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How much love have you given to your 8L recently?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mark_S3, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Just given my S3 £1600 worth of love in form of a new turbo this morning

    Pictures to come by the end of next week as Owen Developments are just building it for me.

    Bye bye GTX3076 you were fun while it lasted but you were to small ....:bye:
     
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  3. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    so you finally bought jardo's K03 :)
     
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  4. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    :eiertritt::asskicking::banghead:
     
  5. A3 NICK

    A3 NICK BOOOOOOOOOST!!!

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    Sprayed my rocker cover last weekend, nice and shiny now along with some rather nice Momo GTR alloys :o.k:Saturday i will be changing my thermostat, coolant temp sensor, injector seals, oil and filter, S2000 air filter and inlet manifold gasket. Along with a clean if i have time! View attachment 24205 View attachment 24204
     
  6. Lavis89

    Lavis89 Well-Known Member
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    sprayed my catch can and bracket ready for fitting on the weekend [​IMG]
     
  7. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Not enough! She's sat in the car port covered in cr4p and desperately needing a wash & wax. Still, fitted my winter wheels & 4 brand spanking new Dunlop Winter Sport 4D tyres this weekend, so that's a plus. Just not getting any time when it's actually light and dry to clean her at the moment. All my time seems to be taken up going to kids' parties (with my kids!) recently. Also realised I haven't even looked on AS.net for months! Still love the car though.
     
  8. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    A man's gotta love a good old kids party. Lol
    But at least you got some decent shoes fitted for the winter days.
    I've got loads to do but like you find it hard to find time. 2weeks off at Xmas should do me the trick ;-)
     
  9. Lavis89

    Lavis89 Well-Known Member
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    Been a busy one for me! fitting a vent boost pod/gauge it's a crappy gauge but i got it from a ebay auction for a tenner, it will do as a placeholder until i get a good one. Then today i fitted my catch can, the elbow coming off the oil filter housing was a right "%^£%£! didn't want to go back in at all, still not sure if it's on properly now. I also murdered the existing pipework so had to order some 1/2" fuel line for the brake booster.

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  10. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    I finally got round to fitting new ballasts, Phillips xenon bulbs, LED sidelights and got my fog lights working again :)

    All in all it was a very productive Sunday and I can't wait for it to get pitch black again this evening:arco:

    (Special thanks to Trups for helping me out and providing guidance with the fitting, as this was the first time I'd ever taken my bumper of myself in 5 years and never tackled the headlight units! lol)
     
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  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    I took her for a drive yesterday, and I purchased a set of cheap Avus rims to use winter wheels.
     
  12. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    Just purchased these....

    Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=120841859554

    A bargain price.... So now I need to change rocker cover gasket, these plugs, then fit my B5 V2.2 Tip, Jetex Filter/heatsheild. Change a few pipes then do the N249 delete.
    And I might aswell do a oil change aswell.
    That's my Christmas love to her.... 2weeks Xmas hols so plenty of days to do it.
     
  13. doughty29

    doughty29 Member

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    i have had my s3 off the road since march/april..
    before putting it away i put on/did the following

    new windscreen
    new tyers all round
    v3 badger tip
    jetex cone
    heat sheild
    debaffled charge pipe

    i have since bought:
    a personalised reg
    super pro bushes consisting of,
    front controll arm bushes
    front anti roll bar bushes
    rear anto roll bar bushes
    dog bone bushes
    rear trailing arm
    rear tie bar
    steering rack
    bilstein b8 shocks
    h&r springs
    cg dual frition clutch
    luk dual mass fly wheel
    luk slave
    relentless v3 rewelded and ported manifiold
    relentless 3" down pipe
    relentless 3" de-cat
    welly cooler and piping
    up rated exhaust gaskets
    turbo gaskets
    brake runners
    updated turbo studs

    REFURBISHED-
    (cleaned and resprayed)-
    front hubs
    front wish bones
    front ARB
    Rear ARB
    Rear tie bars
    brake calipars
    dog bone mount
    subframe



    Left to Buy
    milltek cat back system
    grilled and grooved discs
    pads
    oil
    oil filter
    new battery
    spark plugs
    adjustable tie bars
    spacers
    coolant blue silicone hoses
    brake and clutch fluid
    remap
    4 wheel alignment


    bearing in mind all this stuff will have been done with out driving it so i cant wait! not long now just putting the relentless mani on.
    wonder how differant it will be? :p
     
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  14. James_Audi

    James_Audi New Member

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    Picked my S3 up about 3 months ago and have so far done:-

    New rear discs
    New rear pads
    New wishbone
    New rear springs
    and 4 new tyres

    Still to do:- Thermostat as CTS did nothing (down on power and up on fuel but still getting 31mpg)
    Tracking
    Centre armrest fix
     
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  15. s3mad_dude

    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    Mine has just had a fresh new rocker cover gasket too as it was leaking like a b*tch.
    I have also replaced the front Bose speaker because it was blown/damaged, repaired the rear wiper washer jet because it has seized, fitted some new Xenon headlight bulbs and some LED sidelights to match. She's also got a brand new battery.

