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    Cool Finally Got My S3!

    Just picked up my S3 after 10 long days of waiting!

    Sooo happy with it, drives like a brand new car.

    Anyway, here are some pics, and I'll be updating the thread as I progress with the car.










    I had the grill sprayed the same colour as the car, that's been my first modification so to speak. More to come tomorrow......

    Ryan
    '02 Audi S3 - 270bhp / 283lb ft - SOLD
    '08 BMW 135i - 306bhp / 295lb ft
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    Very nice! Congrats

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    wow well done Ryan looks like a minter, whats the spec on it and have you though what your going to do mods wise after looking at the BT ones
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    '02 S3
    55k miles
    FASH
    Bose 6 disc dash changer
    Blue/Black Recaros
    Rear parking sensors
    Stg 1 remap
    Black grill

    Neuspeed airfilter + diesel dog bone bush going on tomorrow.

    H&R springs, uprated anti-roll bars, full exhaust and Forge FMIC in the next month or so. The BT later this year. Looking for around 400-500bhp daily driver
    '02 Audi S3 - 270bhp / 283lb ft - SOLD
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    great plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_W View Post
    '02 S3
    55k miles
    FASH
    Bose 6 disc dash changer
    Blue/Black Recaros
    Rear parking sensors
    Stg 1 remap
    Black grill

    Neuspeed airfilter + diesel dog bone bush going on tomorrow.

    H&R springs, uprated anti-roll bars, full exhaust and Forge FMIC in the next month or so. The BT later this year. Looking for around 400-500bhp daily driver

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    Looks very clean Ryan. The black grill makes all the difference.
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    Welcome to the family!

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    Lovely car, and the s3, and the beamer.... thats quite a collection
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    Just had a looksy through the recent history...

    It had a new water pump, cam belt and tensioner @ 43k
    New alternator, belt and tensioner @ 51k
    New suspension mounts and bearings @ 53k
    New standard front springs @ 54k
    And it had a full service and valet today...

    Got the dyno plot from AmD which shows 270bhp / 283lb ft, pretty happy with those dyno lottery results!
    '02 Audi S3 - 270bhp / 283lb ft - SOLD
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    Nice history and remap figures there mate, you must be well chuffed.
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    Looks like it was well worth the wait Ryan, did you blow your budget or manage to keep under it its worth the extra looking at that service and spec, you got a gold one there.
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    I know not many would be this honest, but I'm not planning on selling it... EVER!

    I paid £7,250 for it in the end. The guy had people calling him offering £8k!!! Think I got a steal, especially with the history!

    I had a play with the misses in the 135i (306bhp) on the way home. The S3 was a fraction slower, really chuffed with this little pocket rocket, and roundabouts.... HELLO! Haha
    '02 Audi S3 - 270bhp / 283lb ft - SOLD
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    Congrats mate looks a winner...

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    smart looking purchase their, i took off the grill last week before i decided weather i liked it or not, its a defo yes for me.
    Black S3s all the way!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_W View Post
    I know not many would be this honest, but I'm not planning on selling it... EVER!

    I paid £7,250 for it in the end. The guy had people calling him offering £8k!!! Think I got a steal, especially with the history!

    I had a play with the misses in the 135i (306bhp) on the way home. The S3 was a fraction slower, really chuffed with this little pocket rocket, and roundabouts.... HELLO! Haha
    Definitely a steal for that price and condition/spec il be keeping an eye out for your threads, will be an interesting build if you go with what you have got planned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_W View Post



    Congrats on the car Ryan, very nice example you got there with some interesting plans for it, but you know which one I want though lol
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    Very nice car you found there :-) will be watching with interest.
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    Airfilter is now on, going out for a drive shortly. Took about 30 mins to do, first mod done by my own hands!

    I'm off to Audi to get some new screws for the battery cover and engine cover. All 4 are pretty much fooked...
    '02 Audi S3 - 270bhp / 283lb ft - SOLD
    '08 BMW 135i - 306bhp / 295lb ft
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_W View Post
    Airfilter is now on, going out for a drive shortly. Took about 30 mins to do, first mod done by my own hands!

    I'm off to Audi to get some new screws for the battery cover and engine cover. All 4 are pretty much fooked...
    What filter you got?

    I bought new scres recently too as mine were all rounded. They're a couple of squid each.
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    Welcome to the S3 club Ryan, looks a minter!



