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  1. DaveyB

    Phantom S3 front end respray quote

    I was quoted £867 by my local paint shop for full front end respray to repair stone chip damage – this also includes paintwork to peeling lacquer/paint on the rear bumper and a respray of a Mercedes wing mirror (I asked for these extra’s to be included, so not quoted in price). The car is...
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    S3 (2007) front and rear disc minimum thickness

    Hi all As the title suggests I am looking for minimum brake disc thickness figures. Done a couple of searches but not found what i'm after. I expect its something like 2mm less from new. It would also be interesting to know how many miles/years people have got out of their standard sets...
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    Front Left Turn Signal Error - Any ideas please!

    This is really getting my goat now - keep getting an intermittent warning on the DIS about the front left turn signal. The warning doesnt stay on long though, when I shift the indicator stalk to indicate left, I get the rapid flashing for a few secs as if something IS actually blown then it...
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    Concert 'CD ERROR' in 2007 S3

    As the title suggests I have encountered an error! My standard double din concert system has always worked fine for the last year or so I have had the car but recently whilst playing 'CD's (which is very rare as I have the crappy ipod dock) the CD freezes and won't eject. 'CD Error' and...
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    Drivers Bucket 'driving' me up the wall

    Ok, I am going to have to harp on about the factory fitted buckets again, so apologies in advance.. I had the foam base and heateing element in the drivers bucket replaced under warranty not so many months ago (I paid for the foam base just not the labour the seat was already in bits with...
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    Random audible warning

    This morning I got the single audible warning noise that you would get for low fuel/screenwash on start up but nothing on the DIS. Repeated the start up again and heard the chime a second time but not a 3rd. When I got to work I started it again after parking up and nothing again. As I said...
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    Seat rail end caps

    Hi there this is a boring one but here goes... I am missing a rear 'end cap' off the right hand side drivers seat rail (nearest drivers door). Is there any chance of getting a part number for this? many thanks in advance ..
  8. DaveyB

    S3 8P 40K mile service quote - Mega bucks

    I expected to be paying a few hundred pounds for a 40k service at the main dealer but not quite this much - i'm wondering whether to get the Haldex coupling etc done by Audi and the service done by my local specialist. Any thoughts on the quote apart from the obvious? Job Details Variant...
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    Hub painting - any tips on the do's and dont's ?

    I have noticed that the rear hubs are showing slight superficial surface corrosion what with all the bad weather etc. During the summer months my Autoglym trade wheel acid brought them up as good as new and for a brief period they were returned to the original silver colour. I am looking to...
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    S3 8P DRL replacement bulbs (2007 model)

    I know i'm at risk of repeating other peoples posts here goes.....I want to replace the dull yellow daytime running light bulbs with some bright white LED type jobs but also want minimum fuss. (As does everybody I hear you all say!!) Has anyone got a link to any reccomended bulbs that will do...
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    S3 Heated Bucket Seats - Temperature Issues

    I bought my 2007 S3 in June and have only recently been using the heated seats in the cold weather. I only realised there might be a problem when I noticed the passenger seat was more effective than the drivers seat on a mid range level 3 heat. I'm beginning to wonder whether i'm getting any...
  12. DaveyB

    S3 Power Steering

    Hi guys - was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this one for me... Within the last week I have jumped into the car and started the engine as normal only to be greeted with an audible warning noise, the same one as the 'Please refuel warning'. Everything works as normal and...
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