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  1. hebdenwill

    Boot door not unlocking + whirring noise

    Hi all, My boot has recently started to fail to unlock with a press of the key (still works with the dedicated boot button though) and there is a loud humming noise that lasts for about 15 seconds coming from the left side of the boot, could the two things be related? I believe the thing...
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    Dipped beam bulb connector

    Does anyone know what to search for to find a dipped beam bulb wire / plug for an 8L? My headlight seems to have stopped working even though I swapped the bulbs recently, on close inspection it seems that the single wire connector that connects to the bulb has melted and the wire is frayed, the...
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    Forte turbo cleaner

    Well, if anyone's interested in some results: I put two bottles of Forte Diesel Turbo cleaner into quarter of a tank of shell V power diesel. I let the engine get nice and warm then took it for a hard run up a hill, and have repeated a couple of times. The first time, it went into limp mode...
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    Engine running cold

    Thanks Glenn, will give that a try one day when I'm feeling patient! Yeah, the new stat definitely helped but I wish it would stay at 90! Although it stayed up there pretty nicely with some spirited driving today. I wish they'd done the CTS as well, I'd even got the part for them to fit! But...
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    Engine running cold

    Hi all, I recently got my thermo changed as my temp gauge was reading nothing. This did fix the problem, in that it will now go up to temperature and its reading seems to be correct (checked with an obd tool). However, it likes to sit around 60-70°c. It has gone up to 90 the odd time, driven...
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    Forte turbo cleaner

    Thanks mate, I imagine it would work the same way so I'll do it with less than quarter of a tank
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    Forte turbo cleaner

    Hi all, I'm having turbo woes - my car goes into limp mode in 4th and 5th, the issue that a lot of people with 1.9s seem to have. I thought I'd try some Forte turbo cleaner as I've seen a few people recommend it online (as well as a few dismissing it as snake oil). We'll see. I've got two...
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    what kind of fuel filter 2001 A3 1.9

    hi all, I'm going to change the fuel filter on my car, its a 2001 A3 with a 1.9. AFAICS the fuel filter (housing?) is shown in these pictures, I believe it's an N6374 variety: Does anyone know for definite what type of filter it is / what it's called? There's at least three different...
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    loss, then return of turbo power 1.9tdi 2001 - what could it be?

    Wow thank you I'll definitely have a go at this!! I was thinking earlier actually that it would be worth doing! Do you (or anyone) know if the filter is up in the engine bay or back down near the tank? I've seen a video of an 8L with one down near the tank but I'm sure mine has a filter up...
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    loss, then return of turbo power 1.9tdi 2001 - what could it be?

    well, yeah... It's going to the garage tomorrow, from what I've been looking up it seems like many problems with overboost can be related to the MAF or the N75 sensor, so I'll tip them off to that. I don't think they have any diagnostics machines so if they can't solve it I'll have to take...
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    loss, then return of turbo power 1.9tdi 2001 - what could it be?

    Ok yeah will do, it's going in Monday so will ask them to do that. What's the solution to over boosting?
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    loss, then return of turbo power 1.9tdi 2001 - what could it be?

    hello, I had a strange experience earlier today - while driving up a hill my power suddenly seemed to drop, and from that point the engine felt very sluggish - I realised that it was because the turbo wasn't doing what it should be! I was doing about 2500 revs on a moderate incline, hadn't been...
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    seat fabric 2001 8L?

    Hi all, does anyone know if there is, somewhere on the car, a sticker (like for the paint, spec codes etc) which tells you what kind of fabric your seats are made of? I was thinking of having my driver's side seat bolster foam replaced and re-upholstered but would like to use the correct...
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    sleek solution to running aux wire from head unit?

    ok cheers guys, I'll have a go doing that then. Is it best to remove the ashtray along with the HU to get a better look at what room you have? an additional problem is that the connects2 box (as far as I can see) needs to sit right at the back of the HU where there's a bit of room, so that...
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    sleek solution to running aux wire from head unit?

    hello, I've installed a Connects2 aux interface adaptor to my A3 Symphony radio and it works great. The only issue is the radio won't sit snugly any more as the wire is there. It's also damaging the wire Has anyone found a nice way round this? Is there a way to run it under the ashtray or...
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    dreaded wet pass. footwell - A3 8L specific guidance?

    inside the scuttle before any clearing: After cleaning, and with silicone (sloppily) applied around the grommet The wing drain before and after Hell of a lot of compost in there, could that be 20 years of it? It had various layers of decomposition
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    dreaded wet pass. footwell - A3 8L specific guidance?

    I had a good root around and found plenty of leaves by the pollen filter and down inside the wings (don't know how much their removal will help but it can't do any harm!) I also found that the wing-side plastic bolt for the pollen filter housing had been overtightened and didn't work properly...
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    dreaded wet pass. footwell - A3 8L specific guidance?

    Cheers! Do you mean the slightly curved strip of rubber that runs along the metal strip at the front of the scuttle area? If so then yep, I'd already peeled it up out of the way
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    dreaded wet pass. footwell - A3 8L specific guidance?

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum, and new to Audi (previously been a Skoda cousin) so I'm no stranger to the VAG soggy footwell issue. I've re-read a lot of the threads around on the internet and am decently confident that the soaking passenger carpet in my newly bought 2001 A3 8L is down to water...
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