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  1. RPB

    Options for seeing battery level?

    I’ve got a CTEK sensor on my S3. Although I cannot compare to ‘real’ readings as I have no meter to check it against.
  2. RPB

    When does the cambelt actually need changing in an S3 8P

    There is no mileage attached to the 8P S3 timing belt. They work to 5 years regardless of mileage. My 2nd one is due this year and Audi can kiss my *** if I’m giving them £750 for belt and water pump in a car that’s done less than 28k miles in 5 years with ****** all driven in the last year or...
  3. RPB

    Car Battery suggestions/advice (low usage)

    +1 for the Varta here. I put one in my S3. As for the battery charge thoughts, I hear ya. Over the past year whilst not driving, I fitted a CTEK sensor on my battery to monitor the charge and voltage. Charge % isn’t matching any online charts I’ve seen vs battery voltage (CTEK reports lower than...
  4. RPB

    Oil

    They changed the grade on my S3 during the time I’ve had it and now use 0W when I would have thought for an older 2011 car, the 5W it was on would be better for it.
  5. RPB

    S3 service plan

    This is a photo of my Excel spreadsheet I keep for my car. See thumbnail or wherever it is, lol. Apart from the cam belt change at 5 years old, brake fluid, etc, they don’t have time limits on the other stuff, only mileage’s.
  6. RPB

    S3 service plan

    Hi Matt - they have changed their wording on the services now. The major does include more, BUT only if they do it! The wording is very clever. It says “if required” so they could change **** all and still charge the extra price. I had a massive argument over this last year when I got a free...
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    S3 service plan

    Yeah I agree with S32B - the MOT will not be free with a service plan. It’s free for life after a cambelt change though, which makes sense as we pay so much over the top we have effectively paid for 5 years MOT’s anyway :s3addict:
  8. RPB

    AUDI service plan

    For anyone interested, there is a 20% discount on service plans until the end of July 2020. I’ve just got one back on my 2011 S3 as they are now included again! Sounds good to me for £384 over 18 months interest free.
  9. RPB

    S3 service plan

    I’m actually happy as it’s a 20% off sale from full price. lol
  10. RPB

    S3 service plan

    That’s cus you have a nice newer car and mine is an oldie like me :thumbs up: 0-3 yrs is as you’ve paid and 3-10 yrs is over 18 months at £384
  11. RPB

    S3 service plan

    I’ve had so many arguments with Sytner Nottm about this and other stuff. Anyway. I have just got myself a 2 service plan now. I used to have one all the time until they started that, “no you can’t have that on an S3”. Anyway, it let me sort it online whereas before it would not accept my car. So...
  12. RPB

    Car battery - is this still the dogs danglies? E44 Varta Silver 77Ah, (577400078)

    Another stupid thought.... what info gets wiped from the ECU when you change the battery? I have the RNSE code from last time. That s a long story and ended up with me paying a website to get it, to then arguing with Audi to get a refund as they couldn’t give me the ****ing code! Unreal.
  13. RPB

    Car battery - is this still the dogs danglies? E44 Varta Silver 77Ah, (577400078)

    As per topic. Is this still a good battery to get? E44 Varta Silver 77Ah, (577400078) https://www.tayna.co.uk/E44-Varta-Silver-Car-Battery-577400078-P7726.html Varta DIN: 577 400 078 Thanks all. I hope you’re all doing ok at the moment? Regards, Richard.
  14. RPB

    Fault code for defective heated wing mirror

    Thx folks. Sound advice all round [emoji1305][emoji846]
  15. RPB

    Fault code for defective heated wing mirror

    Is there an error code for a defective heated wing mirror? Near side one doesn’t seem to be working (only one chance to test it so far), although it auto dims ok. Tonight is the first almost frost I’ve been out in to see it not working. Lol. T.I.A. folks, [emoji1303][emoji3]
  16. RPB

    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    I was thinking of the new Asy 4’s but stuck with the PS 4’s again. I’m gonna measure the tread depth this week. I got a **** set even though it was a recent manufacture date. Lower tread at the start so need to check em. I could have a battle on my hands with Michelin. Lol.
  17. RPB

    Timing chain. Ouch.

    Is this www.midlandvw.co.uk? I may contact them about some work.
  18. RPB

    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    I’ve only just seen this reply, thanks paddy. Although it took me longer to realise auto-correct had done you and you meant Asymmetrics I thought we had another new tyre model. lol
  19. RPB

    AVS Servicing - Post your quotes and dealers here.

    Can anyone recommend me a garage for my S3? I live in Nottm but don’t mind a bit of a travel, say Derbys or Leics, but nothing over 90 mins travel. My local Sytner (rob you blind £200 an hour) has now opted out of fixed price servicing and service plans, so I cannot even get that! Do you any of...
  20. RPB

    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    I phoned Michelin up about it. They make em 7.5mm but the tolerance is 0.5mm as well. So I kopped for a ***** set this time around. He just said keep an eye on the wear over a few months and phone back if it’s not good. So I’m gonna do that. I’ll measure mine again and see.
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