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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
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    Andrew@A.L.D Cylinder Head Master

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

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    :eiertritt::asskicking::banghead:
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    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
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    sprayed my catch can and bracket ready for fitting on the weekend [​IMG]
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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.
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    mark_S3 Yorkshire & Humber Events Rep

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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 ;-)
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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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    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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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    I took her for a drive yesterday, and I purchased a set of cheap Avus rims to use winter wheels.
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    mark_S3 Yorkshire & Humber Events Rep

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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.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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!
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    Jay A3 come fly with me

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    Respray from Matt White to Daytona grey :)

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    Looks better than white Jay.
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    Jay A3 come fly with me

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    Thanks joe
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    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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    Very interested to know this as well, car looks a lot more modern!
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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
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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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    OMG..... A Man can only dream ;-)
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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..
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