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  1. sparkysi90


    Hi all, Right... Last week I was giving the s3 an... Enthusiastic drive round truxton race circuit! At about 15:30 enging managmeman light comes on, that's the end of that... Read the codes it saying MAF. luckily I had a spare at home so I put this in and the lights go and car feels ok. On the...
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    What 1.8 engine for S3?

    Evening all I'm looking at getting an engine for a rebuild project. Car has a BAM engine at present and I would like the swap to be as easy as possible. I assume that going large port head would be worth going for if I'm doing this. So what would be the best engine to buy as a base for the...
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    Brake pedal problem

    Evening all I have had a look at previous threads and havnt found exactly what I need. I fitted all new brakes to the s3 yesterday, put the Leon cupra r brembos on new disks and pads all round. I Bled all the callipers and flushed through 1.5litres of fluid. Now when I depress the brake pedal...
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    Clutch and flywheel kit?

    Hi guys As the title clutch is gone and looking for a SMF kit. ECP do a valeo one which is cheap also looked at CG Motorsport ones? power wise I'm just at stage one what kits do you recommend? Thanks Simon
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    Bad vibration??

    Hi I have just fitted eibach ARB'S Bilstein b8s and eibach springs to my s3 new drop links too. To fit the front ARB i had to take the subframe down and release the dog bone mount etc. (dog bone is red diesel one fitted a month or so back) Since I have done this the car vibrates alot on idle...
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    Stance plus tie bars??

    Hi guys I have been looking for some cheaper alternatives to the forge part and stumbled across these.... Anybody have any experience with them? Thanks for you help in advanced!!
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    MOT fail on emissions help?

    Hi all just after a bit of advice read alot about the dalt code but would just like to hear what u guys think. MOT failed on emissions Vcds brings up 17861 - exhaust gas temp sensor 1 (g235) p1453 - 35-00 - open or short to plus The guy at garage recons it could be the lamda sensor am I right...
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    S3 vagcom faults please help!!

    Hi guys my engine management light came on yesterday so had a friend with vagcom run a scan today and iv attached the results. Can anyone help me as to what could be the problem with the 3 engine errors and possibly solutions for the problems? Thanks
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    s3 rear end problems?!?!

    Hi guys New to this so forgive me if this has been answerd... I have searched and only found one post that didn't really answer my problems!.. I purchased an s3 2002 reg and turns out the rear tyres seem worn on the outside more than the inside assuming the camber is out (car hasn't been...