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    boring drive

    The curse of 4wd. FWD or RWD - two driven wheels are better than four for the "fun factor" the OP seeks IMHO. I had any S3 8V for a couple of years. Within a few of weeks of ownership I was bored. Got it remapped added adjustable dampers but was still bored. When I was in a position to change...
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    Scratch removal sepang blue

    Get yourself this > http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/car-polish-compounds/sonax-perfect-finish-profiline/prod_1209.html and this http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessories/ultimate-german-applicator/prod_280.html
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    New S3 - bumped already!

    http://www.firstchoicebumpers.com/Product/AH2216/AUDI-A3-2013-8V4-3DR-S-LINE-S3-REAR-BUMPER-GENUINE-AUDI-PART-%5BM17%5D - 3dr s3 bumper primed for £180
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    New S3 - bumped already!

    I would be considering an insurance claim for that damage. Your not going to get much change for 1k especially if you want the light cluster replacing too. It is likely any body shop worth its salt would want to fade in the rear quarter panels and possibly the boot as well. Colour matching isn't...
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    Audi UK - TSB - Replacement of fuel delivery unit

    Both the USA and Australian recall info suggests it effects all petrol engine vehicles. The A3 and S3 are likely to share the same fuel pump.
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    Audi UK - TSB - Replacement of fuel delivery unit

    Audi Australia details the same however gives some manufacture dates: Audi A3 (8V) vehicles fitted with a petrol engine manufactured between December 2013 and April 2014 inclusive http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1077571
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    Audi UK - TSB - Replacement of fuel delivery unit

    Just a heads up... Since 18th Jan 16 Audi UK has a field measure for replacement of the fuel delivery unit. This is action is 20V5 which is fully detailed here from the US which started the campaign in May 15...
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    Lowering springs

    Yes, my main beam is ok, but my dip beam barely lights up the road. To adjust it properly requires VCDS or a trip to the dealer. There are adjuster screws at the back of the light clusters.
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    S3 Tuning Box thoughts..

    So went to the Dyno today out of curiosity to see what the Bluefin produced. 9.3bhp down on the previous Celtic Tuning map. Same car, same setup, other than the map and just over a year on. Happy enough, it's worth the convenience of being able to remove and replace the map as and when I want...
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    S3 Tuning Box thoughts..

    If it helps, I just used a Superchips Bluefin on my S3 and the map is excellent. No messing around under the bonnet, whole process took less than 15 minutes. The remap can be removed in about the same time for servicing/warranty work. I had a Celtic Tuning remap on it before and that made 345bhp...
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    S3 s-tronic gearbox failure

    I'm slowly gravitating towards the new Focus RS, at least on paper it appears set up to be driven hard.
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    S3 s-tronic gearbox failure

    It wouldn't be so bad if Audi offered an extended warranty for the parts they replace. They include replacement parts in the original 3 year warranty no matter when the part is replaced. Theoretically you could have a gearbox replacement at 2 years 11 months. If there is a failure with the part...
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    S3 s-tronic gearbox failure

    This together with potential turbo failure will probably mean I'll be saying goodbye to my S3 at the end of the warranty. I thought this car was going to be a keeper.
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    S3 s-tronic gearbox failure

    That's 3 cars all 18 months old, all awaiting a new gearbox just on this forum. Oh dear !
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    S3 s-tronic gearbox failure

    Minimum of one week, gearbox is on back order.
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    S3 s-tronic gearbox failure

    Gearbox malfunction, no reverse gear. Had this over the weekend. Just been told new gearbox required. This doesn't fill me with confidence for long term ownership of my S3
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    Coilovers for the 8V

    Here are the S3 and Golf R standard geo settings. Note the Golf R has more negative camber. S3 - Standard alignment settings (from workshop manual) Sports running gear S3 and sports running gear S3 with Audi magnetic ride G06, G07, G26, G27, G46, G47 + 2UC Front Axle Total toe 10′ ± 10′ Toe...
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    Coilovers for the 8V

    Got the H&R coilovers installed and aligned today at NAD UK (Littlehampton, W. Sussex) . Top bloke, suspension set ups are his speciality. The "bounce" has gone and the car generally feels more compliant. I have attached the geo pre coilover fitment when the car was on H&R lowering springs and...
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    More Problems for S3 and TT-S Experience

    Ignition coils are sometimes referred to as spark coils, and are designed to provide the voltage that's needed to get an internal combustion engine going. Your car battery will have a relatively low voltage, whilst the spark plugs require a large voltage in order to spark properly. The ignition...
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    RS3.....worth the premium over the S3?

    Hey that's not strictly true. You get the Audi Abs plastic wheel arch enlarger! Ghastly
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