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Which transmission oil should I use?

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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Do I have to change the cambelt after 7 years, if it's only done low mileage?

Miles driven isn't the only factor that governs the safe lifetime of the belt. They don't put the age condition on the service schedule for no reason - the materials the belts are made of (...
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Audi temperature gauge not working correctly

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 ...
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Audi A3 (2001) battery not charging

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 ...
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Windshield wipers not wiping properly

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 ...
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Do I have to change the cambelt after 7 years, if it's only done low mileage?

You don't have to do anything, it's a judgement call. If I remember correctly the service interval for most Audi cam belts is in the range of 70-80k miles, or 5-7 years depending on the engine type. ...
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Audi A3 starter turns on during drive

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 ...
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How to measure transmission fluid levels?

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 ...
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Audi A3 2005 Damaged ignition barrel?

To answer my question. The ignition assembly is made of four parts: housing, ignition switch, ignition barrel and immobiliser coil. If the immobiliser coil is removed and fitted to the new assembly ...
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Do I have to change the cambelt after 7 years, if it's only done low mileage?

You can do a visual inspection, to look for signs of wear or cracking. However I have seen belts that "look" in good condition just "fail"... But given the cost of the damage if it ...
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Can I start my Audi a3 after lying up 10 months?

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 ...
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Schock absorbers misting

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 ...
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Has my mechanic overfilled the oil? Audi a3 2008 1.8 TFSI

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 ...
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Buzzing sound coming from Audi A3 2.0 TDI engine

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) ...
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