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    jay1601 progess thread

    bought my A3 sept 2010. 1.8T sport

    (will upload photos or car standad when i get home)

    first mod was to install a boost gauge


    then i got a FMIC set up



    next mod was 312mm brake upgrade


    after getting bored of the intercooler standing out i have painted it all matt black (now has black clips and joiner)



    have made a DIY heat shield of induction cone
    (has black joiners in engine bay now aswell)

    boot has been fully de-badged and de-wipered

    have fitted a 3" DP and decat (no pics of fitted)

    getting it remapped tomorrow

    my mods next on list is coilovers and paint the alloys gloss black and then finish off the exhaust system
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    Bit of a thread bump, but have you got a Drivers eye view of your boost guages? And were they easy to fit? Thanks


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    boost gauge has been moved since i started this thread. i will upload a photo when i get home of where i got the gauges now.

    boost gauge is very easy to fit.
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    Cheers, in my earlier post I meant to ask about the oil temp gauge as well, i.e. location and ease of fitting. Thanks.


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    just a small update really.

    new location for the gauges (needs to be re-trimmed)


    standard alloys sprayed gloss black and new rubber


    i have also made a sub box to keep my boot space free, i know its not the biggest or best sub but i only wanted a bit extra then the standard one could provide.

    i've also used a high-to-low converter so i was able to keep the standard headunit



    will be getting coilovers next, so will upload more photos once its lowered
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    nice car m8,,, is it the agu,, and you done the map yet? interested as im getting bored of my a3 being slow now

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    thanks mate. yeah its an AGU engine. i had it remapped a few weeks ago, has made such a difference has alot more pull compared to standard
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    newbi hi guys i need sum help.i have a 1.8 se avant w reg and a 1.8 se avant y reg,ive took the engine ecu, clocks, ignition barrel,and door locks,out of the y reg audi and put them in the w reg audi. the car starts fine and revs right up no probs but when i get out on the road and try to speed up the car is slugish struggels to build up speed like its miss fireing. do i need to get the ecu and things reset? the y reg engine code is avv008824 / the w reg is apt060152. thx

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    ^^this guy keeps posting the same thing everywhere

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    this is how it stands at the moment (need to lower the rear more still)

    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    been a while since i updates this thread.

    done a few more bits since i last posted here.

    rear mud flaps
    OMP backbox
    lowered a bit more
    made my intercooler fit behind the bump
    made the intercooler pipes in the engine by look OEM as possible
    twin gauge pod. boost gauge and AEM wideband A/F ratio gauge
    facelift headlights
    facelift bottom half front bumper
    Jetex cone filter



    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    next mods:

    S3 upper strut brace
    going to make a S3 sytle lower strut brace (stronger then the OEM one)
    K03S turbo and custom stage 2 map
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    been a while since i last updated. this is now going to become my track car.

    fitted Powerflex dog bone mount
    Powerflex top mounts (with new bearings)
    Powerflex front wishbone bush
    Audi TT rear front wishbone bush
    new Tie rod and end due to having a bit of play in it.



    this is the hight difference between the new top mounts and the old ones



    fitted a new sump as i had a crack in mine, was surprised how clean the old pick up pipe was.


    got a pair of bucket seats. will be made to fit in the A3, Corbeau Forza Sport, hight adjustable and on runners to slide forwards/back


    so far the rear half of the car is stripped. no photos yet
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    small update.
    fitted EBC YellowStuff pads all round.



    so far got one seat and harness in, tomorrow will get the other side sorted.
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

 

 

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