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Ashley's A3 1.8T

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Ashley =1.8T=, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Ashley =1.8T=
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    [Mar 30, 2013]
    Hey guys my name is Ashley and im from South Africa, here are some general pics of my A3. Also a few pics of what has been done over the years. I have had the car for 4 Years now.

    When i got the car. (The date was not set on the camera)
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    The first sound install :D
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    After buying some drop springs and new spoiler.
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    Then i started the modding and spending :/ k04 Turbo, Interior, 18" Wheels and so on.
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    The Interior.
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    And Just some general pics of how she is now :D

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    Hope you enjoy :D thanks for looking.
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    Thanks dude :D hows your cabby treating you these days?
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    Really well! Shes up on power and fuel consumption is much better, so I'm happy! I added a new rear spoiler and plasti dipped my roof today:sm4:
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    Very nice,loving the interior! Where abouts from the SA are you from?
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    Awesome! glad to hear it :racer:
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    Thanks a lot, took a lot of work but got there in the end. Im Sandton side (Johannesburg North) :rockwoot:
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    ah aright,i grew up in cape town years back now...i do miss that big bright thing in the sky lol
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    Every single South African member seems to have a signature pic of them going sideways on a wet car park :laugh:

    nice car mate :) how does the ko4 cope in the heat and altitude you have over there?
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    nice car mate needs top mounts though :)
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    Yay you finally made a rides thread!
    Lol nick we obviously don't get enough rain here so we have to wet our roads and when we do its party time and take lots of pics lol
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    I can't wait for winter to arrive, then our cars will pull strong all day and not just at night when its cooler...
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    WMI will help with summer days lol
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    That will hopefully be my next mod! Just needs funds....
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    Don't we all lol
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    Hahaha awesome! sometimes i wish the sun would just leave -_- hate the heat.
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    :yahoo:i blame Miggz for the Signature :blush: The k04 manages alright, considering i don't have any water lines running to the turbo, but i am definitely going to put WMI which should help out a lot. Will be getting Rods WMI and a retune with Unitronic quite soon
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    Thanks bud, appreciate it.
    Hahaha yeah i have been meaning to do them, must actually get down to it.
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    :arco: yeah i though it was about time.
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    Dude after WMI, rods and re tune your car will definitely be reaching over 200 wkw? madness!!
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    Yeah same here :ninja:
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    Just some updates i forgot to mention. I was having a few issues with the car in terms of idling and over fueling, the following was done:

    3bar FPR (put back)
    Replaced wide and narrow band Lambda's
    Replaced MAF sensor
    Cleaned TB

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    Random shot :D
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    Then for some odd reason the car would not boost, replaced a few things only to realize it was the turbo actuator.

    One from previous k04 where i snapped the shaft.
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    The old K04 (that will be used soon with some custom wheels)
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    Finally it seemed like my Oil filter housing was leaking due to someone stripping the thread.

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    New Fitted with new oil cooler and oil cooler pipes, Antifreeze oil filter and oil.
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    Then today on the way to the office, i broke an inner cv :banghead:
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    While getting fixed i decided to change dogbone mounting with a powerflex one.
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    Then some :racer:
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    Car is still not where is should be, but it is getting there, once again thanks for looking and enjoy :undwech:
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    You did water meth!?

    Good work on maintaining the car!
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    It's a meth mix, for the fuel... Boost's octane levels and helps with timing pull end engine knock (so i'm told)

    And thanks bud it's getting there slowly and expensively.
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    Na no WMI yet!

    It hurts me that he does not mention how hard I worked on this car and how I helped getting it right!
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    Was gonna mention that actually in the next post :sly:

    Thanks Miggz for all the help with my scrap of a car tehehehe
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    No its no use no I'm over you and I'm keeping your girlfriend! Friendship over!
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    Awesome :arco: you can have her :yahoo:
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    Ps. Dont foget to let me know about the N75
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    bwahahahaha .... He has Dota to keep him busy LOL!
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    i cant talk to him when he is like this
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    Did you recover or spray the standard headlining or did you get a standard black one. Really want to get rid of the horrible cream one in my car
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    recovered the roof lining then sprayed the handles and visor
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    What Miggz said :laugh:old roof lining was removed and roof cleaned... recovered in the material seen below.

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    Quick update:

    Went over to Miggz to change the Dogbone mount.

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    Old mounting was in really bad shape, new one makes the car and power delivery so much better. Have to get used to the Vibrations though. Thanks a lot to Miggz for all the help :racer:
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    No stress buddy! Glad its sorted now
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    Good vibrations! :p
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    I was in two minds about this next one, but thanks to tuffty :D i decided to go for it..

    TFSI coils and plugs with OEM adapters.

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    Thanks for looking, and thanks again tuffty.
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    Lol you throwing money at the wrong things lol!
    But I love the red coils!

    Ps. Its tuffty if its here and tuffy if its the VWCSA guy?
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