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Audi A3 1.8T 1998 AGU Build !!!

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  1. Chester999
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    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

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    [Oct 8, 2013]
    When i was at my mates garage i thought i would get the car plugged into the snap on diagnostic machine and have the air bag light turned off which went all well then i asked him to run a engine management test which came up with something he had never seen in the 10 years he worked there lol.

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    MAXIMUM ENGINE SPEED EXCEEDED HA HA THATS R TECH POWER.

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    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

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    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Thought i would lower the rear end aswell as i been meaning to do it for ages so thought now would be the perfect opportunity. We set the rear as low as it would go on the rear adjustable collars.

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    Can just see the nice new Poly Bump Stops

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    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Haha, I had a good laugh when I had the same error code on my old A3.

    first time I have read your build thread, love the car mate, something different looks wise.

    shame about the bump, good to see its being fixed!
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    [Oct 9, 2013]
    Good work dude, nice upgrades :D
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    [Dec 8, 2013]
    Finally got round to having a bit of bodywork done and a full spray job/blow over in the same color (cactus green) from a good mate of mine for about £700 all in. First we started with removing the front bumper , door trims , roof rubbers and moldings , headlights , rear lights , wing mirrors , bonnet and the rear aerial.

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    Rear Lights Removed :

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    Roof Rubbers And Moldings Being Removed :

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    Headlights And Wing Mirrors Removed :

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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    Next thing on the list was a bit of sanding , filliing and masking to be done.

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    Passengers side being sanded and masked out :

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    Rear bumper sanded down :

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    Passengers side and rear bumper all sanded down :

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    Boot in process of being sanded down :

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    Whole car now sanded down and bonnet removed :

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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    Next the car had to be degreased all over masked out and some priming had to be done.

    Starting the degreasing :

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    Degreasing nearly all done :

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    Starting on masking out the car :

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    Rest of the car being masked out and primed :

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    Masking and priming all done :

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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    And thats was where we called it a night we let all the primer dry and then all the masking tape was removed so it was nearly ready to go in the booth in the next day.

    Masking tape all removed :

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    Well nearly all the masking tape removed lol :

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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    Next day the car was taking into the spray booth and masked out again ready for spraying. I was not here on the second day so im probably missing out a couple of steps of the spray job before it was all masked up again in the booth but heres the pictures my friend sent me.

    Car all masked out in the spray booth :

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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    Heres the pictures he sent me of the car just after it had been sprayed in the spray booth.

    Car all sprayed up in the spray booth :

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    Front Bumper looking loads different as im used to seeing it half black half grey :

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    S3 Spoiler all sprayed up ready to be fitted :

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    The roof looking like glass really nice finish on it ;

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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    The car was then left in the spray booth overnight to allow time for the paint to dry. My friend then returned the next day to remove all the masking tape put the car back together and then polish it i do not have any photos of these steps. By the time i had returned to his work the car was basically all polished and put back together.

    Car all sprayed up , polished and put back together :

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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    The following day thought i would take a few pictures of the car in the light. Now i just need to re spray the wheels again , fit nice new shiny Discs and Pads all round , fit the S3 Spoiler and re paint the R32 Calipers then that the bodywork side of things done.

    Nice and shiny paint work again :

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    Really nice mirror finish that you can see in the light on the roof and the door :

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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    Looking good mate! I was so happy after I'd had my old black one painted, breathes new life into the car.

    Only thing in not keen on is the bonnet, just my 2p though.
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    [Dec 19, 2013]
    Cheers mate yeah it does definately breathe life back into the car it looks like a new car again and the bonnet was just a quick fix for now i do eventually want to get a new one painted and put on with some sort of vents in as the car bonnet gets so hot from the manifold.
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    [Dec 19, 2013]
    Car looks awesome chester!

