The RING charger recommended by MPH works well and it does have the ability to charge and also cold start an engine if not even plugged in to the mains which is a bonus
On amazon it does say that it has this option but then someone had reviewed this and said it didnt - but i have checked and it...
Thank you both
Yes I did clear the codes a month back and then rescanned to see these codes
Its possible I guess that the battery is not 100% , just weird that if the battery was providing poor performance I would wonder why it would trip the hazzards at ignition- surely thats just going to...
Anyone experienced this ?
Enter car - put in keys to start the ignition and my hazzard lights are automatically switched on
Feels difficult to start as if the battery has been losing power - but will start
I have a couple of fault codes relating to the siren being toast ( so the alarm doesnt...
we used calipers to get it down to milimeter differences - it sounds rudimentary but it was very accurate
Basically 2 aliminium poles - one each end of the car resting on the bodywork with padded brackets , connected front to back with string
Made sure the shape was a true rectangle first of...
Just before lockdown I decided to take the car to see a man with the blocks of wood and string - to properly sort the aligment
We put a frame around the car on the front and back bumper and connected the frames up with string ( I am sure some of you on here already know about this but I had not...
Bit random I know
Stereo decided to stay on with just a blank orange screen on the drive home but removed the battery lead and replacing seemed to fixt it - dont know why that happened ?
Did a search for this and came across an issue with wiring but mine just needed a 'turn it on and off again...
Had the geometry of the car properly looked at over the weekend using a frame - string and some expensive calipers
Spent the day just looking at camber and toe front and rear
Camber originally -0.54 now -0.76
Toe originally +1.9 (!) now -0.11
Camber originally -0.46...
Lessons Learned then:
Buy as many ancilliary components as possible sale or return from Audi as you never know what will need replacing
Buy longer bolts for the tie bar at the back as the original ones arent long enough to reuse
Dont use polybush the top mounts
let me repeat that DONT POLYBUSH...
Been for a couple of drives now - 10 mile then another 30 miles today
So first impressions are that the car feels more compliant over rough terrain , turn in has been improved althought the car is still loading up on hard cornering so suspect my next upgrade will be the ARB's - it made such a...
letter in the post - car tax
£330 ! for 12 months - always seems to come just at the time I have shelled out for loads of other stuff. I forget how expensive car tax was on the S3
Shouldnt we get some form of rebate for maintaining older cars - because we are eliminating the carbon footprint...
4 x Michellin PS4 £346 fitted 225/45/94Y 17"
After fitting them I asked for the tracking report from Protyre
"Tracking report ? - you didnt say you wanted tracking done - well you will have to be put back in the queue for another hour if you want tracking "
Thats not me is it - I am not going...
I think the car is now finished ( for now at least ) with regard to the suspension and I wanted to update the story and provide some feedback and lessons learned for anyone else
After replacing all the springs/dampers/mounts/bearings etc on all 4 corners I still had a spring/clunk noise which...