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  1. PanamaS3

    Few thoughts on changing S3 and Q5....

    So....time to change the missus' Q5....swore I wouldn't head back to another Q5 after various run-ins with our 2013 one (constant coolant issues and some really incompetent/unforgiveable dealership repair work)...but it appears to still be one of the best replacements and the dealer is changing...
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    Accidents come in 3's right??

    6 weeks ago. Stationary traffic. Felt a bump. Can't believe a sinkhole appeared beneath my car. Got out to find someone just drove (slowly) into back of my car. "Sorry....I was tired/asleep/not paying attention". Thankfully no real damage just minor scratches. 1 week ago. Driving my wife's Q5...
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    Rattling front end - strut or wheel bearings?

    Wondering if anyone else has experienced their front strut bearings and/or wheel bearings going (maybe after a pothole hit?). Had heard/read somewhere from an aftermarket shop that it was common for the front strut mount bearings to go early on these cars....can't understand why. I hit a big...
  4. PanamaS3

    Question for resident tyre professor(s)

    I had Continental ContiSport Contact 5p in 235/35/19 91Y XL all round up until a puncture on front right. So I put a temporary Good Year F1 on in same size until I could get 2 more Conti 5p's. Thing is....I don't notice much (if any) difference with the one different shoe on....and the Conti's...
  5. PanamaS3

    Replacement wiper blades

    Can't seem to find any thread on this....bought some Bosch ICON on Amazon but they have the wrong clip for my 2015 S3 sedan....can anyone kindly point me in the right direction of the correct ones they have bought? Thanks a lot in advance
  6. PanamaS3

    FL RS3 suspension options pros/cons

    First Facelift RS3 thread!? Guess I'm a bit early to the party...but after reading the initial reviews and watching the latest vids I'm interested in people's thoughts on how best to option the suspension on the new FL RS3 for average/bad roads (not smooth tracks). Some pre-FL owners have been...
  7. PanamaS3

    Watch out for old people on the roads!

    So on Monday an 80 year old driving a large pick up truck had a case of whiskey throttle and decided to drive over the front of my car in stationary traffic...well that and the fact that he didn't or couldn't look or see properly, or engage brain etc. To add insult to injury, his grandson turns...
  8. PanamaS3

    Broken coil?

    Coming out of a roundabout the other day, I depressed then let my foot off the accelerator and the car lost power and shuddered momentarily. I thought the turbo outlet pipe had come loose again, but turbo/boost were still working however the "EPC" light came on and the car felt a bit less...
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    How to put wiper blade into service position?

    Does anyone know how to put the windscreen wipers into "service position" on the S3 8v? There's nothing in my MMI, and have tried turning car on then off then pushing the wiper stalk to different positions....scratching my head on this a bit...
  10. PanamaS3

    Performance upgrades for 2015 S3 sedan

    Recently bought a glacier white S3 sedan with black pack and had the upgraded silver/black wheels painted all black....so its a bit of a stormtrooper :) Anyway, am thinking very seriously of doing some performance upgrades to bring out the inner beast... Spoken to some owners of the same car...
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