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    New to Audi - A3 2.0 TDI Sport

    Hi folks!

    New job and always wanted an Audi so took the plunge and picked myself up a 10 plate 2.0 TDI Sport in Mauritius Blue (I think) and stop-start.

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    I pick her up next Monday (the longest 9 days of my life).
    Plans are S-Line related, so rear spoiler, valance and alloys - I'll be happy with that!

    No doubt I'll be on here asking stupid questions a fair amount, but hello anyway!
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    Hello Richard, welcome to audi-sport.net. Lovely looking car, really nice colour. I hope you enjoy driving it. You will find us all very friendly and helpful. Enjoy the forum x
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    Welcome Richard.

    If any technology mods take your liking, give me a shout as I do most of them for this chassis

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    Thanks guys!

    NFN - I'll need to find what the Audi does currently first! (Coming from a corsa where the only half decent thing equipped was cruise control)

    Then I can perhaps look at what would be added in with VCDS.

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    Nice looking car, same colour as mine :D I can definitely relate to the longest days comment
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    Quote Originally Posted by immolator View Post
    Nice looking car, same colour as mine :D I can definitely relate to the longest days comment
    Too right, it's absolutely horrible. 6 days to go and I'm just constantly either on these forums or looking for parts to go on the car to get her looking how I want!
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    Hi Richard, nice car - love that colour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathaan View Post
    Hi Richard, nice car - love that colour!
    Thanks mate!

    S Line spoiler and black edition rear diffuser bought! Black optics grille next when I have funds/feel rash enough to buy one!

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    Lovely colour mate, works really well with black bits such as grill, wheels etc
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    I do apologize, the car is actually Aruba Blue!

    Got myself a genuine S-Line spoiler from eBay for £140 delivered.
    Needed repainting so away to the bodyshop it went, £78 all in to get it resprayed, lugs cut off and bonded to the car. Result!

    Also got 70mpg on a 45 mile journey back from my parent's home, twisty country road; very impressed!!
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    Pictures would be nice

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    Fitted the black edition rear diffuser today!

    Here's a before and after!







    And a shot further back:



    Big difference to my eyes, and the S Line spoiler is being fitted Tuesday!

    Thanks,
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    Looking good Richard! Glad you are pleased with it and managed to fit it ok. Was it easy, two bolts as I suggested?

    If anyone else wants to do the same I've got the same single exhaust diffuser available in the classifieds - Classifieds: Audi A3 S-Line Rear Diffuser Single Exhaust
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    I need to get on of those diffusers but a twin exhaust. I might have to go to the stealers when funds allow.

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    What about this mate - Audi A3 S Line Rear Bumper Genuine phantom black 2008-2012 | eBay

    You'll pay around the 200 mark at a dealer for the diffuser on it's own. Then you could sell the bumper with your current diffuser for I dunno, £75-£125?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Kent View Post
    What about this mate - Audi A3 S Line Rear Bumper Genuine phantom black 2008-2012 | eBay

    You'll pay around the 200 mark at a dealer for the diffuser on it's own. Then you could sell the bumper with your current diffuser for I dunno, £75-£125?
    That's sounds like a plan but I'm good at the buying but not to good at the selling hence my garage now has a concert double din stereo, 4x 17 inch sport alloys with michelins on and some speakers and a set of standard pedals sitting in it.
    I really need to get them on eBay lol.

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    It wasn't the easiest to fit, but I took a lot of pictures so could put a how to guide up (not sure if there's a section for it or not) ?

    In summary:
    2 screws on either side - two rows of clips very securely in place!
    Took me (incompetent) about an hour in all, and that included jacking up the back end to give me and my screwdriver more room!

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    There used to be a "How To" sticky thread but it seems to have gone and now they've gone into here - 8P Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    So just create a new thread calling it "Guide - How to install/replace the rear diffuser - Facelift (8P3)" or similar and then put a link in the link above.

    Doesn't sound too bad!
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    Are your honeycomb sections hollow Spartan? They look like they are clogged up with crap in which case you must be driving in fields all the time or they are not hollow as mine and Richards above are and therefore getting dirty easily?
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    S-Line spoiler now fitted!




