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My First A Three

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by NavA3, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. MTRL
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    MTRL Split Grill!

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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    Loving your work. :thumbsup:
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    [Sep 29, 2012]
    What is the part number for the front lip Nav? How tough is it to install that thing?
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    [Sep 29, 2012]
    thanks bro :)

    SEAT LEON CUPRA R MK1 FRONT BUMPER SPOILER SPLITTER NEW GENUINE | eBay

    all info on this link bud

    it was quite long to fit tbh however i did it with a mate both took our time to make sure it was tight and no gaps where left between the splitter and bumper
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    [Oct 24, 2012]
    what grill is that? you planning on getting a black s3 one?
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    [Jan 21, 2013]
    So it has been a while...


    Lambos are of the car till shows start up again :unsure:


    Car had been mapped on standard turbo which started to give way as the bearings became loose... but luckly enough time to get a rolling road in...


    this should have been about the 180bhp mark but as the turbo was F'd it only got this...


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    That was november time towards the end of the month i got hold of a ths decat pipe transformed the car completely in terms of noise from what i could notice.


    Not long after (couple of days) the turbo blew


    Spoke to Tom at Turbo Dynamics and he supplied me with a Stage 2 Hydrid


    Stage 2 Hybrid Turbo comprises:


    Hi flow GT20 compressor wheel
    Re-profiled compressor housing to suit
    360 degree thrust bearing
    Modified turbine wheel blades to reduce backpressure
    Blueprinting of turbo to motorsport standards
    Estimated Power Output: Approx 240-260 BHP


    i also had it upgraded to billet internals.


    car ran alot smoother without any further mapping once it had ran in the oil change done car went for mapping again after alot of adjustment from my mate car is amazing preformance and timing absolute perfect :rolleyes:


    rolling road happening again this saturday at Surrey Rolling Road. :wub:


    My mate that does the mapping his name is bobby


    this was is project couple of years ago


    Golf ARL PD300


    He located in West London if anyone would like any enquires regarding any mapping please pm me more then happy to get you in contact with him!


    Big thanks to Yaash MotorSports once again for all mechanic work


    yaash


    Had some yellow laminx put on the fogs


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    Love them with the mtec golden style bulbs from HID Direct...


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    over 200bhp and 50mpg can't go wrong :lol: :wub:


    sorted some sounds out...


    had my mate made me a box
    i got some suede to wrap the box


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    JL Audio
    10w6v2


    made sure the boot stayed nice and tidy and big thanks to the guys at car audio security sorting out the amp. :wub:


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    also had JL Audio door components 6.5 C3's fitted along with a JL amp e250


    one random picture of her clean


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    Oh Yeah how can i forget


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    ^_^ :ph34r:
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    [Jan 21, 2013]
    Can't wait to see them results on the rolling road with that new Stage 2 Hybrid:eyebrows:.

    How much did the Hybrid turbo cost ya ?


    other then that car is coming along nicely .
    :thumbsup:
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    [Mar 10, 2013]
    Had any trouble with the popo regarding your running lights mate?

    Got mine coded in too recently, not had any trouble yet *toucheswood*
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    Mr. B English...not so good

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    [Mar 10, 2013]
    Looking good, are you not experiencing a lot rattle with the new sound system? You have it on top of a flimsy movable spare tyre cover.
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    [Mar 12, 2013]

    sorry for late reply

    The audi from what i thought was running amazing however past month or so lots of white smoke on cold start up.

    the car went to rolling road and got 193bhp with a stage 2 hybrid so there is a problem just trying to get it sorted as we have estimated it at 220bhp-ish

    see dyno sheet below mate

    no never mate touch wood



    nope not at all this sub is amazing and clean bass and i don't notice any rattle what so ever

    here some pictures of it to keep you all up to date

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    [Mar 12, 2013]
    Love it. Very nice ride.
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    [May 10, 2013]
    Hows the hybrid going now bud?
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    [May 14, 2013]
    well i have had a few common engine problems as i have been reading and my head had 3 cracks :huh:

    got a new head and new cams and the car is like brand new i tell you...

    car is running alot smoother more power...

    i will have a proper right up for you all shortly...
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    [May 14, 2013]
    She's a beauty. Nice photos too!
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    [Jun 7, 2013]
    Do like those BBS`s ...

    Think a Black Edition front grill would look Vnice... :sly:

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    [Jun 17, 2013]
    So were do i start its been a while been so busy setting up new business hardly get time to go onto forums.


    Well the smoking issue is now sorted. Turned out that a3 have head problems! Great way to find out!


    Took the car down to yaash motors again the audi second home lol


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    Got to work on it straight away
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    Head And Turbo Out
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    Three Cracks On The Head Just Like This
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    Turbo Bit Oily
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    So A New Head Was In Order and Thought I May as well Change The Cams
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    Sent The Turbo Back To Turbo Dynamics To Check The Balancing And Give It A Good Clean


    Everything Put Back Together


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    While the car was also there one thing was missing which was bugging me as it was making the car uneven.
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    Picked The Car Gave It A Quick Wash And Polish


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    This is what stopped the car from bugging me.


    Upgraded rear brakes to match the fronts and a fresh coat of paint.


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    [Jun 17, 2013]
    Cheers Mate

    Wait for next update something different then the usual black grille
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    [Jun 17, 2013]
    Wicked thread mate cars looks amazing
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    [Jun 17, 2013]
    What front disc's are you running on the front ?
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    Are you not splitting any parts from the car?
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    nice car. never understood the 'no test drives' statement though. I know a lot of adverts state this but who would buy a car without driving it first?
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    did you do any intercooler upgrades on this?
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    Car looks awesome buddy, If I didn't already have an A3 I would definitely buy this one, very well looked after!

    Just wondered about the head being cracked and what type of smoking issue you had? Get a bit of smoke on my 170 if I start it up then leave it sitting ticking over, smoke appears to be blue-ish. Doesn't really smoke much when driving unless it's being pushed hard.

    Sound anything like it?
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    Not as of yet mate, would like it to sell as is!

    reason being that some people just say they are interested just to have go in it, and if something was to happen then what?

    no i have not buddy, i was told standard intercooler is more then sufficient for the current set up, hope this helps!

    i had a big cloud of smoke on start up! even when driving slowly! once engine reached temperature it calmed down a "tad"! run some tests to be sure! coolant test is a good place to start!

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