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      I did my first cleaning at 100k miles and it was...

      I did my first cleaning at 100k miles and it was pretty bad. Second at 150k and had very little buildup. I had to change water pump at 175k and check for carbon buildup again. This time was almost...
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      https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7678/16834500957_b1...

      https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7678/16834500957_b1685a2af4_c.jpg
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      Both will fit. You need the correct size rotors.

      Both will fit. You need the correct size rotors.
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      It's 10000 miles in US so 16000 km sounds about...

      It's 10000 miles in US so 16000 km sounds about right.
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      What is the offset on these wheels?

      What is the offset on these wheels?
    6. I had this issue on 09 Audi A3. I was dealing...

      I had this issue on 09 Audi A3. I was dealing with it for almost 2 years until I finally got motivated and fixed it. It's been running fine for almost an year now.
    7. The solenoid is at the bottom of the lens...

      The solenoid is at the bottom of the lens housing. It's hidden underneath. You might be able to reach it with WD40's extension tube. This will be the easiest of all options. On my 09 headlights I...
    8. I had cracked open both A3 and A4 headlights....

      I had cracked open both A3 and A4 headlights. It's like a solenoid that moves the flap up and down. On two headlights this had rusted and it was hard at first to move. I used WD40 and the problem...
    9. Thread: 2010 2.0t

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      Yup. I usually make 20-22K miles per year. That's...

      Yup. I usually make 20-22K miles per year. That's a sharp decline for me. In my previous job I was a service engineer and had company car. Average was 60-80K miles a year. :)
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      I bought 09 A3 with 93K 4 years ago. Now I am at...

      I bought 09 A3 with 93K 4 years ago. Now I am at 173K. The engine is solid. Oil change is very easy. DSG also is not a big deal - there are many DIY. I've changed mine twice ($118 for oil and filter...
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      I think Audi/VW start installing updated...

      I think Audi/VW start installing updated tensioners around 2011/2012. All models with our engines before that have same tensioner that is prone to break. First I bought a tensioner itself but since...
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      Yes - you should. There are horror stories in MK...

      Yes - you should. There are horror stories in MK VI forum. My A3 is 09 and it's at 172K miles now. I am doing mine with next oil change along with tensioners and timing chain. I got lucky to last...
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      I remember the pictures of yours. That motivated...

      I remember the pictures of yours. That motivated me to clean mine the first time. :beer:
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      Almost 80K miles. I replaced intake manifold 50k...

      Almost 80K miles. I replaced intake manifold 50k miles later and cleaned them again. I didn't have to - there was a very little build up. I had to replace water pump two weeks ago and removed the...
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      I have TSI engine but had similar issues when I...

      I have TSI engine but had similar issues when I first got the car (at 90K miles). I swapped plugs and coil packs and from time to time I would have misfire. I checked the coil packs and one was...
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      You have CBFA engine right? Mine is CCTA and the...

      You have CBFA engine right? Mine is CCTA and the pump PN is 06H121026CQ. Mine finally failed at 171K miles. The seal is what failed. I had leaks on 3 different places. I replaced the pump last...
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      Replaced finally water pump @172K miles. Car is...

      Replaced finally water pump @172K miles. Car is back in action.
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      I have 09 A3 TSI with 172K miles right now. On...

      I have 09 A3 TSI with 172K miles right now. On 09-11 the chain tensioner was prone to break. There is a new revision on later years. Water pump is also something to keep in mind. It is mounted under...
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      I also joined the club alto much later than most...

      I also joined the club alto much later than most of you. 2009 Audi A3 with 172k miles. After reading all horror stories I was wandering how far I would go. ;)
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      I joined the club - broke arm rest latch on...

      I joined the club - broke arm rest latch on Monday and yesterday water pump leaked. I am amazed that it lasted this much. I am at 170k miles now.
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