1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Audi A3 1.8T 1998 AGU Build !!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Chester999, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [May 24, 2013]
    Thought i would De Wiper The Rear Window as well as it has never worked properly anyway and looks alot better without it. The Wiper motor was quite a mission to get out but you just got to keep wiggling it and it will come out thought i was gonna crack the back window but was all good in the end. Then just block off the pipe for the water jet and tuck it out the way and put a rubber grommet in the hole and its done. Reckon i will tiger seal the grommet in and maybe upgrade to a glass grommet some when.

    Motor out and rubber grommet in.

    [​IMG]

    Glass grommet.

    [​IMG]

    And what it would look like with glass grommet.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  2. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [May 24, 2013]
    During the process of putting the car back on the road i thought i would sort the manifold bolt out that was blowing i dont have any pics of the process but can just say that the manifold and turbo had to come off just to get to this one bolt. Got it all removed and put a new bolt in with thread lock and spring washers on all the bolts so hopefully this will prevent them coming loose in the future. Got it all put back on with all new gaskets on the manifold , down pipe and de cat.

    Manifold Bolts with thread lock and spring washers on.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  3. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [May 24, 2013]
    Dont know if anyone know what these little inserts are called that the arch liner screws into when i crashed into the field it ripped most of them out and the new front arches dont come with any in so i need to put more in any help on what there called would be greatly appreciated because i have not got a clue ? :think:

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  4. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [May 24, 2013]
    Managed to pick up some second hand R32 brakes for the rear off ebay for £185 delivered so just got to get the front set and some braided hoses and then will be installing them all at once.

    Rear R32 Discs and Calipers.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  5. kan-e
    Offline

    kan-e New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    [May 24, 2013]
    like it alot!!
  6. Prawn
    Offline

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    9,603
    Likes Received:
    1,356
    [May 24, 2013]
    all looking good mate.

    On the rear brakes you will need a 6mm carrier spacer and longer bolts to fit your FWD rear beam.

    For fronts, don't get R32 fronts, they're hugely expensive, hugely heavy, and not all that fantastic. Get yourself some LCR brembos instead. Far better, and cheaper replacement discs and pads also.
  7. kan-e
    Offline

    kan-e New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    [May 24, 2013]
    i was looking through this thread few hours ago only got to page two and had to go out..

    just went through it all again and u have done a cracking job on the car and i was devod when i seen u crashed it but glad u fixed it back up...

    job well done
  8. Stuart35205
    Offline

    Stuart35205 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    5
    [May 24, 2013]
    Nice car mate & great mod thread for a3's I'd like to do a lot of the mods you have done in the engine nice to see all the progression.
  9. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 8, 2013]
    Little update managed to pick up a complete set of mk4 r32 brakes conversion kit for 1.8t for £370 delivered which came with everything i needed. Prawn i know you said not to get r32 on the front but i could'nt resist for the price i got them for will upgrade to something better later on but i just needed something better than standards. :racer:

    The kit came with :
    For the front :


    2 x Front Genuine VW R32 brake calipers and carriers With Caliper clips in blue.


    2 x Front Genuine VW R32 334mm Vented Front Discs with little wear which have loads of life left in them.


    Complete set of front R32 Brake pads and wear sensor which have loads of life in them like the discs.


    2 x Front Genuine R32 Splash guards.


    2 x Goodridge R32 Braided Front Brake hoses with Stainless steel ends.


    All bolts and sliders etc for the front brakes.



    For the rear :


    2 x Rear Genuine VW R32 brake calipers and carriers in blue


    2 x Rear Genuine VW R32 256mm Rear discs with little wear which have loads of life left in them.


    Complete set of Rear R32 brake pads which have loads of life left in them like the discs.


    2 x Rear caliper spacers and bolts.


    2 x Rear Genuine R32 Splash guards.


    2 x Rear Goodridge R32 Braided Brake hoses with Stainless steel ends.


