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Essexman's A3 1.8t Sport project thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Essexman, Mar 23, 2014.

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    [Mar 23, 2014]
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    Playing around with photoshop with ttrs wheels/ dark led light/ stainless exhaust/ s3 spoiler etc :)

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    Wasn't sure what colour to do this, all i can say is I tried! lol, not sure weather to keep or get a carbon cover, at least the carbon cover wont have ''5v'' on it, i wished it just said '20v' like most of the vw golf's etc-

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    [Apr 30, 2014]
    After painting the cover White/ red/ blue, not liking it, then painting it all blue, it still looks **** in the engine bay, so i decided to get a plain Forge carbon cover soon & maybe put an Audi badge on top
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    [Apr 30, 2014]
    De badged the 1.8t today, sprayed the parcel shelf black, put on new l.e.d side lights, blue calipers, bosch aero wiper blades, pollon/ particulate filter, and Audi-sport.net stickers :)
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    If you plan to do much more, you might want to get rid of the engine cover all together.

    The AGU is a nice simple lump without all the ancillary **** of the later cars, so looks quite smart with the inlet manifold and rocker cover just painted up :)

    Could save a load on a carbon engine cover! and spend it on a set of porsche oil / water caps instead!
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    Sorry bud, but are you meaning to go and write it of in halfords??

    Those rear lights are terrible !
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    [May 4, 2014]
    Yeah ive been thinking that, what would you suggest ? keep standard ? or different l.e.d rear lights
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    [May 5, 2014]
    Replacing them with facelift lights is what most do to freshen up the look. It doesn't require any modifications apart from getting different bulbs for the blinker. There are probably some good aftermarket ones, but most seem very dodgy visually and give the good ol' ricer look imo.
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Yeah i went down that route, cheers, bit more to do- sorry for blurry pic
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    The oil breather was all choked up, so got new silicone blue ones from creations motorsport- Image2923.jpg Image2922.jpg Image2926.jpg
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Nice new solid mass flywheel/ pp/ clutch & bearing fitted -
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    And some drilled, grooved, vented brakes & mintex pads -
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Bought a new facelift/ s3 style gear stick/ knob, of course being a cheap ebay jobbie it needed fettling a bit -
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Popped on the Audi-sport.net stickers-
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Had new windscreen put in courtesy of my insurance, not loosing any no claims or excess outlay which was nice -
    Autoglass managed to leave the washer hose disconnected under all the scuttle panel,
    which they came back out to do, but they put the wipers on slightly wrong causing them to lock the arms together burning the motor out. jesus, called them again- and after a bit of cheeky ''who's at fault'' & can you prove it etc, managed to get a new wiper motor off them, which they fitted,
    I then bought a new 'mechanism' to be sure, All works fine now
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Don't normally put stickers on my car, but thought this one was quite relevant :p
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Installed these new spark plugs at same time of doing the rocker/ gasket-
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    A few random pics including-
    an Autoglass man on the hottest day trying to get it right,
    Polish gaiter/ frame textile fettling,
    beside a friends car (marineiguana on uk-mkivs forum)
    upgraded (slightly blue l.e.d's - to - better white ones
    my fancy keyring

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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Repaired the slow sticky window that eventually ground to a halt ! with the help of my friend Allen (aka my Edd China)
    Was amazed that his hunch of it being a corroded cable in that area being right, after trial & error with a few other things,
    a nice regulator repair kit off Ebay helped
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