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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    Replaced the drivers side calliper today on my 54 reg bkd engine. What an easy job this was to do. Got a reproduction calliper from euro car parts. Bled the brakes and boom all done. Let’s hope nothing else goes wrong soon as I have just bought a house and finds are low. but I do drive 67 miles...
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    I replaced my rear left brake calliper the other week as it was sticking and wearing down the pads quickly. When I took the old calliper off the rear shaped solid brake pipe broke off using the correct brake spanner. I bought a new pipe from Audi direct and replaced the calliper and bled through...
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    Bkd rear calliper binding

    I have this AUTODOC app but it lost so many callipers , how do you know which one to buy??
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    Bkd rear calliper binding

    Hi all my rear near side brake calliper is binding. I have took the calliper off and checked the sliders . They are all good. But I tried to wind the piston back using the calliper tool and even with extra leverage no luck. I’d this a common thing. It’s wearing out the rear brake pads much...
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    Anti roll bar bushes

    What size anti roll bar are the bushes for? as I may buy them off you?? And how much please including postage??
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    Anti roll bar bushes

    I’ve read different things on here some say you can change the bushes some say you can’t and need to change the whole bar. Has anyone changed the bushes recently on their Audi.
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    Hdv gearbox

    Ok so with tight ish nds I wil be buying a used gearbox with a 6 month warranty. I would love to have one rebuilt but am in the process of buying a house so I need to prioritise my money . Are there any special tools needed to remove the gearbox I need to buy before I order the gearbox Monday.
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    Hdv gearbox

    As you can see in my upside down photo the difference in the old oil and new oil. It’s like night and day. When I rang Audi they said you don’t need to change the gearbox oil in the cars.. really
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    Hdv gearbox

    Hi there people , my gearbox has started to whine in 1st and 2nd fear quite badly, so I decided to change the oil hoping this may sort the problem out. Now I bought the m16 security spline tool and A manual hand pump to pump the oil into the box. removed the reverse light switch , then the drain...
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    bxe engine ****?

    I was lucky with my 2006 Passat I bought in2010 with 100,000 miles on original engine. BXE engine code. Had it 7 years and sold it 200,000 miles on it only Normal wear and tear times nothing with the engine. I serviced it every 6k miles and was fine. Luck u suppose.
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    Why are a lot of sellers full of bs just to get you there

    When I was looking to buy an Audi A3 I had a budget of up to £2000 saw a couple advertised in a garage one said it has one dent on it Turns out had 5 large dents in different locations the laquer was peeling so bad on drivers door. No spare wheel or jack mould in the seat and seat belt. Had a...
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    Changed my rear wheel bearing yesterday took me 45 minutes in total. Was not sure if was able to do up the hub bolt to 180 Num and then 180 degrees but managed this. Saved a few £ not going to the garage.
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    Timing Belt Kit

    Hi there I fitted the make kit you mentioned above purely as I ordered a gates kit on eBay but sadly was sent the wrong kit after my car was stripped so bought the Congo tech belt kit ran this for some 60,000 no issues before I sold my car. Oh I also changed the water pump as well . This was on...
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    High mileage 2.0 TDI's! What does your odometer read?

    54 reg Audi A3 2.0 tdi 119,600 only had it 2 weeks. Engine seems fine just need to do a rear wheel bearing. Hoping to keep it for many years and miles.
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    First things to do with your new car..

    I always give it a good clean if dirty and a full service. Not long after that Camberly and water pump also. Just to be on the safe side. I had my Audi A3 8p 2 weeks now whoop.
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    Remapping 2008 BLS 1.9TDI DPF- bad idea?

    Hi there I know the BXE and BLS ENGINE CODES HAVE HAD PROBLEMS but from what I have read it’s more the BXE engine code but I also had this engine code in my Passat b6 this had 200,000 miles on it when I sold it and 100,000 miles when I bought it very reliable I serviced it myself every 6k miles...
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    Newbie

    Hi people, my name is Jay and just joined this forum as I recently bought a 2005 Audi A3 8p 2.0tdi in blue . I have had several cars in my time Porsche 944 . mainly vws like my family my first car was a 1973 Vw beetle 1303 then I had 5 different mk2 polos, 1 mk3 polo mk3 golf tdi ,mk2 golf gl...
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