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Audi A4 Avant 3.0 V6 Quattro 2003

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Paul @ Unit, Aug 2, 2011.

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    Well when to pick up the Audi A4 Avant up from Derby today, was located at some posh Italian Cafe and hidden around the back in the yard, when the owner opened the gates and i first seen it was well impressed, looked loads better in person than on the pictures, Very well looked after, all belts, water pump done, new brakes, tyres and so on......


    Audi A4 Avant - 3.0 V6
    Manual
    Full leather, Dual climate, etc etc
    Full History


    Only probs with it is its missing the tow eye cover from the front, No parcel shelf and the problem i had at first with the Leon, Boot unlocks when it wants, Going to sort these next week,


    Future plans


    Coilovers
    My RH Wheels
    Satin Audi rings front and back
    De badge rear
    Satin Grill surrounds
    Exhaust
    Purple Calipars
    Purple & Black engine cover
    Gear knob
    Carbon interior inserts


    Only thing im stuck on is, the colour of the car is like a charcole black, wanted to do the window trim (Chrome trim) and my wheel centres and dishes black, will i have to do them body coloured or will satin black centres and dishes look better.


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    Will get some pictures of the interior soon, On the way back from Derby when i picked the car up only had 40 Miles left in so a mile down the road before setting off i put £40 in the tank, took the guage to half way, when i got home still had 170 Miles left :)
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    Little Teaser

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    cant wait to get started on this, just the time of year creeping up putting me off

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    Very Nice, get those lowers painted too :)
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    what im debating about, want to see pics of them painted before i decide, dont think im going to bother with the votex kit to be honest, just unsure
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    Just phoned Wearside Audi about the coilpack recall, booked in on Friday, they doing all six for free and even a wash and wax :)
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    [Aug 29, 2011]
    Cleaned the car today, first time since last week when me and Ian (sprout99) machine polished it etc, happy with the results.


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    Also Debadged the rear, Left the Audi rings as want a new set and paint them satin black.


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    Also took the front Chrome badge and grill surrounds out to paint Satin Black


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    [Aug 31, 2011]
    Pics of the Grilll bits painted Satin

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    need to take the Chrome out of the headlights too
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    not much of an update, But this afternoon took the standard airbox out, smoothed the top and bottom completely took all the ridges away, and added some holes cold side of the box,


    It sounds much better, id say double the sound which it sounds nice, but remember doing this back in the day to old astra GTE's etc and sound was way louder :(


    Basicly not as loud as i expected it maybe just me, debating weather to get an Open Cone, I.E Jetex or Green cotton and making my own heatshield like the Jabbasport one i had for the Leon.
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    [Sep 17, 2011]
    Went down to Johns this morning to get the Avant mapped.


    Had in my head what i was going to get out of it etc, But my word, ive never had a mapped N/A before, and its miles better than i expected, its awesome having no lag, you cant half tell its been done' so smooth and the torque is very impressive, also alot more roar than before too which has put a massive smile on my face. all in all John @ Big Fish Tuning has done it again.


    Also another suprise which he had, he gave me some business cards he had made up, and on the back is a picture of my Leon' I appreciate that so much and is so nice of the fella as it acknowledges the work i put into that car, massive thanks John, you a star


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    I've been thinking about having mine done , but didn't think it'd be worth it on N/A engines !
    Is it alot more drivable ?
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    loads better honestly, and the car is transformed, my last car was a 245BHP Leon Cupra and im not disapointed, love the Avant and not having that little bit of lag
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    love the black grill
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    thanks

    Picked these up tonight' AP Coilovers, Virtually brand new used for around a month and a half or some thing' Complete and still with warranty etc. Just need to get new top mounts etc for.

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    Also took the tyres of my RH wheels last week, and the bolts out one' need to do the rest, ready to paint. Going for Satin black centres with matching Satin black dishes with Polished bolts for now. Just think it will be alittle different from the polished dishes as alot of people have them now especially with REPS.

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    Just seen your post on Ed38 ! Looking forward to seeing this lowered ! And those wheels in black mmm !
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    cheers fella me too :) unsure weather to just go ahead or still wait till after winter, as ran the Leon through winter last year and was abit of a mare
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    Fighting the temptation' Damn you winter


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    Dooo it !!!
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    not until after winter i think or see what the weathers like around mid november
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    car looks amazing mate i am going to see john at the end of the month to get my 2.5tdi v6 mapped should give it more kick and my mates 2.0turbo astra mapped.. he seems canny? how long does it take? think i seen you leon at the diner a19 and around middlesborough at a few meets :)
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    you probs did see it :) hes a top bloke, probs takes an hour and half a car to do, his work is excellent
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    your audi looks really nice...but the wheels doesn't fit...on your leon the where better
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    give them a chance and please judge when on :)
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    It'll look the mutts nuts I'm sure ! Looking forward to seeing it !
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    Well, Nuts are cleaned up on the wheel and are now soaking in Diesel, Bolts have had there threads cleaned and are now soaking in White Vinegar.


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    Wheels have been given a good wash as they have been stored for some time now' And they going to get paint soon.


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    looking forward to the results once wheels and coils are on
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    looking great. Love that engine.
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    Thanks ;)

    Havnt yet got anymore progress, been trying to hunt for a MS Design Avant rear bumper as they Hens teeth after picking up a MS Design Front :)

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    Also Bought a Genuine Ross Tech' Hex+USB+Can Lead along with this handy tool for Milage correction' TV Activation, Key Coding, Imo's and so on.

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    I wondered if anyone off here would buy that front bumper cover ! I presume it was the one that was on eBay ? I was tempted but managed to get an S-line one for a steal instead.

    When are the RH's going on ?!
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    soon a hope, need to get my finger out and paint the centres and get some tyres' yeah was the one on ebay, just bought a rear bumper too should be here next week. thought the MS front was a steal too
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    Subscribed! That engine is sweet though!
    By the way are you planning to do exhaust by any chance?
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    i am, was thinking of making my own
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    Well just bought this, Should be here in the next few days, with a bit of luck might not even need painting :)


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    Where did you pick the S4 rear, I'm looking for one but no luck!

    Guess I'm not looking hard enough! But yeah let me know from where as that is on the top of my list!
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    Ever since owned the car ive looked every night on all the Forums, Ebay and so on with no luck, funny enough someone posted it in the usefull ebay links in the b6 Section and was straight on it
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    Lucky Bugger!....

    Out of curiosity how much is it from dealer/TPS? Just the bottom bit though
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    The Rear Bumper got delivered yesterday' The picture of it previously posted was from the add, Had a look at it today and its in great condition apart from some very light surface scuffing on one corner, but ill probs get it painted with the Front one i have anyway, its probs in better condition than the one thats on now. Going to give it a wash at the weekend and ill take some decent pictures of it.

    Theres only one slight dilemna' The new rear has parking Sensors' and theres 2 missing where as the standard bumper which is on now doesnt have Parking sensors, So may look into if i can get 2 sensors for the bumper cheap and maybe wire them in, if i didnt take take that option its filling and smoothing the holes when it gets painted.
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    Just looked at your pic of the rear bumper you just bought. It seems like the S-Line rear bumper rather than the S4 rear bumper. I've just bought an S-Line front end with the cross member, fogs and middle grill from ebay for a good price. Gonna go and pick it up today. Its just finding someone to get it painted that's the headache. Just too many cowboys around.
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    The lecturure at College is a good painted, and just costs me the price of the paint, what i did for my cupra r bumper on my Leon, cost about £20
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    not much of an update but was bored today so decided to do the remote windows mod working from the key fob' its got me searching for more daft little things :)
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