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S3 EXHAUST FITTING... EASY ENOUGH??

SCHOLESY83 Mar 1, 2013

  1. SCHOLESY83

    SCHOLESY83 Member

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    Hi,

    I believe to change the 2007 S3 exhaust (2 piece turbo back) it requires removing the driveshaft? Is this true? Is that a straight forward job?

    Cheers in advance
     
  2. r7ano

    r7ano Race Tech

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    The prop shaft needs to be undone at the front to gain space to remove the down pipe.
     
  3. SCHOLESY83

    SCHOLESY83 Member

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    Cheers, straight forward job for any garage mechanic?
     
  4. r7ano

    r7ano Race Tech

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    Oh yes! Only 3 bolts
     
  5. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Turbo flange bolts meant to be tricky.

    £80-£100 is the going rate for fitting.
    Worth it though as the gains are excellent.
     
  6. SCHOLESY83

    SCHOLESY83 Member

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    Straight forward job... Should have been. I'm now 1 bolt short where the heat shield/cover plate separates the drive shaft and exhaust. Turned out the guy didn't use the little tabs that retain / stop the bolts falling out and now the bolts on a slip road somewhere!

    does anyone know the correct way of using the little tabs that are on this plate? There's 4 tabs, but looks like only one of the 4 tabs is supposed to be bent over the bolts washer. Can anyone confirm?
     
  7. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    This gives an impression of what a tight space it is....


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