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Battery cover options for the S3?

Westy May 6, 2011

  1. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Guys my battery cover is cracked and looks pretty **** compared with the rest of the engine bay. I wentto the stealers and they quoted me something silly like £60 for a new one so I was wondering what other options there are.

    Has anyone got anything other than the standard plastic cover over their battery?

    Pics would be good if you have them.
     
  2. quattro1

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    ive got one of them heat proof fabric bad boys! not sure if its going to be the same for a3/s3 though because you have a big cover over the battery dont you?
     
  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah big ****, prone to braking, cover.

    Does the cover you have go over the top of the fuses too?
     
  4. quattro1

    quattro1 Member

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    [​IMG]

    looks crappy in that pic because its not tucked in properly lol
     
  5. quattro1

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    doh just googled s3 engines, totally different cover all together :( sorry mate
     
  6. AGU-TURBO

    AGU-TURBO Audi a3 1.8t AGU

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    Where did you get the cover fromand how much was it, i like it looks good, thanks
     
  7. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I've been bloody A3 hijacked now ;)

    I'll see if any of the S3 boys have any suggestions.
     
  8. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    EBay breakers or forge carbon fibre jobbie:laugh:
     
  9. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Forge had better give me a reach around with the battery cover the amount of money they want. I do keep an eye on the bay but just wondered if there were any other options other than standard.
     
  10. quattro1

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    LOL typical s3 driver, so used to being shafted that they start asking for reach arounds!!


    just do the right thing and pop the battery in the boot ;)
     
  11. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    You mean one like this?

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  12. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    :haha::haha:




    :slap: money, fool, part blaa blaa
     
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  13. karls s3

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    whats the part number for the standard battery cover
     
  14. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I don't want all that bling I just don't want my crappy broken one letting the engine bay down :(
     
  15. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I think I remember seeing your cover broke in a pic. Just trim the rest level so it looks normal Haha.
     
  16. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    You see what I mean, people are starting to notice my tatty engine bay :)

    I tell you what though Karl, you have a good idea there, I'll give it a go and post up a pic for your approval.
     
  17. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    It's worth a shot, you'l need somethin VERY sharp. Samurai sword?
    If I remember rightly it isn't that bad at all! Ocd or what! Lol
     
  18. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Sweet I've got a sword in my tool box
     
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    Biggied They called him mellow yellow.

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    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    Mr Westle - I got mine from a german car parts company which cost me £30, they've gone bust now though :( My car didn't even come with one lol. Try TPS, they're cheaper than dealers.
     
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  21. karls s3

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    i phoned tps today and they want 33 plus vat for s3 cover
     
  22. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    How badly cracked isi. You could wrap it in gloss/matt black or even carbon fibre. Would look good and hide the cracks quite good.
     
  23. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I've see that thanks but the price was climbing up.

    Cheers

    It's missing a big chunk of plastic off the left hand side. I'm goin to try marls idea of trimming the whole side off.
     
  24. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    marls? as in darth marl?
     
  25. Westy

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    Fat thumbs and iPhones don't mix!
     

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