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    My '56 Audi A3 2.0 TDI

    Thought I'd make a little thread for the car and the bits I do to her.

    Bought this to replace my civic type r to save a bit of money on fuel/tax/insurance as I'm looking to buy my first house this year.

    So here she is:











    Got a few plans for her already:
    • New alloys (18" S3's?)
    • Change wood trim interior (Carbon/aluminium wrap)
    • LED's all round (Interior and Exterior)
    • Headunit (Probably Alpine)
    • S3 Pedals
    • New A3 Mats
    May be a silly question but I'm not sure if this is a 140bhp or a 170bhp version, could anyone help?

    Cheers

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    Look at the inside cover of the service book and it will give you the engine code.

    If it's BKD then it's a 140 !

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    Looks tidy enough

    What's the engine code?

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    your exhaust tips face downward so its a 140
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    i endorse this comment (140bhp)
    Quote Originally Posted by smurfworth View Post
    your exhaust tips face downward so its a 140

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfworth View Post
    your exhaust tips face downward so its a 140
    Good spot !!

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    Single din, so for me its a 140

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    Looks like a 2.0 tdi SE 140

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    Haha cheers lads, I guess that answers that question then!

    It does say BKD in the manual.

    Pretty sure mine has the light pack as well as there are literally lights all over the place

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    Is it me or is there an echo in here?

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    You do indeed have the light pack.

    Turn your lights to auto. There is a little button by the dial you put on auto, press it and it lights up red.

    That button is the follow me home lights, so yor lights stay on 45 secs once you've gotten out of your car

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    Also Looks like you've got the Bluetooth phone prep kit in there

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    Yeah I thought so, nice little extra I've not had before.

    So how does this phone prep kit work then?

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    I'm glad your modding the wood look, I have a thing about wood in cars. Just doesn't work lol

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    I know mate I've never been a fan, just looks very dated to me.

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    Does look very dated. I've never liked it any car, just doesn't look right to me but each to there own if anyone reads this and likes it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyA3170 View Post
    Does look very dated. I've never liked it any car, just doesn't look right to me but each to there own if anyone reads this and likes it
    Well if done right, it can look quite nice


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyA3170 View Post
    Does look very dated. I've never liked it any car, just doesn't look right to me but each to there own if anyone reads this and likes it
    Proper wood in a car can be lovely, i.e an old Jag. But the "wood" pictured just reminds me of horrendous late 80's Rovers.

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    I was just going to get some aluminium replacements but can't seem to find any on eBay and they'll probably be a bomb from audi directly. Has anyone else wrapped theirs? Was thinking about some aluminium or carbon wrap from 3M, not sure how difficult it would be though?

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    Yeah I agree, proper wood in a car ie a £250k car lol but then I'd feel bad cutting a tree in gongo down to make my inside look nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyA3170 View Post
    but then I'd feel bad cutting a tree in gongo down to make my inside look nice
    Good attitude

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Single din, so for me its a 140
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    Re: My '56 Audi A3 2.0 TDI


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    Still rather not pay £120 or £170 plus postage for them though, think I'd rather wrap them myself!

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    My '56 Audi A3 2.0 TDI

    Yeah just wrap them. Finish is very good. I did mine. First go they came out really well.

    Gary

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    Now i realise why you pm'd me mate, that wood is not a good look! The sooner it goes the better.

    Apart from that, looks like a nice motor, bet your happy with it! Look forward too seeing what you do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinnyhill10 View Post
    Proper wood in a car can be lovely, i.e an old Jag. But the "wood" pictured just reminds me of horrendous late 80's Rovers.
    If you'd had a late '80s Rover as a new car mate you probably might have thought it did not look horrendous.

    Mine was OK !!

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    Surprised you ended up with an Audi. Thought all the Rover drivers had moved onto Hondas.

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    I've ordered some silver carbon wrap so will be giving the interior a go at the weekend!

    I need some clips and string for my parcel shelf as mine seem to be missing but don't fancy paying £20 for the pair on eBay!

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    Still waiting on the silver carbon wrap to turn up but managed to remove the wood trim from the door cards in the mean time.

    Really struggling with the gear gaitor surround though, got the boot inside out but can't seem to manage to shift any of the 4 clips holding it in place at the base, even with a flat head, anyone got any tips?

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    Ok so the carbon finally turned up and had a crack at it last night and this morning:



    Before:



    After:



    Fitted:





    A big improvement over the wood trim in my opinion. Was a bit trickier than expected, especially the rear door trims, got some really awkward bends on them

    Pretty cheap mod but makes a big difference!

    Cheers.

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    Not my thing, but I cant not commend the work done, it looks like a good job.

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    Thanks mate that's fair enough, each to their own and all that

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    Big improvement mate they look great

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    Cheers bud, I thought so too!

    Next up, LEDs all round!

 

 

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