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A3 T Sport arriving Tuesday

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    [May 15, 2004]
    WOW what a journey to have a look at a car last night, but it was worth it as she's a minter /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    I live in the Midlands and the car is just below Glasgow. So I went from straight from work at 4:45 and didn't get back until 4:00AM /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Anyway I fell in love with it as soon as I saw her /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif


    It's an R plate T Sport in one off bright yellow with loads of extras.

    40K, FASH, 2 owners. (First owner was 65 and had it for 5 and a half years covering 6K a year and not going above 3.5K /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif)

    Anyway I couldn't find a single fault on it and the underside and whole are like new.

    Will post pics on Tuesday/Wednesday, but I am all excited /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif
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    [May 15, 2004]
    Only two pics I have got:

    Autotrader advert:

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    Pic on phone:

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    Oh yeah I could hear the waste gate quite clearly when I went for a test drive is this normal?

    I would assume so.
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    [May 15, 2004]
    A 65 y/o with a bright yellow car!

    Unconventional.
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    [May 15, 2004]
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    A 65 y/o with a bright yellow car!

    Unconventional.

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    I know, but it's all been checked and that is correct.

    It's also strange that a 65 year old paid to have this colour as it's a one off "Life Style" colour and that he had a Turbo Sport /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Aparrently his wife died and he sold it after 5 years and 8 months of owner ship. Whether the colour reminded him of his wife?

    But hey I am not complaining as it's not been thrashed and it's low mileage in mint condition /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    [May 15, 2004]
    mind if i ask how much?
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    [May 15, 2004]
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    mind if i ask how much?

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    £7.5K

    I think it's worth every penny.

    Let me know what you think though.
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    yeah - I'd have to agree I think dude! I paid just over £7k for mine, which has double the mileage for the same year, although it had modds, so it probably worked out fair play. The guy I bought the car off was ace! he was a member on here and a well decent fella! But it sounds like you've found a right little bargain hunt!..........what do you think at home bargain hunters? lol
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    [May 15, 2004]
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    yeah - I'd have to agree I think dude! I paid just over £7k for mine, which has double the mileage for the same year, although it had modds, so it probably worked out fair play. The guy I bought the car off was ace! he was a member on here and a well decent fella! But it sounds like you've found a right little bargain hunt!..........what do you think at home bargain hunters? lol

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    Hee Hee

    I am pleased with I paid.

    It was worth the 11 hour trip LOL
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    11 hrs - wow! but hey - like you say it's worth it! it's funny we're having a conversation here on 2 threads - lol
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    Cool another yellow A3 on the forum!

    Well if its as good as you say then it is worth that much. I payed £6500 for mine, but it had 85,000 on the clock and has a few very minor paint marks on the bumpers.

    BTW, if you can hear a whooshing noise when you change gear, then the diverter valve is shot and need replacing. About £25 for a new one from VAG, or £80-£90 for an aftermarket forge piston type. Speak to RichA3Turbo on this forum, who I got mine off.

    Don't worry tho, this doesn't mean there is a problem with the car, they always go.
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    [May 15, 2004]
    congrats /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    no doubt u've got things in mind already with what u want to mod?
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    [May 15, 2004]
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    £7.5K

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    Quite a good price .. I bought ours for £8K (97P TS) from a Audi main dealer. Done 30,000 miles, FASH, all the extras like leather.
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    [May 15, 2004]
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    Cool another yellow A3 on the forum!

    Well if its as good as you say then it is worth that much. I payed £6500 for mine, but it had 85,000 on the clock and has a few very minor paint marks on the bumpers.

    BTW, if you can hear a whooshing noise when you change gear, then the diverter valve is shot and need replacing. About £25 for a new one from VAG, or £80-£90 for an aftermarket forge piston type. Speak to RichA3Turbo on this forum, who I got mine off.

    Don't worry tho, this doesn't mean there is a problem with the car, they always go.

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    Not a whoosh sound.

    Like a chatter sound.

    I take it that is just the wastegate releasing the pressure and is normal?
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    [May 15, 2004]
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    congrats /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    no doubt u've got things in mind already with what u want to mod?

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    I've got plans, but the insurance is killing me anyway because of my age.

    So I've got to keep it standard for at least a year. Could be harder said then done though.
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    [May 15, 2004]
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    Markb said:
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    HTC said:
    Cool another yellow A3 on the forum!

    Well if its as good as you say then it is worth that much. I payed £6500 for mine, but it had 85,000 on the clock and has a few very minor paint marks on the bumpers.

    BTW, if you can hear a whooshing noise when you change gear, then the diverter valve is shot and need replacing. About £25 for a new one from VAG, or £80-£90 for an aftermarket forge piston type. Speak to RichA3Turbo on this forum, who I got mine off.

    Don't worry tho, this doesn't mean there is a problem with the car, they always go.

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    Not a whoosh sound.

    Like a chatter sound.

    I take it that is just the wastegate releasing the pressure and is normal?

