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  1. Vanessa

    Service Bulletin jan 2014

    Hi Chris, Yes I did, and it came up intermittent transmission fault. audi wanted to change the wiring loom, then the manifold flap and charge a fortune, so I thought. I would try the cheaper option and try and sort it myself. also after it was running ok again, I changed the fuel filter and...
  2. Vanessa

    Service Bulletin jan 2014

    Hi First of all I cleaned the Maf, quite easy to do, even for a lady, then we change the wiring loom to the injectors, £68 from Audi, as aft speaking to Audi they said this was a common fault, then we checked the manifold flap and cleaned it. Once these were done, the car still ran rough for...
  3. Vanessa

    Replacing chorus stereo, what bests suits my needs?

    Hi Guys, I have an a3 2009. With a chorus stereo. I don't use the cd, as all my music is on my iphone, I don't listen to the radio as it is rubbish, too many adverts. I have no aux in my car and no bluetooth facility. All I want to do is listen to my music via bluetooth if possible. I...
  4. Vanessa

    How can I tell if the cambelt has been changed?

    Hi Gerald, Thanks for the info, I am going to have another look and hopefully I can locate it this time. :uhm:
  5. Vanessa

    Should I still change the control flap.

    Hi Thanks, that's what I was thinking.
  6. Vanessa

    How many miles on your A3 2.0 TDI

    A3 1.9TDI. 2009 89k
  7. Vanessa

    How can I tell if the cambelt has been changed?

    Hi Guys, I was changing the fuel filter today and when I was checking everything was ok, I noticed that the belt had a dat of 2012 on it, so as the car is a 2009. I think it has been done. The work was not done at Audi. So could not check with them. Thanks for your help.
  8. Vanessa

    How can I tell if the cambelt has been changed?

    Hi Guys, I have a receipt to say my cambelt and water pump was changed last August, before I owned the car. (Kit de distribution). For anyone wanting to learn French The receipt is for approx 700 euros which is about right here for the job. The reason I am questioning it, is because...
  9. Vanessa

    Should I still change the control flap.

    Hi Guys, A couple of weeks ago I had a problem with my car stuttering at 50mph for about 10 second, then all fine. Glow plug light flashing. so checked the maf and cleaned (if you remember there was a gap at the side of the maf, which should not be there. Due to wrong filter housing...
  10. Vanessa

    Rear Fog light wiring repair. Advice please.

    Hi Guys, I have had this intermittent rear fog light warning light on most of the time on my dash. It sometimes goes off but not for long. So as I was fed up of seeing it and I had already changed the bulb to no avail, I decided yesterday to investigate further, I have two rear fog lights...
  11. Vanessa

    Fuel filter what make should I buy

    Hi .guys, so I am looking to change my fuel filter as I don't think it has been change in a while. I have seen lots of makes, is there a particular make that I should be buying. I know I need the correct one for the car, but there seems to be lots of different makes on the market.
  12. Vanessa

    Best repair for black leather seat.

    Good idea, Lee, I never though of that. Thanks
  13. Vanessa

    Best repair for black leather seat.

    I have a problem with my rear leather seat, it is not a hole as it does not go all the way through the leather. here is a photo Any suggestion on how to repair it would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Vanessa

    spent 4hrs cleaning and polishing my car, I never cleaned my last car. Am I mad?

    Hi Guys, Thanks for the info on the paint touch up, just going to look up my paint colour, the off to order some. I also have a little tear in my back leather seat. I will take a photo this morning and post it, any suggestions greatly appreciated on how to repair it. Have a lovely day. :happy:
  15. Vanessa

    spent 4hrs cleaning and polishing my car, I never cleaned my last car. Am I mad?

    Hi guys, So here are my chips, any advise on how to sort them myself greatly appreciated. Excuse my husband feet, he is the photo taker.
  16. Vanessa

    spent 4hrs cleaning and polishing my car, I never cleaned my last car. Am I mad?

    Hi Fangio, Thanks for the info, Not sure about the wheels as it's my first Audi, wheels came with car, so I though they were standard. One of the alloys has quite a lot of scuffs, so I need to find something to make them look good again.
  17. Vanessa

    spent 4hrs cleaning and polishing my car, I never cleaned my last car. Am I mad?

    So had my a3 for about six weeks, I never even cleaned my last car. The car wash did. I think I am becoming a bit obsessed. When I bought the car, I don't think it had been very well looked after as the interior and exterior was in a bad state. Still have lots to do and will be posting...
  18. Vanessa

    A3 Wont start! :(

    Hi Have a look at this thread, it quite long, but go to the end and see what the problem was. I am not saying this is the fix for yours but have a read. #### Urgent Help needed, Audi A3 2.0 TDI Fault #### | VW TDI forum, Audi, Porsche, and Chevy Cruze diesel forum
  19. Vanessa

    A3 Wont start! :(

    Hi Jamie, No it did not cure it, but I didn't have a problem with not starting, it was juddering for 10 seconds at around 50 mph. I also cleaned the maf which was full of dust and tiny fragments if debris. This takes about 15 mins to do, but at least once cleaned also new this was not the...