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      Surprisingly... no. I looked at cars with half...

      Surprisingly... no. I looked at cars with half the mileage before I bought this one, and they sounded worse. The biggest noise at idle is the serpentine belt. I keep a spare one (and a toolkit) in...
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      Pfft. Babies. My 2006 has 242,000 km (150,000...

      Pfft. Babies. My 2006 has 242,000 km (150,000 miles) and I've recently:


      Cleaned the throttle body (carbon buildup caused a DTC)
      Replaced the crank position sensor
      Replaced 2 wheel bearings...
    3. Thread: The Beer thread

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      I found some beer photos on my iPhone: ...

      I found some beer photos on my iPhone:

      http://robgridley.com/forums/beer/boneshaker.jpg

      http://robgridley.com/forums/beer/detour.jpg

      http://robgridley.com/forums/beer/head_stock_ipa.jpg
      ...
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      Can you drive it on a track and have fun? Most...

      Can you drive it on a track and have fun? Most definitely. Is it a "good" track car? It's a 3,700 lb. Golf with almost 60% of its weight over the front axle...
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      I thought about getting the information from his...

      I thought about getting the information from his car a few minutes later, by which point I was way ahead of him in traffic.
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      Spotted this morning on the 401 westbound: total...

      Spotted this morning on the 401 westbound: total douchebag operating an airport limousine.

      I was in the left lane of the collector, in slow moving traffic because there was an accident up ahead...
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      Yes, but you live in Arizona, so it doesn't...

      Yes, but you live in Arizona, so it doesn't count. Your A3 doesn't have to take a salt and slush bath for 4-5 months every year.
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      Yup. My wife's 5-years-older TT has 65,000 fewer...

      Yup. My wife's 5-years-older TT has 65,000 fewer kms, but it spends most of its time in the underground collecting dust. Also, it hasn't seen winter in 8 or 9 years.



      And I thought our winter...
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      Dirty '06 A3 3.2 quattro... now with 235,000 km...

      Dirty '06 A3 3.2 quattro... now with 235,000 km (146,000 miles):

      http://robgridley.com/forums/a3/dirty_a3_gas_station.jpg
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      I removed it and cleaned it with a toothbrush and...

      I removed it and cleaned it with a toothbrush and CRC Throttle Body Kleen.
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      http://robgridley.com/forums/a3/clean-tb.jpg ...

      http://robgridley.com/forums/a3/clean-tb.jpg

      There was a fair bit of carbon buildup. All clean now.
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      I've owned two A3s a 2007 2.0T and currently a...

      I've owned two A3s a 2007 2.0T and currently a 2006 3.2 both of which had/have 19-inch BBS CHs with 225/35R19s.

      I would never run 215s on a 8.5-inch wide wheel, but that's just me. I don't...
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      Thanks. That's what I figured, but I'm still...

      Thanks. That's what I figured, but I'm still curious about the graph. As an example, according to the MAF, the engine is taking in less air at 5,560 rpm than at 5,120 rpm. Seems odd, no?
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      I've had the following fault code recorded a few...

      I've had the following fault code recorded a few times:


      000104 - MAP/MAF <-> Throttle Position Correlation
      P0068 - 002 - - Intermittent
      Freeze Frame:
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    15. Thread: Faulty MAF?

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      Faulty MAF?

      I've had the following fault code recorded a few times:


      000104 - MAP/MAF <-> Throttle Position Correlation
      P0068 - 002 - - Intermittent
      Freeze Frame:
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      Thanks man. I was actually looking at pictures of...

      Thanks man. I was actually looking at pictures of your car last week because I remembered you had Diamond Black CKs at one point.
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      19x8 ET50, which is pretty conservative. My...

      19x8 ET50, which is pretty conservative. My wife's TT is getting the poke and stretch treatment it's a weekend car that doesn't have to see Toronto roads on a daily basis.

      It's just the regular...
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      I'm still not sure about them. It's a beater...

      I'm still not sure about them.

      It's a beater that I purchased cheap from a wholesaler friend of mine. It was owned by an Audi dealer for 8-ish years. At 9 years old and 230,000 km on the odometer,...
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      I have ST coil-overs. :laugh: It's funny, my...

      I have ST coil-overs. :laugh:

      It's funny, my wife has them on her TT, and it's the opposite problem. She wants to remove the perches in the rear and adjust the front to match.
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      http://robgridley.com/forums/a3/summer_wheels_dead...

      http://robgridley.com/forums/a3/summer_wheels_dead_hooker_drop.jpg

      Summer wheels are on.

      Picked up some used 19-inch BBS CHs. They're legit - correct stampings, PFS rings, correct size/offset -...
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