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    Diverter Valve testing

    Sure, but this is new and it didn't sound like this before. It was off the road and garaged for a couple of months. Once put back on the road it had developed this extra noise. Its hard to describe other than like using a high pressure airline into a metal bucket?
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    Diverter Valve testing

    Great - thanks. One less thing to replace...
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    Diverter Valve testing

    Hi, I have been researching the S3 PCV system (BAM engine) as I am trying to fix a whooshing sound when the turbo spools. So far I have repaired 2 split hoses under the inlet manifold, but it still makes the sound. I'm in the process of checking all hoses, TIP etc. and found the PCV valve near...
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    Boot plinth/handle material

    Awesome, thanks - will crack on with mine
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    Boot plinth/handle material

    Its plastic? How is mine corroding if it plastic :) Thanks for the part numbers and info
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    Boot plinth/handle material

    Hello - the boot handle/plinth that sits above the rear number plate and houses the boot lock and plate lights: is it made of steel or aluminium? I'm assuming aluminium as I have a bit of white bubbling corrosion. Does anyone have the right name and part number please? Or is it a simple treat...
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    Polish or wax

    Ah ok - thanks
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    Polish or wax

    I have a Nogaro blue S3 too. Deep clean and finish I wash, clay, apply Auto Finesse - Tripple All In One then Autoglym HD wax. Looks fantastic and lasts while.
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    Polish or wax

    Superb looking car. Just a question about the headlights: is there a black 'insert' around the edge of the headlight lens between the bumper and wing? If so is this a standard part or custom?
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    Gearbox Oil Query

    I picked up a TT thread and it was mentioned in there. Looking at the Redline products there are light, medium and heavy - no idea on any of this. You?
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    Gearbox Oil Query

    Has anyone used the Redline Shockproof oil in the gearbox?
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    Correct Alloy Respray Colour?

    I tried the Wurth stuff but had terrible results. And I am not the only one with the same issue according to the internet.
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    OBD2 bluetooth dongle but what android app?

    Carista works on iOS
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    Xenon adjustment - what version of VCDS?

    Thanks Tufty. Tom I did try a manual adjustment but it keeps dropping back to the low position.
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    Xenon adjustment - what version of VCDS?

    I had to take my headlights off the car, split the lens and clean inside due to some residue on the lens. This all went really well and the lights were rebuilt and put back on the car with no issues. The only thing I have now is the near side light is too low. Having read up on adjustments it...
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    Car Insurance

    Shop around or tell your current insurer to do better. I did and it saved me £50 and was cheaper than any other insurer (£178, standard S3, 10 years NCD, protected, FC, additional driver, inc. legal cover, £210 excess)
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    brake light warning caused by brake switch?

    I used to get random bulb warnings when pressing the brake peddle. Changing the brake light switch made no difference. Removing my LED sidelight bulbs and replacing with bright normal bulbs fixed it for me though. And they were CANBUS LED's too.
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    Restoring plastic colour

    I use Aerospace 303 on the scuttle panel.
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    What have you done today?

    Just replaced the auxiliary water pump and am now in the middle of taking apart my Xenon headlights (due to dirt on the inside - sigh). So my bumper is off and front end wrapped in a tarp due to rain. Need to buy a heat gun but Screwfix have a 2kw one for a tenner. Also fixed a few sill issues...
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