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    Nice work. I did the same on my sportback. Makes the back end seem more complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riichard View Post
    It wasn't the easiest to fit, but I took a lot of pictures so could put a how to guide up (not sure if there's a section for it or not) ?

    In summary:
    2 screws on either side - two rows of clips very securely in place!
    Took me (incompetent) about an hour in all, and that included jacking up the back end to give me and my screwdriver more room!
    Any more progress on this guide mate? Interested to see how easy it is.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Kent View Post
    Any more progress on this guide mate? Interested to see how easy it is.

    Thanks
    I'll get it up at the weekend! Just need to make some circles on pictures etc.
    Anyway:

    Up in Oban last week and the sun came out - decided it was a good time to wash the car and get snap happy!
    Some of the pictures aren't the greatest (taking a picture into the sun never works) but I'll just chuck them all up!























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    looks great mate and your house is absolutely epic location

    im going to do the rear diffuser myself soon when i find one at a decent price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yolo_8p3 View Post
    looks great mate and your house is absolutely epic location

    im going to do the rear diffuser myself soon when i find one at a decent price
    Single or twin pipe mate?
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    Looking good mate and definitely envious of the house and view!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Kent View Post
    Single or twin pipe mate?
    Single

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    What a view!!
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    Yeah sod the car, check the view :P

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    Imagine rolling up on that driveway and seeing that view after a hard days work...lovely!
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    Well here are a few photos of the view seeing as it's pretty nice! This isn't my house by the way, one of my relatives stays there!







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    Very nice car Richard,
    i have a 2010 2L TDI Also,
    but i have a dual exhaust, why is yours single? is it cause mines a sports back?
    id like to also find out what i need to finish mine to make it an Sline (Done the Rear hatch spoiler, have a black optics grill i got from A3Kent going on soon, what else am i missing?
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    Well that's it then, I'm moving there, do they rent rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Coates View Post
    Very nice car Richard,
    i have a 2010 2L TDI Also,
    but i have a dual exhaust, why is yours single? is it cause mines a sports back?
    id like to also find out what i need to finish mine to make it an Sline (Done the Rear hatch spoiler, have a black optics grill i got from A3Kent going on soon, what else am i missing?
    I think it was a user preference, so I'm not sure why mine is different! From what I gather you still need:

    17" > 18" wheels
    Beige headlining > Black headlining
    Sport suspension (-10mm on standard) > S-Line suspension (-15mm on standard)

    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Well that's it then, I'm moving there, do they rent rooms.
    It's a bit out the way though, no next service delivery or any of the bigger fast food outlets (McDonald's, KFC, Domino's), and the amount of tourists is horrendous.

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    The 170 engine has dual exhaust, 140 has single...
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    awww cool, headliner too much hassel as then i have to change mirror and lights to black,
    i have 18inch Rs6 wheels already,
    what Sline exterior parts are needed? can i just add the Valance? and is the Sline front much different? and are there Skirts or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Coates View Post
    awww cool, headliner too much hassel as then i have to change mirror and lights to black,
    i have 18inch Rs6 wheels already,
    what Sline exterior parts are needed? can i just add the Valance? and is the Sline front much different? and are there Skirts or not?
    None apart from the aforementioned parts - suspension and valance seems like all you need! The front end is exactly the same apart from the chrome rings round the foglights.

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    Chris - as discussed, you need the S-Line front bumper if you want all S-Line mate. Notice the different shape fog grilles.

    Sport / SE

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    S-Line

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_w View Post
    The 170 engine has dual exhaust, 140 has single...
    Also, Stop-Starts have single exhaust whereas non S-S have twin pipes. This is the case for the 140's, not sure about the 170's.
    Now: 2010 A3 SB S-Line Black Edition 2.0TDi 140CR. Panther Black
    Retro'd: Black S-Line badges | Private Plate | Come home lights activated | Fogs as corning lights activated | Hill hold assist activated | TPMS (via VCDS) activated | 3.5" s/s tailpipe | LED interior lighting.

    Gone: 2007 A3 SB Sport TDI 140. Dolphin Grey




 

 
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