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  1. leshkin

    Leshkin's Sepang Blue S3 Money Pit Project

    Was stumbling over my old Youtube videos and found this video - made me remember the times with this car and get all nostalgic (please excuse the music, it was free:) ) Thought I'd come and say hi :)
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    Leshkin's Sepang Blue S3 Money Pit Project

    ...and she is now sold. Mixed feelings about this, but a new adventure awaits. If anyone wants to see what happens next, feel free to follow me on instagram (@leshkinski). leshkin, signing out....
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    Engine light - misfire

    It could easily be carbon build-up on the intake valves that's causing these issues, so not sure on how they concluded that it's the exhaust valves "going soft". I've never heard that sort of conclusion if I'm honest though. I don't know where you are located, but there is no shortage of...
  4. leshkin

    Engine light - misfire

    I'm not sure how they could tell that valves are the cause of the misfire without a compression test haha Also, "Worn exhaust valves"? How did they arrive to that diagnosis? Bear in mind that Audi techs are very good at following predefined troubleshooting workflows and know very little about...
  5. leshkin

    OBD

    VCDS is the most powerful option, but while the software is free to download, the hardware is quite expensive. I will have my VCDS cable for sale soon as moving away form VAG cars, but there are always a few cables about for sale here or on eBay. They hold their value well, so if you buy it, do...
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    OBD

    Carista supports iOS, but for best functionality, other than VCDS, OBDeleven Pro license is great.
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    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    15k miles is a perfectly reasonable mileage for a performance tyre, especially on a heavy car like the S3. Why is this a surprise to anyone? Also, tyre life-span is closely related to rubber compound used, as well as how the car is driven, so would be quite an individual thing. Michelin make...
  8. leshkin

    Power, mods,specs, remapper and graphs!

    Sell and buy a S3 or RS3 would be my advice - I know it's more money, but you can't beat a good base for more power.
  9. leshkin

    Leshkin's Sepang Blue S3 Money Pit Project

    Thought I'd give the old girl a nice send-off before she is sold and have some cool photos to put on a wall in the study. I definitely will miss her... Had some properly good times in it.
  10. leshkin

    S3 noises

    Could well be a boost leak and it wouldn't always be obvious. A decent mechanic should be able to identify it.
  11. leshkin

    Car keeps alarming Help Required! S3 8P

    It should store details of what event triggered the alarm if I remember correctly. Saying that, the fact that your immobilizer module is logging errors could be the reason why it's setting the alarm off.
  12. leshkin

    S3 noises

    My S3 makes many different fast noises and is for sale [emoji85] I don't remember stock intake making much in terms of induction noise. Could be an aftermarket intake or filter on the car.
  13. leshkin

    Sold Modified 2009 8P Audi S3 Sportback 420bhp

    Yeah, just have a search in the A3 section. Plenty of info there
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    Sold Modified 2009 8P Audi S3 Sportback 420bhp

    It's a simple job, sure
  15. leshkin

    Leshkin's Sepang Blue S3 Money Pit Project

    I don't really like the styling of a TT if I'm honest, but main reason is that I want a fun, relatively powerful RWD car with a manual box and good handling. The M2 Comp is something that really made me interested in potentially owning a modern car as a result of this focus on driving. I get the...
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    Leshkin's Sepang Blue S3 Money Pit Project

    Yup, definitely this
  17. leshkin

    Leshkin's Sepang Blue S3 Money Pit Project

    Hit the nail on the head there - with my S3 I can be a wally and it won't bat an eyelid, but with a RWD, high HP car you need to be on top of your game more of the time, which is what I'm starting to miss. Saying that, I had plenty of times when all four wheels lost traction and AWD powerslide...
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