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3 years 30,000 miles 3 new batteries

AGB-S3 Feb 8, 2020

  1. AGB-S3

    AGB-S3 Registered User

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    3 years 30,000 miles 3 new batteries

    yuasa battery
    last one year and looses cells ..luckily
    5 year guarantee

    whats going on !
     
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  3. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Do you have a camera that carries on recording after the car is parked. These really screw with batteries. Also Varta silver would be my recommendation for a battery.
     
  4. AGB-S3

    AGB-S3 Registered User

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    No its just as is , cars in daily use , putting in 40 mile fast round trips , loosing cells is novel , may be the hard springs are shaking them to bits ..
     
  5. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Registered User Bronze Supporter Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Do you have aftermarket stereo
     
  6. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    Do you have a anything connected like a dongle for the torque app as that left in can drain your battery.
     
  7. tcg

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    Have you been licking the terminals?...I know when I lick mine a lot it drains the battery :blink:
     
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  8. AGB-S3

    AGB-S3 Registered User

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    Nope, nothing just the standard set up . its ran fine for a year , then the battery falls to bits

    Talking with one one of the guys from the local tyre mot chain shops , says don't sell yuasa , as had too many returns
    yuasa no longer made in japan , sell bosch/varta only

    another new £112 exchange batter = another years happy motoring
     
  9. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+

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    I was having the same situation with “Exide” batteries.

    Ended up taking the plunge on a Bosch S5 096 because I’ve got the space for it in my cage in the boot. Been pretty solid so far


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  10. AGB-S3

    AGB-S3 Registered User

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    out of interest : what voltage do 'we' get , charged battery , everything 'off' fast idle ?
     
  11. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    My mfa says 14.0v with radio,heater controls off
     
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  13. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+

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    I get between 13.2-14.0v


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  14. Vex182

    Vex182 1x S3 and 3x Fiestas.

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    I get a steady 14.2v normal driving on the ColorMFA.
     
  15. AGB-S3

    AGB-S3 Registered User

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    Tnx , initially 12.9 close , see what it shows after a few day's with the new battery ..
     
  16. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    I had a battery drain issue a few years ago on my car and it ended up being the heated door locks that stayed on, using a very small amount of power, however still causing a drain!!

    Maybe worth checking for that, i believe there was a fuse for it which i just ended up removing, as I never used the key to get into the car anyway.
     
  17. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+

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    Heated door locks? I don’t think our cars have that......

    What car are you referring to?


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  18. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    I had a 2002 8l S3.
     
  19. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    I didn't know we had heated door locks either. You sure it's not the heated mirrors?
     
  20. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+

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    I’ve seen door lock heater modules on eBay, so that would suggest it’s a thing. Maybe an optional extra?




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  21. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Definitely the door locks, was possibly an optional extra, I didnt even know I had them, till we had to check to see where the drain was coming from and it ended up being them!!
     
  22. AGB-S3

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    Final check , shows just 13v 3000 rpm and fails to charge , with 'all' switched on , alternator seems to be slightly low on voltage , just making it , ..may account for the battery's falling over ...
     
  23. ArmaganREVIEWS

    ArmaganREVIEWS Registered User

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    Hi guys I've made a video on the 2012 Audi A3 SE 2..0 and i talk about the issues I've encountered with the car whilst doing the review.
     
  24. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    Wrong section mate this is for s3 8l's
     
  25. AGB-S3

    AGB-S3 Registered User

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    The car's a serial fault generator , ID the alternator is k-nacked , disturbed the run on pump and that now leaks , oh and while where under the front, happen to notice, the power steering cooling loop pipe is more rust that metal .. found the only one on e-bay advertised as TT . luckily , 2001/2003 S3 Bam is the same , the TT bits are usually in better condx and lower mileage

    Fixed the leak from the sump plug , now it just leaks water at the front .... fixed something ..bliss )
     

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