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    245/35/19 tyres on saloon - will they fit?

    Hi Saloon has 235/35/19 all round. My dad has the car now for a couple of years nearly and it needs new tyres all round. We have two nearly brand new 245/35/19 sitting around so thought it could be useful to just use them and buy two more. But will they fit? Has anyone made the same...
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    Rear seat belt won't retract back in

    Hi all Haven't been here for a while since changing the car, but like I said when I left it was going to my dad, so I knew I'd be around at some point. Hope everyone here is well! The car was unfortunately involved in a rear end accident with £12k of damage but it was repaired by an approved...
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    Q3 Which oil and parts required for 38k service?

    Hi all Anyone possibly able to let me know which parts are required for a 2014 Q3 service? Car is on 38k. It is the 140ps 2L Diesel Which oil Audi usually use, quantity required and which other parts are recommended on that service would be great please! Thanks! :D
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    Jumping ship...

    It's been great spending time reading and learning here... Thanks to ALL the knowledgeable people who have given assistance on various topics... And you too @jassyo06 hahaaaa kidding! :D Everyone has been great. I've spent so much (too much lol) time on this site! I love my car but just get...
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    Wheels spinning / skipping recently

    Hi all I used to be able to plant my foot from a standstill regardless of rain or dry and the car would take off... Recently I've noticed that I cannot do this anymore. It often now skips and judders about trying to find traction in the wet. I'm thinking and hoping this is not a haldex issue...
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    Stolen S3 Chased Through Bolton

    Don't think this has been posted before I'm not a police officer but I think they should have just blocked him in, smashed the window and got him out at the roundabout (even if it meant he'd hit a couple of cars). Better than risking him hitting someone at serious speed as he was flying through...
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    Any black pack / black edition on the horizon?

    Hi all As above... I can't see anything like this... Is it something anyone knows might be getting added as an option in the future? I know it took a while (up to the facelift in fact!) of the S3 being out before the Black Edition was made... But black optics pack was available sooner I think?
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    Audi's conservative performance figures... Put to the test!

    So I saw this news story https://www.carthrottle.com/post/audi-admits-its-performance-stats-are-deliberately-conservative-suggests-37sec-0-62-for-rs5/ And thought I must put it to the test! Test car: Stock 2016 S3 Saloon At first I only managed a rather disappointing 5.5 seconds in manual...
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    Audi @ Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017!

    Hi all Had a brilliant trip to Goodwood FoS yesterday! Really is a great event... definitely recommend going! So much to see and do. Had some drinks and a sit down in the Audi owners hospitality area... then took lots of pics! Was going to upload the individual pics here but thought I'd just...
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    Mixing two different oil viscosities

    Hi all I think I know the answer but just getting confirmation. Am I correct in saying mixing 5w30 with 0w30 (even in an emergency) is probably best avoided? Reason I ask is because I have an almost full bottle of 0w30 that I got with the car from Audi, but when I recently had it serviced I...
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    OK for oil change at a specialist?

    Hi all, I know this has been discussed a bit before... but I'm not referring to having it serviced, I'm simply asking about an oil change The car is set on long life mode but does less than 10k a year... so as far as the car is concerned it is happy for another year or so yet. But I was...
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    Placing axle stands under S3

    Hi all For my brake caliper painting project I was thinking of getting some axle stands as the car will be up in the air overnight while the paint dries, and I wouldn't want to do this just on the jack all night Never used axle stands before but these seem decent and have good reviews...
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    VCDS mods to make today!

    Hi all, I have the use of a VCDS cable today later on after work. As I'm at work I only have limited time to try and dig out some notes to make some changes. So far I am thinking of: - Global window close visual confirmation - Visual parking display (rear sensors fitted only) - Possibly...
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    Advice needed - Removing calipers (for spraying)

    Hi all, As above... I thought I'd make a dedicated thread as it might attract the attention of people who have removed the calipers for any reason I am looking at removing them (leaving brake lines attached) just so I can properly mask the disk and remove the pads / other components of the...
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    Thoughts on these mirror decals...?

    Hi all, What are your thoughts on the below? I am tempted after seeing a guy at work the other day had some of the audi rings ones stuck on the back of his SILVER MIRROR HOUSING, not the mirror itself... I am tempted to do the same but not sure whether to go for rings or the S3 logo... Hmm...
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    Helppp please! "Safety system: system fault

    Got the above after installing a second 12v socket piggybacked off the main one. Part of the process for running the cable to charge my phone meant removing the switch panel with the hazard switch. Any ideas please? :( about to go for a drive to see if that clears it but not looking like one...
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    How to ideas wanted - Running a cable to Clearmounts phone holder

    Hi all As above, ordered one of these www.audiphoneholder.com and am quite keen to neatly run a cable somewhere up to where the phone would be to save a messy cable trailing from the cig socket. Any thoughts please on how to get any required bits of trim / panel off to get a cable ending up...
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    Nice feature when cruising in sport gearbox mode

    Hi all, Something I spotted today... Not something I often do (hence why it has taken a few months of ownership to notice ha) When you are in dynamic mode and sport gearbox, you don't have to have the car hanging onto the gears for ages / stuck in 4th even though you're wafting along at a...
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    Anyone got moisture in their xenon units?

    Hi all Simple as above. Sprayed the front of the car today with a hose (didn't check lights beforehand) and when done drying (I washed the front properly before drying don't worry) I spotted moisture in the bottom half (quarter maybe?) of both front headlights Anyone else got this? Will keep...
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    Quattro grille badge

    Got the idea from here: http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/new-snow-foam-quattro-badge-calipers-painted.306561/ Thought I'd make a new thread to save keep highjacking / sidetracking that one In the stage of getting used to it still of course having only just installed it, but personally I...
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