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Few minor issues my 61 plate 3 door a3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Andy Crooks, Apr 5, 2014.

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    This door hinge has started to have a click noise everytime it is opened and gets to the point it's at in the picture, I have tried abit of wd40 to see if it was abit dry on the joint

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    Second issue is the boot trim which the boot latch locks into the joint on the left side is like this

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    on the right side it looks like this

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    this is the part I am referring to

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    the part on the inside of the boot is scratched to **** so if anybody has part numbers or any idea of costs for the part

    many thanks

    btw ignore the rubbish and dirtyness I was going to the tip then coming back and giving it a clean
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    Don't bother replacing the boot trim, new one will get scratched anyway, so don't waste your money & as for fitment, its not exactly bad tbh as I've seen loads & some are slightly of one side, it may need slightly manipulating into the side carpet loops you cant see as they're hidden behind & it has a locating tab, unless its loose & easily pulled away, I would leave it as it is, trust me a royal pita to get straight sometimes.

    Use spray grease on the hinges, wd40 will run of mostly, whereas spray grease will stay static.
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    Will halfrauds have the spray grease or will have to look elsewhere and I'll try manipulating the boot trim abit more cheers mate
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    Yes they will, its not expensive, I have the spray white grease,
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    I wish that was the only problem with my car!
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    I used castrol multi purpose grease on my door hinge. Havent needed to regrease for quite some time
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    Hinges will still be under warranty I'd have thought.
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    Love the picture mjr901.:anbet:

    These hinges are a pain in the a**e and my heavy door is forever bouncing back and squashing me as I'm getting out the car!!
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