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    S3 Oil Pump Change (with pics)

    Stupid photobucket, just re adding all the pics again
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    S3 Sump Removal and Refit (with pics)

    Stupid Photobucket, I'm just re adding the photos.
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    emission fail

    I had a similar issue although I'm not sure if it's exactly the same, but the info in this post might help: http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/failed-mot-on-emissions-help.328405/ My CO was only 0.6 so not nearly as high as yours
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    ok, so I now have not p0420 fault code :racer: Iit looks like it was the CATs, i got a guy to have a proper read of all the sensors and confirm that there was nothing else that he could see that could be causing it and also that there was nothing else that would damage the new cats. then i just...
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    yeah unfortunately my brain wont let me just code it out. :disrelieved: It doesnt really matter if the fault code is coming back or not, the CO levels at an emissions check are still too high, 0.6 rather than below 0.3 There is something wrong with the car, just need to find out what it is.
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    Time for a wee update, So, I took the car to Bradbury Motor Group in Prestonpans to get the injectors serviced as part of my investigation into why the fuel economy had dropped a lot, they came back and said two of the injectors would only just pass and two of them were screwed and letting in a...
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    Thanks again guys, I logged those blocks out to a csv and had a look and i think it all seems normal, I've put a link to the csv file if anyone fancies a look, also if anyone fancies explaining it a wee bit, it would help me and might help others too :-)...
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    Thanks guys, that's very interesting information. i didnt think of searching youtube, it ended up being a late night on youtube last night :) My car has one pre and one post cat sensor. I hope they're not 200 cel cats, I'm betting it's sods law it wont say on the cats the model number. This...
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    Thanks for the reply Stuart but the car has not been mapped and it's oem equivilent manifold, downpipe and cats. It's just the part after the cats that's Milltek.
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    It's a standard(ish) AMK 2001 Only sort of non standard is the milltek resonating cat back exhaust. What sort of things would be useful to log?
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    ok, another update :sob: when driving with my brand new MOT and a smile on my face the 30 miles back to the garage to pick up the car i had borrowed from my old man the ****** engine light came on. When i got home (after swearing a lot) i scanned it with VCDS and it was the same fault as before...
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    Thanks for your help guys, it has now passed it's MOT. The garage doing the work replaced both Lamdas and then took it to their local test centre and it passed. I went and picked the car up and took it to my local garage to get it's MOT retest done, it passed there too although they did say it...
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    Failed MOT on emissions... help

    Hi everyone, Sorry in advance for the long post. I'm having an issue with my 2001 S3 AMK, it failed it's MOT on emissions saying the CO levels were too high. Also my MPG had dropped from 27 to 24mpg at the same time the fault appeared: Fast Idle Test: CO - limit 0.3 - actual 0.77 (FAIL) Lambda...
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    gears crunching goin into 3rd

    I had the same issue that my 2nd to 3rd gear change crunched but mine was only once the gearbox had warmed up (it was fine when cold) I tried the following (this is just what i tried and worked for me): 1. adjusted the gear linkage (no difference) 2. replaced the dogbone bush with a red...
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    Sun 8th May - Audi A3/S3 - Meet - South

    Sorry Guys, I wont be able to make it :frown new: I've got far too much work on atm.
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    S3 Oil Pump Change (with pics)

    Hope these worka but better, let me know if there are any more issues. Stuff stuck in the old pickup: Plastic Baffle: Piston and bearings: Old pump without pickup: Chain tensioner: Old and new pumps: Old and new pumps: New pump fitted: New pump fitted: New pump and...
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    S3 Oil Pump Change (with pics)

    That's strange, i don't know why they're not showing up. If you right click on them and copy image link then paste the copied link into the address bar at the top they seem to load. can anyone else see them?
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    Soft S3 brake pedal when engine is running

    Thanks for all the info guys, i think i was getting the master and slave cylinders mixed up. so after a couple of weeks of driving the car i had started to get used to the lite pedal but the other week i had another go at bleeding things. i removed the turbo charge pipe, attached the eazy...
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    Soft S3 brake pedal when engine is running

    cheers guys, sorry to ask a silly question but is the master cylinder not behind the brake pedal i.e. underneeth the car? i could see a bleed nipple below the brake fluid tank but i was thinking that was on the servo for some reason
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    Soft S3 brake pedal when engine is running

    Thanks very much guys, I was hoping i wouldnt have to bleed the master cylinder but it makes sense. if i remember correctly it's not the easiest thing in the world to get to because of wee things like subframe and others. any tips on the best way to bleed the master cylinder?
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