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Rhyso's Posh Golf

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

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    what do you want to know? The fact its now clocked over 61,500 miles, had its cambelt etc replaced, going to cost me a new set of tyres on Tuesday plus tracking and that it looks like its been rallying........lol

    one bonus is I got my summer wheels refurbed for the price of 2 as the refurb company cocked up the colour :whistle2:

    equally, isnt your sig pic a little out of date Scott :laugh:
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    Cam belt, blimey. Mileage is creeping up isn't it mate! Sounds good on the wheels, all good in the end. I'll update the sig.... One day.
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    Found a leak coming from my EGR pipe so used it as an excuse to buy these

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    sadly Forge forgot to supply the clamps so are sending them out today....i hope they fit because the last Forge product I bought wasnt a great fit......
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    Clocking them miles up I see rhyso
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    sadly so :(. Its over 63,000 miles now. Done just shy of 40,000 miles since I bought it
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    Need a second car like me well the wife's :laugh:
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    Booked the derv in for rear bumper painting next week. Also tinting my headlights, wrapping the b pillars and hopefully get it serviced and the Forge pipes fitted

    then in a couple of weeks get it detailed ready for the summer. Tempted to get some carbon fibre wing mirror covers too.........
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    let me know who you use for detailing mate... My car needs a DA polish to get rid of the car wash scratches the previous owner inflicted on it!
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    i use PRD Detailing mate as they are mates of mine :). They are users on here - Fran, drmole, S4Twiggy and Colin. They did the A3 when I first had it but thats over 2 years ago now!
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    Ok, I'll look them up. I know of Fran. He has the Red 3 door doesn't he? :icon_thumright:
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    yeah thats Fran :)
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    Ok so I've been buying some more bits lately....

    Whiteline Rear anti roll bar
    Powerflex lower engine mount insert

    and also had my headlights tinted and B pillars wrapped

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    What colour insert was it? Was it a diesel specific one?
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    yeah its the red insert. Hope to fit it Monday
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    Finally had the Powerflex insert and antiroll bar fitted today :) nice improvement in the handling now although need to give it a bit of stick


    Tried fitting the Forge boost pipes too..... usefully they supplied the WRONG coupler for one of the pipes so are now sending me a couple of couplers to see which one will fit......
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    Pics of the offending coupler

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    Car is looking superb Rhyso. :) x
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    Where did you get the carbon mirrors from?
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    welcome to the carbon club rhys :) looking good dude
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    cheers Fran

    hoping to give it its summer shine this week and get my Forge pipes fitted. That will do for now........maybe lol
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    Looking good mate! "That will do for now".... Until the next mod idea comes along!! :happy:
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    yep already on the lookout and have a few ideas kicking around....just waiting on some info........
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    Nice!! Shame it will be hidden in a air box :icon_thumright:

    Does it sound any different?
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    only driven it around town lol!

    No real difference. The one chance i did open it up on the dual carriageway there felt like a hesitation. I must pull my finger out and log the MAF as I have a sneaking suspicion its not doing what it should.....:uhm:
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    Well went to have the Forge pipes fitted last weekend and guess what......the EGR couple is WRONG :banghead:

    spoke to Forge on Monday and they sent out various ones to try. Its going to be a case of 3rd time lucky............maybe I should have just saved up for the Darkside hardpipe kit as at least I wouldnt have had to source new o-rings and jubliee clips

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    Saw your car at Volksvest last month and was impressed with it! how did you get the coming home lights configured?

    Tom
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    cheers :)

    under Module 9 - Central Electronics. You just enable fogs as DRL's and adjust the brightness down to approx 25%. They work as proper fogs when you pull the headlight switch into position

    mines a 57 plate car and I tried this on my mates 56 but his module didnt support the function
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    Does it require any additional wiring?

    You going to GTI international?
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    i got a A3 Sportback 170 2007
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    chances are it wont work :( mine is an 08 car so I had a later CE module
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    Did it require additional wiring?
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    nope :)
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    Just realised you were asking about the coming home lights! Not the DRL's!

    mine was just coding, no wiring. Just remeber they work no matter what time of day! I tend to disable them come the lighter months

    There is this kit but its for Golfs so I'm hoping that they release a kit for the Audi's
    Bold-Sport.com :: Auto Driving Light - Upgrade Kit
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    Loving the idea of the down pipe - what MPG are you getting and roughly how much is it for just the standard pipe?
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    Cars coming along nicely pal, i really need to start abuild thread :-/ lol
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    i havent monitored it for ages but the DPF delete gave me anything from another 30-50miles per tank. I normally see approx 500 miles mixed driving, less if around town, bit more on the motorway. Still got some map tweaks to make nit I need to fit the EGR delete as it has a take off built into it then i can fit a temp boost gauge and see whats happening. Car is currently running 1.65bar but VCDS cant see that high lol

    with regards to cost I got it from the guys who write my maps for next to nothing :)

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