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    i got a red one for my S3 that just arrived the other day so hopefully ill get a chance to fit it soon. i was gonna order new bolts from Audi and just change them when i do it

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    I'm still getting the occaisional bad vibrations through the dash but i'm hoping it will settle down.
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    Yup, I had a few days of very little vibration but I've done about 1000 miles now and they have gone now
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGainey View Post
    Yup, I had a few days of very little vibration but I've done about 1000 miles now and they have gone now
    My heat shield was rattling against the bulk head but I securred it last night with a load of washers and it's much better this morning.
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    Well i fitted one of the red powerflex dogbone bushes today to my 2001 AMK S3.

    it was a really easy job and seems to have made a big difference, gear changes are alot better and sure enough it feels more stable. and i didnt notice any extra vibrations in the cabin

    the old bushes were in a bit of a state, i could rock the bottom of the engine back and forwards (just) with the old ones in and with the new ones its solid











    now all assembled and clean and shiny, there was ALOT of hard rubber deposits and sh1te all over the metal, i got most of it off






    DO IT!!!

    great wee mod for under 20

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    where is the jacking point for the front of the car lads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA3 View Post
    where is the jacking point for the front of the car lads?
    I tend to use the seals just behind the front wheels as this is where the crappy jack that comes with the car is supposed to go.
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    yeh thats what i currently use but thought there might be a centre point somewhere as i only have 1 3 tonne jack

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    I jack it then get axle stands under there just to be on the safe side. I do have a 2 Ton jack though.
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    Are the bushes the same, was going to order from the powerflex shop online but it returned several options with different price's, is the mk4 golf one at the top of the page the same as the audi A3 one as its cheaper

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    I ordered mine on payday (along with a few other bits and pieces - yellow 007p spring, new N75 and R32 ARB)... so it should arrive soon.

    I'm changing my transmission fluid too so gearchanges should be a breeze...
    ...will report back with first impressions.
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    Chopper- mk4 golf is the same.

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    Cheers karl, part ordered so should be fitting at the weekend.

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    So just to confirm, as I'm about to order one of these, the red diesel bushes don't cause on going vibrations in the dash.....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky_Junky View Post
    So just to confirm, as I'm about to order one of these, the red diesel bushes don't cause on going vibrations in the dash.....?
    Yeah stay away from the yellow one ....got another filling dropped out..lol

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    Lol - thanks Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky_Junky View Post
    So just to confirm, as I'm about to order one of these, the red diesel bushes don't cause on going vibrations in the dash.....?
    I still have a vibration at 1100 revs when the car is warming up and idling but its fine after that. I think something must be slightly loose somewhere. Also bare in mind that I have had my whole dash removed when trying to track down an alarm fault a year ago.
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    I ordered the diesel one yesterday from Euro Car Parts and its costing me around 15.00 it says on the Powerflex website 23.94 the part number is PFF85-420R have I ordered the right part as there seems to be such a difference in price!

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    That price is about right, I paid about the same from Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrj0ey View Post
    Easy to do, 10 mins once the car is jacked up. I replaced all the stretch bolts also.....defo no more than 10-20 mins for someone with a little wrench awareness.
    Do you have the part numbers handy for the stretch bolts ? thanks
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    just thought i would tag on the end of this and say i did mine yesterday. what a difference! acceleration is immediate and less hesitation with a bucket load less engine movement! brilliant.

    I was also a pikey and packed out my existing one with 1/4 plastic rather than buy the polybush one. seems a method the goof boys use a lot and worked for me...but for how long...

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    Had mine done last Monday-along with other bits like EGT sensor and pipes under manifold-ouch. Vibrations still present on idle but I've only done about 400 miles so I'm assuming they will die down. Gear Selection is way better and car feels a lot tighter to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve bain View Post
    I was also a pikey and packed out my existing one with 1/4 plastic rather than buy the polybush one. seems a method the goof boys use a lot and worked for me...but for how long...
    But the poly one is only about 15......?
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    Ok I finally fitted my bush today was a bit worried on how to get the mount back into place as it took a lot to get back into place behind the engine got it in to place ok but driving the car now feels more firm when changing gears and the power delivery is a bit better!

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    A great little mod this one, makes a world of difference to the car.

    Surprised this even needs a how to thread though...It's 4 bolts

    Unless of cause yours ends up with a snapped bolt, like most (and mine! haha!)



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    Anyone got the torque settings for the bolts please?

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    They're in the earlier posts of this thread mate.
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    Just ordered my dog bone bush (PFF85-420R)... I've bought the car, but I'm not picking the car up till next Friday

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    Which car did you pick Ryan?

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    See the original thread: Buying an S3 THIS WEEK! *Fingers Crossed!* But Which One?!

    6 days to go!

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    still NEED to buy this.
    CAR IS GONNA BE LOOKING SWEEEET :D

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    They're under £20 man.... Sort it out!

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    damn lol have u got one? what one did u use mate? thinkling to get the deisal dog bone mount if i do as i heard its less vibration
    CAR IS GONNA BE LOOKING SWEEEET :D

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    your the man! im gonna get this one for my 1.6 . personally explain how much difference this has made
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    Fitting this tomorrow, now unless I'm having a Stevie Wonder moment, I can't see the torque settings...


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    Quote Originally Posted by reesyboy View Post
    Fitting this tomorrow, now unless I'm having a Stevie Wonder moment, I can't see the torque settings...
    Maybe a ray Charles moment they're in the thread
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    Nope, it's definitely not there now, No David Blunkett moment on my part!

    The link that might have had them in, has expired..


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    13mm bolts should be 20Nm.
    16mm bolts should be 40Nm.
    The compression nut should be 20Nm + 1/4 turn.
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