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  1. Nickl

    Cam or Alternator Belt gone?

    Had a look this morning when the engine has cooled off and from what I can tell it looks like the Alternator pulley has slipped off, which has then caused the serpentine belt to melt/snap. Looks like the pulley hit the wind screen washer water reservoir, and took out that small wire which i'm...
  2. Nickl

    Cam or Alternator Belt gone?

    Bit of digging around suggests it might be the serpentine belt? but does this explain the oil message? Managed to strip the remains of most of the belt, and it looks like the pulley has actually come away from where it usually sits, then the heat of the surrounding components has melted the...
  3. Nickl

    Cam or Alternator Belt gone?

    I've just gone to reverse into the garage and as I started to reverse the car made a horrible screeching noise, DIS said turn off engine, low oil pressure. Immediately turned the engine off, opened the bonnet to what looks like the alternator belt has completely shredded… engine bay was roasting...
  4. Nickl

    '16 S3 - Battery issue ideas

    Managed to get hold of vcds, anyone know if usable battery charge is normally working, I.e shows a value? Or comment on anything else this shows ;)
  5. Nickl

    '16 S3 - Battery issue ideas

    You have to get the battery coded these days?! I thought it was normally just a case of re-inputting radio codes, but the last time I changed a battery was a long, long time ago ;)
  6. Nickl

    '16 S3 - Battery issue ideas

    It's a 2016 S3, on it's original battery. Just worried about it cutting out whilst I was driving, there were no warning lights prior, sounds like there could be more to it… just struggling with ideas!
  7. Nickl

    '16 S3 - Battery issue ideas

    Thanks Oli, that's oddly reassuring that it's happened to someone else around the same time too. guess that's my next step then. Guess I could just grab one from halfords, anyone know which modal the OEM battery is? Would the car cut out from having no battery reserves left? Was surprised it...
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    '16 S3 - Battery issue ideas

    Currently sat on the side of a roundabout waiting for the other half to rescue me, fun fun fun! Yesterday I went start my car after leaving it in the garage for a week and no joy, went and grabbed a jump starter from halfords, and the car started straight away, I left it running for 15 mins...
  9. Nickl

    Seat Ibiza - where to buy new alloy from?

    Recently cracked an alloy on our Seat Ibiza, it's on 17" 10 spoke alloys, and really struggling to find a replacement. Are we best just contacting Seat directly? Ebay has a few but all of them look like they'd need to be refurbed. Anyone ever seen an alloy crack like this before?
  10. Nickl

    Panther black S3 sportback

    Not quite sure what you mean…?
  11. Nickl

    Panther black S3 sportback

    Fitted spacers at the weekend in the pouring rain… dedication! Used the jack that comes with the car, slightly terrifying… some after shots with the extra poke!
  12. Nickl

    S3 exhaust tip alignment

    Thanks, no screws or hex bolts then? Saw there's a slight cut out on the bottom of each tip, couldn't really see into the holes though! Guess it's one for the rubber mallet ;)!
  13. Nickl

    Panther black S3 sportback

    Stocked up on plenty of rain-x, keeps the dirt/salt off the rear windscreen, so no need for it ;) Generally wash my car fairly often, so isn't ever a problem, can see how it would be if you were doing lots of miles or didn't wash the car on a frequent basis. The look's worth it for me though...
  14. Nickl

    Panther black S3 sportback

    Decided to remove the black paint from my exhaust tips today, got out the paint stripper, left it for an hour and they came out perfectly, was worried I'd have to get the wire wool out, fortunately not! Exhausts looking shiny again, can also see the rear wiper delete:
  15. Nickl

    Disconnect rear window screen wash pipe?

    Seems that when you remove the rear wiper it automatically stops the function luckily, you're basically removing the pump itself! Have checked and don't seem to be getting any vcds errors either, bonus!
  16. Nickl

    S3 exhaust tip alignment

    Just been washing my car and noticed that the two right exhausts stick out a far bit more than the left two, guessing this isn't normal? Can the tips be adjusted, or moved in anyway, or will it need to goto Audi?
  17. Nickl

    40k service in South West (Bristol/Bath)

    Ended up booking into Tetbury Audi, seemed a lot more switched on! Still £709, broken down as: Major service (Oil, Spark plugs, Filters): £375 Stronic filter/oil: £225 Haldex oil/filters: £109
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    40k service in South West (Bristol/Bath)

    Just wanted to check if anyone had any recommendations for audi servicing around Bristol/Bath? About to hit 40k in the S3 and judging from reviews both Bath and Bristol audi are pretty dire. After a call with their service department I can confirm they don't seem to have any idea what they're...
  19. Nickl

    2014 Glacier White Revo S3

    Ah wicked! I've already removed mine, but was in constant fear of accidentally using the washer and filling my boot with water, so that's great to know!
  20. Nickl

    2014 Glacier White Revo S3

    Looks so much better with the pipe going under the intake instead of over, might have to grab one of those myself! When you did the rear wiper delete did you disconnect the rear washer pipe in the engine bay, or are you just avoiding the rear wiper button ;)?
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