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    Timing belt replacement. How often?

    23k in 5 years? sell the car and get a taxi Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    Transporting alloy wheels in A3 boot

    [emoji108] how's the ride quality? Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    Timing belt replacement. How often?

    if you are aware of what it means if it snaps than you know it's a no brainer, change it. as for the interval, it depends on how the car was originally sold, if it was for a private buyer the interval is shorter in km/miles, if it was a lease the interval is longer... 220k km i think, vs. 120k...
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    The 4th dimension? Presenting my 4th A3...

    front drop links! i changed mine a month or so ago as one of them had some play to it... creaks gone Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    Read the engine sticker at 0:48...

    a 400hp car is a death trap... what would you need that kind of power for? track days aside... Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    disable/change auto stop/start settings

    same as obd11... simple and effective, no splicing of original wires, just plug in and switch off... and buy credits of course... and you're left with a handy tool for finding faults and etc Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    5m old S3, starter motor dead - cause for concern?

    u were just unlucky... obd11 solves the issue with the s/s as you can permanently switch it off [emoji16] Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    Any nuances when changing rear shocks?

    correct, the springs do the heavy bit, shock absorbers do exactly what their name suggests... cars with bad rear shocks are easy to spot, once they drive over a ramp, for instance, the back end of the car doesn't stabilise as it should (pretty much immediately), but keeps going up/down for a...
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    A3 sport back S A 8v 2013 seems jerky

    doesn't have to be on all the time, just remember to have it on every once in a while... Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    A3 sport back S A 8v 2013 seems jerky

    Every car needs to be warmed up prior to heavy use... And the opposite prior to switching off, needs to be cooled down
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    Not so smooth gearchange

    clutch might be on the way out imo and experience. find a steep road, drive uphill, second gear slow drive and then floor it... you will be able to notice if clutch is slipping or not... if the revs go up but the car isn't speeding up accordingly, change the clutch or be prepared to do it soon...
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    Dash clock lights

    had the same until i engaged scandi drl, now it doesn't dim as the back position lights are on with the front drl Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    OE Fan windscreen jets for A3

    agreed. after 4 days of usage, the mist+jet combo means the whole windshield is covered immediately thus the wipers don't start in the dry bit meaning far less streaks and less fluid being used Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    OE Fan windscreen jets for A3

    http://brotek.co.uk/store/p54/Genuine_VAG_heated_fan_Washer_jets_.html These ones have A6 printed on them, also jet direction can be adjusted up/down, no issues whatsoever
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    OE Fan windscreen jets for A3

    installed the a6 washer jets this morning, bought using the link posted above... plug and play, still getting 3 main jets + the mist per washer... imho a 100 times better than it was, covers the whole windshield instead of just 6 points... I'm happy Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    Door seal - repair or replace

    Breakers yard for a new used seal
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    Should I repair my "totaled" car?

    All pillars are f'd, salvage what you can, recycle the rest
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    What have you done to your 8V today?

    wooden board/plank under the axle stand if not on solid ground to stop ot from sinking into ground Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    OE Fan windscreen jets for A3

    i ordered brotek earlier today so we'll know soon Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    What have you done to your 8V today?

    different philosophies, vw are people cars- as the name says... audi is premium vw so no wonder you get less for more Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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