    Lots of work gone into that :)
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    [Dec 19, 2013]
    Cracking work mate. The front looks aggressive!
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    [Dec 23, 2013]
    Cheers prawn yeah getting on with the work now mate nothing like what you have done to yours lol but getting there stating to looking a bit cleaner. Need to get back up to R tech after Christmas and see if they can get any more power out of it as it was blowing from the manifold when i first had it mapped. And cheers jay i think it looks a bit more aggressive now was a bit gutted when i crashed it and smashed the £300 Oettinger bumper up but i think this bumper has grown on me think i prefer it to the oettinger one now :thumbsup:
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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    Great read Chester999..the bit in the middle was sad, i was like "Oh no!"... but then it all worked out for a happy ending yeah.

    Will.
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    [Mar 19, 2014]
    Aint been on here for a few months due to work issues went out for a little cruise the other day so thought i would upload the video.

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    [Mar 19, 2014]
    oh dear..
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    [Mar 19, 2014]
    Sweet 😃
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    [Apr 30, 2014]
    Got round to cleaning the car the other day and came out quite well in the sun.

    Attached Files:

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    [May 2, 2014]
    This is epic! My buddy has just bought a Mk4 Golf with a K04 running 266Bhp, and that thing is bloody rapid. Can imagine yours is the nuts! Good work :icon_thumright:
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    I quite like the way it sounds.

    Is that the same exhaust I linked you to Chester? just with the different tailpipe? Amazed at how different it sounds to mine!
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    it's the same ebay system that I run Ant,

    Search US ebay for ''Golf 3" turbo back''
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    [May 2, 2014]
    Thanks nick
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    [May 2, 2014]
    Yes prawn its still the same exhaust you linked me to mate with the different tailpipe and i have the relentless 3" down pipe and de cat on there. I liked the way it ended up sounding in the end bit different to everyone else cheers for letting me know about that mate was a right bargain :thumbsup:
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    [May 6, 2014]
    Got round to doing another little mod today fitted some Heko Wind Deflectors (not everyone's cuppa t lol).

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    [May 6, 2014]
    Got round to buying some new rims for the Audi last week some 18" Black TT Wheels only really bought them for the tyres as i have been running the car on budgets since ive had it lol. The wheels come with 2 good continental compact 2 tyres with about 4.5mm - 5mm tread , 1 pirelli p zero rosso with about 5mm - 5.5mm tread and 1 continental compact 3 tyre with about 3mm - 3.5mm tread on so i will be changing the continental compact 3 tyre soon for another pirelli p zero rosso tyre so i will have all the same tread patterns on each axle with some half decent tread so i might actually get a bit more grip into the corners and whilst pulling away :yahoo: .

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    [May 6, 2014]
    seen this car in the flesh a few weeks back, awsom motor!
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    [May 6, 2014]
    Finally got round to fitting my S3 lip spoiler that i have been meaning to fit for about the last 6 months good old tiger seal hope it holds lol.

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    [May 28, 2014]
    I got round to buying a few more little goodies for the car today. I bought some Lemforder Ball Joints , Lemforder Track Rod ends , Powerflex Poly Bush for the exhaust mount , New Fuel Filter , Some more exhaust wrap to finish off underneath and a new rocker cover gasket that i bought about 2 years ago and thought i should finally get round to fitting it lol.

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    Powerflex Exhaust Mount £7

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    10m Exhaust Wrap & Metal Cable Ties £12.50

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    Fuel Filter £10

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    Rocker Cover Gasket £15

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    [Jun 11, 2014]
    Can you remember how far off the outlet of the Relentless Downpipe was to mate with exhaust on a non Ko4'd original MK4 car?
    Does it need and adapter pipe welding up or is it pretty close and they mate up.

    Just wondering if I'm gonna need to dig the welding gear out.
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    [Jun 22, 2014]
    Got round to fitting a couple of new parts the other day a set of new Lemforder ball joints and track rod ends as mine were looking pretty nackered and had seen better days lol :wtf: .

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    New Lemforder Ball Joint and Track Rod End Installed :

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    [Jul 1, 2014]
    New Fuel Filter Fitted.

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    [Jul 1, 2014]
    New Powerflex Poly Exhaust Mount Fitted.

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    [Jul 1, 2014]
    New Smaller Rear ARB Clamps Fitted So It Was Tighter To The Rear Beam :

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    [Jul 1, 2014]
    More Exhaust Wrap Fitted :

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