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  1. nobbybonez

    steering rack help please...

    hi i'm looking to replace my leaky rack, and i've ended up in the possession of two second hand racks, part no's are : 1J2422055AH 8N2422055T is anyone able to confirm that either will be suitable for use on my s3? the 8n2 is listed as an analog of the correct s3 part no. but seems to do...
  2. nobbybonez

    steering rack required...

    hi i had my suspected diagnosis confirmed today and will require a replacement rack. any thoughts on oem vs recon vs second hand please? are all the early TT racks suitable? any recommendations on where to get hold of something? cheers, nobby
  3. nobbybonez

    brakes...

    hi, i need to change front and rear pads on my '01 s3 standard brake setup eurocarprats are showing three options for fronts, would anyone be able to help me order the correct part please? surely they could work it out from the reg? :help: many thanks nobby
  4. nobbybonez

    help narrowing down on issue plz

    hi, 2000 amk s3... recently dropped mrs to airport, drove around 550 miles that day. drove faultlessly. started the car the following day, and it fired up fine, but then ran rough, misfiring, no power. seemed to rev ok, but died with any load. parked up, let it warm up whilst i did a scan with...
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    tyre advice please...

    hi i popped a tyre on a rock in the road last night, happily it was nearly dead anyways, as are the other three. i'm currently running on **** budget tyres that came with the car when i bought it, so looking forward to getting some decent rubber on. wheel/suspension setup is standard, usage...
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    long term fuel trims

    i have been monitoring these since purchasing the vehicle, they have risen slightly from 3.0 to now sitting at 6.2 after approx 1300 miles. some petrol smell on startup. s3 '01 AMK, no boost/vac leaks as far as i know, has been smoke tested. temp sensor replaced, stat replaced, DV replaced...
  7. nobbybonez

    wheel spacers/oem suspension

    hi needing to fill the arches more on my facelift s3, i have no intention to lower it, and its on the original 17" alloys, 225/45/17 tyres, with r32 arb's front and back. what is the largest spacer i could fit please? thankyou, nobby
  8. nobbybonez

    today's new issues and codes...

    hi, back again asking for advice please, i have a relatively new to me s3 '01 AMK. its has a custom code map, forge tip, forge 007, n249 delete. over the last few weeks, i have replaced some breather pipes, trying to get rid of the leaks and a squeaky sounding boost. i had it into the garage...
  9. nobbybonez

    alternator dead...?

    hi all after getting my recently purchased s3 on the road, i managed 28 miles before battery light on. would just like your thoughts before i order up a new one please, s3 amk battery light is on with engine running. battery replaced 2 months ago. terminals good and tight. was quick to lose...
  10. nobbybonez

    3371...

    found this site earlier... https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/ apparently, there are 3371 S3's left on the road... 375 SORN 0.0096 of the 35 million on our roads... feel special??
  11. nobbybonez

    headlight adjuster issue

    hi the ball of the headlight adjuster motor has come loose from the cup it sits in. as far as i can tell, it all looks ok with nothing broken, but i can't get the ball in the slot. are there any tricks for this or will i have to pull the bumper and do it with the light off the vehicle? thx N
  12. nobbybonez

    sitting idle

    i'm going to have to SORN my s3 for 6 weeks or so before i can get it on the road, anything i should do whilst its stood still? really frustrating having it lurking in the drive, but good for getting jobs done...
  13. nobbybonez

    sidelight bulbs

    hi could i have recommendations for sidelight bulbs please, barry has been at the ones in the s3 i have recently bought and fitted silly blue ones. would like something that won't get me pulled or thow a code and that match the main beams if possible. also, my high beam look very sickly and...
  14. nobbybonez

    part no please?

    hi, just wondering if anyone could identify this for me please, '01 s3 i have had a look through the parts database, but soo many pipes etc... what effect is this going to have?
  15. nobbybonez

    alarm unit/battery

    hi, have purchased an s3 with alarm issues such as those described here: http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/car-alarm-going-off-randomly-urgent-help-required-please.231427/#post-2310594 tuffty mentioned a thread in the faq stickies, but for the life of me i can't see it... can anyone point...
  16. nobbybonez

    battery losing charge

    hi all and thanks for any help in advance... i have a 2000 a3 1.8 NA, which last week didn't start, just about turned over, but lacked power to fire up. had made no changes to the vehicle. i can charge battery and it will start fine. after sitting till the morning, charge is gone. i've had a...
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