Thank god all the snow has now gone! I woke up to terrible rain this morning but thankfully no snow so on my cars 1 week old birthday I decided to treat it to some 'Hand me downs' from its previous sibling.
No pics as the car is filthy after having spent it's first week and 400 miles in the company of my good lady wife who was attending an exhibition in London. I used her BMW which was absolutely awful in the snow, a real joke, a big thumbs up though for Quattro, what a difference this system makes.
SteveJunior offered the usual high standard of service and it made him smile to be fitting parts on such a new motor, but hey upgrades are upgrades whatever the age or mileage.
I had all the following fitted..
Auto-tech fuel pump
Evoms Heat Shield (brand new and very pretty)
MilltekTurbo back resonated Exhaust
H& R anti-roll bars.
I must say it makes a massive difference when it comes to paying the bill to already own all the parts so parting with the cash for labour was actually a pleasure, this makes a change !!
Whilst Junior was working on my car, his side kick (think Batman and Robin), Kirky was busy stripping an A3 Cabriolet as part of another side of their buisiness which involves Cat D repairs. The A3 had been in a front end smash so needed all the front end replacing, engine removed and interior etc in readiness for work to commence on putting her back together. To see the amount of effort and knowledge required was an eye opener but also puts your mind at rest, if they can successfully strip and refit a damaged car, fitting some modifications to our cars is simple and straight forward.
With all the desired hardware now fitted all thats left is the remap followed by a nice brake set up.
The car drove perfectly on the way home although Steve did recommend a 4 wheel alignment just as 'good practice' following the suspension mod, my S3 now sounds as one should straight from the factory, can't comment if it feels any livelier as I'm keen to run this car in sympathetically as I plan to keep this one min 3 years (Don't laugh!!).
Once weather and mileage permits I'll get it mapped and post some pics, have to say I love being back behind the wheel of an S3 and a big thanks to all at Statller, it's a long way to go for me at 80+ miles but the service and friendly approach keeps me loyal.