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Dre's S3 adventure :)

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

  1. flying oyster
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    [Apr 26, 2012]
    the car looked good at ace dude any more plans or you sitting on your hands for a bit lol
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    Car is looking great mate, got to say i never realised how high the S3's sat as standard when on 18's (but you already know this :p)

    where did you get the interior bulbs from mate?

    did you manage to do the sidelight bulbs?
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    [May 8, 2012]
    cheers mate yeah still spending lol got a few bits lately got a good deal on a cat back milltek exhaust today £255 brand new on the old fleabay

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    [May 8, 2012]
    got a few knocks from my arb bushes and think my top mounts need changing to the drop links seem to be ok but may change them to as im going to lower the car at one point thought i would change a few other bits to, got a dog bone bush, cupra r top mounts with bearings

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    also got a boost gauge so just need to find the time to fit it all

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    Bargain price for the milltek! I just paid about double that here in Australia.

    Funnily enough those Super Pro bushes are from here :) I'll have to get a set of the fronts...
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    [May 9, 2012]
    Nice car mate.

    When you did your bake fluid change, was it just calipers or master cylinder and clutch too?
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    Lovely looking car my friend! :)

    I just read this with interest, as I've just taken delivery of a 2001 S3 to replace my much loved A4 1.8T quattro and my head is full of the things I want to do to it!

    I was set on getting my stock wheels refurbed, but those 18" CH's look really good.
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    [May 9, 2012]

    Yeah the milltek cat back is over £500 here to mate got a really good deal
    them bushes are from your ends mate seem very good quality and half the price of power flex hopefully fit them soon
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    [May 9, 2012]
    Just bled the old fluid through and replaced with new making sure it does not to let it get to low and keep it topped up they are working spot on at the mo bet sharp :)
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    Thanks mate I was the same with the wheels but came across the ch s and fell in love :)
    dnjoy the s3 and the modding lol
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    [May 10, 2012]
    got round to fitting the dog bone today before the rain started :banghead: easy job half hour max could of done it quicker if i had a vice, really need to get one :)
    gear change is much better now and feels alot tighter now :) quite impressed

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    [May 12, 2012]
    got a bit done on the s3 today fitted the Milltek catback, done the rear arb bushes and fitted the boost gauge and what a mission that was :( took me over 45 mins to get the wiper arms off to take off scuttle panel off they just would not budge, managed to damage one of the wiper bolts in the process so had an other hour trying to get the nut back on as i could not find my tap and die set so had to get the dremil out and sort out the thread which took awhile fitting the boost gauge was quite a job in the end all done now though :)

    first had to take the old exhaust off which was easy considering its the original system

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    while that was off i took the heat shield off to do the rear arb bushes they were worn and had a bit of play i replaced them with some super pro bushes

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    [May 12, 2012]
    milltek on

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    the boost gauge mission :banghead:

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    [May 12, 2012]
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    had a quick drive everything seems fine will take her for a good run tomo need my bed :)
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    [May 14, 2012]
    well the boost gauge is faulty :( so thats going back and im going to get a new one
    got some more bulbs to as i needed the push in type so done under the doors all thats left is the front side lights was going to do them but its raining again :motz:

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    [May 14, 2012]
    youre making some good progress mate.
    the bug has got you!
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    [May 14, 2012]
    What's up with the boost gauge?
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    [May 14, 2012]
    got me by the f**king balls lol hope your cool mate and get you tracking issue sorted
    you going next ace cafe meet
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    [May 14, 2012]
    giving me a wrong reading when at idle it goes below -30 vac when of should sit at zero and it sits at -10 vac and only the red light works for the needle so during the day i cant see it lol the seller has offered me a full refund and to bin it must of got damged in transit
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    [May 14, 2012]
    lol it gets the best of us by the gonads!
    i hope its sorted soon too.
    id go the ace cafe meet if i wasnt 200 miles away! lol

    how you liking the green cotton filter with the b5 tip?

    p.s. your boost gauge should sit at about -20inhg at idle.
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    [May 14, 2012]
    didn't know you lived so far away :(
    yeah mate love the tip and filter really makes a difference no regrets there :)
    got my Eibach springs coming on Thursday so gonna fit them with the front arb bushes lcr top mounts then leave it for a while as my missies is gonna kill me when we go away with not alot of money lol
    still wanna get the down pipe you have with the sports cat and a FMIC before i get her remapped
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    [May 16, 2012]
    just had a delivery Oil and filter plus a fuel filter will hopefully get it done on the weekend got to go to work :( and got to remember to ware goggles when doing the fuel filter last time i did one on my old motor had a nice eye full of petrol and was blood shot for days :blink:

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    [May 16, 2012]
    I know that feeling mate, I got power steering fluid in my eye :(
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    Ouch won't be doing that in a hurry :slapped: Lol
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    [May 20, 2012]
    got my Eibach lowering springs the other day 25mm front and 20mm rear should sit nicely with thiese on :)

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    They make awesome springs so you'll get a good look and nice ride!
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    yeah thats what i wanted Sam my last car was dropped around 50mm all round even though it look nice the ride was so hard cant wait to fit them on :)
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    [May 21, 2012]
    managed to get the side lights done today bit of a mission even worse when the bulb falls through manage to get it with my magnet lucky enough other wise i would have had to take the front light apart :keule:so this was the last of the lights to be changed all the rest are done now :)

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    when the bulb fell through

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    also changed my Ariel and base sits lower now more of an angle instead of pointing to the sky which i prefer

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    will try and get the springs on soon

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    Keep up the good work mate.
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    [May 21, 2012]
    I need to do these LED bulbs on mine and get rid of the yellow ones. Does it look much fresher?
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    Yes mate it's a great little mod. Really does make the far look a lot more modern too.
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    [May 22, 2012]
    Nice work dre i still chuckle when you said at ace a few months ago im not going to do much to her define much lol
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    cheers mate its never ending though lol :)
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    cheers fella lol i know was only going to get some alloys now look what this place has done :)
    hope to see you at ace cafe mate
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    [May 24, 2012]
    well its been a lovely day so thought i would get some work done on the car :)

    manage to do the fuel filter, pollen filter and paint the rear brake calipers

    first up changed the pollen filter hovered all the dirt and leaves that were under the panel and sprayed some antibacterial febreeze around the filter area as i have been getting that damp dog smell in the car seems ok now was rank :puke:

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    new filter on

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    painted the rear calipers

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    the other side

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    [May 25, 2012]
    Took the car for a spin last night and omg it's feels so much better really sticking you in the back of your seat never felt like this before the fuel filter must of been blocked with ****e it was so old can't wait to get the fmic, mani and Dp then get her custom mapped gonna be a beast :)
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    [May 26, 2012]
    well its been along day in the sun manage to lower the car and do the front arb bushes, feel mashed took me most of the day as you know always come to some kind of problem :( got there in the end though the car looks alot better now and still have a nice ride to which im very happy with got loads of pictures so i will let them do the talking :)



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    got all the surface rust off the front shocks and gave them a spray with some matt black make them look better as there in good condition only covered 46000 so only changing the springs
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    all back on the car :)
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    gave the brembo's a clean and quick spray of clear high gloss makes them new again :)

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    [May 26, 2012]
    next up the arb bushes they were very worn

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    had to break off the plastic bit to fit my bushes left the stopper bit though as i ordered the bushes to the size of my bar
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