    2 x Handbrake Cables



    All bolts etc for rear brakes.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
    JudderMan likes this.
  10. JudderMan
    Offline

    JudderMan Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    116
    [Jun 8, 2013]
    *****in'! You'll be doing stoppies. If the fronts don't fit, make them fit. They NEED to be on ;)
  11. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 8, 2013]
    Yeah should be stopping a bit better mate the fronts are fitted now with my 18" RS4 reps alloys just got to fit the rear tomorrow and will upload some pics of them all installed.
  12. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 10, 2013]
    Managed to get the side skirt back on today with the good old trusty tiger seal only thing was the car has seemed to have got longer somehow after crashing it lol. I had to cut the ends off the side skirts otherwise they just would not got back on with out pulling the front wings out of place. I don't know why they would not fit properly because they were on there fine before maybe it was because i have not got genuine front wings now i don't know but there back on. I will have to melt some covers on the end of the skirts to cover where i have cut and then smooth in with some fiberglass/filler before it all gets sprayed.And need to get a little bit of side trim to finish it off as i lost mine in the crash.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  13. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 10, 2013]
    Needed to change the top mounts on my front coilovers as i forgot to when i installed the coilovers. Only ended up buying standard ones at the moment because they come with the new bearings will upgrade to poly ones later on but these will do for now and they were only £15 for the standard top mounts and bearings compared to £40 for poly ones with out bearings.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  14. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 10, 2013]
    I needed a new horn as mine was smashed in the crash so thought i would get something a bit louder this time as i could never hardly hear my horn over the sound of the engine/exhaust and my stereo and for £10 thought i would give them a go.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  15. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 10, 2013]
    Got round to fitting the front R32 brakes today all went well to start with lol. Got all the old front discs , hoses , calipers and disc guards off all good and got all the new ones on fine but came to bleeding the front brakes and snapped off one of the bleed nipples so have got to get it removed and a new one put in tomorrow.

    R32 Front Discs & Calipers

    [​IMG]

    Goodridge Braided Brake Hoses

    [​IMG]

    18" RS4 Rep Back On

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  16. daro
    Offline

    daro New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2013
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jun 10, 2013]
    is it just me or disc in last pic those not look so good?
  17. Stuart35205
    Offline

    Stuart35205 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Jun 10, 2013]
    Can't make out if their scores in the disk of just marks in surface rust as the wheel has been turned ? Great find tho for the money I have had my eye on this thread as there is not loads on just the a3's . Keep up the good work
    Tim_Attard likes this.
  18. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 10, 2013]
    It is just surface rust the car has not been driven since i have installed the r32 brakes as i snapped one of the bleed nipples off so couldnt bleed them should be sorting that problem tomorrow and will take some more pics once i have drove a few miles. And i will be upgrading to brand new drilled and grooved discs and Ferodo pads soon.
  19. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 23, 2013]
    Got round to doing a little bit more with the car today managed to fit the Jom Upper Front Strut Brace i have had sat in the garage for about a year. It was quite a mission to fit as i had to file down the strut brace to get the bonnet to close but got there in the end think it was just not made that well that why it didnt fit properly.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  20. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 28, 2013]
    Bought another couple of goodies this week got some new Dimpled and Grooved 256mm Rear Discs for the back they are second hand but have never been used and for £40 was a bargain. Also picked up some new Ferodo SL Rear Brake Pads they are second hand aswell but have never been used and for a £10 i couldnt resist.

    256mm Rear Dimpled and Grooved Discs
    [​IMG]

    Ferodo SL Rear Brake Pads
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  21. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 28, 2013]
    nice brake find, i also have the jom strut but didnt have to do any filing :/ it did however take me all day as i only had a cordless drill :(
  22. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 30, 2013]
    Started to finish off putting the rear brakes on a few days ago and noticed that the passengers rear wheel was slighty towing in (i did notice it a little while ago but when the car was up on all 4 axle stands you could notice it even more) so thought it would either be a bent stub axle or bent axle beam. Got the stub axle off and had a look to see if it was bent and it was slightly so a new one would have to be ordered.

