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Finaly gave engine a quick wipe over...I think its ok for a daily

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Paul, Aug 9, 2010.

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    Well after looking at some of the pictures on here i felt shamed into trying to freshen up my bay...
    Remember the car is used every day without fail so it isnt a show car...
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    very nice paul
    what diameter pipe is that one on top of the TB?
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Wheres the afters pics :moa: LOL, only messing mate, looks good, well done :)

    What did you use??
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    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    It's not just under the hood that appears to look mint.

    My front bumper has many stone chips and I would love to have that mirror finish.
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    looks good
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    looking good.....
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    Thanks people.
    The pipe that is on top of the TB..
    I will measure it later when i go to the car.
    The original pipe had cracks and splits starting in it... so rather than wait for another boost related leak i sorted it in the way you can see.
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    Looks nice and clean, did you find the lost horses hiding in there while you were cleaning?
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    I found most of the little buggers ,
    Clean means fast... so i must have added at least 5 bhp!
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    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    looks good mate as for being a daily thats a poor excuse every car should be as clean as yours, i use mine daily yet its still a show car ish, hate people who build there car then just polish it every show they go to its cheating!!
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    I try to get out and clean it properly atleast once a week but this is the first time since fitting the engine ive tryed to clean it under the bonnet
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    looks very tidy :icon_thumright:
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    I actualy used a detailing brush i normaly use on my wheels and a diluted gold class shampoo in a megs spray bottle.
    Worked from the back of the bay towards the front. Filled another bottle and rinsed . i wanted to try and avoid over wetting . i then cut a cheap sponge into 3 and wiped things over .
    I used megs tyre gel very sparingly on a sponge to dress the black areas and then the silicones too. by not over aplying i hope too much dust will not stick everywhere.
    Fingers crossed
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    I think the pipe to the TB is 8 or 10mm, think more so 10mm, i changed mine the other day.
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    The pipe is 8mm. Ive just nipped out to measure it,
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    I got some 8mm pipe today so all good thanks
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