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Hi gents, 

 

Are there any recommendations for a trustworthy indie garage near the South London area? I have the beginnings of the dread DMF rattle that seems to be all too common on the 8P RS3 and the car is out of warranty so Audi is a no-go I'm afraid  :(

 

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Hi gents, 
 
Are there any recommendations for a trustworthy indie garage near the South London area? I have the beginnings of the dread DMF rattle that seems to be all too common on the 8P RS3 and the car is out of warranty so Audi is a no-go I'm afraid  :(
 
Thanks.
Mike


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I also live in the same area as yourself & the only people I could recommend is at Maidstone which is Kent-Automotive who Jay uses.
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Cheers Dell, I'll give them a call.

 

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Ive used and gonna stick with em instead of main stealerS ,Deans seems top block especially dealing with a numpty like me self don’t know how far out you are mate got top reviews positive.

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Thanks mate, that's great. Seems like RS owners in Kent are spoiled for choice!  ;)

 

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Ive used and gonna stick with em instead of main stealerS ,Deans seems top block especially dealing with a numpty like me self don’t know how far out you are mate got top reviews positive.


Handy to know 👍

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I also have a good friend who's a vag specialist @ Woolwich he can do servicing & trouble shooting but not sure about changing the DMF tho.

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I also have a good friend who's a vag specialist @ Woolwich he can do servicing & trouble shooting but not sure about changing the DMF tho.
Dell.

That’s extremely handy to know Del ,not far from me !!!!

90% sure it was Roy who recommended 4 rings few years back when I was looking to get RS3 ,anyways they done the oil change and gave the car good look over when I bought it last month ,and Dean down there told me to just bring it down to em when I had the noise of the heat shield rattle for a listen and if I ever have other concerns just come down ,don’t get that with a main stealer I’m sure we’ll never did with me A45 always a book it in for exploratory at mega bucks 😢
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Mike if you do go to 4 rings ,and need lift to Dartford train station and I’m not on shift let us know I’m round the corner and willing to give you lift buddy 👍

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Keith,Mike when things are a bit better I'll speak to Roy,Jay, Graham,Dan & we have to meet up 👍

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That’s extremely handy to know Del ,not far from me !!!!

90% sure it was Roy who recommended 4 rings few years back when I was looking to get RS3 ,anyways they done the oil change and gave the car good look over when I bought it last month ,and Dean down there told me to just bring it down to em when I had the noise of the heat shield rattle for a listen and if I ever have other concerns just come down ,don’t get that with a main stealer I’m sure we’ll never did with me A45 always a book it in for exploratory at mega bucks
Keith


Mike if you do go to 4 rings ,and need lift to Dartford train station and I’m not on shift let us know I’m round the corner and willing to give you lift buddy

Cheers for the offer Keith I really appreciate that. :) I've been quoted near enough 1700 for the work by Kent Automotive which is a lot better than I was expecting! Still waiting on a quote from 4 Rings so will be interesting to see what they come back with.

 

Is it worth getting the clutch pack changed at the same time even though the car is running fine? It is just a slight noise in P and N at the moment.

 

 

Keith,Mike when things are a bit better I'll speak to Roy,Jay, Graham,Dan & we have to meet up

Dell.

 

Sounds like a plan Dell  :)

 

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Keith,Mike when things are a bit better I'll speak to Roy,Jay, Graham,Dan & we have to meet up
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Sounds like a good plan Dell,maybe all meet up for breakfast sumwhere and let me drool over ya professionals RS3s !!!!!!
quite gutted couldn’t make it weekend my work pattern sum times ,well most of the time is a proper social life killer ...

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Sounds like a good plan Dell,maybe all meet up for breakfast sumwhere and let me drool over ya professionals RS3s !!!!!!
quite gutted couldn’t make it weekend my work pattern sum times ,well most of the time is a proper social life killer ...


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Funny you should mention breakfast as that's my favourite meet up 😂

A man of my own heart 👍

Other friends work shifts so meeting up can be problematic 🤔

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Hi,

 

Thought it would be better to ask on this thread so future searches are easier.

 

Can anyone recommend a MOT place that you have used? (I have Secondary De-cats and think Audi will fail it)

I live in Charlton but happy to travel into Kent.

 

Also need a VCDS scan done on a 8V so I can take it to Audi (under warranty) to fix. Any recommended place?

(Dell do you know if your friend in Woolwich is able to do this and is happy to? I'm happy to pay)

 

 

Thank you

Vik


Edited by Vik, 08 September 2020 - 11:39 AM.


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Hi,

Thought it would be better to ask on this thread so future searches are easier.

Can anyone recommend a MOT place that you have used? (I have Secondary De-cats and think Audi will fail it)
I live in Charlton but happy to travel into Kent.

Also need a VCDS scan done on a 8V so I can take it to Audi (under warranty) to fix. Any recommended place?
(Dell do you know if your friend in Woolwich is able to do this and is happy to? I'm happy to pay)


Thank you
Vik


Alex at Vagcarcoding is in Muswell hill.


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Hi,

Thought it would be better to ask on this thread so future searches are easier.

Can anyone recommend a MOT place that you have used? (I have Secondary De-cats and think Audi will fail it)
I live in Charlton but happy to travel into Kent.

Also need a VCDS scan done on a 8V so I can take it to Audi (under warranty) to fix. Any recommended place?
(Dell do you know if your friend in Woolwich is able to do this and is happy to? I'm happy to pay)


Thank you
Vik

Vik.

I can do the VCDs scan for you or as your in Carlton you can contact Sean @ Autocraft 02088559844 for the scan & MOT.
I use these in Sidcup for my MOTs 02083021341 there very understanding 👌

Dell.

Edited by RS3Dell, 08 September 2020 - 01:21 PM.


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Hi,

Thank you for the contact details.

I'm going to Alex as he is close to my in-laws so works out well.

Dell thanks for the offer of the VCDS much appreciated might have to take you up on it next time.
I will call the place in Sidcup to get the MOT done.

Thank you

Edited by Vik, 11 September 2020 - 12:01 AM.


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Hi,

Alex @ VAG Car Coding was brilliant, friendly and provided useful information.

EPF MOT were perfect as well for the MOT.

Thank you for the recommendations.

Vik




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