    Slightly bent stub axle next to new stub axle.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  23. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 30, 2013]
    Got the the new sub axle installed with a new ABS sensor and R32 disc guard.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  24. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Aug 5, 2013]
    New Rear Hub and Wheel Bearing installed. Thought i would change the other Stub Axle (£33 x 2) , ABS Sensor (£6 x 2) , Rear Hub and Wheel Bearing (£25 x 2) at the same time just for piece of mind so i know there done then and will not be giving me any problems only took pictures of one side though.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  25. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Aug 5, 2013]
    Managed to pick up some 25mm Eibach Front And Rear Anti Roll Bars With Poly Bushes from someone off Ebay for £200 Delivered not exactly cheap but cheaper than buying them brand new will get round to fitting them soon.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  26. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Aug 5, 2013]
    Heres a pic of what the engine bay is looking like now with the Front Strut Brace installed wont be long and it will be getting a full spray job to finish it off.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  27. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 6, 2013]
    Has been a while since i have done or bought any thing for the car due to being away working going to a friends stag do in Amsterdam and going to his wedding a couple of weeks after the stag do so decided to buy my self a few little goodies. 1st on the list was some (Uprated Metal Drop Links £40) to go with the Uprated 25mm Front Anti Roll Bar.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  28. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 6, 2013]
    2nd on the list was some (Powerflex Rear Poly Bump Stops £26) for the rear shocks thought i would get some as i just put brand new Coilovers on and my old Bump Stops were all rotten.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  29. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 6, 2013]
    And lastly for now was some new (Rear Shock Top Mounts £20) thought i would purchase some of these seeming that i have basically replaced all the bushes on the car for piece of mind only standard bushes for now will be upgrading to Poly all round in the future.
    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  30. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 6, 2013]
    I did buy some new standard (Rear Axle Bushes £20) as well but didnt need them in the end. As there was nothing wrong with the ones that were in there they were like new so they must of been changed some time in the cars life before i had it. Thought i would leave them for now as they would be a misson to get out and replace them in the future with Poly ones.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  31. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Went round to see a mate at Briken Motors the other day to have the front 25mm Anti Roll Bar installed with the uprated adjustable metal drop links thought it would be alot easier to install on some proper ramps instead of just on a driveway on axle stands lol.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  32. JudderMan
    Offline

    JudderMan Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    116
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    How does it drive afterwards?
  33. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    It drives loads better Judderman with the 25mm roll bar and the adjustable drop links on feels even tighter and solid on the front end well worth getting mate.
  34. JudderMan
    Offline

    JudderMan Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    116
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Nice on, that is exactly what my car is missing at the moment, some front end solidarity (ARB bushes were changed earlier in the year). Getting my rear bushes done tomorrow....might see if my mate that runs the garage can source me an ARB while he's under it....and, this is embarrassing, I still haven't fitted that bloody decat I bought off you in January that's how little time I've had this year....that might go on tomorrow as well LOL.
  35. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Yeah ive been the same this year mate very limited to time compared to last year doesn't feel like Ive achieved alot this year but im progressing. Yeah get that decat installed mate your love the sound of it should hopefully feel a bit quicker aswell.
  36. rustynlc
    Offline

    rustynlc Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    You based in Trowbridge? I'm from westbury why have I not seen your motor going around! Sweet car dude!
  37. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Yeah im based in trowbridge mate havent really been driving the car that much recently as its 3 different colours at the moment lol so as soon its all sprayed up im sure your see me about. :racer:
  38. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Managed to go over another friends garage yesterday and got the rear uprated 25mm Anti Roll Bar installed.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  39. Chester999
    Offline

    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Also managed to get the new rear Top Mounts and new rear Poly Bump Stops installed.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2014
  40. rustynlc
    Offline

    rustynlc Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Oct 8, 2013]
    good man! Proper tidy motor you got!

Share This Page