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Busy weekend....Hopefully!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3clarke, Feb 28, 2013.

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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    Whoooo, so the list goes as follows:

    Fit 80mm Tip,
    Poly bush anti roll bar bushes (Front)
    Replace outer CV boots on both sides,
    Oil and filter change,
    New battery (my 1 is f*cked, every time I get in it, it struggles to start and is becoming a PITA)
    Remove Fog lights as 1 is broken, and for better SMIC air flow.

    If I change my battery am I likely to get any issues when the new one is connected? Throttle body alignment etc? or will it be ok?

    Hopefully I can get the car on my old mans ramps, but if not it shall be all done on the drive, on or off axle stands!

    Next month will be the following:

    Front and rear bushes for the wishbones,
    rear trailing arm bushes,
    Coilovers (hopefully)
    Refurbed wheels.

    Cambelt change is very soon too. God, anything else :motz:
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    Certainly looks like your going to be very busy. Hope the weather is kind to you. Look forward to reading all about your progress, dont forget the pics. :) x
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    Thanks Sandra,

    I will try to remember to take pictures, but I will probably leave my phone in the house as I hate phone calls and txts when im under the car haha.

    Its been a long time coming, last weekend I changed the topmounts only to find a broke spring :(
    hopefully the weekend is all straight forward!
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    As long as you do a write up on your progress, i may be kind and let you off with the pics. Btw, put your phone in flight mode, works great. :) x i look forward to reading this very soon. :) x
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    :salute: good idea to the flight mode :) ok I will take some pictures :) that's if it all turns up in time for the weekend, order it all yesterday..
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    Well my busy weekend is not so busy now as my TIP hasn't been delivered.. Anti roll bar bushes along with cv boots tomorrow then..
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    thats not good to hear, well you just need to do other stuff instead. :) x
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    Wheyy it has turned up now :D
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    well go get started, rem phone in flight mode, take pics as you go along and i will see the progress later. Have fun. :) x
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    Well my 'busy weekend' turned into a nightmare as after thinking I had a squeal from a split pipe on my TIP, I then discovered its actually coming from the turbo. 1 bent fin, and slight side to side movement causing the blades to catch the housing.
    I fitted the tip and the anti'roll bar bushes so I could get the car home, but this weekend will be turbo off job to inspect what needs replacing.
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    Sorry to hear about your possible turbo change there! I had to do mine a while back and it's not too quick a job, I think added up it took about 8 hours or so over two days. The turbo is a right pain to get to but I managed it so anything's possible. There should be a guide on here somewhere have a look through and see :) . Good work with doing the other bits you had to do though, I always find I start one job and encounter something else to add to the list lol. Good luck with the turbo work bud :) Jon
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