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      Most recent purchases

      Picked these up on my vacation in Hong Kong

      https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15367221898_154f612262.jpg

      https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15550678171_cc360d4423.jpg
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      Thanks for the reply. I have replaced the DV...

      Thanks for the reply. I have replaced the DV already, but the car seems to bog down when accelerating - no CEL however. The CEL comes on occasionally when passing cars on the highway. I need to do...
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      What are the signs of turbo failure?

      I have a 2008 A3 2.0 T with the FSI engine. I occasionally get a Turbo underboost P0299 code when driving. I took it to the dealership today and they said the turbo may be failing. What are the next...
    4. Thread: Q3 vs. X1...

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      Interesting, I went to the Q3 driving event last...

      Interesting, I went to the Q3 driving event last night and they told us the Q3 is based on the new MQB Chassis
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      Firstly welcome to the forum. I bought the...

      Firstly welcome to the forum. I bought the Dension kit for my car from Enfig Car Stereo. http://enfigcarstereo.com/IPOD_AUDI_A3_2006.html
      It's quite easy to install provided you have the stereo...
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      A4 vs A3 - potential new owner with questions

      Hello,

      We have a 2008 A3 2.0T, and the maintenance is getting quite expensive. We test drove the new A3, and aren't that impressed esp. with the smaller trunk.

      So we're considering upgrading to...
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      I bought my iPod adapter from...

      I bought my iPod adapter from http://enfigcarstereo.com they are reasonably priced and offer excellent customer support
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      2008 Audi A3 S Line Suspension question

      Does anyone know whether the 2008 A3 S Line 2.0T has the 55mm or 50mm outside strut diameter . i'm trying to order Bilstein Touring class struts but neither Audi nor Tire-rack happen to know the...
    9. hello, i had a similar problem. did you check...

      hello,
      i had a similar problem. did you check the metal tabs that touch the base of the bulb? mine were scorched and the base of the bulb actually fused onto the metal. when i pulled it off, the...
    10. I'll chime in. I have an 08 S Line 2.0T. They...

      I'll chime in. I have an 08 S Line 2.0T. They didn't have quattro in my year for turbo models, but starting in 09 they did. For the 3.2 cars they are better mechanically, but they do command a higher...
    11. Yup. Decarbon, cam follower and thermostat is...

      Yup. Decarbon, cam follower and thermostat is $700, new plugs and diagnosis @ Audi was $400.
    12. I wouldn't say major, but the things that needed...

      I wouldn't say major, but the things that needed repair on my car are well documented issues.

      Ever since my warranty expired, i've had to get new spark plugs 2X - first time dealer did the...
    13. Maintenance is getting expensive for my existing...

      Maintenance is getting expensive for my existing A3, so I'm considering it. I went to the A3 Launch in Vancouver BC and really like the car, but having said that haven't test drove one yet.

      With...
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      LOL...don't have Quattro. Front Trak 2.0T...my...

      LOL...don't have Quattro. Front Trak 2.0T...my model year didn't have quattro in 2.0T. Thanks for the advise, I have stock S Line suspension so there shouldn't be a problem.
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      Most likely we'll be there. hopefully the weather...

      Most likely we'll be there. hopefully the weather this year will be drier than last year. For people North of Seattle, do you guys take the ferry on the way back i.e. Coupeville or Edmonds?
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      Just wondering if anyone from the 604 is going...

      Just wondering if anyone from the 604 is going down to port townsend cruise this year?

      www.porttownsendcruise.com
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      My temp gauge isn't working either. Today I...

      My temp gauge isn't working either. Today I Toggled between Stock and APR stage 1, and the gauge magically cycled from low all the way to 130 and back down again. Did this at various times throughout...
    18. What about looking for a 3.2 Quattro A3 instead?...

      What about looking for a 3.2 Quattro A3 instead? from what I have read/ seen, they have good re-sale value and none of the oil consumption and carbon issues that we have with our turbo 2.0T's.
    19. LOL. What I meant was you will feel APR stage 1...

      LOL. What I meant was you will feel APR stage 1 more on Sport mode than Drive Mode.
    20. I have APR Stage 1. It helps the drivability of...

      I have APR Stage 1. It helps the drivability of the car, however you will feel more effect in Sport Mode than Drive Mode. However before you get APR, you might want to also change your diverter valve...
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