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Nogmeister's build thread!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Nogmeister, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Nogmeister
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    [Jul 16, 2012]
    So, I'm a couple of months into the ownership of my 2001 Nogaro Blue S3, and I thought I'd better start the repair / build thread.

    I picked her up after seeing an ad on Pistonheads, and did the round trip from the Isle of Wight to Blackpool in a day (!) She had full service history, 75k, private S3 plate, Milltek cat back, Stage 1 map, and was a snip at just under 4k.

    THEN

    I found out the clutch was slipping, the brakes were knackered (although still 100x better than my mk3 Golf), the front drop links needed replacing etc etc. I'm not mechanically minded at all, but I'm learning quickly.

    So she's had a Valeo solid mass flywheel and clutch kit, new drop links, and new Pagid discs and pads all round. Then she went in to our local stealership for an Interim service and coil packs (done on warrenty), and I've just done new bog standard air filter, new NGK Iridium IX spark plugs, new coolant temp sensor and new armrest button kit. She has also had an alcantara shave (JML bobble off) and clean.

    Next up: Coolant flush and replace, Haldex oil and filter change, Aerial rubber seal replace, and to have a go at fixing drivers lumbar support. These things will bring her back up to virtually A1 standard.

    Mods planned:
    Forge 008 recirc valve
    Badger5 tip with Jetex filter and heatshield
    N249 deletion
    AH Fabs V2 FMIC
    Stage 2 map (Hopefully at Badger5)
    Relentless V3 manifold, sports cat and downpipe
    Silicone hoses
    Trups' LEDs inside and out
    Window tints (rear three)
    Audi-sport decals (DONE)
    Badger5 custom decal (If Bill allows it)
    Black rear Audi badge and Black S3 badge
    Chrome deletion around grille
    Koni FSD shocks and springs (20mm drop)
    TT RS Rotor style wheels
    Caliper paint (Blue or red) with S3 decals added
    Alpine speaker upgrade
    Alpine headunit
    Dieselgeek short shifter
    Forge gear knob
    S3 embroidered mats
    Liquid gauge
    Powerflex bush kit
    Aluminium pedals and custom footrest
    Osram Xenarc xenon bulbs

    Wow what a list. Might need to remortgage the house!

    Here's some pics from a couple of weeks ago, she was fresh back from my man who does the machine polish

    [​IMG][​IMG]
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    Very nice pal.

    Wheres the clutch and flywheel from and how does it perform?
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    Looks like a great car. Top colour. Nice list of mods to do.
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    Cheers guys.

    Dani, it was a Valeo kit from Eurocarparts. It is usually £450.98, but I paid £383.33 with a 30% off code I think. I was recommended the solid mass flywheel by a mate who is a mechanic. I did read some good stories and some bad, bad ones mainly being about a juddering feeling on idle. To be honest I can hardly tell any difference at all to the original. I cost quite a bit for my mate to fit (7.5hrs labour) and I just couldn't justify getting a performance one right now. My mate reckons this one will cope with 300 bhp quite well anyway.
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    very nice clean looking car mate.. keep up the good work... you know there is the new Audi S3 8P gear knob which is a nice upgrade.. if you fancy it
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    Yeah I did like the look of the 8P knob, but the combination of my wedding ring and leather and aluminium will no doubt knacker it. Plus I've read some VERY glowing reports of the Forge big knob matched with the Dieselgeek short shift, mainly from TT forums.

    Dunno, I may change my mind yet lol

    They're both WAY down my list though
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    Haldex oil and filter DONE. Interesting little job that is!
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    Hi mate. I was gonna buy this car a few weeks ago. I am good friends and was in the same unit as the previous owner in the army but he has left now. A lad called conan i believe. Beautiful car and great plates haha.

    Hope all goes well,

    Keiran
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    Alright Keiran mate, yeah I did buy it from Conan! Bloody hell what a small world! Well you saved yourself a packet on getting her back up together, but you did miss out on a lovely car.

    Cheers Pal, take it easy!
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    It is a small world mate. I was just flicking through your thread and saw the plates and thought I know that car lol. I just didnt have the funds to buy at the time. Hope all goes well with the car mate. Looks gleaming with a good wash. Enjoy it pal

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    Oh, if anyone has any of the above bits for sale, please feel free to HOLLER!
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    [Jul 20, 2012]
    So latest little mods, all just nice little things:

    Audi-sport.net etched glass decals
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    Bit closer...
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    And anyone who knows me knows I love to sniff out a bargain on the Interwebz. S3 mats from ze Motherland for £35!
    [​IMG]

    And I've just installed the Liquid gauge in the drivers door side vent. Very easy to do!
    Andy Mac sub box has arrived as well, just need to source a 6.5" sub for it now.
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    And my newly fitted Liquid gauge is reporting 235bhp and 222lb/ft torque.

