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  1. BigBird

    Freebie! Revision A DV Diaphragm

    Hi all, Just sorting out getting rid of the last few bits from my now sold 2007 8P1 S3. In the shed I've found the diaphragm unit from my OEM revision A diverter valve. It was taken off when I mapped the car & had a non-standard DV fitted. The diaphragm splitting is a fairly common failing...
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    Trackday insurance - anyone used MORIS?

    Morning all, :hi: As per the title really - I'm doing a couple of trackdays soon & been thinking about maybe taking out trackday insurance. Most want £130 - 150 per day, often with an XS of a few £ks, which put me off. I was told by my insurance broker to try MORIS and they've come back with...
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    Romantic meal...

    I took the wife out for a romantic meal last night - the place was really lovely. We're looking at the menus and just before the waiter takes our order, the wife pops off to the loo to powder her nose. Waiter comes over and says "good evening sir - what's the wife having?" So I reply "...
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    Haldex Oil & Filter Change - Noise?

    Hi all, Had my Haldex oil & filter changed yesterday at 40k by my local, trusted garage as part of a service. On the way home & again today, there's a distinct new mid pitched drone / light rumble between 30 and 55mph coming from the rear, whether I'm on the throttle or not - it's road speed...
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    DV chatter

    Just had a TBE, modified K&N Typhoon CAI & Evoms diverter valve fitted to my 2007 S3. All works well, but the frequent chatter noise when coming off boost from the Evoms DV is annoying me, so my question is - would a DV from either Forge or the OEM version D chatter as much through the CAI as my...
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    Milltek Exhaust help

    Hi, I've picked up a Milltek resonated TBE at a reasonable price for my early '07 3 door S3. It was off a Sportback, but the Milltek tech guy said it'd be simple to cut down the centre section pipe by 25mm to make it fit the 3 dr, so I bought it. 2 questions: 1. Milltek tell me that the DP...
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    DMF Question...

    Hi all, Just getting the bits together for the new non-slip clutch fitment. Ordered an LUK DMF, but it doesn't come with the bolts to fit it. I know you could reuse the old ones, but as I'm shelling out for the clutch, DMF, fitting etc I may as well get new bolts fitted... Anyway, question...
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    Wobbly brake pedal

    Anyone else got a wobbly brake pedal? Just had mine replaced under partial warranty on my `07 S3 as there was side to side play that was becoming noticeable when using it. After 4 days at the stealers (!!) :faint: it's come back with a new pedal, bracket and pins fitted. It's more wobbly than...
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    Where are my emoticons?

    Hi, When replying to any threads, I don't seem to have the emoticons available anymore. They're there now when I'm starting a thread, but not on the replies. What have I done? Is it a std "thicko at the computer error #1" again? I'll just use some now while I can see them... :rock...
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    Ouch! Hit a bird this morning...

    As above - I've made a suicidal pheasant's day on the way to work. Limited damage to the car considering the size of the bird. Bit more than limited damage to the bird I feel. Anyway, anyone got ideas for a rough price for the black mesh NSF foglight surround for an '07 S3? The foglight itself...
  11. BigBird

    Moving the drivers seat...

    Ok - tried to search for threads on this but can't find any. 7 months in with my S3 and loving it, apart from the seats. Checking threads, most S3 owners rate the seats highly. As a tall guy (6'5") I find that the seat is simply too close to the pedals even in the 'fully back' position - I get...
  12. BigBird

    New here

    Hello to you all from another apprentice (on a new thread this time...) Took delivery of my sprint blue 07 plate S3 yesterday. Chopped in the old golf 4 GT TDi 150 and noticed a slightly huge improvement in shove and cornering joy, although the MPG readout seems strangely low... :readit: Now...
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