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  1. SM18

    Fault code 04987, glow plug 4?!

    Hi all, have a fault code produced via Carista reader 04987. On a different reader I get P0674 glow plug 4 cylinder circuit. to which I guess is the case of a glow plug change? They haven’t been changed previously to my knowledge. (80,000 miles). Just wondering if anyone has had the same...
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    Servicing

    @Fatbloke your service schedule is up my street, my golf from years ago, got full service every 5000k as I was bombing up to Huddersfield every Weekend from Norwich to see the mrs at uni, and having a HGV company use the diesel we have in our own yard decided on doing the service a lot more...
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    Servicing

    Decided to stick with main dealers. He can match TPS price, and that’s using Castrol Edge, which he stocks as well as quantum, Norwich Audi recommends Castrol over Quantem. Both meet the spec obvs but Castrol seems to stay oilier for longer if that makes sense. I do agree with him, I’ve used...
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    Servicing

    Decided to try TPS for a change, although they only supply quantum oil which they told me is what VW Audi use, yet my oil filler cap says VW recommends Castrol which is what I’ve been using. I’m sure both meet requirements but I have chopping and changing oil. Surely VW needs to stick with one...
  5. SM18

    Servicing

    Ah I’ll try them, still unsure about euro car parts though?!
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    Hi there, I went to Audi in the end, was a sensor sticking.. so was replaced and DPF regen. The...

    Hi there, I went to Audi in the end, was a sensor sticking.. so was replaced and DPF regen. The backstreet garage claimed to replace sensor, not sure if they did or not? Maybe Audi have to reset the ECU once new sensor on, I wouldn’t have said so? You still experiencing it?
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    Servicing

    Hi all, just wondering peoples thoughts on Eurocarparts? Since owning the wife’s Audi A3 always bought genuine service parts and serviced my self (have a vat registered company with a workshop) so not an every day car mechanic but deal with trucks etc. I’ve used Eurocarparts before and got...
  8. SM18

    Rear quarter window removal

    Yeah I think I might leave well alone, it’s not really noticeable, but it’s just I know it’s there
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    Rear quarter window removal

    Does anyone know how to remove rear quarter window on 5dr a3? I’m being fussy as the rubber trim has been hacked by previous owner and I’ve found a replacement from breakers. If it’s a big job I may just leave rather than pulling my car apart. I’m fairly good with trim removal, I’ve change...
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    A3 wheel colour

    I think I’m being fussy tbh, it’s not kerb marks, just a few spots almost seems like it’s been scorched. And I think one wheel has maybe been touched up previously. I can get the paint from a automotive paint supplier, they said they’ll want etch priming etc. Think I’ll wait until I’m in need of...
  11. SM18

    Diesel additives and cleaners

    does anyone use redex stp diesel cleaners / dpf cleaner? Are they worth it? I would say 7/10 times I fill up I use the better diesel. Only ever fill up with bp or shell. Are those additives just a gimmick?
  12. SM18

    A3 wheel colour

    Mine are 8Z8 brilliant silver, so will order some paint when they need doing
  13. SM18

    A3 wheel colour

    I’ve found the code, but surely it’s not water based? And I’ve got a pretty good paint supplier near me who mix all automotive paints so I’ll try them
  14. SM18

    A3 wheel colour

    hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows what the paint code is for standard Audi alloy silver wheels is. Mine are all okay, but the backs look like they may need spraying up before they get real bad. Any help would be great Thanks
  15. SM18

    What Detailing / Car Care Products Have You Bought / Ordered Today?

    Does anyone recommend a decent interior shampoo to get rid of dog slobber?
  16. SM18

    Facelift Window tints

    Nice car! I think I will go factory. Call me crazy but factory always seem like it’s got a slight green tint to it, rather than gloss black for the boy racers. I’ve decided factory, if it’s not quite dark enough then so be it as it’s gonna be better than clear glass, and my wife drives it most...
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    Facelift Window tints

    Ah okay, the place I’m using does it for main dealers, I might go to what he said is factory. It’s hard to tell true colour as his testers all hung up against white gloss tiles in a well lite workshop. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. SM18

    Facelift Window tints

    @Adam14 do you know what percent yours is? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Carista App Now Avaliable For the 8V A3/S3 - PFL & FL Covered

    Bummer! Anything that does, except vcds? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Carista App Now Avaliable For the 8V A3/S3 - PFL & FL Covered

    Can you use the app to release electric handbrake? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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