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    Hello

    Hello,

    Just registered here as I realsied there's answers to all the questions I need. Anyway, I've got a 2000 A3 1.8T, here's a few snaps:









    Its all standard at the moment but pretty well specced:

    Full black leather
    Climate control
    Heated seats
    BOSE system with CD changer and sub in boot
    The only 'mod' it has so far is a set of aerowipers

    I've had it nearly 2 years and its great, the only problems I've had have been the coolant temp sender, the drivers side window regulator and the rear washer pipe coming apart in the trunking under the airbox. All of those have been easy fixes so pretty happy. There was a slight rust blister on the roof gutters, however Audi sorted that out for me straight away and gave me a brand new A4 to tool about in for a week when they did it. Good thing is the door bottoms are mint so no horrors lurking there to bite me in the ar$e.

    The cars got 67K miles in it from new, full Audi history up until I got it and its just had a major service by Autovolks in Solihull. The interiors all stock black leather, looks like its never been sat in. Took a while to find a good one but I'm well happy with it so far. Good on fuel but the handlings a bit baggy on it for my liking.

    Plans for the future?, the front wishbone bushes are split and all the rear bushes are in need of a change very soon. I'm getting them all done(polybushes) and chucking on some stiffer H&R ARB's and a set of H&R springs and shocks to get a 35mm drop and to try and stiffen things up a bit. Oh, and the cambelt and waterpump are getting done at the same time so time to rinse the savings account.

    Fancy some new rims for it once its been dropped, not sure what to go for yet. Some new discs and pads are on the cards too along with a remap.

    I'm sure I'll be asking for advice on various things sooner or later!.

    Cheers

    Tom

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    Looks nice and clean mate. Your engine bay looks brand new
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    car looks in great nick there. and some good plans to go with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    Looks nice and clean mate. Your engine bay looks brand new
    My thoughts exactly!
    S3(225) - Dolpin Grey | Leather/Silver Alcantara | Bose | ViperDV | Samco Hoses | Eibach Pro-Kit | H&R Spacers | Brembo GT kit | AreoWipers | BlueTooth | Dension Icelink | New engine, Clutch, Turbo, Water pump thanks to Cambelt @ 79,000 miles | New short engine thanks to ****ed valve 22,000 miles later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    Looks nice and clean mate. Your engine bay looks brand new

    Cheers buddy, I'm a bit OCD when it comes to cleaning my car but to be fair, all that engine gets is a quick wipe over now and then. I was really happy when I found it as all the others I went to look at had been abused!. Engine covers missing, seats worn out, dents all over the shop, badly done mods, high miles etc.

    I nearly fell over when the guy opened the bonnet and saw the engine. I dont think the back seats have ever been sat in either as they're still looking tight and nice and matt, rather than baggy and shiney like the others I saw. Plus it was priced really well so it was a bit of a no brainer for a car with 40K miles on it and a massive history and one owner.

    Its done me well for nearly 2 years now but I'm getting to the point where I need to get it driving a bit better. Its a bit of a sofa around the bends so I'm looking to get it all firmed up a bit and sitting a bit lower. Anything that gets done to it though will be done properly, its too good a car to cut corners with etc.

    The missus has just got a 225bhp TT so I've been posted to cleaning that lately though...not sure how I ended up with that role though All in return for a few miles that I'm allowed to drive though...makes mine feel like a right snail

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    My engine bay looks like that too!

    Have you thought about a remap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianysm View Post
    My engine bay looks like that too!

    Have you thought about a remap?
    Yep, a remap is on the cards once I've sorted the handling out. Need to be able to keep up with my bird! (her lack of skills will make up the difference in power )

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Tom View Post
    The missus has just got a 225bhp TT so I've been posted to cleaning that lately though...not sure how I ended up with that role though All in return for a few miles that I'm allowed to drive though...makes mine feel like a right snail

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    We all end up with that job mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    We all end up with that job mate!

    Add to that fit new kitchen, plaster spare room, change various light fittings, fix oven blah blah blah

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    Moaning about the other half is a thread to itself that would go on and on for pages and pages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    Moaning about the other half is a thread to itself that would go on and on for pages and pages.

    true!, cant have this turning into an episode of jeremy Kyle

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    Right, shopping list complete, everythings getting ordered when the funds clear from my savings account in about a week:

    Weitec 40mm Ultra GT Kit
    Eibach 22mm Front & 25mm Rear ARBs
    17" new RS4 style rims wrapped in Toyo Proxy rubber
    Fully polybushed

    Cant wait, give it a couple of weeks and it'll all be done . If anyones spotted anything that potentially might not turn out too well then shout up. Grill surrounds getting done in black too.

    Cambelt and water pump will be done too as thats due fairly soon

    T

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    Looks a very clean car mate. Welcome to the forum and enjoy.
    Facelift S3, Sprint Blue, Bucket seats, Sunroof, Sat Nav, Bose, Elect Mirrors, Light and Rain, Interior Light pack, Flat Tyre Warning, GSM Phone Prep, Led upgrade, Illuminated speaker grills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac1403 View Post
    Looks a very clean car mate. Welcome to the forum and enjoy.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Tom View Post
    Weitec 40mm Ultra GT Kit

    good call. i got that kitt on mine. lurrrve it altho sometimes the sump plastic protector cover catches on the speed ramps..grrr..

    were u located?


    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/weit...96-p-1451.html

    thats what i got on mine :-)
    Audi A3 1.8 Turbo, Wietec Ultra GT 40mm kit, 3" Full Custom Stainless Steel Exhaust, Custom Code stage 1 remap, 17" RS4 Alloys, Whiteline ARB

 

 

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