Thought I'd start a thread for my new 8P to keep track of any changes I make along the way. Some of you might know me from the 8L section where I used to own this car:
Well, after 5 and half years of S3 ownership the time came for me to look for a diesel due to my work commute working out at around 24k miles a year. My original idea was to get a cheap diesel runner and keep the S3 in my garage and get it out for sunny days and track days. The reality was that I'd never get time to use it if it went in the garage so it made more sense that someone else could enjoy it.
Anyway, the S3 build thread can be found here: W3STY's Progress Thread
That was a "proper" build thread with an engine rebuild and all the bells and whistles. Don't expect this one to be as good
So, some of you may also know my new car from here also. It belonged to "FlyingOyster" who had owned it for the last 5 years.
Ignore the bonnet, I'd just popped it to check the fluids
The car is a 2004 Akoya Silver 2.0 TDI 140 3dr with the following mods:
- AET Hybrid Turbo pushing 220bhp and 335lbft torque
- Southbend Clutch and SMF
- Full non resonated Miltek exhaust
- AP Coilovers
- EGR and cooler delete
- K&N Pannel Filter
- Refurbished cylinder head (after the dreaded BKD head issue struck)
- 18" Audi A8 Fat Five wheels
My main ideas for this car are to neaten it up a bit but leave the engine mods alone as this car is no slouch and yet I can still average 51mpg on my commute.
He's a few pics:
And in her new bedroom:
First thing I wanted to do was get all the yellow bulbs changed to LEDs. Flying Oyster had done some of them but not all of them so pinged T8ups a quick PM to order the LEDS I was missing. Great service and fast delivery from Mr Tups.
It already had LED side lights but one of them was a bit flakey:
I found a great place for putting my coffee when working on the car
I then set about trying to sort out why I had a wet passenger footwell. I'd read on here about water getting in from the speakers so I sealed them up: