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My S3

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

  1. Marshall878
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    Not a bad price for the bodywork! I need the same done if I'm being fussy.

    Dipstick tube......how hard?! Mines snapped just below the inlet grrrrr
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    Its simple mate. undo the 2 screws holing the plastic thing in front of the inlet if that fails smash it like i did. then you will see a metal bracket with 2 allen key bolts holding it onto the inlet and take that off then pull the dipstick tube off mine snapped just at the metal pipe when i pulled it, just a case of sliding the new one on then :)
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    [Feb 17, 2014]
    Wheres the bodyshop buddy?

    Need some bits doing...

    Cheers.

    Joe
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    On fletcher road near ghost bikes if you know it :) unit 2 inkjec house
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    where did you get your wind deflectors from bud?
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    .... Has anyone actually made a rear diffuser with twin exhausts like this phot?

    Looks the mutts big danglers !!!
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    Bennsy got the deflectors off ebay will get the link for you when im on my comp next,

    Dont know if there is as ive never seen it before ,Ill be making my own diffuser out of carbon fiber if i ever get around to doing the quad exit :)
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    :) cheers Blade

    Rich
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    [Feb 26, 2014]
    Since playing with torque on my phone checked for faultstonight and one has come up p0172 and done abit of lookjbg around and seems to be pointing at the maf? It says bank 1 too rich. will clear the code tomoz and test again to see if it comes back.

    Going to be getting the stuff to service it aswell, was told when i bought it that it was serviced just before i bought it, dont think they reset the service monitor on the dash so its telling me i need one. so will get it done end of the month then i know ita been done. will do the haldex oil and filter next month once i have some spare cash to get the filter tool
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    [Feb 26, 2014]
    I missed the bit where you bought it for £2600...bargain imo...considered to mine :mad:
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    Got my service parts priced up and will be getti g them all tomoz so i can get it sorted at the weekend. came in at just under 60 with bosch plugs. would it be worth payi g the extfa and getting some platinum ones? Priced up the haldex stuff aswell but will have to wait till next month. Also is there a way to turn the service indicator off without vagcom?
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    Got all service parts for the car now so just need time and decent weather to get it sorted :)
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    car has now been serviced :D

    oil
    oil filter
    pollen filter
    spark plugs

    have the fuel filter to do but will do that another time, also reset the service indicator, so all is well now :D lets see if this sorts the dodgy mpg im getting with it, if not it will be getting a smoke test done to see if there are any leaks that are causing it, seems to be alot smoother now its been serviced too :)
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    [Sep 17, 2014 at 2:36 PM]
    well its been a yr now that ive had the car :) all has been well and i took it for its MOT a few days ago and it passed with a few advisorys :) been doing a few bits lately too

    steering wheel bad had lost its colour so painted it back up cheaper than paying for a new one which is around £20

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    also started sorting my foggy headlights out too

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    excuse the state of the bumper, not had chance to get it sorted yet :(

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    was all done by hand and nearly killed me as ive not got an extension lead long enough to get to my car, so not been able to use my DA to sort it properly. but will be giving the drivers side a go over another time :)
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    [Sep 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM]
    Nice work... I was thinking of doing that to my steering wheel badge... did you just brush it on or mask and spray?

    <tuffty/>
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    [Sep 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM]
    just brushed it on, would of come out better if i sprayed but would of been too much of a ballache trying to maske the s in the red part.

    got a weird boost prob too but aint got a clue, i havent got a propper boost gauge yet so running it on torque and theres like after boost (if you can it that (overrun)??)when i lift off and it peaks at about 22-25psi, what would cause this? only got a forge 008p on there
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    [Sep 17, 2014 at 3:57 PM]
    Move car closer to DA?

    Looks good though. What have you been doing to the bumber? Driving into a gravel pit?
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    [Sep 17, 2014 at 4:09 PM]
    i would love to drive the car to the da but i live in a stupid house in the corner where the parking its about 15/20m away from the window :( and the bumper was like that when i got the car, looks a mess, thinking of just rattle canning it for the time being as this looks a mess ha
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    [Sep 17, 2014 at 9:45 PM]
    Do you get any turbo flutter when you lift off? I.e. Is the DV opening straight away as it should when you come off the throttle? I think I would check the line to the top of the DV
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    [Sep 18, 2014 at 1:42 PM]
    nope no turbo flutter altho it is loud on boost and the dv opens straight away too :)

    done the other headlight today so looks loads better now :)
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