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  1. palexr

    Certainly. My house was burgled a couple of nights ago and my A3 was stolen. It has made me...

    Certainly. My house was burgled a couple of nights ago and my A3 was stolen. It has made me reassess my online "exposure" and I would like to delete most of it. I am not implying in any way that this forum fosters or supports burglars, just trying to change a few things in my life. Regards,
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    Petrol Question - Urgent.

    Doesn't it go in the hole behind the flap that has "diesel" written on the back?
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    Anyone else bother with 'winter rims'?

    If the slippery conditions are such an issue wouldn't winter tyres would be the answer? To be honest, if I'm going to go sideways in winter my wheels are the last thing I'll think of.
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    Panoramic sunroof

    Edit - I'm guessing you meant retrofit a panoramic sunroof. Don't know, sounds like a major mod though.
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    Things You Didn't Know Your A3 Did!

    :no: cough! cough! bullocks (or similar)! cough! I'd love to be proved wrong mind...
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    A3 (EIGHT PEE!) or Mini Cooper S.... which is quicker??

    Yep, never tried it either of course. But remember, if the pavement was wide enough an A3 would be faster.
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    A3 (EIGHT PEE!) or Mini Cooper S.... which is quicker??

    I used to own a real mini, of the British Leyland 1981 variety, it was without doubt the most fun car I have ever owned. It also felt really fast because of the responsiveness and immediacy of the whole driving experience. But I would never have let my enthusiasm get the better of me at lights...
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    Remapping via OBD is possible on new A3s - MY11 1.8TFSI

    Yes, it is a minefield. Not sure why they are going to such lengths to lock down their cars. Probably just generic corporate paranoia. Like i said, I asked AmDEssex to do it via the OBD port, it would be just my luck if there was some kind of "misunderstanding" and they did it the other...
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    Remapping via OBD is possible on new A3s - MY11 1.8TFSI

    OK, thanks. It is confusing for people new to this. Although it does also say "there is no tell tale sign to if a car has antitune software present or not, Cars can have the same ECU number and software version but some will have the lock out and others not so". I asked AmDEssex to check and...
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    Remapping via OBD is possible on new A3s - MY11 1.8TFSI

    Yep, AMDEssex charged me £449 + VAT (£527) for the REVO map. This is a bit more than the average, but there a few reasons I went with them. They (AMD and REVO) seem to be highly regarded on the net. Seems you do get what you pay for. The REVO map gives a slightly higher change in terms of...
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    Remapping via OBD is possible on new A3s - MY11 1.8TFSI

    The other moneys? Who are they...
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    Remapping via OBD is possible on new A3s - MY11 1.8TFSI

    A little while ago I posted a thread titled "Remapping via OBD not possible on new A3..." This thread is just to correct that, they can be remapped via the OBD. I recently investigated using a Bluefin device on my new MY11 1.8tfsi but was told by a couple of dealers and Superchips themselves...
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    sportbacks made in Belgium

    Does it really matter if it's made in Germany or Belgium? Many fine things are made in Belgium, waffles, moulles frites, Tintin, the smurfs, chocolate and guns.
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    Black Edition

    Well, there you go. Just thought I'd let you chaps know what they said. It certainly does look like they cocked up their forecasts.
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    Black Edition

    I just picked up my A3 from Huntingdon Audi and talking to them about the delays they said the problems Audi were experiencing with long LTs were with the diesel engines. They didn't know if it was particular components or just the diesels in general. They reckon Audi completely underestimated...
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    sportbacks made in Belgium

    People moan about rip off Britain but they should try it abroad sometimes. My parents-in-law live in France and have just bought their LHD secondhand car in the UK as it is cheaper over here!!! My brother who live in Holland pays 4 times the road tax I do. A 5p difference in the price of...
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    sportbacks made in Belgium

    It's all good as long as they get their forecasts right, otherwise there's nothing to feed the line. I was told Audi seriously overestimated the negative impact of the recession on demand.
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    Painted Calipers

    Got to wonder what stuff like this does to resale values...
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    sportbacks made in Belgium

    They'll build it as much "to order", JIT as possible I'd guess. Just In Time will save them as much money as possible, with the least committed resources all the way down the line. Although JIT implies actioning the order as close to need-by-date as possible Audi will still have to forecast to...
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    After seeing a £35k S3 today...

    Link doesn't work?
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