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S3MMA Modification Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3MMA, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. S3MMA

    S3MMA Member

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    I'm not 100% sure its the fuel pump but that is what I am thinking at the moment.
     
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  3. S4 Muzza

    S4 Muzza oww! my giant blue head!

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    my mirrors are f***ed as well and i've also been on the hunt for some new ones without much success. i bought these caps a few weeks ago (Audi A3 S3 (NOT Facelift) 96-00 Chrome Mirror Covers | eBay), just to try and and improve the look of the mirrors while i continue my search for genuine Audi ones. wasnt expecting much for the price but jesus what a difference! they're decent quality and from the front you'd never know they were just caps. might be worth a punt if you still want the chrome look! (i know they're pre-facelift but he'll probs have an equivelant facelift set) this is the only pic i have
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  4. S3MMA

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    I am quite happy with them sprayed for now you can't tell I don't think. I am not a fan of the chrome caps as I prefer the more matt finished look.
     
  5. S3MMA

    S3MMA Member

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    Well everyone had moaned for pics, I have put some up and no comments.....:ermm:


    Anyway this weekend I am going to re-do the dodgy mirror and also clean & dye the worn parts of my silver leather seats in hope they will look brand new.. I will upload before and after pics.
     
  6. Pedrosousa

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    I'm not a fan of the mirrors job, I like the stock look of them... But the important it's your own opinion! What I like it's the car color... :D Unfortunately my car has two colors one at the front and one at the back.... Bad paint job probably!!!!

    I think I have the in tank fuel pump problem... My S3 has every kind of problem... Some times the car doesn't stark quickly in cold but my car stays parked for weeks... So I don't know if it is the pump.

    Don't forget to say what products are you going to use in the seats.
     
  7. S3MMA

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    I think both the un-laquered and laquered look good personally but go with what you can live with lol
     
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    Thank you! I am intrigued to how the leather will come out!
     
  10. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    looks like good stuff i use gliptone for leather seats will like to see how this stuff comes out
     
  11. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    They look spot on - nice work. Nice to see a bit of DIY painting... :)
     
  12. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Lol not a fan of silver mirrors on cars other than silver, but the workladyship looks good :)
     
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    Essflee Well-Known Member

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    I think the mirrors look spot on, pretty much the same as mine from the factory, good job.

    I agree, the matt finish is better than the chrome... :)
     
  14. S3MMA

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    Thank you! I am pleased with them for the cost of £25 I think its not a bad job
     
  15. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Spot on, good work.
     
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    Right well I have done my leather today, I am really pleased with the results seen as it was my first attempt.

    Firstly I started with cleaning the seats with Dynamix Leather cleaner the results were really good! I waited for the seats to dry then where needed applied the silver leather seat dye also Dynamix. I have only done one coat so far but you can see the results. I wasn't sure if I needed to use filler or sand the area's first, it does say you can do this if the area is really worn.
    I am going to see how mine turns out but I may sand and fill the arm support where it was quite badly damage.

    Anyway here are the pics let me know what you think....In total the stuff cost me £18 ..I only got a small dye but I am definitely going to get more

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    Looking GOOD Em keep up the good work you will put the rest of us to shame.
     
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    It really looks good... How many hours to do a job like that?? I think that the white seats are better to show results! ;) They look new...
     
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    It's a DIY in her area of expertise... :D Just kidding!!!
     
  20. S3MMA

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    Thanks guys.

    It took me 3 hours...I actually love cleaning so I quite enjoyed doing it!:p

    It takes years off the car!
     
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    Jgould MY ARS3!!!

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    good job think they look great !!!! i have same colour seats what code did u give to match the dye mine are really grubby and in need of sortin:respekt:
     
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  23. S3MMA

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    Silver its oem colour they stock lots of different ones!
     
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    Jgould MY ARS3!!!

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    Ok thanks I'll look into that
     
  25. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    Great job emma, amazing difference, well done...
     
  26. S3MMA

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    Well after cleaning the seats and making the car look nice, it decided not to start this morning the battery was completely flat, I only had a new battery 6 weeks ago, I got it jumped and took it to the garage and it is charging so not sure what has caused this, I have drove to work so I will see if it starts when I leave here!
     
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    Battery death is more common in winter, but nowadays they fail a lot...
     
  28. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Sounds like a bleeding earth to me. If the alternator is charging across the battery terminals, I'd say that's the most likely.

    The electrickery will leak out and form a puddle on the floor..... (not really)
     
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    There must be a hidden reason, a 6 week old battery shouldn't just dye, there was no life at all left!
     
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Get the battery tested firstly. You need to eliminate guesswork.

    If your battery is being charged by the alternator then it is obviously not that. If the battery has been checked and found to hold a charge and the cells all have good readings, then it's not that.

    The only thing left is a power being drawn from the battery by an unknown discharge which continues after the ignition is turned off. When you are satisfied that the battery has a full charge at night, disconnect the battery, then reconnect it in the morning, if it is still fully charged, then you know that the battery is being drained when it is left connected.

    If it is flat again then the battery must be a dud and the reading that the testers got were wrong.
     
  31. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    e-leak-tricity lol!

    Wiring gets hot under our bonnets and insulation perishes.
     
  32. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    Listening to tunes on the stereo while cleaning your seats?
     
  33. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    Make sure you have the stereo code if disconnecting the battery, and don't let Audi charge you for the code either!
     
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    I was listening to the radio whilst cleaning my seats but would that drain the battery I only had it one for an hour? :sorry:

    The alarm went off this morning, does it do that as a warning to say the battery is dying?
     
  35. s3dave

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    Mine will drain after a hour or so....i would put money on that been the cause, plus you will have had your interior lights going on and off...
     
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    hope it was just that! great start to the week anyway!
     
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    This is the beauty of owning an S3 Emma. I'm out in the garage on a weekly basis changing parts, but I love it :whistle2:
     
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    yep such a beautiful thing.....I don't think work thought that when I was 2 hours late haha
     
  39. S3MMA

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    Only did a small Mod this weekend as I am going on holiday tomorrow, I exchanged my standard clear wing mirror glass for blue mirrors which I think looks much better! I Got the glass from ebay £28
     
  40. miss_lucy

    miss_lucy Its me Juicy - L8 JCY

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    I got that Emma! i think it looks great ( and dont you find you look pretty good through blue tint lol ) :D
     
  41. Pedrosousa

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    Emma take a photo I want to see that...

    Pre and post mod!!!
     

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