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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rhyso, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Farhan
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    [Jul 11, 2011]
    carbon looks lovely on the lava, makes me want to do mine!!

    but we might have to take you down for murder here.....your number plate has become a cemetary :)

    mind you i suffer the same problem with dead flies on the number plates nightmare to get off aswell!
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    I went for the 6% tint that they do which is the most subtle i believe

    Cheers; really pleased with how the front end looks now :)

    Haha at murder; that was after a 300 mile round trip from GTI International the other week :)
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    ah nice! i was there but unfortunately didnt see your motor. Same when we drove up to inters we went through some country lanes and there was mass murder on the windscreen!
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    Most likely cos it wasn't on the stand lol
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    next time you will be rhys lol
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    [Jul 22, 2011]
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    Nice graph there mate... Smooth as you like with no spikes!!! Just the way it should be :salute:
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    Cheers Scott; weirdly as smooth as it looked there it took a good few miles for the ECU to learn. That's the crappy Siemens ECU's for you :(
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    Should get a Bosch mate!! Not sure if mine is still learning or not, but I like what it's learn't so far!! Gold Star for my ECU this term lol!!!
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    Lol sadly i think all 170 PD's were fitted with Siemens ECU's.........had a look in detail at my map file and to say its weird would be an understatement!!

    Yeah I thought you might like what its learnt this last week ;)
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    [Jul 23, 2011]
    good figures rhys :)
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    Thanks Fran :)

    Old girl is into Audi tomorrow to see if I'm due a set of replacement injectors! There's a possibility I already have the revised ones but it can't hurt to check
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    Quick question, does the dension gateway show id3 tags on your concert 3 radio?
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    Not on the headunit itself but in the DIS
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    so did it have them or not bud
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    Don't get me started........Cardiff Audi are a complete bunch of time wasting tosspots :aggressive:

    Arrived there and got booked in. 10 minutes later I get called back to the service desk to explain why I'm here. I explain that its a safety issue and I want to know if my car requires the uprated injectors. Girl on the service desk replies 'but we only replace them when they fail.' Urm NO!! I explained that Audi UK had arranged and agreed to see if my car requires the latest injectors.

    Another 10 minutes goes by after they speak to Audi UK and they came back to say we need to re-book the vehicle as we don't have the gaskets and also we have to wait for the engine to cool before investigating. I asked why hadn't more time been allowed for this and why hadn't I'd been informed at the time of the booking? Couldn't explain that.

    So the end result is its now re-booked for next Friday. I'll be contacting Audi UK on Monday to complain about the cock-up and ensure I won't be paying to use the courtesy car I've booked when I drop the car off

    Suffice to say that after this is done Cardiff Audi will not be getting any future business from me. They couldn't even change my service regime from longlife to time & distance on the DIS. I had to do that myself......
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    thats cardiff audi for ya mate they are useless , when i went up to them when i was doing the footwell light retro fit i needed the repair wire i told them i need *** wire for connector ** the guy just looked at me like i was an alien or something he didnt have a clue what i was on about so i told him again i need a wire for the footwell lights then he types in MY reg number and tells me i dont have them fitted i just looked at him and said thats the whole point of me being here to get the wire TO FIT THEM ffs!!!, in the end i rang TPS told them i need the repair wire for connector ** within 2 mins he had ordered it and told me it would be there the next day went down there and it was bang on the right part cardiff audi = epic fail
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    Well Cardiff redeemed themselves slightly today. Arrived this morning and booked the car in and was told that all 4 injectors were being replaced :D They had contacted Audi UK who told them to replace the injectors no matter what!! Result! Had a crappy 1.6 A3 as a loan car; thing couldn't pull the skin of a rice pudding!!

    Got my cruise control bits from Jonny on here and also got some carbon fibre mirror covers en route

    All I need now is a new job as I'm now unemployed......
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    ah good im glad they finaly sorted there act out a bit mate , why what happened to your job dude ??
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    Had notice given a month ago but we are owned by two people. One is a cnut and the main director. The other is a 50% shareholder. The cnut boss wants to end it so we are going through the motions but he's doing everything without consulting the other owner.

    Its very much up in the air at the moment and I could potentially still have a job in a couple of weeks but in the meantime I'im jobless :(
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    Good news on the car mate. Cardiff came sort of good in the end then... Last day today then. Interviews being arranged??
    Saw you on the telly last night, they showed the VW day at Castle Combe from last year. Have you seen it?
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    well that sucks donkey cock big time mate i hate it when bosses do that i worked in liquid in cardiff and when it got taken over by the new boss he closed about 20 liquid and oceana clubs around the uk as they werent making enough money , money grabbing cnut lol , hope you find a new job soon fella , i take it your not coming to audi's in the park then :(
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    No I'm not going mate. I hadn't planned to anyway in all honesty but deffo won't be going now :(
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    fair enough mate
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    [Aug 6, 2011]
    Well this morning's job was to retro fit the cruise control; big thanks goes to Jonny (JB0o) from here for supplying the kit and help over the phone as I got stuck removing the steering ECU


    Few pics of taking everything apart
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    New indicator and cruise unit fitted
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    Back together again
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    Total time was approx 90 minutes including a quick test drive :smiley: Knowing how to remove the steering ECU I could easily have fitted it in under an hour


    Saved a fair chunk of money too :)
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    Looks great, hats off for doing it yourself!!!! :hi:
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    Nice one Rhyso, could have chucked a FB RS6 wheel in there whilst you were at it :ninja: :laugh: :wub:
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    Maybe one day lol
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    Positivity is the key :wub:
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    And a job :(
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    Yeh that always helps lmfao :laugh:
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    Well been using the cruise control extensively over the last week and its not bad at all; takes a little getting used to as whereas I'd naturally lift for corners, going downhill etc the cruise maintains the speed so it can feel like the car is pulling you along and its a strange sensation feeling it brake when heading down a hill


    Works well on a nice motorway cruise; on my jaunt to Worcester I stuck it at 80mph and averaged 47mpg which is on a par with what I was getting but with lifting off etc etc :smiley:


    Not much else has happened although I have fitted some LED numberplate lights


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    looks good fella , good job on the cruise fitting its like you have got loads of time on your hands or something lol soz buddy joking
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    Do all my tinkering on weekends haha

    Hopefully find a job soon; officially unemployed since Monday :( Know anyone who wants a remap?
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    Looking good mate.. .Nice lights!! :o.k:

    It's official now then.... Not good mate
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    Cheers for the link Scott :icon_thumright:

    And yeah its official sadly; had a couple of interviews this week and waiting to hear about another one so hopefully be back in employment soon!
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    yeah im sure you will matey more jobs out there than this time last year , lolk i would love a remap on mine but dont see the point really would love a bit more poke tho its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow :( need a bigger engine car really but cant afford one so stuck with this for now
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    Well hope things turn around for you soon.... No probs on the link and will push the word on maps!
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    What bulbs did you fit and any problems?

    If you could post up a link to the exact ones you bought that would be great ta :)
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    [Aug 23, 2011]
    Oops only just seen you reply!

    I used these
    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace


    And thanks to t8ups I now have lovely LED's lights :)

    **** pics but you get the idea


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    And from the outside
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