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Dre's S3 adventure :)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dre_S3, Apr 1, 2012.

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    hello everyone thought i would start a little progress diary on my 2001 S3, bought the car 2 months ago with 45600 miles and full service history with Audi and loads of receipts and history since owning the car i have had the bug and spent over £2000 on the car already :wacko: was not the intention but you know how it goes :)

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    first thing i done was the Cam-belt, water pump, and all tensioner's including the hydraulic tensioner as the car had never had it done in 11 years the old boy that had it used to spend £400 to £500 on servicing but never got the main thing done :no: so when my uncle had the car for all the work he said i was very lucky the belt was ready to go and the water pump just fell to bits :ohmy: and the hydraulic tensioner was leaking to so got everything done with a coolant change + got the haldex oil and filter changed to all good to go now :)

    Next was getting Audi to do the roof rails only had it on one side plus the car had been keyed up on the back corner in the past so when they agreed to the 70/30 we came to an agreement that they do the whole quarter panel to :) in the price

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    now back from AUDI with the whole roof and roof rails done plus both qurater panels to :) was happy with the service and done a good job, they had the car for nearly 2 weeks

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    got my Audi sport stickers through the other day so one on each side :)

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    also added some bose stickers on the inside
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    Come on Dre lets see some pics of my old wheels on there :)
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    lol im doing the brembos and alloys in about an hour so watch this space, hope your cool fella

    i gave the brems i got of s3Steve a little touch up and a spray with high temp clear lacquer look much better they were not that bad to start with but nice with that shine now also added some S3 stckers before i gave them a spray

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    On friday when i got the car back from Audi i thought i would take on the mission to fit my B5 V2 tip, forge DV and green panel filter :) the little ******* clips to get of the old tip were not easy to start with but got to grips with it after cutting my hands to bits in the end lol did not helf that the after market alarm was in the way to :(

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    got to say what a difference these mods make very happy pulls very well and a much better sound :)
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    just gave the BBS ch's a clean that got of s3Steve :) going to fit the brembo juniors today to and do a brake fluid change

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    will post up later when fitted with the brembo's :)
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    Brembo's all fitted with discs and full brake fluid bleed feel great the BBS are on to now :) gonna lower the S3 in the future me thinks

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    now for the BBS CH fitted :)

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    thats it for today time for my sunday roast and chill out :icon_thumright:
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    Nice work :)

    I'll say it before everyone else pitches in... needs lowering ;P

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    Lol cheers mate if you read above I already said it :) gonna give it a few months spent to much lately lol
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    Doh!! I was just looking at the pretty pictures :D

    (except for the one with the keyed panel... that makes me sad...)

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    Fantastic work mate a job well done!!
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    Cool mate yeah that keyed panel was not nice at least it's all gone now and can enjoy looking at that Side of the car :)
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    Thanks fella nice meeting you the other day at ace cafe :) hope you had a good weekend
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    Looking good dude, keep up the good work ;)
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    Thanks Nilz :)
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    yup fantastic its really nice, i called Audi today to book it to inspect my roof rails so hope they do it :ermm:
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    Looking good dre
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    Thanks Sevv and Aaron :)
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    Looking spot on Dre, but as youve said it defo needs lowering mate
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    With regards to the roof rails, do you just walk in, or do you have to book it in?

    Whats the dealio please?
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    Cheers mate yeah it's on the go to do list lol how's your motor done anything yet
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    Give your local Audi a phone mate they will arrange a day to take photos and measure the paint thickness to send it to head office then you should get a reply within 2 weeks usually 70/30
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    Had an mot today and flew through next road tax then gonna calm down in the spending :) well try lol
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    Looking good dre. Wish I'd had an iPhone to take progress pics as I did mine.

    Great thread, the cars looking good!
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    thanks Jimgrim77 :)

    got some new interior lights plus some rear number plate and front side lights to, still got to fit the fronts look abit of a mission compared to the rest, looks so much better now :)

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    and rear number plate
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    will post the front side lights when done :icon_thumright:
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    nice nice mate , how much did you get your kit for.... and i thought no spending :p :undwech:
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    Cars looking sweet mate! Nice build thread too. You car isn't a million miles away from the mods I have on my car! (check my thread in this section to see) your also not a million miles away from where I live so I'll look out for you on the road :) keep up the good work, and the spending! Lol
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    Lol I know mate really got to save for my holiday and stop spending :) going to do under the doors next and the front side lights to the whole lot cost around £45 :)
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    awesome now i should get them :p this forum is naughty for people with an addiction to modding cars i must say doesnt help :whip:
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    lol i know said i would not mod this car that much oh well whats next lol
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    well i have been having a few issues with a boost leak for a couple of weeks checked everywhere and no joy then i thought i would order a spring set for my forge dv as i had an thought that it could be that with the green spring so i changed it for the yellow today and it has made a hell of a difference holding boost much better now happy days :) also bought a hose clamp set a must for with these motors

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    cars looking great good work fella hope to see ya at ace this month
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    Nice set of upgrades there. Loving the Brembo's.
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    Thanks mate yeah will see you next week fella :)
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    Yeah love them to a nice addition me thinks :)
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    got round to changing my ariel base today as the other was snapped of by the previous owner got a second hand one off flebay for £8 as audi the skankers wanted £45 :wacko:

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    gave the interior and good clean today treated the leather seats i will try and do it monthly and also gave the outside a quick wash getting more attached to my car lately taken me a few months :)

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    got my new tax disc holder today to :icon_thumright:

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