I thought it was about time I introduced myself as I've been hovering around the 'How To' section for months now. I've been pretty heavily involved in the Newport Edition for a few years now (newportedition ) since getting a MK2 Golf 8v. That was my pride and joy for years. Unfortunately it got 'screwed' on my drive just shy of 3 years ago and they caused some pretty extensive damage but didn't get it away. It's been under a cover ever since and I've started breaking it over the last weekend.
Subsequently, I got my hands on a Mineral Grey 8L S3 back in October from a very good friend of mine. He bought if from Audi with 13K on the clock 6 or so years ago and has had it ever since. I had it off him after agreeing to sell him one of the kids and the deal was done!
2001 X S3 210bhp model
85K on the clock
Full black Recaro leather interior.
Standard everything else
It needed for very little when I got it.
The good fortune didn't last long and someone drove into it outside the house after I'd had it for 10 days, causing:
Managed to track the vehicle down and got it fixed with a brand spanking new tailgate from VAG.
Long story short, had some EML issues which were eventually remedied after numerous vac hose replacements, by a new MAF. This made a huge difference and the car felt like the motor I'd been expecting. New rear drop links, front discs and pads, Haldex service, temp sensor (all the usual stuff it since appears...) made it a thoroughly enjoyable daily.
Inters '14 was a relatively sedate affair for us this year (I did say hello to a couple of the guys on the ASN stand and loved the barbecue!) but it did see me popping into the APR tent and the car having a little attention by means of a Stage 1 map. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Needless to say, I've been well and truly bitten by the 20VT bug! A new TIP and 008 are on order from Forge then it will be sorting the handling.
As you can tell, I go on a bit... Here's some car shots. Look forward to meeting a few more of you guys in the future and feel free to pop over to one of our meets if you're bored on the first Sunday of the month