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    Just Renewed - Audi S3 Modified, comparison

    In case it helps anyone ... The car is 2003 S3, modified (turbo, ecu, chimney, wheels, suspension, induction), north west, 2 named drivers, 10k mileage, drive other cars 3rd party, like for like excess and cover etc. SKY I have been with Sky for many years (with the odd break) and have never...
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    Cambelt Change & Sensor Code Fault - Advice Required

    Just after some advice really ... Took my 2003 8L S3 to a non-VAG specialist (no told you so comments please) to have the leaking water pump replaced along with a timing belt for good measure. The car also required the MOT and various others things so it made sense to have it all done at my...
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    Nice Surprise (full closure alarm)

    Well I was just playing about at the weekend on the card and thought I'd see if the sunroof would close automatically. Previous full closure alarms I have used would close the windows and roof automatically when setting the alarm or locking the doors so I assumed my S3 didn't have it ... Anyway...
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    S3 8L Renewal with modifications ...

    I just renewed my insurance and thought I'd share the information ... Car is a 2003 8L S3 low mileage with the following mods ... Aftermarket BBS style wheels Coil over suspension Forge front mount intercooler Milltek SS exhaust and sports cats GTRS turbocharger and ancilliary piping etc. Air...
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    Fix Nearside Number Plate Light & Tailgate Switch

    So my nearside number plate light and nearside tailgate switch weren't working. I suspected this was probably electrical and seems quite common so decided to diagnose and fix. I had also noticed the number plate light had been an advisory on a couple of MOT's so again something that hadn't been...
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    Identifying Map/Tune on 8L S3 ?

    Quick question which I haven't found on the search or the net yet ... How easy is it to identify the Map/Tune that is in the ECU ? I am trying to establish who's tune it is as a starting point ... I am using various tools (including Nefmoto, WinOLS, Unisettings etc.) and will explore further...
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    OBD Diagnostics, Bluetooth etc.

    I don't want to setp on any VCDS toes but am just going to list my experiences with OBD stuff a bit ... To start ... I have been impressed with this forum and the level of knowledge and also the different approach to tuning, diagnostics and maintenance of the VAG cars given the OBD features in...
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    My S3 experiences so far with driveability & diagnosis

    The story so far ... I have been playing about with my S3 recently ... I've had it 3 weeks and it has the GTRS eliminator with FMIC, decats and Milltek and it just felt a bit laggy. Very quick above 3.5-4k revs but laggy below. I had to stir the gears up a bit to get the best out of it - and I...
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    My First Mod (ambient lighting)

    Well I started with a simple one ... After reading some great articles on here and discovering about the ambient light LED which you can buy at Audi I ordered one yesterday and fitted it today in the overhead interior light fitting ... Chesire Oaks Audi ordered the part (8E0 919 063 A) for me...
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    Hello Everyone - new 2003 S3 8L Owner

    Hi folks, I thought I'd say hi as I have been lurking around here for a while but I just purchased a 2003 8L Avus Silver S3 from the North East on 12 April. I didn't look at loads of cars but did my research and scouring of various places and found one which I thought ticked all my boxes -...
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