FL rear hubs rusty

penetrator

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Nothing new I guess but my FL 6 month old RS3 is in having the rear hubs cleaned and re-painted due to rust. How many have had the same issues early on in ownership?

As I say I know it’s nothing new as my M4 and M3 have both been into BMW 3 times between the 2 of them for the same thing but fronts and rears.

Audi are also fitting my A6 jet washers for me too so that’s s bonus lol
 

D0C

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My rear hubs are now completely covered in rust. Disgraceful. A combination of laziness, a suitable place to re-paint them myself, and frustration that it should be Audi doing it has meant I still haven't sorted mine. Will have to at some point though, as it's bugging me each time I walk up to the car.
 

penetrator

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My rear hubs are now completely covered in rust. Disgraceful. A combination of laziness, a suitable place to re-paint them myself, and frustration that it should be Audi doing it has meant I still haven't sorted mine. Will have to at some point though, as it's bugging me each time I walk up to the car.


Yeah it’s not good at all.
I’m trusting Audi to paint mine today lol

There so incompetent that I’ve just had a call from the service lady asking me where’s the wheel locking nut? My reply “have you looked in the boot”? FML
 

D0C

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Yeah it’s not good at all.
I’m trusting Audi to paint mine today lol

There so incompetent that I’ve just had a call from the service lady asking me where’s the wheel locking nut? My reply “have you looked in the boot”? FML
Audi painted my PFL's hubs and they rusted back over within a few months!
 

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Yeah it’s not good at all.
I’m trusting Audi to paint mine today lol

There so incompetent that I’ve just had a call from the service lady asking me where’s the wheel locking nut? My reply “have you looked in the boot”? FML

Yeah how about in the tool kit where it lives :blink:

Mine started rusting within 2 weeks, the dealer told me when I collected it to be prepared because it’s normal on all VAG cars.

Mine were removed and painted with a very nasty ‘ceramic’ paint that nearly had me on the floor when I smelt it, so mine are black all around now.
 

E15

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2 weeks old and mine rusted.

Moaned, like I do, and Audi painted them for me. This was in February and they're still good..


You watch, I'll get home and they'll be rusty as flock after yesterday as the oe intercooler can't cope with high rust levels... :glee:
 

Dan_DJT

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Mine rusted too so I painted them myself (there is a thread somewhere with the details).

Do Audi actually prep and paint them when you guys have complained ?? My understanding is that they just spray this stuff on over the top of the rust. You can tell if they used this as it stays slightly tacky whereas paint will be dry.
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E15

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Mine rusted too so I painted them myself (there is a thread somewhere with the details).

Do Audi actually prep and paint them when you guys have complained ?? My understanding is that they just spray this stuff on over the top of the rust. You can tell if they used this as it stays slightly tacky whereas paint will be dry.
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They prepped and treated mine so they said..

Just as well cos it would be back in if they rust again, I told them..
 

CWD

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Happily my dealer seems to have painted mines before I picked the car up from new my TTS was the same and after two years were still perfect when I traded it back in for the RS3
 

Phil3

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I expected better from the washers having read reviews on here, they’re still not exactly a fan tyre, I’d say they’re more in the middle of a fan/jet type...

...or it might just be mine haha
 

E15

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I expected better from the washers having read reviews on here, they’re still not exactly a fan tyre, I’d say they’re more in the middle of a fan/jet type...

...or it might just be mine haha


Mine are like that too, inbetweeners.. :worked till 5am:

Better than standard though. :thumbs up:
 

AudiNutta

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I expected better from the washers having read reviews on here, they’re still not exactly a fan tyre, I’d say they’re more in the middle of a fan/jet type...

...or it might just be mine haha

Not 100% fans no, but they are all pointing at the windscreen and that is a result!!!!
 

AudiNutta

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I’ve got one ‘fan jet’ that doesn’t haha I’ve tried them in both ways and either way there’s one that sprays off :seenoevil:

Really? I’d take it back, you can’t adjust it horizontally so if it isn’t on the screen then get Audi to replace.
 
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