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Back in an S3, this time Imola!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Gmac, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    Does this even get traction hahah
     
  2. Gmac

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    Gave 'Ray' a good wash today, and got the 710n dv through from Stoke Audi.

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  3. bigray

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    hope you got behind my ears :whistle2:
     
  4. Gmac

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    Little update...

    Took off the baileys dv and put on a new 710n dv from Stoke Audi. The car is now no longer whooshing and chirruping on gear changes, more civilised for everyday driving!

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  5. Gmac

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    Another wee update...

    Got my black wing mirror caps, that I won on eBay, on yesterday... Think it looks really smart now!...

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    Oh and used the how to on here and retro fitted the cruise control, bit of a job, but great to have got it in and working!! Really nice to have...

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  6. waggawagga

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    Preferred the previous wheels and silver mirrors too. Sorry, not sure black works for the wheels or mirrors IMO. Cracking looking motor though.
     
  7. fanta

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    Liking the black mirrors, horses for courses I guess.
     
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  8. Gmac

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    Another wee update...

    Got some trim bits through from a friend who is breaking an S3, namely a bit in the door, two bits either side of the transmission tunnel in the rear floor, and a vent for the drivers side. No photos of this other than the bit on the door...

    Old and new side by side..

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    Milestone on the old odometer...

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    And the **** news was that I hit a pot hole on the way to work and it blew the front nearside tyre!! Ffs!

    Taken a good chunk out of the nice,new to me, black alloy! Aaarrrgghh. So got two front tyres whilst i was at it as they had seen their best and were about 3mm. Beggars couldn't be choosers though as I had it in the garage across the road from work and needed it done to get home. The spare is in the car but I didn't have a jack, the kit I have discovered isn't complete and missing a good few bits!

    So the tyres I put on were Goodyear efficient grip. Will see how they perform, the reviews aren't too bad. Payed £240 for two.

    Here is the chunk...the white stuff is from where the new tyres went on (why do garages never give this a clean off!!)

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    Getting there...lol
     
  9. S3Hendry

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    That's some chunk of alloy missing from your wheel dude looks real nasty.. I have the same wheels, I'm painting them this w.e with black plasti dip, just wondering, is it plasti dip you used to do your wheels?

    Also I noticed your side diffuser has had a lick of paint..is that plasti dip as well?

    Cheers buddy, stay clear of those pot holes lol
     
  10. Gmac

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    Hi Sam, the wheels have been painted properly, I bought them done. And this goes for the side skirts too. I think the plasti dip on the wheels is best left for someone who is good at using the stuff, I'd fook it up! Lol.

    Going to buy a can of black paint to tidy up the wheel.
     
  11. Gmac

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    Got myself a polo rear wiper to put on, and some oil piping to route the catch 'breather' rearwards like others have..

    oh and got this off ebay... purely cosmetic...

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  12. Gmac

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    A few wee things to update...

    Got a replacement cup holder for the dash, mine wasn't springing out. Replacement rear ash tray, as mine was cracked and as a result the lid was wonky, and a wee bit of rubber trim for inside the pen holder tray bit beside the handbrake!

    I also removed the rear rings and reprinted them as they needed it, and changed the rear wiper for one off a polo to smarten up that as mine had a bit cracked off.

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    ......nothing exciting.......

    Routed the outlet pipe from the catch can set up down and out of the engine bay and zip tied it along the fuel lines to the rear of the car. Previously it had a wee filter on the top of the catch can itself but there was a slight smell through the cars vents in the cabin, so finally sourced some piping and sorted this out! Hopefully no more smells in the cabin!


    And very happy about this one...

    This plate wasn't available when I got the car back in March, but was randomly looking the other day for a plate and low and behold it was now available to buy! Woohoo, just had to get it!....

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  13. quattrokid

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    Looking good Guy, I've just bought a Cupra splitter to nail on the noggy S3
     
  14. S3Hendry

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    Is that red audi twin turbo?
     
  15. Gmac

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    Yes Sam, couple of KO4's, and a few other tweaks!
     
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    :)
     
  17. Gmac

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    Bit of clay bar action from yesterday! Continuing today! The tar was bad!....stopped about half eight last night as it was just getting too dark, even working with Imola!

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  18. Imola-S3

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    Lovely cars... and the first lot of wheels on these pics look sweet on the Imola S3.

    Do I win any prizes for having an Imola Yellow + Merlin Purple S3 on the same drive?
     
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    lovely car I have an imola yellow too. loving the look of yours mine is 100% standard atm
     
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  20. Gmac

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    Well another five hours clay barring yesterday and she's finished! Gave it good wax after too! Smooth a shiney now!
     
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  21. quattrokid

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    Photos of it didn't happen :) lol
     
  22. Gmac

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    Here you go....

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    Looking good mate :)
     
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    Guy, are you going to go black optics on the RS as well ?
    Have you seen the thread on SRS ?
     
  25. Gmac

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    No mate!! Although might try the 18's on the rs at some point! they are multi fitment
     
  26. Gmac

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    Couple of pics from a week or so ago, going south over the Cairn O Mount road Aberdeenshire....

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    Some lovely views there dude.

    Fantastic S3, and I'm a BIG fan of RS4s. Looks amazing in red.
     
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  28. Gmac

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    Winter tyres on...bit of a saga though...I knew that the offside rear spacer had a bolt on to the hub that may cause issues when going to take it off! Was like this when I bought the car...it had obviously been tackled before and looked like they had resorted to welding to get the bolt out... So I took a trip to the local smiddy but it was shut up, so after a chat with the brother, who's handy with tools, I got out the grinder!

    I knew the bolt was going to be a write off as well as the spacer (the threads from wheel to spacer were fooked) so I went at it with the grinder, hoping not to damage the hub and hoping that the hub threads were ok.

    Here's the result...got the spacer off after about two hours.. And now have the 17" seat wheels on..

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  29. Gmac

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    Not much to report here...back squirter stopped working, prob due to me trying to use it whilst it was below zero and frozen up! Traced the leak to here though and now all good! Been a good excuse to take some frosty pics...

    Sorry for the **** iphone pictures... The pipe runs up through the wiring run seen in the middle of shot..and has a connection joint in there, f knows why!

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    Nice pics, I'm lazy, so never investigated for myself where the rear washer leaks from, if thats the same place on mine, i'm annoyed i never spotted that when i did the wiring for my amp ages ago.
     
  31. TerryA

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    use the rear washer and if you have a puddle just behind the N/side front wheel - it is this joint - my boys was the same - easy fix
     
  32. Gmac

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    Just a wee update....

    Got a puncture on the front near side, so brand new cooper winter tyre on...

    Then wife called on Saturday morning, she had the car at work and said the back windscreen was completely cracked all over on the inside of the car, and no idea how it happened...

    So after a bit of to and fro'ing with the insurance company, auto glass couldn't do it until second week in May!! I've got auto windscreens doing out tomorrow hopefully to fit a new rear! Getting the screen with satnav aerial and gps built in. Not sure what the gps bit is, but this is what the guy from autowindscreen was saying. I reckon the gps and the satnav aerial are one and the same thing? Who knows...

    Anyway, hoping to have the car back up and running later tomorrow...

    Oh and bought some nuvolari wheels for it, which will be a spare set instead of the Seat Leon wheels that are on it at the mo.
     
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    Passed its MOT today! Woohoo! Also got my sachuci Michi oil catch can fitted on Monday, so much happier than the previous ebay set up, some proper grade hosing too...ignore the random bit of black pipe in the first photo, that's from the old set up, which I removed after taking the picture, had to get an Imola striped can too! Lol, vented back in to the tip via pcv under the tip.

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