    Today's job - to repair the left micro-switch boot release and to re-attach my lower catalytic converter protective plate/shield.

    And then she'll be perfect! Nothing else to do :-D
     
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  16. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I bought a new heater motor for mine, and went to fit it last night.

    Stripped out the glove box, only to find that the new motor had a different plug.

    On investigation though, it was the wiring connection that had failled on the old one. A few new crimps, and it's all fixed and working perfectly.

    Finally I might be able to dry the car out and start using it again!
     
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  17. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    New tyres - 2x ContiSport Contact 5 (Saturday)
    Spacers (bought)
    Cambelt, Aux and waterpump from the TTShop (Saturday week)
    Brembo GT Juniors, DS2500s, braided hoses and dimpled disks (bought)
    N249 delete vac hose (bought)
    Oilpickup, new filter and new oil (done a weekend ago)

    Decided the thing is just a good allrounder. Quattro in the wet, launches in the dry, spacious for Xmas trees, shopping etc, powerful enough to see of most 3l whatevers!
     
  18. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar
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    Respray from Matt White to Daytona grey :)

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  19. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    Looks better than white Jay.
     
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  20. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar
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    Thanks joe
     
  21. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    How much were you charged, Jay? PM if necessary chap.
     
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    russwuss Active Member

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    Very interested to know this as well, car looks a lot more modern!
     
  24. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar
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    You would be looking around £1500-£2k depending on what paint you choose. Daytona grey has a pearl effect and the paint was £300 by itself plus lacquer and labour
     
  25. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    My turbo that i was talking about above

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    And standalone Haldex controller to cope with up to 5 bar of boost

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  26. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    OMG..... A Man can only dream ;-)
     
  27. Gary_808

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    Too much love.. Got top boost hose kit and uprated engine mounts to go on at home... This just arrived in my hotel room.. [​IMG]


    Now looking at coolers.

    Only going to get more expensive I thinks..
     
  28. Righty4rings

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    Since purchasing my S3 in February, it's been very much work in progress to return it to original. Although a 1 owner car from new and having covered 86k with full audi service history it had a few personal touches by its previous owner that needed sorting. I.e. led rear lights and 19" split rims.
    So a few changes made have been:
    Replacement glovebox.
    Removal of amp and custom twin subwoofer install in boot.
    Chrome mirrors sourced and fitted.
    Original S3 17" wheels refurbished and fitted with continental tyres.
    Standard S3 calipers refited along with brembo discs and pads, car was purchased with QST Movit Porsche calipers and discs.
     
  29. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Active Member
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    Well since January I've spent a fortune on mine it's had
    new cam belt and water pump kits
    A service
    A new clutch
    Loads of new silicone pcv hose
    New rocker cover gasket
    Aux belt
    Brake pads
    Heat shield
    Polybush top mounts
    Inner tie rod + tracking
    All Wheels refurb
    Haldex controller (still not fitted)
    Had to get fobs recoded
    New. Rear brake line
    Rear pads
    Front pads
    New rear light
    Polish n waxed (needs doing again)
    Booked in for a remap with badger5
    And ordered new headlights of trups
    Could of got a few nice mods done with money
     
  30. Erikn89nl

    Erikn89nl Active Member

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    2,5 year thread revival!
     
  31. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    I know.... I started it....

    Mines had way to much love and is in for total exterior makeover at moment...

    Sent from my F5121 using Tapatalk
     
  32. ayfreetee

    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    Like most of us on here, too bleedin much. :)
     
  33. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    Since my last post

    Fuel pump
    New headlight
    Crank sensor
    Rear disks & pads
    Some vac hoses
    N249 delete
    New plugs
    Alarm siren overhaul
    DV Service
    Dipstick

    Otherwise general servicing including cambelt, gearbox oil & rocker cover gasket
     
  34. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Absolutely none.

    Next question?
     
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  36. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    How much abuse have you given your 8L.....? Lol

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  37. Erikn89nl

    Erikn89nl Active Member

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    Significant abuse, exclusively verbal
     
  38. IanPG

    IanPG Active Member
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    the 4 gaps in the flange - do they function as anything? or just a weight saving feature???
     
  39. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    You mean the 4 gaps in the compressor cover around the comp wheel?

    They are an antisurge feature
     
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  40. IanPG

    IanPG Active Member
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    how's it work?
     
  41. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    In very basic terms, allows the compressor to bypass any air it doesn't need that would otherwise cause surging of the compressor wheel.
    YouTube surge for the sound it makes


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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