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    Thermostat brand

    It’s in now anyway and it’s been running perfect for a few days now. It actually gets to 90 on temp gauge and stays there now. I wanted to get a genuine one but him who did it for me assured me a gates stat would be fine so I trusted him and tbf it’s spot on so all is good.
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    Thermostat brand

    Only just seen this. I only live 5 minutes away from darkside aswell. I went with a gates thermostat as I don’t know how true this is but apparently they make them for Audi and the water pumps etc. The cars in bits at the minute waiting on a replacement O ring though as it never came with one.
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    Thermostat brand

    That’s exactly what I’m doing, not worth the messing about really is it. The person who’s doing it for me knows someone with a tps account so going to do that
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    Thermostat brand

    Because like with anything else it’s cheaper not to get it from the dealer. TPS want £98 but won’t sell me one so god knows what Audi would want. I can get a gates one for £60 but not sure if it’s the same as what Audi/tps use or not.
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    Key fob problems

    Anyone know any way to programme the fob back to the car? I’m having to put the key in the door every time. This only happened since I changed the battery, I have tried numerous batteries and it lights up when I press it so it’s not the battery. I have googled it so I’ve tried putting the key in...
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    Thermostat brand

    I dont suppose anyone knows what brand the genuine thermostats in housing are? TPS will not sell me one and I only want a genuine one. Car is 2009 tdi, CBBB engine.
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    Front wings A3/S3

    Anyone know are the front wings the same on an A3 and S3 that are the same age? I’m guessing they are. I have a 2009 S Line and both wings are going rusty. I have found a wing in good condition on another S line that someone is breaking but they’re like rocking horse poop and I can’t find...
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    Post your eBay, Classified and For Sale links and wanted in here. Do not create a thread.

    Can anyone make use of these? They’re in decent condition and were removed from a facelift sportback S3. I’ve had them on eBay but there was no interest. Just make me an offer, it would be a shame to just throw them away. If anyone’s interested I’m on 07754883530, be best on text or WhatsApp...
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    Worn oil pump hex drive shaft on MY09 2.0 TDI

    Does anyone know if changing the balance shaft has anything to do with the coolant pump? I’m guessing not but obviously I’ve got no idea. What happened was the guy at KMB supplied me with the wrong balance shaft but it does fit so the garage changed it for me and the car was running fine. I...
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    Cheap rear wiper motor

    Well it’s funny you say that because I took the old valeo motor apart yesterday and the reason it stopped working is because the internal washer jet fixing is metal and has corroded on the end so the washer jet wasn’t fixed to it properly so would have been slightly leaking when using the washer...
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    Cheap rear wiper motor

    A few year ago with my old a3 I once got the cheaper version from euro car parts though, it just did whatever it liked when you turned it on and sounded like a tractor so I wasn’t holding much hope for this one but it’s turned out fine.
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    Cheap rear wiper motor

    Just thought I’d share a cheap rear wiper motor that I bought off eBay. I was going to buy a valeo motor but then I saw this one with a 3 year guarantee and the seller has 100% feedback so I took a chance on it and it works perfect. eBay even gave me a £5 discount code aswell so less than half...
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    Car won’t start

    Get some jump leads and try starting it off someone else’s car as it might be the car battery. ESP faults pop up because of the battery sometimes and it’s a bit strange that you’ve got no fault codes
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    Rear caliper

    Brilliant, found it after reading that thread.
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    Rear caliper

    I’ve got a sportback 170tdi Quattro and I need a new rear left brake caliper. I keep seeing options for 38mm and 41mm. Any idea how I can find out which i need? thanks
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    Map 2.0TDI 170 PD Quattro (57 plate)

    If you get a good tune it will not cause issues with the dpf. Go for somewhere that has a lot of good reviews and don’t go for the cheapest. 215bhp is maybe possible but not easily achieved. Mine 170 is mapped and made 212bhp mine is a cr engine though. It would definately achieve over 215bhp if...
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    Rear wiper motor electrical connector

    My rear wiper isnt working at all and it’s stuck in its normal resting position. I’ve had no trouble with it behaving erratically and just stopping where it wants to etc. I have disconnected the connector that provides the power to the rear wiper motor and it looks like there’s a bit of...
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    Audi A3 flat bottom steering wheel compatibly?

    Nothing you can do to upgrade that wheel or airbag. You’d have to buy a new wheel that takes a round airbag if you want to upgrade
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    Post your eBay, Classified and For Sale links and wanted in here. Do not create a thread.

    Got these up for sale now with an advert on eBay. In mint condition with 4 half decent tyres. 18 inch, et54, 7.5J They are genuine, got the proper stamps and part number on the inside etc. Open to offers. Collection ideally...
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    Clutch kit help please

    Use Autodoc. You can mix and match the parts you want and it gives you the part numbers on the website. I’d change the slave cylinder also while you’re at it if yours is inside. I was looking for everything for an octavia and autodoc was the cheapest and they sometimes have discount codes.