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    BenJee's S3 Progress Thread

    Right after owning 2 Saxo VTRs over 6 years it was time to move on!

    My 2 previous cars:

    Mk 1 two-tone VTR:










    Mk 2 VTR:










    Now I'm definitely done with French cars so picked this up 2 weeks ago!

    Mk 1 facelift S3 AMK engine:






    1st thing I did was stick some Bosch aero blades all round, and buy these:




    all fitted:




    then got some pressed plates and team heko wind deflectors:







    and that's how it currently stands!



    its going to Jabba Sport next week for a dyno run, as with a Milltek stainless exhaust, and stage 1 remap, they claim it has 270 bhp (Jabba sport used to own the car)

    any comments/criticisms/ideas welcome!

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    Welcome mate. Id do yourself a favour though and not take it to jabba, take it to somewhere that know how to map cars. Where yu based?
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

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    Welcome dude! Not a fan of saxo's but nice Audi I need to get me some wind deflectors.
    1999 APY S3 Imola Yellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Welcome mate. Id do yourself a favour though and not take it to jabba, take it to somewhere that know how to map cars. Where yu based?
    It's already been mapped, just taking it to Jabba for a power run based in Peterborough, I'm asst manager of CAS so nice cheap parts!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    Welcome dude! Not a fan of saxo's but nice Audi I need to get me some wind deflectors.
    thank you! Yeah I've grown out of the Saxos , not only for the power, but nice to have a bit of comfort! I could sit in the recaros all day.
    i got the team heko wind deflectors from an eBay shop, only about 25 quid, so easy to fit!

    Love your s3 btw, always had a soft spot for a yellow one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJee_S3 View Post
    thank you! Yeah I've grown out of the Saxos , not only for the power, but nice to have a bit of comfort! I could sit in the recaros all day.
    i got the team heko wind deflectors from an eBay shop, only about 25 quid, so easy to fit!

    Love your s3 btw, always had a soft spot for a yellow one!
    Cheers bud, yeah I do love the yellow, makes it easier to find in a car park as well lol. £25? all the ones I find are nearer £40.
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    Yeah they were 24 something down from 50 quid..I'll try find you the link

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    AUDI A3 96-03 TEAM HEKO WIND DEFLECTORS | eBay
    Are these the ones u got, looking at getting some but want a 4 part set

    AUDI A3 5 doors 97-03 wind deflectors 4pc set | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJee_S3 View Post
    Yeah they were 24 something down from 50 quid..I'll try find you the link
    2 piece Wind Deflectors fits Audi A3 1996 To 2003 3 Door Hatchback | eBay ?
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    theyre the ones! They're awesome quality, and really easy to fit

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    nice just ordered their 4 pc set

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    Just bought some Lucas ultra clear side repeaters, Mann filter kit, Valentine oil, Bosch Lambda to fit at the weekend for some reason I don't think my headlamp washer jets are working..I presume they're automatic when I uses the windscreen washers, but all it seems to be doing is wetting my tyre! Anyone had this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJee_S3 View Post
    I presume they're automatic when I uses the windscreen washers, but all it seems to be doing is wetting my tyre! Anyone had this problem?
    Wet Tyre will be your dog, you need the lights on for them to work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJee_S3 View Post
    for some reason I don't think my headlamp washer jets are working..I presume they're automatic when I uses the windscreen washers, but all it seems to be doing is wetting my tyre! Anyone had this problem?
    They only come on when the lights are on and after a couple of seconds holding the wiper stalk. If that's what you did and as you say it's wetting your tyre then you may have a leak or the pipe has come off, is it the drivers side that's getting wet?
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    Ah i see, Yeah drivers side I'll have to have a look this weekend and see if the pipes loose..didn't think about the lights having to be on..makes sense I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Wet Tyre will be your dog, you need the lights on for them to work...
    Lol, I hope not..if my dog is pissing blue screenwash I've got an expensive trip to the vets! I'll try with the lights on next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJee_S3 View Post
    Lol, I hope not..if my dog is pissing blue screenwash I've got an expensive trip to the vets! I'll try with the lights on next time
    on the plus your never run out of screenwash

