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  1. DaveyB

    ESP Fault please see owners manual

    I havent posted for ages but once again ASN proves useful. I have been getting the split second flash up error of ESP fault on start up intermittently for a few weeks now but my ESP switch works perfectly and i still have manually control switching the system on and off. No errors ever saty up...
  2. DaveyB

    Phantom S3 front end respray quote

    This is very true - to be honest I bet if I were to try sell it i'd be knocked down about that much based on current condition so it kind of needs attention at some point. Of course I could probably get a much cheaper quote but the finish would be like comparing apples and oranges.
  3. DaveyB

    Phantom S3 front end respray quote

    Interesting, they will use all the VAG primers/paints etc. All parts removed inc. headlights if necessary and refitted obviously. Quite a bit of work involved.
  4. DaveyB

    Phantom S3 front end respray quote

    I was quoted £867 by my local paint shop for full front end respray to repair stone chip damage – this also includes paintwork to peeling lacquer/paint on the rear bumper and a respray of a Mercedes wing mirror (I asked for these extra’s to be included, so not quoted in price). The car is...
  5. DaveyB

    Revving problem with 2007 s3

    Just had this problem myself. Took to my local independant to sort at the same time as a 10k service, which was really only an oil and filter change. They replaced the breather valve, gasket and hoses. System scanned fault codes deleted. My mechanic also mentioned about reflashing the system as...
  6. DaveyB

    what do you reckon?

    Apologies to the OP but seeing as this thread has touched on a 'hot' topic I may as well have my 2 pence worth on the matter + I need a break from work. Sheikh it's fronting. Don't think there is any question about that really and whilst you might think it's a load of rubbish it does push up...
  7. DaveyB

    Wife+S3=bad mix (crashed into 2 traffic islands)

    Error! Glad you walked.
  8. DaveyB

    HELP? Tyres at a good price?

    I paid a shade under £320 for 2x Contact Sport 3's last weekend. Fitted, balanced and all tracking and tolerances corrected. I needed them within the hour on a Saturday morning after a 2 inch screw decided to make my O/S front its new home. Uneven wear on the inside confirmed tracking was out...
  9. DaveyB

    S3 specific paint colours: Touch up stick availability

    This should do the trick, I have bought a genuine Merc touch up stick from them so it's the real deal. They also do a great 9ml size for Panther Black: VAG - Panther Metallic (Black) - LY9Z - Detailed item view - ZakParts I actually used a Ford metallic black touch up stick for a couple of...
  10. DaveyB

    black wing mirrors?

    Was thinking the same thing if the desired effect is achieved
  11. DaveyB

    2011 S3 pause, sorry, launch from standstill query

    Found one of these on the old Merc some years back, wondered what the heck it was at first! :) Does exactly what you have just described. :) Still doesn't go anywhere but makes a nice tune from the straight six!
  12. DaveyB

    Audi-Concert Fault

    Damn - I am feeling hard done by now as I didnt spill a cup of coffee in mine!!
  13. DaveyB

    Audi-Concert Fault

    ****** - problem returned.
  14. DaveyB

    Coolant Warning

    I have had the coolant warning on the Merc and a top up of neat coolant has sorted it. Even garaged cars need regular changes too! Even more so than daily drives...
  15. DaveyB

    Coolant Warning

    Did mine 2 weeks ago and made sure the concentration was good and strong; -20 degs below C is what you are after really on testing, anything less I would suggest a flush & change. First port of call! Mine was a few degs off but only got a warning once the reservoir was empty on 1st stage ignition.
  16. DaveyB

    Coolant Warning

    What year? Has the coolant ever been changed as far as you know?
  17. DaveyB

    Rear lights steaming up

    No worries - if all else fails I have a perfectly good set of 3dr rear lights off my '07 S3 that need a good home. Not really after anything for them either. First refusal on offer to you! ** sorry just seen the MY '09 bit. Thought was there..
  18. DaveyB

    Hit a kerb last nite

    This screams wishbone but without seeing it - bit obvious but are you sure you haven't just knackered the rim?!
  19. DaveyB

    Rear lights steaming up

    Neil - I doubt very much this is your problem - if the units are sealed as they should be it shouldn't matter about the locator grommets. It is far more likely to be a a seal problem where the circuit board & bulbs clip into the lens OR the moulding of the lens plastic edges. Maybe worth...