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

Back in an S3, this time Imola!

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

  1. dannyh
    Offline

    dannyh Nogaro S3

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    11
    [May 20, 2014]

    Does this even get traction hahah
    #41
  2. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [May 21, 2014]
    Gave 'Ray' a good wash today, and got the 710n dv through from Stoke Audi.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #42
  3. bigray
    Offline

    bigray Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    58
    [May 21, 2014]
    hope you got behind my ears :whistle2:
    #43
  4. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [May 24, 2014]
    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!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #44
  5. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [May 31, 2014]
    Another wee update...

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

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    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...

    [​IMG]
    #45
  6. waggawagga
    Offline

    waggawagga Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    2
    [May 31, 2014]
    Preferred the previous wheels and silver mirrors too. Sorry, not sure black works for the wheels or mirrors IMO. Cracking looking motor though.
    #46
  7. fanta
    Offline

    fanta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Jun 3, 2014]
    Liking the black mirrors, horses for courses I guess.
    #47
    Gmac likes this.
  8. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Jun 4, 2014]
    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..

    [​IMG]

    Milestone on the old odometer...

    [​IMG]

    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!!)

    [​IMG]

    Getting there...lol
    #48
  9. Sam11189
    Offline

    Sam11189 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    7
    [Jun 4, 2014]
    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
    #49
  10. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Jun 4, 2014]
    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.
    #50
  11. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Jun 12, 2014]
    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...

    [​IMG]
    #51
  12. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 17, 2014]
    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.

    [​IMG]

    ......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!....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #52
    superkarl and The Doctor like this.
  13. quattrokid
    Offline

    quattrokid Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    90
    [Aug 19, 2014]
    Looking good Guy, I've just bought a Cupra splitter to nail on the noggy S3
    #53
  14. Sam11189
    Offline

    Sam11189 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    7
    [Aug 19, 2014]
    Is that red audi twin turbo?
    #54
  15. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 19, 2014]
    Yes Sam, couple of KO4's, and a few other tweaks!
    #55
    quattrokid likes this.
  16. quattrokid
    Offline

    quattrokid Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    90
    [Aug 19, 2014]
    :)
    #56
  17. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Sep 10, 2014]
    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!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #57
  18. Imola-S3
    Offline

    Imola-S3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    26
    [Sep 10, 2014]
    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?
    #58
    Gmac and superkarl like this.
  19. s3james
    Offline

    s3james New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2014
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Sep 10, 2014]
    lovely car I have an imola yellow too. loving the look of yours mine is 100% standard atm
    #59
    Gmac likes this.
  20. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Sep 11, 2014]
    Well another five hours clay barring yesterday and she's finished! Gave it good wax after too! Smooth a shiney now!
    #60
    quattrokid likes this.
  21. quattrokid
    Offline

    quattrokid Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    90
    [Sep 11, 2014]
    Photos of it didn't happen :) lol
    #61
  22. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Sep 13, 2014]
    Here you go....

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #62
    quattrokid likes this.
  23. quattrokid
    Offline

    quattrokid Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    90
    [Sep 15, 2014]
    Looking good mate :)
    #63
  24. quattrokid
    Offline

    quattrokid Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    90
    [Sep 15, 2014]
    Guy, are you going to go black optics on the RS as well ?
    Have you seen the thread on SRS ?
    #64
  25. Gmac
    Offline

    Gmac Active Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Sep 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM]
    No mate!! Although might try the 18's on the rs at some point! they are multi fitment
    #65

Share This Page