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    is water dmg to ECU a common fault?

    I'm currently having a right mare with my A3 mainly relating to the glow plug light flashing and the car going into limp mode.Had it scanned when it first started and then the car was fine and the light stayed off, one of thje faults was water on the ecu. The light goes on and goes of for a past...
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    No power and no revs ?? turbo gone?? :(

    Drove from wales this morning to work, steady journey nothing out of the ordinary when i got to Bristol and pulled into one of the side streets to park got to a junction, went to pull out and there was just nothing no power and no revs at first i thought i had stalled but i hadnt. the car just...
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    Need a new cooling fan

    So it appears that the extended warranty the garage gave me isnt worth the paper its written on so i need to get a new cooling fan unit for my A3 now where is the best place to get one or is sending the car to the garage the easiest thing to do, i know i prob wont see much change from £300 :(
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    crackly / clicking noise on start up???!

    had the glow plug light flashing for a few days then it went off and couldn't get to a garage due to work then the light went off and was fine, light came back on cars booked into garage tomorrow morning to have them see what the fault code is now tonight it is rather chilly, went to go out...
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    Glow plug light Flashing

    yesterday teh glow plug light suddenly came on and started to flash, did a few searches and a few searches said it could be a faulty brake switch which leads to brake lights not working but mine are working fine :P it said it could be a number of things when it flashes, some of the syptoms that...
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    Got no boost!

    Was coming onto the dual carriage way just now, in 4th doing 40, start to put my foot down and then all of a sudden its like the car has got no power and really struggles to get past 2.5 rpm ? get off the carriage way and drive home on normal roads, windows down and can heat the turbo spooling...
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    Replacement Clutch / Flywheel

    Been looking around at the cost of replacement clutch and flywheel, mainly as the A3 ive recently bought hasnt had it done! and just for peace of mind. The gear change is ok but some times it doesnt feel as smooth as it could and you can kinda hear a clunk of sorts when it goes into gear and the...
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    Front bymper removal - did i miss any screws?

    Yesterday was going to wrap the chrome split grill on the car, took teh 3 tork screws out from the top of the grill, the 5 underneath the bumper and removed the 4 screws from each whell arch but the bumper wouldnt shift? Have I missed any? I do remember on my golf you had to remove the lower...
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    My Work

    As I have recently Joined thought id share some of my work, love a bit of togging me! :) I do Portait work as well which is on my flickr. Any members on here from around Brisol wouldnt mind getting some Audi shots in ;) BFTD unscratched by jenkinsjoe00, on Flickrj Scrap Metal Yard by...
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    Trip Computer - Do I need to Replace whole cluster ?

    On my SE I dont have the Trip computer which is a little annoying. Am I right in thinking the only way to enable this would be to replace the whole unit to one that has the centre computer and also install the stalk as well? Are new units easy to re code with mileage etc? its a 04' if that...
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    Stinks A3

    So after a few wks of reading up on various bits and pieces around these cars and viewing 5 and test driving them finally found the one that was right for me its a 140 TDI SE S-line styled, 107k, full leather, 6 disc changer <br><br> And I ****** love it! coming from a MK2 Golf GTI its...
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    Insurance when your selling a car ?

    So when i sell my mk2 there will poss be about 4 days maybe 5 from the point I sell my car and actually pick up the new one Ive never had it when there has been a gap between selling the car and picking the new one up normally on the same day so I just ring up and swap it over now I still have...
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    Might of found the one. . . hopefully!

    Went and saw another A3 today number 5! Good spec was a 04' 140 TDI SE with S-line styling, 3 dr, 107k full leather, 6 disc changer, 18" wheels etc etc, for a 7 yr old car leather was in good nick, the bodywork again was alot better than the 55 plate i viewed yesterday! cambelt + waterpump...
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    Trying to find the right car is ****** hard!

    After reading thread after thread im just getting in a pickle! Mainly as im seeing / being made aware of faults with the 2.0 TDI engines :( and just getting paranoid as these issues dont seem to be cheap fixes either. After what ive read I think I might just stick to looking at the 1.9 TDI...
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    what to look out for?

    Been reading through lots of threads for various things to check on these cars, been to see a few A3's and test drove them. With my budget the A4 is now looking like a better option as you do get alot more car for your money! Going to look / test drive one o weds, 55 plate, 140 S-line on 91k...
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    Test drive of the A3 done and. . . . .

    TBH i think this one is a bit of a lemon! It was a great drive, and a awesome place to be, had a good bit of poke to it did take it down a stretch of ring-road nothing extreme but it pulled very well! Bad points . . .There are a few! Got to the garage and its always inspires confidence...
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    Test Drive this eve

    So will be test driving a 140 TDI Sport this eve Now the things im aware of to look out for are: Any White Smoke on start up Air con fans both working shakey on idle, dipping clutch to see if this stops it Any sort of scum on the header tank level Loud turbo spooling checking the trip computer...
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    TDI 140 sport Turbo problems - Some advice

    Hi all new to the forum Done a search but cant seem to find waht im looking for (not sure if i worded it wrong) Viewed a 140 TDI sport yesterday and going for a test drive on monday :) Been speaking to a few mates who are more familar with Audi's and Diesels in general and have been told...
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    Evening

    Hi Im Joe from Bristol Had a number of Golfs in the past 1.8t, R32 and my current mk2 Valver Went and viewed a A3 140 sport today and test driving it on monday it looks like ill be joining the Darkside if all goes well!! Great spec, 53 plate, 60k Audi FSH, Full leather interior etc etc :)
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