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Badger 5 TIP, Sump, oil pickup and Polyflex dogbone bush done - what a ballache

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    Evening all. Well a long day of fettling the S3 is over, dropped the sump & replaced the oil pickup, fitted new eBay sump, Polyflex dogbone bush and badger 5 TIP. Had the use of a 4 post lift and it still took all day, just no room to get access to bolts, the 3 awkward bolts on the sump were a swine, dogbone easy enough, and the Badger 5 TIP, well made bit of kit but a sod to fit, just no access to tighten the grub screws, and trying to get everything to line up is a job and a half, the MAF is a mega tight fit in the silicone 90 deg bend and had to trim a lot of the silicone pipes to make it all fit. Not had time to VAG-COM log it yet but it feels lovely to drive with the new dogbone bush. Overall all are very worthwhile jobs to do on any S3 but if i didn't have a 4 post lift to use I can't imagine the pain and suffering it would involve major ballache.

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    Ways and means Nige
    I helped someone drop the gearbox for a clutch replacement on the road on axle stands,was very dirty afterwards but saved a lot of money.
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    After today I have HUGE respect for you guys on A-SN that can do that sort of job on the driveway, absolutely awesome!!

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    Cheers Nige...no driveway just road,recently had tarmac put down so we had to move the stands a bit as they sunk which was hairy.
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    Haha, so now said road has potholes! - B@ST@RDS!
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    Yes if you drive by the kerb in a side road....where the cars park.
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    Haha reminds me of when we removed the engine out the leon cupra fro my mk2 20vt, was on a rough bit of land just off the road and the axle stands kept sinking. So we stacked some tyres up to support it...

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    I know exactly how you feel!

    I did a gearbox swap on a 6 speed leon last year by the side of the pavement in Portsmouth. Not exactly ideal!

    Done 4 gearbox jobs on my driveway this year too. God I wish I had a ramp!
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    Pikey gearbox changes for the win :lmfao:.
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