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My new S3 APY project car

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dj_rzn, May 3, 2014.

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    [May 3, 2014]
    Hello, just wanted to introduce me & my recently bought '00 Audi S3 APY. Really got a great deal on it, even though I have to change a lot of things to her as it seems that lately nobody took too much care of this car.

    Just bought for her: Haldex oil & filter, engine oil & all filters, gearbox & differentials oil, brake fluid, coolant, spark plugs, timing belt & water pump and a lot of bushes (dog mount, the 3 from the rear axle, front top mount bushes) etc.

    Current Mods:
    - SuperSprint muffler
    - Rear windows black tinted


    Still waiting for the summer and more parts. (not really in a hurry as I am not using it, just a project car)
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    And my other 2 daily drivers:
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    [May 4, 2014]
    I'm not jealous. :sob:
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    [May 4, 2014]
    :blackrs4: don't be, your Audi is probably functional.
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    [May 4, 2014]
    The cloth Recaro's are rare in the UK. I like the look of them, just not sure on the pattern.
    Callum.
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    [May 4, 2014]
    Thanks, really need to get the car detailed.
    Thinking about getting side supports in alcantara leather with red sewing. (and the steering wheel, arm rest and shifting sack\knob)
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    [May 4, 2014]
    nice car
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    [Nov 8, 2014]
    Let's get some updates!

    15 July 2014: The car received a full detailing, front lip, debadged (except front grill), new headlights and all the fluids and bushes were changed.


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    20 September 2014: The car has a cracking noise, we concluded that a piston was broken. (sorry don't have picture with piston, i will post it later)
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    [Dec 1, 2014]
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    My hybrid K04-22 just arrived!

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    [Dec 8, 2014]
    Nice looking S3! Good luck with the build, I'll be following :)
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    [Dec 10, 2014]
    Thanks a lot Martin!
    SuperTech Pistons 81.5mm + VMI Motorsport rods + ARP 2000 = :wub:
    I hope it handles 400 - 500hp.
    The ARP 2000 bolts came with a screw nut compared to the one supplied with the rods. Is the installation ok? The torque to be tightened has been respected. question.jpg 10407100_10204515091630083_4240473687370760652_n.jpg
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Dec 10, 2014]
    did the ARP bolts come with the VMI rods? or did you buy the arp bolts seperately?

    I've seen 2 HUGE failures of engines using VMI rods and bolts this year. Both thought to be down to the VMI bolts, which although branded as ARP, are infact fake.
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    [Dec 10, 2014]
    the bolts that came with the rods are NOT ARP. I bought the ARP 2000 bolts separately.
    The seller told me that i should install them without screw nuts (washer) but the instruction says different: http://arpinstructions.com/instructions/200-6207.pdf

    HELP!

    Later edit: I couldn't find any picture with ARP 2000 and washers installed on rods and also some guys on SVTperformance says without. Let's go without! :))
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    [Dec 11, 2014]
    im pretty sure my ina rods didnt even come with washers if thats any help
    so im hoping that means dont use them lol
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