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Little bit of an update (PIC HEAVY)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 TAM, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. S3 TAM
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    It's been a while since i've started a thread but here goes.

    I've been keeping my self busy recently and playing bit of catch up with westy

    But first i went on my hols.

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    When Westy bought a Milltek i couldn't resist anymore and purchased one.

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    followed by the welly cooler

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    Then whilst on my hold i spotted this on flee bay and had to have it because i've been looking for a sportier steering wheel.

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    Then i wanted to fit a Liquid Gauge but didn't want to lost my manual boost gauge so i went for the pillar mount option and fitted a oil temp gauge at the same time.

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    took a bit of time out with my car and started helping big cheese with his little project.....

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    it's currently having a cage fitted so back to mine, i wanted to fit the liquid gauge the same way as tuffty has as i like the idea of having the the ODB port free for vaginal communication.

    so i set on my way and here are the results many thanks to big cheese for the wiring he knows his way round cables...

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    So welcome to mission control



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    Do you like?

    I think I'm a bit down on power as it stage 2 liquid was showing 274 ftlb and 265 BHP. altho last night the figures were more...
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  3. S3 TAM
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    I forgot to mention

    i haven't been using my car for 2 months it's been parking in my garage.

    Anyway just before i went on holiday i thought i'd take it for a spin as i was reversing out down the dropped kerb i heard a distinct metallic twang. whilst out on my drive the noise from the rear was very loud so i went straight home to find this.

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    Many Thanks to S3 JOHN for sorting me out with these.

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    also my passenger window motor died as well....

    when i got back from my hols i had a flat battery....


    they say things come in 3's
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    Very nice mate.

    Is that steering wheel from ebay by any chance?
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    Yeah it is. i saw it on there when i was sitting by the pool and my finger hit the buy it now button.
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    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Did you read the writing or just look at the pretty pictures? :lmfao:
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    Good work dude and just realised I was gonna dig out that wiring diag for you and quite honestly I forgot all about it... I have the memory of an actual goldfish... its my age... soz :(

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    Excellent progress Tam...:icon_thumright:
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    its ok matey. i used photoshop with your two pictures and managed the read the writing. and figured it out. once i did it i then got them sent to me from Jim at race diagnostics.

    I use my revo box to disable the ECU at night i forgot to switch the switch, plugged the box in and the liquid gauge start flash. for a moment i thought i fubard it... "mental note flick the switch"

    but all is ok.

    Edit : can't spell
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    Love the steering wheel Tam! Looks dead smart mate :)

    Car on the whole is looking very tidy now indeed!
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    This pic?
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    Just did a zoom in myself... good job I scribble stuff huh lol... I know I have the bloody thing somewhere... just need to remember to look for it :D

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  12. Dani_B19
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    I just looked at the pretty pictures :(. Haha.
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    Thats the one tuffty. The arrows helped alot. Cheers

    Thanks for all the comments guys.
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    Looking good,keep it up.
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    Nice work mate, thought you'd lost interest, or stolen the Merc and continued using it..
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    Great update Tam, love that wheel. Whats it off?

    Have you utilised the head yet...? ;)
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    looks very nice :)
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    Your car looks nice mate liking the steering wheel!
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    WB tam, WHat's that wheel from and is the airbag wired up?
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    Good work matey, I'm jealous of the stack gauges, liquid, and wheel. It must now be time to do your engine :eyebrows:

    The wheel is off of a B6 A4 of some kind according to the part number on it, which is why the airbag was a direct swap. Not seen this wheel before so I assume it was an option for one of the sportier models :think:
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    Looking good mate some tastefull mods been happening recently ;)
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    any links for the steering wheel? i cant stand the origional one.
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    Part number is 8E0 419 091 G

    They seem to be rare as fook so you'll struggle to find 2nd hand ones.
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    Can you get the steering wheel from Audi? If so any idea on price?
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    Yes mate it's an OEM audi wheel. Not sure on price though, give them a bell and quote the part number.
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    Im pritty sure theres a few like that for sale on ebay in different colours.
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    Cheers will give them a ring! Will also keep an eye on the bay :readit:
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    good work, the clocks look really well
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    Good work! Car looks ace!
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    That wheel isnt a standard wheel, well it is, its a standard wheel thats been retrimmed by one of the many companys that offer it.
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    Ok, well what's the wheel from originally?
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    Very nice
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    If its the one i was going to buy them the seller told me it was from a a3/s3. Havent you seen the companys that are on ebay that offer to alter and retrim your standard wheels for around £150?
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    It's got an OEM part number on the wheel which is apparently from a B6 A4 but all B6 wheels I've seen don't look like that!
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    It may be from a a4 then westy but its defo nott left the factory like that, its been retrimmed and modified to look like that. When im on my laptop ill post the ebay links and sellers up where you send yor wheel off to have it trimmed like tams is.
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    Looks like Dani is right just found a service on ebay for a steering wheel retrim. The end result looks like mine. £199.

    Cant post link on taptalk.

    Will do it in the morning.
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    Well im on the look out for a facelift wheel and im going to get done what tam has had but with white stichingto match my cream leather, thh i think its a bargain, brand new lether flat bottom wheel for £200 plus the air bag is sure to work lol.
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    I want a smaller wheel as the OEM one is a bit too big. I'm not fussed about the airbag as it's hit an miss as to whether it'll actually go off in an accident anyway!
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    You can sell me yours then westy when you get one :)
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    Nicely done Tam. That wheel looks ace.
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    steering wheel looks the tits :)
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