    Cool beans
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    [Sep 20, 2012]
    Mods planned:
    Forge 008 recirc valve
    Badger5 tip with Jetex filter and heatshield
    N249 deletion
    AH Fabs V2 FMIC
    Stage 2 map (Hopefully at Badger5)
    Relentless V3 manifold, sports cat and downpipe
    Silicone hoses
    Trups' LEDs inside and out
    Window tints (rear three)
    Audi-sport decals (DONE)
    Badger5 custom decal (If Bill allows it)
    Black rear Audi badge and Black S3 badge
    Chrome deletion around grille
    Koni FSD shocks and springs (20mm drop)
    TT RS Rotor style wheels
    Caliper paint (Blue or red) with S3 decals added
    Alpine speaker upgrade
    Alpine headunit
    Dieselgeek short shifter
    Forge gear knob
    S3 embroidered mats
    Liquid gauge
    Powerflex bush kit
    Aluminium pedals and custom footrest
    Osram Xenarc xenon bulbs

    All in red now done. Have also bought some flyeyes adhesive film and tinted the fronts, the rears, and the repeaters. She's looking mean now! Photos soon...
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    Hello mate,

    Can you put up a link to where you got your S3 car mats from for £35 please :)
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    [Sep 20, 2012]
    Alright bob, go on eBay.de, and search for 's3 8l fussmatten'. I won mine in an auction so probably got lucky with the price but they are the best I've seen for our cars by a long shot!
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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    Thats ok if you can understand german! i found them but wouldnt know how to bid or buy them haha. i dont understand the price in euro's either..
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    Found some (google translate FTW) but as ze germans drive on the wrong side of the road are the mats not the wrong way round for our cars?
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    Oh and some wheel spacers to your list as those will help your stance alot :)
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    Its simple mate, if you go to ebay.co.uk, go to advanced search, highlight 'items available to uk' then search for s3 8l fussmatten, you should get the german auction, but showing on uk ebay. You can then bid in pounds sterling. Any issues let me know. As for the mats themselves, they are PERFECT fit, I would almost say they look like thay should be OEM - that good!

    Spacers, yeah maybe, but im waiting to decide on what I want to do on the wheel front. Im definitely going bigger though, so not sure buying spacers now is money well spent.
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Cheers bud :) , dont suppose you can remember the name of the seller you got yours from? found a few i am watching but from the pics they are all for LHD cars so will fire off some messages later to see if the do RHD versions.
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    Certainly can mate, the seller was will.i.am
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Does that man do everything i mean not only a number 1 selling artist in his own right but now flogging car mats too where does it end ;)
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    Multi talented mutha f.ucker!
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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    cheers mate, im pretty new to ebay lol
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    done a search for that user name and they done seem to exist on ebay any more info?
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    Shall I buy them for you? hahaha
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    Yup sounds like you might have to lol
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    In all seriousness mate, I only live on the Isle of Wight, I could get them and meet you at the ferry lol
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Lol that would be proper awesome if you could swing the same deal you got as for £35 it would be rude not to.

    Plus can have a looksie at cars etc :)
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    Ok mate leave it with me, I'll watch some and see what pops up :yum:
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    Sounds like a plan my friend, Cheers
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    There are some buyitnow ones that come out about £60, and theres another set on auction that I'm watching. Mine need a good hoovering, so I'll pull them out and make sure the shapes are the same as the ones im watching.
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    Cool yeah upto £40 should be ok as i seem to spending money like its going out of fashion as of late!
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    Ok mate, i'll see if I can get the auction ones for ya. They do really tidy up the inside of the car, great purchase imho.

    On The modding front, just bought 2 pairs of Osram Nightbreaker Plus H7 bulbs for the main beam and the fogs yup
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    Cool i have not upgraded the main beam bulbs i just bought LED`s for the sidelights and fogs which are a massive improvement over the standard items.
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    hmm let me know how good these mats are rob cos my driver's has a hole in and i could generally do with some new ones! nice looking car btw nogmeister and a good list there!
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    So I have taken the plunge and bought some Osram Nightbreaker Plus H7 bulbs for the high beam and the fogs, and I've just ordered the Osram Silverstar Xenarc D2S bulbs for the Main beam. I'll do a before and after shot at the weekend.

    Hopefully she'll be lit up like christmas day!
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