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My silver S3 from South Africa

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Sidey, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Scullies
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    [Jun 13, 2013]
    That escort looks very familiar. Does it have a v8 under the bonnet?

    I can't believe the **** that came out the filter, what's more scary is there is a lighter next to the cup of fuel :asskicking: :D
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    [Jun 13, 2013]
    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha
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    [Jul 4, 2013]
    Collected my FMIC yesterday.
    Will do a test fitment when I have some time and then get th 76mm ally bends welded onto it.
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    Also had some DP flanges cut by Magsta for Tiaan and I, when we one day decide to do exhaust.
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    [Jul 4, 2013]
    Looking Bling Bling Bru!
    Just you be careful of the Bling Bang!
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    [Jul 5, 2013]
    Good stuff dude :D!
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    [Jul 8, 2013]
    Went to Autostyle to collect a set of 19" BBS CH wheels for a bud's MK5 but they were sold out, so he said he wanted my wheels, and ill never let a opportunity pass to get a new set of wheels :grin:
    So the deal was done and I got a new set of 18" audi RS6 reps with brand new tyres.


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    And fitted
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    My old wheels on his car
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    And yesterday we went to collect my dads new car, 2002 audi TT :grin:
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    [Jul 8, 2013]
    looks tops dude! whats the tire size?
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    [Jul 8, 2013]
    225/40/18
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    [Jul 8, 2013]
    and the J of the wheels 8j or 7.5?
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    [Jul 8, 2013]
    8J ET45
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    [Jul 8, 2013]
    Looks hot! Always liked those wheels
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    [Jul 8, 2013]
    Looking good! i think these wheels really suit the silver s3! They look as if they fill the arches nicely. Good job!
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    [Jul 9, 2013]
    Thanks for all the kind words guys.
    Some pics that were snapped the weekend.
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    [Jul 9, 2013]
    How is that 4x4 A3 of yours coming along? :undwech:
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    [Jul 9, 2013]
    Climbing pavements your know... The usual...

    Jokes aside your cabby looks crazy hot! Epic wheels those...
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    [Jul 11, 2013]
    Look over hot bro!!! Those wheels really suite the cab
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    [Jul 13, 2013]
    After seeing this S on thursday I must say it is by far the cleanest 8L iv ever seen! So inlove with it! Def show n shine winner
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    [Aug 5, 2013]
    Did some work this weekend.


    Lubricant Service with MOTUL.
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    Changed the front Stabilizer bar bushes to Powerflex ones.
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    Gave the Engine, Chassis and wheels a pressure wash.
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    Started on the test fitment of the FMIC.
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    [Aug 5, 2013]
    Epic stuff shaun! Wheels are so clean now!:ohmy:

    Cooler looks epic too man... Are you keeping your fogs?
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    [Aug 7, 2013]
    Thanks bud, nope fogs will be removed.

    Received my cooler back from welding.

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    [Aug 7, 2013]
    That's going to look mean with the boost pipes showing...
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    [Aug 12, 2013]
    Fitted the cooler this weekend.


    Drilled holes in the cradle
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    Inserted some rivnuts with stainless cap screws
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    Used some angel iron to mount the cooler to, with brackets welded on
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    Brackets bent for the attachment of the bottom of the cooler
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    Piping done and leak test done
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    Bumper trimmed and fitted back, still needs some slight trimming to line up 100%
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    [Aug 12, 2013]
    Looks like a nice tidy install Sidey :icon_thumright: what are the gains like? Noticeable straight away?
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    [Aug 12, 2013]
    Thanks Adam, I haven't really had a chance to drive the car properly as this morning on the way to work my intank pump gave up on me :bye:
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    [Aug 12, 2013]
    Ahh that's not good mate, when you get to give it a good drive and plenty of boost let us know what you think/prefer in comparison to the twin side mount inter-coolers.
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    Amazing work!
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    [Aug 15, 2013]
    Collected my new OEM pump yesterday, made a nice big hole in my pocket. Damn Quattro spares.
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    Old pump out
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    New vs old
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    Level sensor transferred onto new pump
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    Now I can remove the noisy High flow inline pump I fitted to help with fuel delivery cause the old pump was not pushing enough pressure.
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    [Aug 15, 2013]
    Glad its sorted dude
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    Picked up a set of AP RACING Seat Sport calipers for a decent deal a month ago. Now have some free time to give them a refurb.
    Test fitted to check clearance on wheels.
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    Stripped them part to make cleaning alot easier, also got new jointer lines made up and new bleed valves with nipple caps.
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    Filthy
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    2hours into the one caliper, used Paint stripper and a wire wheel on the dril, got some new dremel bits to get into the hard to reach places.
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    Much better
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    [Aug 19, 2013]
    Put a few more hours into the calipers Yesterday afternoon.


    All sanded down, cleaned and re-assembled
    Seat Sport Logo sanded off too
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    Primer applied
    Tonight I will flat the primer and add some colour
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    [Aug 19, 2013]
    A decent improvement over single pod :D! Nice work brother!
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    [Aug 20, 2013]
    Some colour added, need to add the Decals now and then clearcoat.
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    [Aug 26, 2013]
    Decals and clearcoat done.


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    [Sep 2, 2013]
    Got cracking on the brakes yesterday, thanks to Aidz who came and gave a hand with the fitting and bleeding.


    So refurbed AP Calipers
    New EBC RED pads
    New Meyle Discs


    Now just to bed them in.


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    [Sep 9, 2013]
    Some pics that my cousin took last night.
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    [Sep 9, 2013]
    Great pictures! Car looks brilliant. Have you got any details on the vent gauge you have? looks awesome!
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