AH FabricationsChris Nott
Results 1 to 18 of 18
Like Tree10Likes
  • 1 Post By Sandra
  • 1 Post By daz-20vt
  • 1 Post By vfr800
  • 1 Post By HamsterHam
  • 1 Post By cecilthesausage
  • 1 Post By s3dave
  • 3 Post By sportquattro
  • 1 Post By Matt78

Thread: Hi all, what a way to introduce myself!

  1. #1
    HamsterHam's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    41

    Hi all, what a way to introduce myself!

    Hi all,

    Thought as I am new to the audi sport forum thought I would introduce myself a bit!

    This is my first car I have purchased (been driving the parents for 7 years!).

    Purchased an 51 Plate Audi S3 1.8T 8L 61k on the clock!

    Got a full check on it and this is where it has stung me

    All this needs doing!

    TECHNICIAN REPORT:
    Front, rear lower wishbone bushes split
    Front anti roll bar bushes
    Rear anti roll bar bushes split
    Both front C.V boots split

    NOTES
    Both inner C.V boots splitting
    Sump damaged
    N/S/R coil spring broken
    V-Belt splitting
    Haldex oil and filter due
    BFC due
    Cambelt Change due

    Audi were going to charge parts and labour - Approx £3200

    Private garage doing the work £1000 all in.

    So yeah, that's that!

    Also I am new to cars! So hopefully I can learn a lot! At least the understanding of what the parts are etc.

    HamsterHam
    Using Tapatalk

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Sandra's Avatar
    MODERATOR

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,500
    ​Hi, welcome to audi-sport.net. Hope you enjoy the forum. x
    HamsterHam likes this.
    Audi-sport.net Lanyards & Stickers
    To find Audi-Sport-Net members with VCDS check out the MAP


  4. #3
    JimmyH's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Marham
    Posts
    242
    Welcome to the forum

  5. #4
    Sandra's Avatar
    MODERATOR

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,500
    Have a read through the faqs thread, lots of info in there. Where re you located? x
    Audi-sport.net Lanyards & Stickers
    To find Audi-Sport-Net members with VCDS check out the MAP


  6. #5
    5th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,196
    All been here at some point. Its worse when you cant diy. Labours probably a hell of a lot of that. Welcome to the forum and good luck with your list!! Oh and unless you like money falling through your fingers dont go back to audi. Find a desent vag specialist.
    HamsterHam likes this.

  7. #6
    HamsterHam's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    Have a read through the faqs thread, lots of info in there. Where re you located? x
    Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Quote Originally Posted by daz-20vt View Post
    All been here at some point. Its worse when you cant diy. Labours probably a hell of a lot of that. Welcome to the forum and good luck with your list!! Oh and unless you like money falling through your fingers dont go back to audi. Find a desent vag specialist.
    Labour from Audi was £2kish!

    Guy doing the work laughed when I showed him that quote.

    I will be happy once it has been done as I really like the car.
    Using Tapatalk

  8. #7
    Sandra's Avatar
    MODERATOR

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,500
    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterHam View Post
    Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire



    Labour from Audi was £2kish!

    Guy doing the work laughed when I showed him that quote.

    I will be happy once it has been done as I really like the car.
    For local meets, link below. x

    Smaller (Local) Events
    Audi-sport.net Lanyards & Stickers
    To find Audi-Sport-Net members with VCDS check out the MAP


  9. #8
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    25,613
    to ASN mate!

    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterHam View Post

    Labour from Audi was £2kish!

    Guy doing the work laughed when I showed him that quote.

    I will be happy once it has been done as I really like the car.
    I don't know how Audi can even give you such a quote and keep a straight face? Of course there must be someone stupid enough out there to actually go ahead with the work to keep it FAudiSH!! Absolutely crazy!



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh! For Sale:LCR Brakes - £400



  10. #9
    vfr800's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Melting Beans
    Posts
    740
    Hi Mate.

    That's mostly all standard ... welcome to the Money Pit ... there are several good specialists here in Milton Keynes, there's also a good bloke down near Hemel in Flaunden.

    I'd seriously put thought into poly bushing everything now as you're paying the labour to have it done anyway it won't cost a lot more for the poly bushes.

    Most of that stuff is not too bad to DIY if you have the enthusiasm and tools ... but as you're new to it probably best to stick to a specialist.

