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  1. Nessy

    Help! Anyone here changed their A3 8P BKD cam belt themselves?

    As an update, I’ve checked on www.oemepc.com , and it looks as if even had I gone the Genuine route I’d have come unstuck! As can be seen , my car has idler 03G 109 244A for item 20, it’s the original engine for the car and the car was built early Nov 2006, registered here in the UK later that...
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    Help! Anyone here changed their A3 8P BKD cam belt themselves?

    No need to apologise, really appreciate your help today! Hopefully this thread may help someone in the future with a BKD and doing the same job! Cheers
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    Help! Anyone here changed their A3 8P BKD cam belt themselves?

    I couldn’t have used the new pulley from the kit today as the hole in the middle is too small ,lol. I wasn’t about to use that old pulley again , so it’s just a case of sit and wait until the correct kit arrives . Like I said earlier , the only difference between the kits is this problematic...
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    Help! Anyone here changed their A3 8P BKD cam belt themselves?

    Cheers . Yes I take your point about Genuine parts but I thought I’d be OK with INA, the last cam belt was done with Genuine parts and all the pulleys coming off are marked INA.... Did my TT with a Gates kit last Spring and that job was a breeze. I’ve taken a pic of the 2 idlers , mines the type...
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    Help! Anyone here changed their A3 8P BKD cam belt themselves?

    Thanks all, I was being a spanner . Once I got that far right bolt outI realised that it didn’t go through the pulley . The only problem I have now as I’m putting it all back together is that the hole in the centre of the big idler pulley in my kit is smaller than the one I’ve just taken off ...
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    Help! Anyone here changed their A3 8P BKD cam belt themselves?

    Hi, In a bit of a pickle! I’m changing the cam belt etc of my A3 and have hit a real snag. In the process of removing the old belt I’ve just realised that when I come to do everything back up , I won’t be able to access the nut on the belt tensioner to torque it up properly! Due to the stupid...
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    2002 TT roadster convertible top handle

    I used to find that when I first acquired my roadster it was initially difficult to get the handle to release , I then realised that I was trying to do it too quickly and that a good (and slow) firm press on the button was all that was required.
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    Audi A3 8P - Xeon Retrofit Issue

    Its coming back to me now , please remember I did this job 4 years ago so exact procedure is a bit hazy...... I think that I had to move one of those pins around in the Xenon connector , yes there was 1 more pin present than in the halogen connector but the pin location for the wire feeding the...
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    Audi A3 8P - Xeon Retrofit Issue

    The wiring to the Xenon height adjuster motors is totally different to the halogen ones , and also the motors are physically different (shape and size). When I did the same job (going from halogens to single Xenons ) it was plug & play but I did have to adapt the halogen height adjustment motors...
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    Creaky Cab roof

    There are various makes of proprietary rubber seal conditioners , I used a Sonax one recently to do all the roof seals on my TT. Did a great job , the seals were good before and even better afterwards...
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    Has anyone here enabled TPMS on their older A3 8P?

    No, I just deactivated it after a while! Would still be interested in it if instructions as to how to wire it in turned up.....
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    A3 TDI 1.6 TDI and 2.0TDI (140PS) Dual Mass Flywheel

    Fair enough , but my A3 has a Superchips re-map fitted and so is probably pushing 170-180bhp. Like I said, it was only a noisy release bearing that forced all the work at 173K miles and everything clutch and flywheel-related appeared fine. The juddering had been present ever since I bought the...
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    A3 TDI 1.6 TDI and 2.0TDI (140PS) Dual Mass Flywheel

    What exactly do you mean by dual mass flywheel failure? I think sudden total failure of the flywheel is rare. In the case of my 140 bhp A3 , the clutch release bearing became extremely noisy at 173K miles and so a new clutch kit was fitted to replace the factory original . When everything was...
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    2011 S3 oil consumption

    Engines do use some oil , some more than others. The car handbook will tell you what the max oil consumption should be e.g 1 litre per thousand miles or whatever . I check my oil level weekly , and if a drop or two is needed then I add some, even then , I never use more than 1.5 litres in 9K...
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    Headlight bulbs (D3S)

    Just take bumper off and go from there.... It sounds a massive job but it really isn’t, after you’ve done it once you realise that trying to do jobs in other ways eg by going via arch liners can actually take longer . Now that I’ve done the bumper a few times I can get it off in about 30...
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    Engine undertray.

    I didn’t see that,lol. I guess the convertible one somehow adds rigidity , it’s very thick aluminium like the one in the link .
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    Engine undertray.

    The 8P convertible has a factory plate like that , instead of the flimsy plastic under tray that we’re talking about. They are a complete pain in the **** , being held on IIRC by about 20 screws in 3 different sizes, and taking about 10 minutes of graft to remove & replace . Give me the plastic...
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    Headlight bulbs (D3S)

    Good work . Mine were a nightmare too and I had headlamp in my lap!
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    Engine undertray.

    But isn’t the transfer box and gubbins associated with the prop etc for the quattro system located near the offside driveshaft flange coming out from the gearbox? That’s nowhere near where the under tray fits. I still reckon the eBay tray would fit,lol.
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