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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Danman1, May 20, 2012.

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    Danman1 Thorough noob

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    Just a quick one, read somewhere about top mounts, is this picture ok?

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    Mine is in similar condition so need to keep an eye on this thread!
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    Yes perfectly normal, allows suspension to move down .
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    Ps your engine bay is far to clean... You obviously don't drive it enough :)
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    Wish mine looked like that
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    Nope... top mounts are worn... I would also suspect there will be a mark on the bonnet just above where the cap is a bit like this...
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    The rubber mount compresses and looks like yours does... new vs old...
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    Should look like this when sorted...
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    On mine the bearing had shattered too...
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    I'm so sad i'll spend a few hours cleaning my engine bay!

    Cheers Tuffty. Whats involved with replacing them? Big job or can it be done at home?

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    Fairly easy job depending on your competence... remove the strut (loads of guides on the web showing that) and take it apart etc... here is a link to my build thread when I did mine...
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...9-my-minor-modding-thread-25.html#post1239093

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