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    Whoosh, chatter, flubber.........its all the same /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Trust me, it will be the diverter valve. You shouldn't here anything at all on a 1.8T A3, except for the slight sound of the turbo spinning up when you have a window down.
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    [May 16, 2004]
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    Markb said:
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    HTC said:
    Cool another yellow A3 on the forum!

    Well if its as good as you say then it is worth that much. I payed £6500 for mine, but it had 85,000 on the clock and has a few very minor paint marks on the bumpers.

    BTW, if you can hear a whooshing noise when you change gear, then the diverter valve is shot and need replacing. About £25 for a new one from VAG, or £80-£90 for an aftermarket forge piston type. Speak to RichA3Turbo on this forum, who I got mine off.

    Don't worry tho, this doesn't mean there is a problem with the car, they always go.

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    Not a whoosh sound.

    Like a chatter sound.

    I take it that is just the wastegate releasing the pressure and is normal?

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    Whoosh, chatter, flubber.........its all the same /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Trust me, it will be the diverter valve. You shouldn't here anything at all on a 1.8T A3, except for the slight sound of the turbo spinning up when you have a window down.

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    Ah right.

    I like the sound though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    I better get it replaced though as it will be saping the performance.
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    [May 17, 2004]
    go for the forge diaghram valve - sounds fantastic when you lift off the fun pedal!! rallynuts.com do them for £99 + vat. cheapest i cud find m8. That colour is ded smart AND RARE!!!
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    [May 17, 2004]
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    go for the forge diaghram valve - sounds fantastic when you lift off the fun pedal!! rallynuts.com do them for £99 + vat. cheapest i cud find m8. That colour is ded smart AND RARE!!!

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    Cheers I know the Colour is like Rocking Horse Sh*t.

    I'll have a look at the one on your car on Saturday. I take it that is a not atmospheric dump valve?

    I did a search, but wasn't sure which one it was.
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    [May 17, 2004]
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    go for the forge diaghram valve - sounds fantastic when you lift off the fun pedal!! rallynuts.com do them for £99 + vat. cheapest i cud find m8. That colour is ded smart AND RARE!!!

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    Cheers I know the Colour is like Rocking Horse Sh*t.

    I'll have a look at the one on your car on Saturday. I take it that is a not atmospheric dump valve?

    I did a search, but wasn't sure which one it was.

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    its not atmoshperic. Its a diaphragm valve, like the OE, so is quicker to respond than piston type valves, but the diaphragms wear out after a few thousand miles, but the kit comes with replacement diaphragms, and different springs to tune it to your needs. Its a good valve!

    We also sell it here for the same price of £99.99+vat/del
    available in anodized red, black or polished silver.

    Rich
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    [May 17, 2004]
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    go for the forge diaghram valve - sounds fantastic when you lift off the fun pedal!! rallynuts.com do them for £99 + vat. cheapest i cud find m8. That colour is ded smart AND RARE!!!

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    Cheers I know the Colour is like Rocking Horse Sh*t.

    I'll have a look at the one on your car on Saturday. I take it that is a not atmospheric dump valve?

    I did a search, but wasn't sure which one it was.

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    its not atmoshperic. Its a diaphragm valve, like the OE, so is quicker to respond than piston type valves, but the diaphragms wear out after a few thousand miles, but the kit comes with replacement diaphragms, and different springs to tune it to your needs. Its a good valve!

    We also sell it here for the same price of £99.99+vat/del
    available in anodized red, black or polished silver.

    Rich

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    It's all new to me so please excuse my lack of knowledge.

    So does this valve make any noise? Or is it quite?
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    [May 17, 2004]
    only one night's sleep now mark - then it's XMAS! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    [May 17, 2004]
    Hi Mark

    Hope you enjoy your 1.8T as much as I've enjoyed the 4 that I have owned. Enjoy tomorrow !

    Dave R
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    [May 17, 2004]
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    only one night's sleep now mark - then it's XMAS! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    Tell me about it LOL

    Can't wait.
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    Hi Mark

    Hope you enjoy your 1.8T as much as I've enjoyed the 4 that I have owned. Enjoy tomorrow !

    Dave R

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    Cheers /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    enjoy tomorrow dude!
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    [May 17, 2004]
    mine makes a noise - but not the whooosh noise like a dump valve - you can hear mine working, kind of a chatter noise - hard to explain really - like you said - ill take you 4 a spin on sunday and you can hear it working 4 urself!
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    enjoy tomorrow dude!

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    I am sure I will, but I won't get it back into Staffs until 2:00AM /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif As I am picking her up at about 8PM (Setting off at 3:00PM LOL)

    Oh yeah I've got a 256 Mile drive to get used to her /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Pics will be up Wednesday.
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    mine makes a noise - but not the whooosh noise like a dump valve - you can hear mine working, kind of a chatter noise - hard to explain really - like you said - ill take you 4 a spin on sunday and you can hear it working 4 urself!

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    Cheers that will be the best way to hear it.
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