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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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    [May 26, 2012]
    right hand side spring change

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    cleaned and sprayed

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    the difference in top mounts LCR The new one on the right
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    back on the car had alot of trouble with this side the nut under the top mount that holds the spring down was a mission to get off had to use a hammer and chisel in the end took me ages felt like giving up the sun beaming at me all day did not help
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    [May 26, 2012]
    next i had to sort out the brackets on my milltek system as they were catching on some bumps also had a leak


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    all sorted now :)

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    now was the last thing to do the rear springs were very easy to do only need to take the bolt out of the bottom of the link bar and shock

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    [May 26, 2012]
    now the car :)

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    [May 27, 2012]
    Didn't realise the ARB bushes could be done without dropping the subframe. Might have to order some wishbones and bushes and do it all in one hit...
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    Yeah mate piss easy just undo the link bar to release tension and change them over :)
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    [May 27, 2012]
    Today was to take the car out for a good drive a few country roads and motor way and I'm very happy with springs bushes I have changed the car feels so much tighter and a very nice ride happy days gonna calm down now for a couple of months then go on a hunt for a 3" down pipe and fmic :) all she needs is a good clean now :blackrs4:
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    [May 28, 2012]
    great work as always dre!
    the springs may settle a little height wise, maybe another 5mm or so.
    i think you should get some spacers on there to complete it.
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    [May 28, 2012]
    Great work bro. I I like how you "haven't" done much lol. Looking sweeet i must add How's the ride comfort?
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    [May 28, 2012]
    Agreed, and maybe aero wipers :yum:
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    [May 30, 2012]
    cheers mate to tell the truth the offset of my bbs chs makes it so i don't really need spacers maybe 10mm on the back but the fronts are perfect :)

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    gave the s3 a wash and wax before ace cafe meet always a good night out :)

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    thanks mate yeah i know lol the bug has got me :) good seeing you last night at ace cafe

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    [May 31, 2012]
    Was Deeman the guy with you at Ace when I was speaking to you or was that one of your mates?
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    [May 31, 2012]
    One of my mates, deeman was next to us they were by the bus stop I was talking to them while I was standing next to you
    where did you lot go with the covered wheel down the road lol
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    haha that was for Reesy, went to put it in his car then we ended up by the car park entrance watching a BMW doing a burn out ;)
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    Lol yeah there were a few nutters out that night reminded me of Chelsea bridge show years ago :)
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    [May 31, 2012]
    Was for me indeed, but coming out of that shifty looking merc and wrapped under Tam's favourite dress, i suppose it could have been anything..
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    [May 31, 2012]
    This part number supposed to be for an LCR? Because thats just a generic topmount for all MK4 platform models..The LCR is model specific and has a Seat only part number.

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    Lol yeah did look a bit suspect :)
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    [May 31, 2012]
    Jason I was sold them as lcr top mounts what's different on them ?
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    [May 31, 2012]
    The LCR top mounts are a harder rubber than the normal ones hence everyone buying them to replace the standard ones. Where ever youve bought them has given you normal Leon mounts not cupra R most probably.
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    Ok mate thanks for letting me know not going through the mission in changing them again, they did seem harder then originals but they do the job and better then the the 11 year old ones that were on there and by looking at them they do look like lcr top mounts

    This is the item number on eBay 330438822785
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    [May 31, 2012]
    So that number om them are lcr top mounts?
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    [May 31, 2012]
    Darren what are you saying they are lcr top mounts ?
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    That's what I ment, sorry lol
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    [May 31, 2012]
    They arent no they're normal golf/bora/beetle/Leon/a3 mounts putting that number into etka at work.
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    Ok thanks Darren thought they were :)
    Jason has given me doubts lol
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    You lot are confusing me lol
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    Listen to Jason lads, he works for VW in the parts department.
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    Do you have the parts number for the lcr ones please :)
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    No as they're seat specific so sadly I can't look them up (my ETKA is vw/Audi only). A quick google search would bring them up I'm sure. I can get them in from TPS and so on but when I go through them my margins are slashed massively compared to stuff I order direct from Audi/vw.
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    [Jun 12, 2012]
    manage to get some air con cleaner that cleans all the vents airways from all mould and the stinky smell that i have been getting for a few weeks now :puke: i changed the pollen filter a few weeks back and the smell was not as bad but still there so gave this ago today and has done the job nicely no more damp dog smell :)

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    also got some front and rear lower arm (wishbone) bushes as one side seemed knackered when lowered the car the other week
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    the new ones also gonna change the ball joints as well when i take this on

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    got to sort out the rear creaking issue to i am certain its the rear rose bush on the tie bar from what i have been reading on here does not look an easy job :(
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    [Jun 25, 2012]
    little update got myself a private number plate for barging S3 B** for £125 had to send all the paperwork off the other day with £25 to get everything changed over all other fees were paid so £150 all in happy with that :)

    got my hoses through for FMIC 2x63mm very good quality for the price £25 posted just waiting for my aluminum bends to come these were £25 posted to then all i need to order is some upper boost hoses and a AH intercooler, then im good to go hopefully within the next couple of months i will have it on :)

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    got a new t piece for my boost gauge as the one that come with it was very thin for the hoses

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    also got some new cleaning products to try on the car got the day off tomo so hopefully the weather is all good for a few hours cleaning

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    dre :s3addict:
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    cleaned the inside this evening treated the leather seats and a quick hoover gonna clean the carpet tomo then bang on with the outside hope its a nice day

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    the cleaning mission begins :weight_lift2:

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    [Jun 26, 2012]
    just finished and its f***ing raining typical :banghead:
    the car came out very well had a wash, scratch polish, polish and hi gloss wax

    started off with a wash
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    all washed and go over with the leather

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    wheels clean

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    all the in side of the doors and boot area cleaned

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    scratch liquid polish worked very well

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    now for the paint renovator gave it a nice deep shine good quality polish

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    now for the final coat of high gloss wax

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    really happy with the end result :)

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    good work mate, shame about the rain.
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    [Jun 26, 2012]
    Did you clean inside the tailpipes? Mine are black heh

    Looks mint! I want to do the same to mine one weekend...

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