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My Noggy BAM

iR8V10 Jun 7, 2012

  1. iR8V10

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    Picked up my S3 yesterday and love it already, so nice to have Quattro and turbo punch after running about in a mazda3 for a while!

    Its a 2002 model with a few nice options from factory.

    My to do list has already started...

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    A good foam, clay and clean
    Upgrade to Aero wipers
    Replace damaged engine trims
    Replace antenna base
    Replace cracked mirror case
    Restore headlight lenses
    Upgrade to alloy pedal set
    Install cruise control
    Wrap front grill
    Wheels
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    Milltek
    Map

    If anyone has any parts for sale which will help, give me a shout!

    Cheers.
     
  2. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Welcome to the site.....my fave colour :)
     
  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Nice base and looks great...:icon_thumright:
     
  4. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.
     
  5. feck_on_a_stick

    feck_on_a_stick Active Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Very nice :)

    Enjoy working on it mate.
     
  6. Tooks

    Tooks Active Member

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    Very nice, and lovely colour too.

    How do you plan to restore the headlight lenses? I was thinking about this the other day as mine are 'cloudy' at the top on both sides.
     
  7. iR8V10

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    Meguires do a kit for about £20 that I was going to have a go with.
     
  8. slydog18

    slydog18 N88GGY S3

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    Wohoo! SNAP!! Like it :rockwoot:
     
  9. Tooks

    Tooks Active Member

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    Cheers mate, just had a go at improving mine, will start another thread though.
     
  10. iR8V10

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  11. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    2000 grit wet and dry and then a machine polish works well too.

    Welcome along!
     
  12. s3mad_dude

    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    Nice mule...once the bug hits you'll be spending a small fortune. Worth it though, the 8L S3 is still a cool car after all these years. I love mine.
     
  13. iR8V10

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    Well one week in and I've made some progress.

    The car had small oil and coolant leaks when I got it, thankfully these were easy fixes with a gasket and a seal.

    The oil had been weeping so long it had almost entirely rotted the turbo intake pipe so a new one also went on.

    All engine bay trims are now sorted due to a few lucky finds too.

    While up on the ramps both rear springs were noticed as being broken, the car has had all new shocks in the last 12 months though which is a bonus! Whats worrying is that it had just gone though an 'alleged'MOT before I bought it but how can they miss that!?!

    Ive taken it as an opportunity and ordered up the eibach spring set along with some aero wipers as the existing wipers are shocking, again how can that pass an MOT!?

    Looking forward to seeing the ride height on the new springs, really want some 19's to fill the arches now too.
     
  14. iR8V10

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    Got my plate on the car too. Won't be to everyone's tastes but I like it!

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  15. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Looks nice mate- I like it :)

    Could have taken the car cover of its bigger brother next door though for the picture ;) lol
     
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  16. iR8V10

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    Aero wipers - Check
    Eibach Springs - Check

    Will get some pics up soon!
     
  17. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Good part hunting. Where abouts in Sussex are you?
     
  18. iR8V10

    iR8V10 Noob

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    Brighton
     
  19. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the noggy club.
    Looks like a nice example. Good to do list too. If your getting a Milltelk and map, might as well get a Badger5 TIP to compliment them.
     
  20. iR8V10

    iR8V10 Noob

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    I'm really trying to resist doing lots to this car as its supposed to be my daily. Problem is I love it and know how good it could be!

    Life was much simpler when I had a crappy Mazda!
     
  21. iR8V10

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    Revised list:

    Done:

    Niggles sorted
    Aero wipers (F&R)
    Replaced damaged engine bay trims
    Eibach Springs


    To do:

    A good foam, clay and clean
    Replace tatty antenna base
    Replace damaged mirror cases / upgrade to Matt Aluminium
    Replace headlights
    Upgrade to alloy pedals
    Install cruise control
    Wrap front grill
    MTM Bimotos
    Milltek cat back
    MTM Map
     
  22. Nogmeister

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    Woosh another Noggy owner! Enjoy mate. Mines has a few more niggles to sort than yours though :-(
     
  23. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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  24. iR8V10

    iR8V10 Noob

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    It's my garage, I've owned the R8 for a year now and love into bits!
     
  25. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    Yeah same here pffft who ain't got a dusty R8 sitting under covers in the corner of their garage :tumble:
     
  26. iR8V10

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    It's not dusty! That's what the cover is for and don't worry it gets used as it should!

    Castle Coombe, Brands Hatch, Snetterton 300, vmax and Nurburgring done in the last 12 months.

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  27. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    Lmao no I meant mine was dusty :)
    Good to see it being driven
     
  28. iR8V10

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    1st proper clean today since the hosepipe bans been lifted! Comes up pretty well!


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  29. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    Damn thats a good colour...nearly better than black :)
     
  30. iR8V10

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    Since having the eibachs fitted, I've decided I don't want to live with the adverse camber on the rear so will be getting a set of adjustable arms and geometry all done next week. New radio antenna base too as my current one is perished.
     
  31. iR8V10

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    Revised list:

    Done:

    Aero wipers (F&R)
    Replaced damaged engine bay trims
    Eibach Springs
    Adjustable control arms to sort the camber - my word, I can't describe how much better the handling and feel is after getting the geometry done!
    A good foam, clay and clean
    Replace tatty antenna base
    New MAF and rear discs and pads

    To do:

    Replace damaged mirror cases / upgrade to Matt Aluminium
    Replace headlights
    Upgrade to alloy pedals
    Install cruise control
    Wrap front grill
    MTM Bimotos
    Milltek cat back
    MTM Map
     
  32. Nogmeister

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    Dude, how much was the antenna base, and was it a difficult job to do? Mines goosed so Im looking to replace. If you know the part number too that would be SHWEET!

    Snap with the Noggy by the way - i'll get my build thread going shortly!
     
  33. iR8V10

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    It came from tps with a new antenna too, was about £40 but I'm OCD! No part number sorry?
     
  34. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Nice work! You're getting through your to do list at an impressive rate!

    Also Good plate!
     
  35. mikemk4gti

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  36. <tuffty/>

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

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  37. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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  38. iR8V10

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    Had some time on my hands today and had a go at looking what a black grill would look like?

    After a quick play with some insulation tape...

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  39. dre_S3

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    Want to do it to my grill think it looks do much better nice car :)
    Dre
     
  40. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    My advice is stay off 19"s, stick with 18"s! 19"s dont do the handling any favours & you can feel the extra weight on the throttle.
    I had but swapped back down to 18"s & makes the car perfect!
     

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