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Kevs 8L Audi S3

KevC Oct 11, 2012

  1. KevC

    KevC New Member

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    Needed a replacement for my Octavia VRS TDI so with my greatly reduced weekly commute this seemed the best mix of performance and practicality for my budget.
    So after realising there wasn't very much available here in Ireland in the condition I wanted for any kind of reasonable money I headed to Edinburgh last Sunday morning and picked up this.
    The cars a "Ming Blue" Facelift 2001 AMK engine with 115k miles on the clock which came Folder full Audi service receipts including a lot of recent work on common S3 faults at this age and mileage.
    Overall the car is in quiet good condition for its age, there are a few very minor areas of the paint which I will hopefully give attention to in the coming months but nothing too noticable. Interior is in good condition overall with none of the usual wear on buttons and facia seen in S3's of this generation.
    The wheels could do with a refurb but as they came with practically new Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres on them I think I will get the winter out of them before I decide on whether I will refurb or change them.
    I don't plan on going mad on the mods with this, I'm impressed with how sure footed the the standard suspension is so that will be staying. I have fitted a Badger 5 TIP and performance air filter so that along with a Joe Power remap should more than satisfy my power needs. Other than H&R spacers front and back I think will just be a case maintaining it and enjoy driving it.

    Few pics after a "quick" wash:

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  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Congrats mate ,,,looks a fine example..
     
  3. Jimgrim77

    Jimgrim77 Member

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    Best colour! :)
     
  4. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Looks nice mate, shame its the most unreliable colour :) haha. Sorry just couldn't resist lol.
     
  5. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a nice example. Only odd thing is you have full width rubber seals along the front of your bonnet whereas most S3s have shorter ones that are only the width of the head lights:

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  6. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Perhaps a early post facelift thing? Any preface lifts got them? My 02 is the small ones.
     
  7. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Nope, my preface is the short ones.
     
  8. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Sounds like luck of the draw then. I know tuffy was saying to me the other day that he things the full ones are A3 ones.
     
  9. KevC

    KevC New Member

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    Never notice that till now, had a look at some pics of others and it looks like they are mainly the short ones with the odd full length.

    The thread below has a few examples of the long one's including Tuffy's which as you say may have come from an A3.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/82762-show-your-engine-bay-2.html
     
  10. vfr800

    vfr800 Active Member Team Dolphin Grey quattro Audi S3 Audi A6

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    I have none of those seals on a MY02 AMK S3. If anyone has a part number for them I'd be interested as I want some.

    EDIT: Oh - I forgot to say my old '98 A3 had full length ones.
     
  11. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Ming blue is a nice colour when clean. That looks black in the pics.

    Those headlight rubbers come from the dealer full length like that I you order them new and you're meant to cut them down if you want to. Out of the factory they are already cut down.

    The only reason I know this is because tuffty bought some new ones and he had left them full length too.
     
  12. Shane-Ireland

    Shane-Ireland Member Team Ibis Team V6 quattro Audi S3 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Looking well Kev - did you pay the 'man' yet? - i think i might go order some full length rubbers from the stealers,i have the short ones too and the always come loose.
     
  13. KevC

    KevC New Member

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    Thanks Shane, funnily enough I met the "man" this morning, I told him he won't be getting a cent until my 30 days are up!!!
     
  14. Shane-Ireland

    Shane-Ireland Member Team Ibis Team V6 quattro Audi S3 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Ha ha - how did he take it?
     
  15. KevC

    KevC New Member

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    Kinda looked at me a bit strangly but "he" made the rules, all I can do is abide!!
     
  16. Shane-Ireland

    Shane-Ireland Member Team Ibis Team V6 quattro Audi S3 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    ha ha
     
  17. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Full width seals were the only ones available from the dealer when I went for a new set... they told me they were the ones listed for my chassis number..

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  18. vfr800

    vfr800 Active Member Team Dolphin Grey quattro Audi S3 Audi A6

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    Have you got the part number?

    I tried to order something like this a while back and it came 'full length' (8L9823711) i.e. was meant to be cut but it ended up being the small gasket bit that goes on the rear edge of the slam panel. Not the nice soft rubbery things to go on top of the lights.
     

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