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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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Fault code for defective heated wing mirror

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

    Timing chain. Ouch.

    Is this www.midlandvw.co.uk? I may contact them about some work.
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    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
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    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...
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    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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    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    Hey Nessy [emoji846] I did put the PS4’s back on mine too [emoji1303] still a great tyre. I kinda made the ‘mistake’ of having my alignment checked for the first time and it was only out a small amount and they still adjusted it. Now I’m convinced my steering wheel is off slightly [emoji23] it...
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    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    To confirm what you all knew - brand new PS4’s on the car. 7mm starting tread. The tight, tread robbing, money grabbing gits!
  16. RPB

    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    No I haven’t yet. From past experience with my Subaru, it seems to be a very expensive check with lots of ‘tutting’ and head shaking followed by how much you need to spend to get parts replaced. [emoji23] I need a good recommendation around the Notts area. [emoji1303]
  17. RPB

    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    Final results are in! LOL. 18300 miles and they were swapped over yesterday for another set of PS4’s. I had thought about the new Goodyear Asymm’ 5’s, however, like the PS4’s and got 10% off at Blackcircles for a change. Still, I think 18k is shocking for driving like an old man, even if it is a...
  18. RPB

    Engine oil recommendations

    You’ve just reminded me that’s what Nottm dealership did. They’ve used Shell and Mobil. It’s a secret now. [emoji23] So, you cannot take your own oil in? They are refusing to use your oil, even when it exceeds the VW specs? Who are AKS?
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    Engine oil recommendations

    I've been topping up with Shell Helix Ultra Professional AV-L 0w-40. Meets all the Audi/VW specs. Trying to find out what oil Audi actually use, out of them, is like some sort of Black Magic. They just won't answer my question. I really don't know why as I would like to be topping up with the...
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    Disappointing Michelin PS4 tread wear....

    We'll mine have done 16315 miles in 2 years and are on 3mm so they ain't getting to 33k that's for sure. They are all similar to do no different wear across all 4.
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