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  1. J

    Whining or high pitched noise

    My car has exactly the same noise I think. If I slip the car into neutral or put the clutch in and rev it you can hear it too. The noise seems to get louder and higher pitched with the increasing revs. It is very noticeable when engine braking too. I asked my local Audi dealer to have a look at...
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    Engine flaws

    The only common issues that I am aware of (fairly new S1 owner) is the wastegate rod rattle. From what I was told is that it doesn't hurt the engine at all, just a weird metallic scraping noise that you may hear under WOT. You may also get the fuel pipes rattling against the bodywork in the...
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    Whining noise

    I had a similar issue previously along with a ticking noise when the AC would just on Auto mode. Was quoted £1400 to have the recirculation flap changed under the dash. I decided I'd leave it as I'm cautious that by them taking the dash out the car will be filled with even more rattles. They...
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    Whining noise

    Good to hear! I'll probably be grabbing some winter wheels at some point, so I won't feel so bad wasting nice summer tyres in the winter
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    Whining noise

    I had the Contact 5s on a previous car of mine and I liked them a lot. I've not tried the Pirellis or Michelins, but I probably will eventually. The Bridgestone Potenzas that are on the car at the moment are awful, they slide far too much
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    Whining noise

    Yeah, my wastegate does the rattle that sounds like a wire brush being pulled across the ground, but it only does it once a month. Audi told me it was just something I'd have to live with because the wastegate rod actuator clip "fix" doesn't work on the S1 apparently. It's going into a VAG...
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    Whining noise

    Unfortunately not, it's a 2015, and I bought it privately. I'm guessing it would require a turbo rebuild, which is never cheap?
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    Whining noise

    Hi all, Since I've owned my S1 it has had a whining noise that sounds like it is coming from the engine. The pitch and volume increase as you accelerate, it does it in all gears and if you slip it into neutral it does the same when revving. It's a very subtle wizzing noise, however recently I...
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    Calliper Spring Cover

    Perfect. Was a little worried that the springs would drop out when I removed them. Cheers!
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    Calliper Spring Cover

    My S1's front calliper spring covers (possibly the wrong terminology, the metal piece that has the S1 decal on them. Image attached) decals have faded and the black painted area is looking a bit worse for wear. I have polished them previously and ceramic coated them but they are beyond saving...
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    Machine polish, Ceramic Coating & Detailing

    If I could, I would've gone down that route, but it costs so much!
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    Machine polish, Ceramic Coating & Detailing

    One of the first things I did when I bought my S1 was spending a good 3 days in the garage machine polishing and then ceramic coating the car. In terms of how easy to wash the car, it is so worth it. People claim ceramic coatings are some unscratchable coating that is indestructible and will...
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    S1 Nav upgrade

    Glad I'm not the only one who thinks they're mad. In response to them claiming my car doesn't have the nav prep option ticked, I have sent my optional equipment part numbers which are printed in the boot of the car. It has the code "7Q4", which is the code for "satellite navigation preparation"...
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    S1 Nav upgrade

    Hi all. I am currently talking to a dealer about having the Audi MMI Sat Nav fitted to my S1. My S1 has the sat nav prep option and the MMI system with the 2 SD card slots. When talking to the dealer, they quoted me close to £700 for the sat nav card and authentication because, and I quote "the...
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    Clutch slip in 6th gear

    I've got this exact issue on my 30k miles S1, but it only happened in 4th gear once and I can not get the car to slip again. When stationary and in neutral you can hear chatter from under the car too, which makes me think the throwout bearing could be on its way out. The clutch also clunks going...
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    Buying an S1 Aluminium gear knob?

    Amazing. Thanks for replying. I've ordered some Halfords hose clip pliers for the job, hopefully, they will do it good enough
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    Buying an S1 Aluminium gear knob?

    I am looking at ordering one of these and I'm just wondering if the gearstick comes with a replacement metal clip that holds it on? Sorry to bother!
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    Nano grey S1

    Your car is the one that made me realise I needed a nano grey S1! I remember you posting the pre-collection photos of your car and I then decided I didn't want a Daytona grey one. A lovely car you have!
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    Nano grey S1

    I ended up buying one from Cardiff with 27,000 miles a month ago (a week after my parents bought a nano grey S3, so the driveway is embarrassingly matchy now!). It has part-leather seats but they aren't too bad actually. The car is perfect except from a clunk from the front right suspension...
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    Nano grey S1

    Thanks. I ended up buying a nano grey S1 with the part-leather seats last week from a private seller. Will be switching in some super sport seats eventually :yes:
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