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    I fitted a Nuespeed kit with heatshield.

    It also came with a smaller filter/breather. I haven't fitted this since I assume it's a breather for an aftermarket CVS? It fits at the bottom of the heatshield below the airfilter.

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    is that ur house?

    car looks nice mate!

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    Its for the secondary air system you dont have it, early models only

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    Cheers Dave. I thought I'd better ask just in case! The filter has a nice low down burble, nothing chav, just nice. Not sure if it's made any difference performance wise, but I'm happy.

    I'm pondering what to go for next, either custom made full 3" decat exhaust (planning for the future), or big brakes?

    Anyhow, after driving around aimlessly, getting to know the car, I can report back that I'm extremely happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA3 View Post
    is that ur house?

    car looks nice mate!
    Thank you. Yes it's our family home... I know it's bad to be living at home at 26, BUT I shall be moving out this year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_W View Post
    I know it's bad to be living at home at 26, BUT I shall be moving out this year!
    I wouldn't worry about it. I moved out at 25, got stitched up by a bird and ended up back at home after 2 years. I'm 28 now and looking to move out again.
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    To be fair, I live in Norwich for 4 years and Cambridge for 4 years with the RAF, I've only recently moved back cos I'm leaving the RAF soon.
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    So, after nearly 2 weeks of ownership, I can report back that I'm extremely happy with the car!

    I'm looking at getting some H&R springs fitted to my new OEM dampers along with some Forge adjustable tie bars.

    Only niggles (if you can call them that), is that the car doesn't idle 100%, it fluctuates by about 100rpm sometimes, and also when flooring it and changing gear, it revs a little bit higher when depressing the clutch?

    Any ideas guys?

    Other than that, it's amazing, and the Bose stereo is immense!

    Cheers,

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    To eliminate the idle issue you can try cleaning your MAF and TB with some carb cleaner.

    The rev change between gears will undoubtedly be the clutch pedal switch (comon problem), order a new one from the stealers for around £15, 10 mins to change.
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    There's a recent thread on the clutch switch issue but they've changed the design, from what I can remember it doesn't have the ratchet any longer. It took a couple of fits of it to get it to register in VCDS. I'd recommend monitoring block 066 after fitting and see if it registers a change when pressing the clutch, if not refit and try again.

    Mine had a bad idle but I'm not sure how I fixed it as I replaced: plugs, maf, coils (went to bolt downs), air filter and serviced it. I also cleaned and reset the TB in VCDS. It's steady as a rock now, hot or cold.
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    Changed the clutch switch on my car and it never fully solved the over revving issue, changed the temp sender and believe it or not it sorted the problem straight out.

    Also nice car ryan, looks a minter.
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    Yeah they've changed the design of the clutch switch and brake switch as I bought both a few months ago. It's just a simple replacement now with no fiddling of the piston on the switch to get it right.
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    looks a lovely car!!

    love the black grill, my next mod hopefully!!!

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    looks really good, cant wait if all your plans fall into place, gonna be a good on to watch!

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    Cheers gents! Going to get the clutch switch fitted on Monday along with the coil packs...

    Love this forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_W View Post
    Cheers gents! Going to get the clutch switch fitted on Monday along with the coil packs...

    Love this forum
    Not sure if you know about the Audi recall on Coil Packs? Book in with your local dealer and if your car qualifies (no reason why not unless previous owner took it there already) they'll replace them for FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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    Your car looks really mint. With hindsight I should have spent more and got one like yours as I've already spent more than yours cost tarting it up.

    Are you going to get any interior pics up?

    If you're interested in saving some money I'm highly likely to be reverting back to my standard springs and taking off my H&R springs I had fitted last week as soon as I can afford to get them changed. Their just too firm for my old man driving style!!! Handles great mind you. PM me if interested.
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    looks very nice. congrats
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    Did you spray your grill yourself? Was it just the chrome surround you sprayed or the whole grill? I'm starting to like the idea of painting mine, it seems to be the in thing these days.
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    Evening chaps.

    Got my new clutch pedal switch from Audi today, fitted it but it still revs between flat out gear changes.

    Do I need to get someone with VCDS to check if its registered?

    Doing to dogbone bush this weekend, haven't got a torque wrench though. Guna go on feel...

    Cheers,

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