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Dre's S3 adventure :)

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

  1. dre_S3
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    Cheers mate :)
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    Yeah cleaned the inside to got keep on top of it as I found out with my old milltek on my focus if you leave it to long it does not clean well
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    please say you didnt use a sponge to clean the car with??
    mircofibre mitt should be used stop damaging the paint further. Have you tried clay bar on your car yet?
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    whats wrong with a sponge people have been using them for years i also have mitt but dont use it all the time,
    i put a clay over it a few months ago still got a smooth finish from using these products
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    a sponge is really bad as picks up little bits of dirt and puts onto your car buy a mircofibre mitt to be safe for your paint in the long run

    up to you but look into it
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    making good progress makes me want to do more with mine just need the funds, keep up the good work
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    Why would a mitt not pick up the same grit etc that a sponge would? I think that's a little bit anally retentive to be honest :)
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    lol Sam i use a microfiber mitt to wash it, its softer, doesnt cause swirl marks that we all hate which ends up scratching the paint, the microfiber mitt wont..however i also use some sort of pan to let the dirt and grim to settle at the bottom of the bucket
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    Bloody hell. OCD to the max! :/ Just drive the f'er :)

    I bought a microfiber sponge type deal, best of both worlds surely? My neighbours already think I'm a bit weird working on my car most weekends. If I start washing my car with a MJ glove on, they'll think I've lost it...
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    Sorry for the off topic post, but I've just bought the same tax disc holder, and without some kind of packing, I can't get it to sit in the bottom corner flat. Did you use just the six pads that comes with it, or buy more? Just wondered if you'd be ever so kind to share your secrets ;)
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    lol i had to move it down and to the right abit for that reason should stay on like that :)


    well been awhile since i have been on got a few more things for my S3 :cool: new plate, quality boost gauge and some well needed spark plugs they were that far gone my car was holding back and running lean checked for leaks thought it maybe that or coil packs as my car has been running **** for weeks :( so after alot of reading thought i would change the spark plugs first and im over the moon car is running better then ever all that time and was only them can enjoy the s3 again :)
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    new plugs IMGP0197.jpg

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    my plate IMGP5144.jpg

    checking for boost leaks under the inlet mani all seems quite new must of been done before
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    and my new boost gauge with added sticker :)

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    well the problem came back and the car was holding back again so thought i would change the coils and upgraded to the 2.0 s3 coils still the same problem :( so thought i would take the inlet mani out and check for leaks as i had noticed abit of oil from the pipes under the that indicated a boost leak ?

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    new bosch 2.0 coils in

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    pipes undet the inlet mani

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    manifold off going to put an oil catch can and get rid of all these dam pipes

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    going to change these 2 to
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    had a little clean of the oil that builded up over the time of the leak and cleand and put the bottom pipe back

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    took of my throttle bodie and gave it a good clean

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    cleaned the inlet manifold

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    waiting on my utlrasonic cleaner to do my injectors and going to change the inlet gasket to so this one is off

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    also broke my dipstick holder so waiting for a few bits so i can get the car on the road and hopefully sort the holding back problem
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    dre:s3addict:
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    It's a nice cleansing to rip out as much old rubber hose as possible and replace it with fresh new silicone. Usually solves a fair few issues a the same time so good luck.
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    Yeah cheers mate got quite a lot of stuff including a few hose on order will hopefully have it all together by Friday
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    got a bit done today still waiting on some deliverys though :( so hopefully i can finish this off tomo
    fitted my catch can and sorted out some other bits to ready for when my hoses come big thanks to Westy for his how to do thread :arco:

    my 42 Draft Stealth Oil Catch Can

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    [​IMG][h=1][/h]oil stick some bungs and a new black coolant cap

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    kept this bit that connets to the intake mani and capped it off

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    put a new hose on that goes to the n249
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    took off my puck valve and bunged off the tip

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    next was to make some room for my catch can

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    also moved my alarm
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    made a bracket for the can

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    just enough room after putting the strut brace on

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    thats if for now will update tomo :) will hopefully have it finished if everthing comes

    dre :s3addict:
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    I'm guessing you have an after market alarm if it's under the bonnet!

    How come you haven't binned the N249 valve yet?
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    Yeah it's an aftermarket but they never bothered to disconect the Audi alarm though so if I press the Audi key the stock alarm activates if I press my alarm fob only the viper alarm activates

    Not sure why I have not mate read so many mixed reviews not sure I should
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    I've never need a mixed review on here mate! Everyone goes wild for it. Trust me you will like it. Makes the throttle so much more responsive.
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    Ok mate I will give it a go just need to sort this problem out with the holding back first hopefully all this that I'm doing solves my issue will know tomorrow :huh:
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    You never know, it could be N249 pipe work related ;)
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    nah mate this is the problem by the looks of things

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    hopefully get to the end of this now big thanks to s3Dave for saying it could be the harness:arco:
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    Ahhh the old coil pack wiring! Hopefully that's the issue bud.
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    got alot more done today even though it did not solve my problem atleast it looks like we have found it :)

    oil can all hooked up and a few more hoses changed over to

    my new coolant cap
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    got my ultrasonic cleaner to so gave all my bits a cleaned works very well

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    done it twice then out in the sun to dry
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    my new hoses
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    DV and n75 hoses
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    brake servo hose
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    fitted new oil stick
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    new pipe from under the inlet mani
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    joining up all my catch tank hoses
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    oil catch can all fitted
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    Looks real nice that does what catch can are you using
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    I really should check my coilpack wiring. My car's been acting weird recently...

    Looking good mate. No check valve in the servo hose ?
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    Cheers it's a 42 Draft Stealth Oil Catch Can seems good quality
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    Looking good I want to put a catch can on mine but it looks like a fair bit of work . I think I'll do the n249 bypass this weekend.
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    Just had a look bit pricey though
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    Yeah really think this wiring is my issue got a harness on order
    No check valve needed mate as Tuffty pointed out there's one at the top left of the engine bay behind the boost pipe
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    mate it looks harder then it is really is piss easy
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    fitted a new clutch pedal last night and today :keule:got everything together last night and the cluch pedal was very wobblely then relised there is 2 little washers on the old pedal so the thing had to come off and do it all again this morning was not happy


    my new pedal all welded this one should not snap as im not doing it again even if you paid me lol
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    these are the f**kers i left off
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    all on now :yahoo:
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    I've done that before too mate lol. You learn from your mistakes.

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