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Jay A3 KO4 build

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Jay A3, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    I`ll let you win because i`d rather not have them but be at home drinking beer..
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    A cold beer helps everything :beerchug:
     
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  4. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Your such a gentleman. But seriously where are my brake lines?!
     
  5. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Only 24hrs later than the delivery stated [courier company fault]
    All it took was 6hrs of me being indoors, and 10 unaswered phone calls to the courier but brake lines have finally turned up!

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  6. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Been very quiet on the thread front. Not had anything new fitted yet, currently dealing with coolant leak issues.

    List this weekend;
    Plastic housings need replacing not too expensive. Will get part numbers as im sure they are a fairly common fault.
    Change front wishbone rear bushes
    Driver side track rod end (bush is completely shot)
    Tracking
    If there is time then clean up and respray my s3 rear calipers and carriers
     
  7. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    you and i both bud.... been busy with so much other things
     
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  8. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

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    If its thee plastic coolant housing that bolts onto the side of the head ive got an oem one thatwas only on for 2 months you can have if it will fit?
    I know k03 and k04 ones are different as on the k04 one, the bulkhead take off is offset and think tge k03 one is straight?
     
  9. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Thanks stacey I have already bought the bits from audi, didnt cost too much. its the housing that the CTS fits in
     
  10. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Productive weekend again
    Sorted out the coolant leaks replaced the two parts below
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    water housing
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    there were a few cracks developing
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    since I was changing the coolant I thought it was a great time to replace the coolant bottle in place of the old yellow bottle. Looks much better (will grab a pic later)

    got round to changing the new front wishbone rear bushes and the track rod end. Car feels much better, handles well and steering doesn't vibrate anymore when doing over 70mph.

    i also found some time to prep my rear calipers and carriers I picked up from Ben.
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    Never done shot blasting myself personally but decided to give is a go! I used glass instead of sand grains.
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    Word of warning, don't try this wearing a short sleeve shirt, bits go everywhere! I'd advise a full body suit.
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    in the end I thought the results were really good! All ready to get painted now
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  11. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    i need a sandblaster! that looks so clean so easy
    it took me 4 hours to clean my S3 calipers cos i think the previous owner used house paint to paint them
     
  12. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    It only took me 20mins. The kit I used was about £100 attach to a compressor and the bags of glass cost about £6 each. So glad I knew someone with the kit already ;)
    initially I did pull out the wire brush and knew I was going to here a while
     
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  13. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    you make it sound easy lol i had black, then blue then the black house paint that was sticky so you can imagine how **** it was! but you going to be happy with the setup bud, i felt a big difference
     
  14. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    House paint?? That sounds a nightmare! Yeh looking forward to having them fitted. Those with new brake lines should be awesome!
     
  15. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    the rear you dont really need to change the lines, its all steel and like 5cm is rubber.
    yeah dude im sure it was house paint hey
     
  16. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Small update...

    Come home and this was waiting for me!
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  17. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    What size is that bud and when's it getting fitted?
     
  18. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    600x300x76mm

    couple of weeks mate! ;) waiting for 76-63mm reducers to turn up
     
  19. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Enjoy cutting the bumper and all the pipe fiddling!
     
  20. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Think I better buy a spare lower valance haha...
     
  21. daro

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    how much and what make of that fmic
     
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  23. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    £89 toyo sport off eBay
    i currently use the smaller version and had no problems
     
  24. Tim_Attard

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    how comes you got a bigger one, did u just want more ;)
     
  25. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    You can never go wrong with colder air! Especially since we having a sunny spell. British summer time!
     
  26. Tim_Attard

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    true im getting an ebay kit that has teh n75 and dv pipes already done as i dont want to faf with them, but they dont seel the pipe work seperatly as i wanted a wellycooler oh well it should do for stage 1

    p.s. looking good as ever
     
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  27. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    The cooler is cheap enough to replace when you decide to go for bigger ;)
     
  28. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    that cooler is huge dude! its going to be sick! i think a S3 bumper is going to be needed and some 0-400 cutting
     
  29. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    hmmmmmmmm

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  30. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Yeh seen that before. Looks awesome but would be OTT on mine... Plus with the roads here it wouldn't last 2 days haha...
    A3 Bumper will need quite a bit of trimming. Anyone got a spare lower valance? :lmfao:
     
  31. jojo

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    I've got a complete front bumper! lol
     
  32. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Found a little spare time at work today and got to spray my calipers.
    Same paint from when I did my previous set "Ferrari yellow"
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    had some Left over so resprayed my strut brace to match
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    when I was prepping these up I noticed I have lost one of these...
    easy to get hold of?
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  33. BENJAMIN

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    tps mate, also I have exciting news, I'll text you....
     
  34. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Indeed the news is great! ;)
    I shall contact tps or Audi on monday
     
  35. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Share the news you bummers.
     
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  36. Jason.s

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    It'll be good ;)
     
  37. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    In due time
     
  38. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Looking good man, can't wait to see it at inters :)

    Agreed on the full body suit for blasting, I found out that hard way too!

    For your IC, do you have aircon working still?

    If not, remove the aircon rad, and you can trim the slam panel to tuck the bottom of the core in slightly, and the bumper will fit easily.

    Mine still fits with the slam panel untrimmed, but the bumper is shaved down to literally 2mm thick on the edges. I'll find pics for you later on.
     
  39. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Secret modding society at it again.
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    P.s. I know what it is. I think
     
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  41. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Still using the air con. It's more than a luxury for big boned people like me...
     
  42. 16Klappe

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    Why no meth?
     

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