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  1. TomL83

    Q3 Thinking about buying a Q3 1.4 tfsi

    Me and my fiancee are looking at buying a new or nearly new Audi Q3 1.4 tfsi. Is this a good engine to buy? Worried about lack of power but I'm going to test drive one next week.
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    How much is my car worth?

    I'm thinking about selling my 2011 Audi A3 Sportback S line after 4 years of ownership. It's a 2011 (11) and a 2.0 TFSI fwd. Its scuba blue in colour and pretty much standard s line spec with added cruise control. It has full Audi service history, just had a mot but it's due a oil change service...
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    Are my wiper blades too high after windscreen changechange

    I had a cracked windscreen on my 2011 Audi A3 Sportback and Autoglass have been out to replace it. But looking at my car I'm wondering if he's put the wiperblades on a notch too high. I'm looking at old pics of my car but I can't figure it out. The passenger side wiper is sat in the chassis...
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    Car tax renewal

    Hi all, I'm currently paying monthly direct debit to the dvla for my car tax but it's up for renewal July 1st. Do the payments just carry on or do I need to renew it online?
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    A3 2.0 TFSI exhaust emissions light fault code: 008213

    I have a 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI sportback and i came out of work this morning and started my car up and i have the exhaust emissions light staying on. I have plugged in my vcds and scanned the car and it has come up with a fault code which is 008213 for the intake manifold flap position sensor...
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    Number plate led 239 canbus bulbs

    I'm looking at some led number plates bulbs for my A3 Sportback. Does anyone have these canbus ones? Just wondering if they are any good and if anyone has any before and after pics. http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/239-Twenty20-Cree-LED-12V-38mm-Canbus-Number-Plate-Interior-Festoon-Bulb.html
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    Audi A3 chrome tailpipe removal

    Anyone know how the chrome tailpipes come off? Iv looked underneath and there are holes but I thought there would be grub screws holding them on but I can't see any. Do they twist off? I'm looking at taking them off to clean them
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    What number plates does everyone have?

    Iv been looking at metal pressed number plates and also the gel ones but im a bit undecided what to get. Just wondering what type of number plates people have on their Audis and what do you use to fix them in place. Pictures would be good aswell.
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    A3 Sportback rear indicator bulbs

    I need to change my rear indicator bulbs as Audi reckon they are showing a slight white light and the are recommending I change them. How do I get the light housing out? Can't really see how it comes out. Anyone got a how to guide? It's a 2011 A3 Sportback
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    RNSE upgrade

    I can't find the exact answer I'm looking for so I thought I'd ask. I'm looking at upgrading my Audi symphony head unit to a RNSE and just wondering if I will need any wiring connectors or is it a direct fit. Also would it need programming as I have bose speakers, steering wheel controls and...
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    Advice on buying Audi A4

    Hi all, iv had my Audi A3 Sportback nearly 2 years now but I'm finding myself constantly looking at Audi A4 saloons. Iv been looking at 2013-2014 models, preferably 1.8T for up to about £18,000. I'm looking for some advice as to things to look out for, common issues etc. Any advice would be...
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    Davanti Tyres

    Anyone heard of Davanti Tyres or does anyone have them fitted? Just had my car in for a mot and they noticed the rear tyres had about 3mm of tread left. Chatting to him about tyres he's recommended Davanti Tyres and has fitted quite a few of them and his customers have been happy with them. Iv...
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    Which front wiper blades for A3 Sportback

    What's the correct set of front wiper blades for my 2011 A3 Sportback? Have seen Bosch sets A930s and A980s. Both same size but look different fittings. My car isn't with me so I can't check which are the right ones.
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    Warranty claim via another garage

    Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience with getting work under warranty via another Audi dealer and can offer some advice. I live in Bridgend, South Wales and about 18 months ago I travelled up to Listers Audi in Worcester and bought my 2011 Audi A3 Sport back. I bought the car...
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    Alloy wheel cleaner

    Iv recently had my alloys powder coated and I'm looking for a good spray on alloy wheels cleaner. Iv seen a lot of these iron x products which look good but are these OK for regular use. I probably wash my car once a month and the pressure washer gets rid of most of the build up of dirt but it...
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    Locking wheel bolt cover/cap

    Hi all, im missing a grey locking wheel bolt cover/cap from one of my alloy wheels. The part number is 4F0601173A. Anyone know how much these are from Audi? A genuine full set of 5 for one alloy wheel is £8 on eBay. I'm only after the one.
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    Correct alloy wheel bolt torque

    Is 120Nm the correct torque for tightening up alloy wheels bolts on Audi OEM 18 inch alloy wheels?
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    Alloy wheel wax/sealant recommendations

    My Audi A3 alloys have gone in for a refurb. I'm getting them done in a powder coat finish and I'm looking at getting a wax or sealant to protect them. Can anyone recommend something for a powder coat finish? Iv had poorboys wheel sealant before which was ok but is there anything better out there?
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    Terraclean? Is it worth getting done?

    My 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI is nearly at 60,000 miles and I'm just wondering if it would benefit the car to have a terraclean done? Anyone had it done?
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    Front brake discs and pads

    My front brake discs and pads aren't far off needing to be changed on my A3 2litre TFSI fwd. Audi have quoted a stupid price. Anyone know what size front discs i need so I can price up parts.
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