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJee_S3 View Post
    didn't think about the lights having to be on..makes sense I suppose
    Yeah I had the car for about a year and just assumed mine didn't work or didn't have any, then I cleaned my screen with the lights on and held the washer down for a few seconds as was trying to get bird poop off and heard this weird noise. Cut a long story short, I found out I did have headlight washers that do work and for some reason I was as ecstatic as a fat kid finding a cake in his pocket that he'd forgotten about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    Yeah I had the car for about a year and just assumed mine didn't work or didn't have any, then I cleaned my screen with the lights on and held the washer down for a few seconds as was trying to get bird poop off and heard this weird noise. Cut a long story short, I found out I did have headlight washers that do work and for some reason I was as ecstatic as a fat kid finding a cake in his pocket that he'd forgotten about.
    Literally want to walk out of work, go to my car and try this right now. Thanks for your help!

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    New pics from the weekend






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    Few more little pics, not many updates apart from 2 new lambdas, 270 pounds worth of tax send a fresh MOT!





    Also have the Porsche oil and coolant caps to come at the end of the month

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    Awesome mate. Love the dark colour! How many miles does it have?

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    looks nice mate, Ooooo cupra splitter, id like one of those for mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safinn View Post
    Awesome mate. Love the dark colour! How many miles does it have?
    Thanks mate! It's just over 100k but had a full engine rebuild at 85k!

    Quote Originally Posted by L55DSW View Post
    looks nice mate, Ooooo cupra splitter, id like one of those for mine...
    Thanks, hopefully fitting it tonight! Brought my heat gun hack saw and self tappers with me haha. Got it from TPS for 40 quid all in. Hopefully pics to come tonight!

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    Few other little goodies too..



    Going to debadge the rear. .has anyone De wipered theirs? Was a piece of piss on the Saxo but I've got a sneaking suspicion it's not so easy on the Audi..

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    Ahh nice man. Did you do the rebuild yourself? Looking to get an S3 but will probably have over 100k miles. Would it be worth a paying someone to do it?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safinn View Post
    Ahh nice man. Did you do the rebuild yourself? Looking to get an S3 but will probably have over 100k miles. Would it be worth a paying someone to do it?

    Thanks
    No, it was Jabba sport as they used to own the car

    Nothing wrong with 100k+ miles mate, these engines are built to last!

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    ive dewippered mine (first thing i did) was incredably easy first time too. just unclip the boot trim take the motor out etc and bung it i also bung up the washer hose just incase i acidently hit the rear washer didnt want water building up.

    i got a bung of ebay which fits nicley

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    Thanks mate ill give it a go then!

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    New Cupra R Splitter






    Little down and out decal




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    Decided to stick on a Honda S2000 cone filter






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    So did a simple, easy, but very effective mod yesterday! De wiper!

    Undid from here:







    Out it comes:




    Then plug up with a grommet and rain-x the hell out of the glass!





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    Also stayed behind after work today to try a refurb on my front headlamps.

    So before:



    as you can see, the top was cloudy and rough to touch.

    After reading a few guides, decided these were the tools for the job..




    masked up and got on with it!



    I used 2000 wet and dry with loads of water until the finish surface was even all the way round the lamp



    i then gave it a few coats of paint renovator, then removed..then coated with the glass polish And buffed





    I'm happy with the result for now, but I reckon with another half an hour I can get them like new!

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    And finally a few more shots of the LCR splitter






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    Looking very good, might have to try cleaning my headlights up, first I've seen someone do it.

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    Little update:

    Bought a new lower console to replace the worn buttons, as mine has the built in Sat nav i couldn't swap the lot so I took them both apart and transferred the new buttons to the original panel

    To compare



    And after:







    Also bought replacement red silicon hoses for the engine bay which I'm hoping to fit tonight



    Intercooler pipes are on the way too

    Also changed the rear number plate bulbs and tidied up the engine bay ready for the new pipes







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    25 degrees on the climate control! You'll fry!

    Can you share a link to the number plate lights you bought please? I bought some that look identical and they didn't work so I put them in the boot light and they work fine in there. Weird!

    Looking good - didn't think I'd like the de-wiper mod but it looks good on a black S3. All you need now is a new coolant bottle and your engine bay will be sweet.

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