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    S4 B8.5 brake upgrade

    Hi All, Looking at replacing the discs and pads on the front of our S4, current set up is OEM. Was thinking of installing Vagbremtechnic J hook along with either OEM or DS performance pads, would be good to know your thoughts on the proposed set up or any suggested alternative. Does anyone...
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    Steering & Seat vibration ???

    Or it could be the window seal out of alignment...... unbalenced indicator....... Faulty door lock.......... Where do these people come from?????? Sounds mechanical, isolate it to a particular movement i.e. Steering acceleration / deceleration or on a suspension bump / rebound etc, if...
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    Vacuum leak

    Great car, good choice! Sounds like a brake booster vacuum leak, over time as it gets worse you will need to put more effort into the brakes to get them to perform. Could be a loose vac line or worst case a leak on the diaphragm. Had it on our S3, glad I got a garage to repair as it needed...
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    Help Please Smelly and smokey A4 2.0 TDi

    Sounds like the engine is burning oil, google blue smoke exhaust, I suspect the valve stem seals are probably to blame although it could also be attributed to worn piston rings. Without a detailed inspection it is difficult to say..... doesn't sound like a cracked head to me tho. I would...
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    Any B8 owners interested..

    Out of curiosity what BBK are you going to? Cheers, Chilly
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    Haldex replacement

    Cheers for the info. Unfortunately mine was mechanically destroyed by Oxford Skoda during an MOT, then Oxford Audi quoted the damage bill at just over 10k due to other associated components the deemed as U/S. Anyways long story short..... I repaired it myself with a working spare sourced from...
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    Rev increase and rough idle

    Could be a lot of things, but to me it sounds like a vacuum leak on the inlet side. Engine is attempting to correct the mass flow and causing the rough idle. Had it on our s3 on the vacuum line to the brake booster ...... Not sure if it's common on the S4.......... and before anyone says, yes...
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    Help plz guys and gals! Revs pulsing. See video

    Vacuum leak! Ecu is struggling to supply fuel to the engine as additional air is making it into the inlet manifold, hence the revs hunting.
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    RS3 & RS3 performance

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    RS3 & RS3 performance

    I see your points, however does a fast estate really need the extra 45bhp over the already ballistic RS6? it's a numbers game and in the case of the RS3 its about showcasing that they can produce the most powerful performance hatchback so I would be surprised if the new spec doesn't knock the...
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    RS3 & RS3 performance

    Having had a look at Audis website it seems apparent that the current ethos is to release an RS model and then do a performance or plus model with an enhanced spec, do you think this could be the case for the new RS3. For example: RS6 with a mere 560ps RS6 performance with 605ps R8 v10 with...
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    RS3 8v with a young family

    Cheers Josedebardi will look in to it. I can see your logic regarding the prom and base. Thanks again guys much appreciated.
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    RS3 8v with a young family

    Thanks Hood - it may just convince the boss that it's a viable option.
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    RS3 8v with a young family

    Good point thanks, sounds like you have the same driving set up as us. I drive, the boss navigates.....
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    RS3 8v with a young family

    Pram - apologies
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    RS3 8v with a young family

    Thanks Josedebardi for the quick response much appreciated. Out of curiosity what pray have you got?
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    RS3 8v with a young family

    Good Evening All, We are looking at upgrading our 8p A3 & S3 to an RS3 and we're just interested in your thoughts on having the car with a young family. We are expecting our first very soon and although we have driven and love the car we wonder if the boot and rear of the car is sufficiently...
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    Haldex replacement

    Evening all, To cut a long story short my Haldex got ruined by a main dealer on a brake test dyno and is now u/s - they are accepting no responsibility for the damage. Audi have quoted the car as being a gen 2 Haldex (0AV) but the one I have found to replace it is a gen 4 (0BR), is it a...
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    S3 Discs Sizes & Pads

    We have Brembo discs on the TDI Quattro and pagid on the S3 both running ferodo pads. The only thing i would say is that the Brembo discs have coroded on the shoulders whereas the Pagids havent and still look sweet inside the wheel. In terms of stopping potential both more than up to the job...
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    Which tyre?

    Conti Sport Contact 5's on both of ours (S3 & the TDI Quattro)