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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Sandip, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Hi people, thought i'd start a new topic, sure it hasn't been covered before.
    Basically i'm after making my engine clutter free, trying to get rid of as many things as possible without causing too many faults. I've done the n249 bypass which has helped alot, just thought if there are any other things i could do to tidy it up a little more.
    I like my cover off by the way, i have nothing to hide:happy: and the coil packs need sorting i know, i'll do them next week lol

    Here are my pics

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  2. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    That's cleaner than the inside of my house! This is something I want to do depending on whether I keep the car or not. I have a load of engine bay mods pending the decision.
     
  3. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Looks good sandip, Nice and tidy, looks like youve attacked it with some auto smart :)
     
  4. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha! just semi attacked hodge with some autosol! I'm sure i can get rid of other bits:readit:
     
  5. Olly P

    Olly P My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi

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    It would look even tidier with the cover one! You can get carbon fibre covers, far to expensive but look sweet!
     
  6. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    You can ditch the black plastic bit that sits infront of the dipstick, it sits ontop of the N75 valve and all its gubbins. You can even ditch the whole N75 if your car will run without hitting limp willy mode. You can also ditch the battery cover and tidy up the battery!
     
  7. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Put battery in the boot :) lol. Did you use a pressure washer?
     
  8. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking about battery in the boot, hmm....

    No i've never pressure washed it, although i think the garage i bought the car off 3yrs ago did
     
  9. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Lol, would free up alot of space....dont need washer bottle, Rip that off and put that in the bin just carry some glass cleaner and pull over every 10 miles :) hehe. Im going to clean my engine bay and get a picture up tomorrow :D Wish me luck.
     
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  11. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff! Look forward to seeing the pictures, good luck:happy:
     
  12. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Nice faz! That's one serious beast on an engine! :weight_lift2:
     
  13. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    S3 engine bay is standard

    But here is a picture of one of my old cars engine bay

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  14. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Looks good Andrew, you must of spent quite a bit on that one, is that manifold coated?
     
  15. alijames

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    Faz, that's just showing off!!! :moa:

    Cheers,
     
  16. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    Spent loads on that engine and is still for sale, It made over 250bhp before it was rebuilt to what you see above

    The manifold was coated, lots of custom made parts done by myself on CNC machines, dry sump was a bitch to make and fit, I could go on about everything thats been done to it but it would take all day

    I had enough with the project and wanted to move on so i sold loads of parts and got a cheap S3 to start over again
     
  17. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    thats pretty nice what was it in?? pics of the car are needed also
     
  18. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    Little bit of a sleeper really but with around 280 bhp

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  19. Olly P

    Olly P My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi

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    lol, its definately not a sleeper with an exhaust like that!
     
  20. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    no but you wouldnt expect or appriciate being rinsed by it would you :Flush:
     
  21. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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  22. FazS3

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    LOL well he wanted to see engine bays :)
     
  23. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Here's my motor...

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  24. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    looks very nice tom
    Faz: any excuse for you mate!
     
  25. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    Tom that looks awesome!! tell me how you did that? my neighbour did a similar thing but without the detail around tyhe rings and turbo badge...painted or decals?
     
  26. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Nice Tom, Could of cleaned it tho :) :undwech:
     
  27. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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    Good topic.

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  28. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Looks very tidy Tom! I like the glossy cover with the red detailing:icon_thumright:

    Has anyone else got the annoying problem of the window scuttle panel popping up all the time? I thought mine was a bit tired because of all the heat from the turbo, so changed it but the bloody thing still pops up, i cleaned everything thoroughly before i put in on but stills does the same thing, is there a special way of putting it on? lol
     
  29. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I saw one being done on here by someone else so thought I'd give it a go.

    Just sanded it down and then used high build primer to get it all smooth and then more flatting. Think it had about 10 coats of gloss black, then I painted the rings etc and put about 5 coats of clear on it all. Took a bloody age, much longer than I wanted it to take but it was worth it in the end.

    This is a thread with someone esles on that made me do mine (although I reckon I did a better job :laugh:)...

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=75701&highlight=Painting+engine+cover


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  30. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I did have following my remap (had it off to get to the ECU). However when I had my windscreen changed a couple of months ago the glass guy fitted it back in properly. Its been staying put since, I think they're just bloody tricky to get to stay in. I think he started in the middle and worked his way out to the sides.


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  31. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Tom that look beautiful mat but it's too much time, effort and money for my liking!

    I say take the cover off and ebay it for some cash :icon_thumright:

    It might be a good idea to buy old engine covers from ebay then do what you did and sell them back to people, could be a nice earner :think:
     
  32. Dansmith

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    Anyone else think that Faz should be banned to the RS4 forum?? hes showing us all up!! :respekt:
     
  33. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I'll 2nd that vote, get him out :asskicking::)
     
  34. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I'll admit once I got half way through it I though "I wish I hadnt started this". It took ages, sand, paint, sand, paint...yawn. I'm a bit of a perfectionist though and wasnt happy with it untill the finish was spot on :ninja:

    I'm not selling it though, too much time gone into it!! :) I'd never make much dosh doing others either, with the amount of time it takes to do one its just not worth it.
     
  35. FazS3

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    Come on lads! wheres the luv at lol :)
     
  36. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I'm just hugely jealous mate :blownose:
     
  37. zeeeebo

    zeeeebo Lifes one big laugh

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    i very much like the shiny look you have gone for tom
     
  38. Dansmith

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    the love is with your car and how gutted I am I didn't find it first!
     
  39. S3Steve

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    Sorry about the poor picture quality but its the only one i have at the minute

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  40. joshhatton

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    hear is mine
    work in progress got the water hoses to replace in red. got a carbon cattery cover coming. and a red corner hose.

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    and sorry the pics are so small ic ant resize them!
     

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