    Liam
    HamsterHam likes this.

    S3 AMK 2002. Only 203 BHP left in my poor little engine, currently searching for the 7 missing horses.
    Mods: Powerflex bushes at the front and rear, 710P DV, ambient light module, Badger5 V3 TIP, S2000 Filter.

  11. #10
    HamsterHam's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    41
    All the work has been done! Feels so much better now driving the car

    Got an xcarlink fitted as well by a mate so loving that.

    Front left bumper area needs a bit of paint work but nothing major. Will do that next year most likely!

    Stage 1 remap - really thinking about getting that done as well!

    IMG_20131026_130414.jpg
    s3dave likes this.
    Using Tapatalk

  12. #11
    Tovs's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    East Anglia
    Posts
    168
    Looks good :D
    Tovs


  13. #12
    HamsterHam's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    41
    Alloys need a refurb!

    Dumb question but what is the difference between pre and post facelift? Wondering what mine is.
    Using Tapatalk

  14. #13
    cecilthesausage's Avatar
    ...It's Never Finished...

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Teesside
    Posts
    933
    Yours is facelift....
    HamsterHam likes this.

  15. #14
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    looks mighty fine mate.....
    HamsterHam likes this.

  16. #15
    sportquattro's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ivybridge, United Kingdom
    Posts
    742
    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterHam View Post
    Alloys need a refurb!

    Dumb question but what is the difference between pre and post facelift? Wondering what mine is.

    Main differences are the lights, both front and rear, facelift fronts are one piece with the indicators and look a little more modern, the S3 badges are different, pre-facelift ones a little classier, and the interior has different climate control on the facelift as the main difference.

    oh and pre-facelift interiors are a lot more durable than facelift ones,

    Pre facelift batter overall IMHO
    S4 Muzza, CMcKenzie and HamsterHam like this.
    1999 Audi S3 Superchips remap, Forge 007p, Phatnoise, Black Diamond Discs & DS2500 pads, N249 Deleted, Badger 5 TIP, Poly dogbone bush, Bilstein B8's and Eibach Springs.

    1986 Audi Coupe Quattro 2.2 restoration project

  17. #16
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    762

    My Social Networking

    Add Lavis89 on Facebook
    Just keep reading loads of people's build threads and problems and the solutions people give, you'll pick things up in no time! I was completely new to turbo'd cars before I got mine and now I'm starting to get pretty confident with doing most things myself
    2001 1.8T Quattro Sport 89k covered ARY engine.
    Remapped at Badger 5, 213bhp - 235lb/ft torque.
    HS2K cone, FMDV008, Silicon TIP, 18" RS4 (reps), AP coilovers, Catch can, n249 bypass, Vent pod boost gauge, Toyosport 3" Downpipe/Decat, S3 Front brakes, Polyflexed Dogbone, S3dave (RIP) adjustable tie bars, FMIC

    Soon to be done: SAI delete, 3" Catback, Stage 2 remap

  18. #17
    thegoal007's Avatar
    Another S3 owner....

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    surrey
    Posts
    729
    The problem I think (guessing) with Audi is they price every item and it's associated labour charge....and don't get me wrong that alone is high enough on both counts. But i think where it gets stupid is that to change for example (a really simple example) brakes and shocks and springs they don't figure reasonably into the equation the combined labour of the whole job....if getting it all done at the same time.
    02 plate - 2002 - 225bhp - S3 - Ming Blue - completely standard - nuff said, OK there's a centre armrest, sunroof, BOSE speakers & black leather recaros, oh and the non OE chrome pack !

  19. #18
    Matt78's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Chard, Somerset
    Posts
    48

    My Social Networking

    Follow Matt78 On Twitter
    Welcome (even though I'm new too!) I'm on my second S3, bought one 12 days ago.
    HamsterHam likes this.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Hi all, thought I would introduce myself... and help needed please...
    By Rhymesaka in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 15th September 2009, 00:15
  2. Over 3 years on- time to introduce myself!
    By pea. in forum The Welcome Section
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 4th January 2007, 18:40
  3. New user introducing myself
    By MARTIN1234 in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 27th January 2006, 14:06
  4. Introducing Myself - plus a quick question
    By mattyboy199 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15th November 2005, 12:29
  5. want to introduce myself
    By imported_IWantAnS4 in forum The Welcome Section
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 9th October 2004, 18:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO