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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by :: blade ::, Nov 29, 2013.

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    well had this for a few weeks now, as my other car decided to break on me so its off the road till i fit the new engine to it, got this for £2600 not sure if it was too much considering the mileage (which was 145K) its a 2003 S3 full service history and was serviced a week or 2 before i bought it, there are a few problems that i need to sort with it tho.

    windscreen/headlight washer jets dont work (makes noise doesnt spray)
    scratches to windscreen
    dull headlights
    bumpers need spraying.

    apart from that it pulls well and i really enjoy driving it (going to feel weird getting back into my other car)

    so here are a few pics

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    headlight
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    bumper
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    windscreen
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    the 1st bits i got for the car was a forge 008p and a pipercross panel filter, come to fit the filter only to find the previous owner already fitted one. thats it for now untill next yr which i will be getting a stage 1 and getting it lowered :)

    heres a pic of it next to my other car :)

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    Good choice in motors
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    well was meant to be buying a red samco silicone tip off a guy be he decided he would sell it to someone else even tho we sorted for me to collect. but instead that money is going towards a badger tip now so will be better hopefully. just ordered some wind deflectors.
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    Great colour for an S3!
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    Agreed- look so good in red 8)
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    i wasnt so sure when i went to vue and bought it. its grown on me loads now tho. just need somewhere so i can machine polish it
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    soo not much happening on the car, recieved a few bits, got some paul walker memorial stickers to go on it, new numberplate LEDs and a pair of wind deflectors :) so come sunday i can fit it all and give it a good clean and a wax if the weather is all good :) will get some pics then :) will have a go at clearing the headlights abit aswell :)

    also been looking through the service history, its been serviced every 10k by the previous owner (he bought it from new) and was last serivced at 145k (i bought it at just under 146k) and the timing belt has been changed at 70k, when do you think it should be changed again now its at 147k
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    Now mate, every 5 years or 60k miles.
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    okie doke, doke spose you know a rough price to have one changed do you?
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    because of these scratches not need to buy a new windshield can be polished
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    Id say youd be looking in region of £300/400, cud be more.
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    will be polishing it in the new year when i have some spare cash to get some decent glass polish :)
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    did abit of a drag race with my mates 315bhp impreza sti and beat him. so need to get it on the rollers as im not sure its got 225bhp. anywhoo been tinkering with it this morning and fitted my new numberplate lights as the old leds have decided to have a disco, and also fitted some wind deflectors too :)
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    not much happening with the car atm, just ordered some ASN stickers :) and i am await some gauges so need to sort the parts out to get them fitted, and also priced up a cambelt and waterpump change, so need to sort some money out and get that done, need to get my car on a comp too and see if there are any errors on there and to re align the headlights as they are shocking at night and quite low
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    Welcome to S3 ownership :)
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    cheers :D not liking it as its always low on fuel, like boost too much :( got 340miles to a full tank :(
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    Welcome to the family :friends:
    Easily the nicest colour, everyone knows this, if they say different. they're lying. :icon_thumright:
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    i didnt like the colour when i went to view it, it has grown on me tho :D cant wait to crack the machine polisher on it when its a little warmer and dryer :)
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    Absolute red comes up a treat with a machine polish. Then stick some sealant and a couple of coats of wax on it, looks so wet. :o.k:
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    will need front bumper sorted too as its a mess :(
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    Stone Chip Repair Guide - Detailing World
    That might be some help, you're front bumper does look pretty bad, but if you're going for it resprayed, it might be worth giving it a shot anyway. Could save yourself some money.
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    cheers for that, read them as i thought about doing that with my old car, i resprayed the whole bumper instead :) will give it a whirl tho
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    Hi and welcome mate, wise choice to move to an audi and for the price of the 8l S3 they are definitely an under rated hot hatch but also a luxurious cruiser at the same time. Although the 8l chassis are now getting older and more miles on them they can stil go and look like the part with a bit of tlc! Anyway hope you enjoy your purchase and I do like the red ones myself ;-)
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    cheers mate. yea im enjoying it :D im liking the smooth ride compared to my celica on coilovers which is setup for track :D never know tho might get coilies for this yet. needs lowering tho. but cambelt and remap 1st tho :)
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    had my car put on vcds today (Cheers FactionOne) to see what faults it brought up :) looked bad on 1st inspection :(

    First Scan

    VCDS Version: Release 12.12.0 (x64)
    Data version: 20130910

    Monday,20,January,2014,17:03:22:58573

    Chassis Type: 8L (8L - Audi A3/S3 (1997 > 2003))
    Scan: 01 02 03 08 15 16 17 22 35 37 45 55 56 57 75 76

    VIN: ****
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    Address 01: Engine Labels: 06A-906-032-BAM.lbl
    Part No: 8N0 906 018 BP
    Component: 1.8L R4/5VT 0002
    Coding: 10710
    Shop #: WSC 33278

    5 Faults Found:
    16500 - Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor (G62)
    P0116 - 35-10 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent
    17705 - Pressure Drop between Turbo and Throttle Valve (check D.V.!)
    P1297 - 35-10 - - Intermittent
    17545 - Fuel Trim: Bank 1 (Add)
    P1137 - 35-10 - System too Rich - Intermittent
    17743 - Engine Torque Monitor 2
    P1335 - 35-10 - Control Limit Exceeded - Intermittent
    16395 - Bank 1: Camshaft A (Intake)
    P0011 - 35-10 - Retard Setpoint not Reached (Over-Advanced) - Intermittent
    Readiness: 0000 0000

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    Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 8N0-907-379-MK20-E.lbl
    Part No: 8N0 907 379 E
    Component: ESP 20 CAN V005
    Coding: 18448
    Shop #: WSC 01236


    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 08: Auto HVAC Labels: Redir Fail!
    Part No: 8L0 820 043 K
    Component: A3 KLIMAAUTOMAT 0105
    Coding: 00041
    Shop #: WSC 01236


    No fault code found.

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    Address 15: Airbags Labels: 8L0-959-655-AI8.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 959 655 L
    Component: Airbag Front+Seite 9008
    Coding: 01104
    Shop #: WSC 00673


    1 Fault Found:
    01211 - Belt Tensioner Igniter; Rear Driver Side (N196)
    32-10 - Resistance Too High - Intermittent

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    Address 17: Instruments Labels: 8L0-920-xxx-17.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 920 980 R
    Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRS. VDO D11
    Coding: 01444
    Shop #: WSC 00000



    No fault code found.

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    Address 22: AWD Labels: 02D-900-554.lbl
    Part No: 02D 900 554 C
    Component: HALDEX LSC ECC 0010


    No fault code found.

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    Address 35: Centr. Locks Labels: 8D0-862-257.lbl
    Part No: 8D0 862 257 E
    Component: CV-Pump, Alarm, RC D17
    Coding: 15214
    Shop #: WSC 00134


    9 Faults Found:
    01367 - Central Locking Pump Run Time Exceeded (Likely Leak)
    35-00 - -
    01371 - Alarm triggered by Door Contact Switch; Driver's Side
    35-00 - -
    01372 - Alarm triggered by Door Contact Switch; Rear Passenger Side
    35-00 - -
    01374 - Alarm triggered by Terminal 15
    35-00 - -
    01370 - Alarm triggered by Interior Monitoring
    35-00 - -
    01366 - Opened Due to Crash Signal
    35-00 - -
    01134 - Alarm Horn (H12)
    76-10 - Terminal 30 missing - Intermittent
    01134 - Alarm Horn (H12)
    77-10 - Internal Supply Voltage - Intermittent
    01134 - Alarm Horn (H12)
    49-00 - No Communications

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    Address 45: Inter. Monitor Labels: 4B0-951-173.lbl
    Part No: 4B0 951 173
    Component: Innenraumueberw. D03
    Coding: 00001
    Shop #: WSC 00000


    No fault code found.

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    Address 55: Xenon Range Labels: 4B0-907-357-AUT.lbl
    Part No: 4B0 907 357
    Component: LEUCHTWEITEREGLER D004
    Coding: 00014
    Shop #: WSC 01236


    2 Faults Found:
    01538 - Motors for Headlight Range Adjustment (V48) / (V49)
    29-00 - Short to Ground
    00774 - Level Control System Sensor; Rear Left (G76)
    31-00 - Open or Short to Ground

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 56: Radio Labels: 8E0-035-1xx-56.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 035 195 H
    Component: symphony II NP2 0151
    Coding: 00201
    Shop #: WSC 00134


    No fault code found.

    End ---------------------------------------------------------------------


    so had them removed went for a spirited drive to see what popped back up and was fairly pleased :D

    Second Scan

    VCDS Version: Release 12.12.0 (x64)
    Data version: 20130910

    Monday,20,January,2014,17:42:26:58573

    Chassis Type: 8L (8L - Audi A3/S3 (1997 > 2003))
    Scan: 01 02 03 08 15 16 17 22 35 37 45 55 56 57 75 76

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 01: Engine Labels: 06A-906-032-BAM.lbl
    Part No: 8N0 906 018 BP
    Component: 1.8L R4/5VT 0002
    Coding: 10710
    Shop #: WSC 33278

    No fault code found.
    Readiness: 0000 0101

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 8N0-907-379-MK20-E.lbl
    Part No: 8N0 907 379 E
    Component: ESP 20 CAN V005
    Coding: 18448
    Shop #: WSC 01236


    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 08: Auto HVAC Labels: Redir Fail!
    Part No: 8L0 820 043 K
    Component: A3 KLIMAAUTOMAT 0105
    Coding: 00041
    Shop #: WSC 01236


    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 15: Airbags Labels: 8L0-959-655-AI8.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 959 655 L
    Component: Airbag Front+Seite 9008
    Coding: 01104
    Shop #: WSC 00673


    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 17: Instruments Labels: 8L0-920-xxx-17.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 920 980 R
    Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRS. VDO D11
    Coding: 01444
    Shop #: WSC 00000

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 22: AWD Labels: 02D-900-554.lbl
    Part No: 02D 900 554 C
    Component: HALDEX LSC ECC 0010

    No fault code found.

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    Address 35: Centr. Locks Labels: 8D0-862-257.lbl
    Part No: 8D0 862 257 E
    Component: CV-Pump, Alarm, RC D17
    Coding: 15214
    Shop #: WSC 00134

    1 Fault Found:
    01134 - Alarm Horn (H12)
    49-00 - No Communications

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 45: Inter. Monitor Labels: 4B0-951-173.lbl
    Part No: 4B0 951 173
    Component: Innenraumueberw. D03
    Coding: 00001
    Shop #: WSC 00000

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 55: Xenon Range Labels: 4B0-907-357-AUT.lbl
    Part No: 4B0 907 357
    Component: LEUCHTWEITEREGLER D004
    Coding: 00014
    Shop #: WSC 01236

    1 Fault Found:
    00774 - Level Control System Sensor; Rear Left (G76)
    31-00 - Open or Short to Ground

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 56: Radio Labels: 8E0-035-1xx-56.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 035 195 H
    Component: symphony II NP2 0151
    Coding: 00201
    Shop #: WSC 00134

    No fault code found.

    End ---------------------------------------------------------------------


    quite pleased to be honest as i was expecting alot more to be wrong with it, will get it scanned again in a few weeks see if anything pops back up.
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    gave the car a quick wash and wax today and upon closer inspection i think its going to need a full respray not just a front end job :( there scratches and dints all over so will be getting quotes and getting it done in a few months or so if i can get the money together, you can see the front and rear bumper have been resprayed badly and are dull too, bit miffed but hey ho looks decent from a distance and i love the colour now :D

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    plans for next day off (if the weather is nice) is to clean the inside out and hoover it, change the broken dipstick holder and do the N249 bypass

    mods done to it so are (not many)

    Wind Deflectors
    Full Interior LED pack :)
    Pipercross Panel Filter
    Forge 008 Recirc Valve
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    Looks good mate. Does look like the bumpers are a slightly lighter colour to the rest of the car. Roll on sprayday!
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    aye, sprayday wont be for a while yet, need to get the celica road worthy again so the missus can get to work and will need the money for the spraying, but hopefully have is sorted tho
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    just done a couple of photshops on how i would like it too look, if it ever gets that far, not too sure if this is the route i want :)

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    Got to love the red and black ;)
    I'm wanting to get my roof wrapped next.

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    Here's my slow progress down the red/black route..
    One of these day's I'm going to do my own progress thread and stop high jacking other peoples.. :whistle2:

    Callum.
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    Another Preston member. Jeees we're like rocking horse ***t!!!

    :) Have to have a play sometime :thumbsup:
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    aye will be good, as ive only ever seen my s3 around here :( where in preston you from?
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    Near Broughton way... :ninja:

    You buddy?
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    ahh not not too far, im in ribbleton :)
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    Top tip for polishing your pipe "oi oi!!!" - Bit of fine wire wool and Autosol (or Peek) will get those dull grey/black tips nice 'n' shiny :-D

    Looking good though so far dude....shame it's not a noggy ;-)))))) hehe

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    thought about cleaning the exhust but not used to standard crappy ones so dont see the point in cleaning them, i have the stuff to do it tho :D:p, i do like noggy tbh but now ive seen this properly clean i think i prefere this colour on s3s,
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    Oh !! I love that quad exhaust idea !!!!

    :)

    Could anyone photoshop that into noggy or & imola pwwwwease :)
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    I'm liking the bottom pic with the red around the edge of the rims, reminds me of the Audi Rotor alloys I'm thinking of fitting to my car.

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    Done abit on it today. went to a bodyshop to get a quote on getting the bodywork sorted and been qouted £400 to get front and rear bumpers,bonnet abd wings resprayed and blended and a few minor scratches touched up which im happy with? Went to a bodyshop a few weeks back and they quoted £250 justfor the front bumper.

    Done the N249 delete too lost half the skint on my knuckles but got there in the end, just need a new plastic bit that sits in front of the inlet as i had to smash it as the screws were seized abd rounded :( also while that was off i replaced the dipstick pipe as that was broke.
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