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richieokeefe1
21-02-2009, 11:25 PM
hi all


just purchased a 2001 S3 but unsure what bhp it is ? is it 210 or 225 and what sort of things should I look out for .....it has 90k on the clock


Cheers


Richie

paul b
21-02-2009, 11:32 PM
hi all


just purchased a 2001 S3 but unsure what bhp it is ? is it 210 or 225 and what sort of things should I look out for .....it has 90k on the clock


Cheers


Richie
To know, the engine code is needed. Usually 3 letters, found in the front cover of the service book or on the ID label in the spare wheel well.

producedapples
24-02-2009, 04:48 PM
hi all


just purchased a 2001 S3 but unsure what bhp it is ? is it 210 or 225 and what sort of things should I look out for .....it has 90k on the clock


Cheers


Richie


Yours should be a 210bhp, check the anti roll bar links and bushes, take it off long life servicing asap, common failures are engine temp sender, ignition coils

Seat til I die
26-02-2009, 12:14 AM
Easiest way to tell, is the headlamp unit a single unit or a headlamp and seperate indicator next to one another. If its a single unit its a 225, if not its 210... unless someones fitted the newer headlamps to the original model.

Other than that then check the logbook, IIRC the 225 power unit will have a BAM engine code, cant remember what the 210 unit code is, but its not BAM anyway.