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We didn't get to enjoy the A3 diesel in the states, but every other Audi manual trans from that era that I can look up uses: Synthetic SAE 75w/90 Gear Oil Audi Part Number G 005 000


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One option would be to fit an aftermarket temperature gauge - You can buy various sorts for fitting to kit cars and classics, and a full kit will also come with a suitable sensor to fit into one of the radiator hoses. You could then simply ignore the built-in one. Another suggestion would be to get a replacement dash from a similar car in a scrapyard, ...


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I did a little research today and it does appear to be a little odd. Apparently, the motivation is that they'd like to have a maintenance free transmission (i.e., no holes for customers to insert too much fluid into). The best summary I've been able to find is as follows: The transmission fluid must start at lower than 35°C. Raise the vehicle on the lift, ...


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Sounds like the alternator isn't charging seeing as dials and lights were cutting out when driving. You need to jump start it with a known good battery. When it's running check the voltage across the battery (If you've used another running vehicle to jump start you must disconnect it before measuring). The voltage when running should be 13.8-14.4v. If ...


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If the wiper isn't contacting in the center, this is usually a sign the spring in the wiper arm has been distorted or is no longer strong enough to hold the wiper down. There are two ways you can solve this: - Get new wiper arms with new springs - A cheaper way, but may not work is to bend slightly (if possible) the wiper arm itself towards the windshield. ...


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if i was a betting man i would bet the previous owner did a less than stellar job of wiring it and now 2 frayed wires are shorting against each other activating the starter. Pull back the dash and fix their mistake


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It may or may not be seized, but putting a spanner on it and rotating the engine is one way to find out. Before that I would suggest to check that there are no birds nests in the belts, that you have put fresh fuel through the system and have a properly charged battery - you might find it starts fine unless it wasn’t running when it was left. Once you have ...


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Yes this could well be the cause of your issues with the ride quality - if the shocks are "misting" that means they are losing oil (although not at a huge rate) and as the shock absorber's oil level goes down so does their damping performance. It might not be the only factor causing it - there's likely to be wear to other suspension components as well but ...


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I have an Audi A3 with the same EA888 engine, just 2.0 litre instead of 1.8 litre. Very similar other than a stroke increase and some variable camshaft differences. Based on the Haynes manual, the oil capacity is 4.6 litres. Having just put fresh oil into this engine at that amount, the oil level sits just above the bend below the 'Max' wording (measuring ...


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That's the anti-shudder valve (ASV), D, in the image below (from an article on how to delete the EGR/ASV – not a good idea on a diesel as the ASV provides some measure of protection against a runaway) it should be fixed open (and I would think quiet) when the car is running. This video "Noise of a Anti Shudder Valve / Inlet Manifold Flap ready to blow" is ...


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