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    Rear ARB install A3

    Hey, What’s the best way to install a rear ARB on an A3 FWD? I’ve seen kits for rear beams where the bushes hook onto it and you get longer bolts so they link up with the rear shocks. Is there a fitting kit available from anyone that I can just fit a stock s3/TT rear bar to? Thanks, Dan...
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    Knock only when turning right. ESP

    So I’m getting a pretty scary problem at the moment not sure if they’re related or not 1. I’m getting a knock but only if I’m turning right, bumps are fine, turning left is no issue. 2. If turning right for instance round a roundabout, traction control will kick in and swerve me even more...
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    Clock swap

    So I’ve been offered an ECU “kit” to swap from a VW Bora Included is ECU (remapped) from the same engine code as my engine. Clocks Keys/chip Has anyone got any knowledge on what else I’d need and if bora clocks fit an A3? Also can the swap be done without the Clocks? Car is an A3 1.9TDi...
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    S3 Hubs

    Hi all, I’ve just bought some hubs off a breaker to go on my A3. I’m able to rattle the hubs on the knuckle... is this normal? They’re not on the car and don’t have driveshafts in them. Just wondering whether I’ll need to get some bearings [emoji30] TIA, Dan Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Seat swap wiring ☹️

    I should really pack in messing around with my car for a while! Always get 90% of the job done and hit a snag!! Anyway, moaning over. I’ve just put in some seats from a GTTDI Mk4 Golf, plugs and wires are different colours, I expected the plugs to be different, but not the colours. I don’t...
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    Cast arms

    Hey all, Long story short, I need some front control arms for my a3. A breaker has a pair of a3 ones or the cast S3 ones! £5 between the both of them. From what I know I won’t be able to hook up my drop links with the cast arms as they hook up to the strut on an s3. What’s my options for an...
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    Oil?

    So it seems like I’m leaking oil, very small amounts just in front of my driver side front wheel... Just been serviced with belt/pump, no lights, all running okay. Any ideas anyone? Ignore the wheels, I know they suck, came with the car when I got it [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Steering wheel airbag

    So a friend gave me a steering wheel, but when I fitted it the airbag sticks out at the bottom a bit. When I’ve taken another look, it seems to be missing 1 part of the bracket... Where can I get this, if it’s something you can get [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Timing Belt

    Pulling my hair out with this one! I've got a PD130 A3 Engine ASZ Anyone know the part number for the timing belt/kit I'm looking on ECP and there's 6 available wildly different in price and they look like they come with different parts but all include a tensioner as far as I can tell...
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    Water on drivers floor

    What it says on the tin! It's not a puddle, but it's soaking wet. I've lifted the scuttle panel and cleared the leaves that were in there, clipped the scuttle back on. and it still seems to get wet when it rains! one thing to note... The scuttle isn't completely flush with the front of the...
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    Polybush or TT bushes

    Had a search and couldn't find what I was after, couldn't be what I was searching I don't know. Car is going in again because it's knocking and we're suspecting bushes! Plus a timing belt kit and service [emoji22] Soooo... Anyone recommend putting TT bushes for the front control arm over...
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    Dash/Clocks

    It's been a while but I'm back to Audi! Had a Mazda RX8 for a few months and I've just picked up a PD130 A3! One thing I've noticed is compared to my other A3, it's got a different steering wheel and dash, they're both 2003 old one was a 1.6 sport, this ones a 1.9tdi Steering wheel on the...
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    1.8t 225 swap

    Hey, I know everyones obvious first answer will be "go buy a 1.8t" but i've done a lot of work on this 1.6 and i haven't seen many in the same colour near me (dolphin grey) I'm thinking about dropping a 1.8T preferably the 225 tt/S3 lump, (may as well do a full measure eh?) I'd like to know...
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    Gearbox Crunching :(

    As the title says, my gearbox is crunching when I change gear, but only in 5th and is seems to only happen if I'm doing like 50+ mph?!?? Anybody have any ideas? I'm thinking Synchro or linkage, so I've bought the linkage, haven't installed because the bottom end is coming out for polybushing...
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    A3 1.6 Revving itself!

    Another day another problem. So intermittently my car will rev itself, or hold higher revs than normal, it's usually if I come up to a junction and push the clutch down it will bounce between 1500-3000 revs over and over until I either cut the engine or lift the clutch and use the revs to pull...
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    Brake upgrade questions

    Hey all! So! I made another post about my steering rack leaking and I've come across someone selling pretty much the front end of an S3, steering rack included! I figured I may as well buy the, discs, brakes, hub and the steering rack... Anyone know if I'm going to have issues fitting the...
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    Steering rack leak

    So I went over a speedbump(more of a speed mountain) heard a massive bang under the car, and the steering rack boot has popped off and there's steering fluid around, checked the reservoir and it's pretty much empty. So I've figured that it's buggered and I need to replace it asap as I use it...
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    Brakes!

    Hey guys and girls, merry Christmas and all that! I've been having an ongoing problem with brakes that I can't seem to sort out, here's what I've done so far... Rebuilt master cylinder Pressure bled system New disks New pads The problem is that the front right/back left seem weaker than...
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    Input shaft bearing?

    So it looks like I need a new clutch in very soon So I may as well tackle the other issue I've had for a while, best way to describe the noise is that it's almost like a whining noise slightly scraping/grinding (like a rough bearing...) and I'm not getting confused with the gearbox whine. When...
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    Clutch dropped

    pretty much what it says on the tin, just drove to work, realised when I was in 5th anytime I let go of the accelerator, it kicked back harder than usual, went to drop a gear and realised I couldn't find my clutch, because it was all the way down, managed to pull it out of gear and stop, pulled...
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