Some of you may of seen me over on the 8L section previously and I've also posted a bit on the 8P section too recently. I've now got my latest A3, a 2006 2.0 TDI S-Line DSG. This is an upgrade from a 2001 A3 1.8T remapped to 200 BHP so it's a real different drive but I'm loving every minute of it so far!!
The car developed a fault straight from the off, so it went back to have it's manifold replaced as it was sticking open causing overboost. So after that got done I could finally get my hands on it and start work
First thing was first, a good wash. The car came out looking really good. Some swirl marks and minor scratches on the tail gate that I need to sort out, but a car is for using, not just keep clean so I'm not worrying too much right now
I personally love the colour. It's different to the standard colours you see and it stands out a little bit but without being too in ya face!
After the wash I went straight out and bought some new brakes as the old ones were looking pretty poor, working but I just hated the rust and rot that had set in
Old Brakes ;
I promise they weren't actually yellow!! Just a reflection in the garage
After putting the new discs on I knew I couldn't leave the backing plate as it was
So the discs came off and I covered up the caliper
Then rubbed down the backing plates and sprayed them up black and refitted the new discs, along with caliper
Not being 100% happy I decided to rub down my caliper too... Didn't paint it though! Copper greased up ready for a wheel
With the wheel on ready to drive again with some new rear pads and discs