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Spend Spend Spend, Who is spending loads on there car like mods/repair/maintenance

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Andrew@A.L.D, Oct 24, 2011.

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

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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    The credit card is getting a good spanking right now with some new parts for the car

    How many of you fear they have spent too much

    My recent purchases for modifications are

    1 Sachs 4 paddle clutch from Bill@Badger5

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    1 Forge supersize

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    1 fluidampr crank pulley

    Details here Fluidampr Crank Pulley for Late 1.8T Engines

    1 set interrated engineering coilpack adapter set for FSI/TSI coilpacks inc coilpacks

    Details here Integrated Engineering Coilpack Adapter Set for 1.8T with FSI/TSI Coilpacks

    the coil packs alone from VW are £34 each so the above is not a bad deal even with the delivery, tax and duties on top

    Repairs list is valve guides in the head so inc that there is gaskets and nuts/bolts that have to replaced due to this
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    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Depends on your personal situation and dispoable income and whether you living with mommy and no mortgage..
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    Well this month the car owes me the following:

    - Interim Sevice @ AmD
    - Haldex Oil & Filter Change and tool
    - 4L of Motul Gear Oil
    - 1 Parrot Asteroid Headunit
    - 3x Audio Adapters for the above
    - Wheel Alignment
    - 4 New Dunlop Wintersport 4D winter tyres
    - 4 secondhand 16" Audi TT wheels

    Thats about it for October, a fairly expensive month in some ways, but in context of other cars i've had recently, I still think it's nice cheap car to run.
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    nothing this month really except some wax. last month i had car tax brakes, caliper paint, fitting, boost pipes and fitting.

    I keep spending every now and then but my excuse its an interest/hobby
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    MUSH MUSH Developments Ltd.

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    The supersize DV is a monster when compared to a stock sized valve. Good buy there! I bought most of my gear last year so the car hasnt seen much money action this year. Im building an extension at the minute though so the ££'s are finding there way out of my pocket still...lol
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    Cambelt & Water pump change

    Re-Map

    New Thermosat and Temp sensor


    Brake light switch

    Glove box damper

    Not mods but needed doing.

    That's it for this month and the next few till I pay the credit card off!
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  7. a3tdi2001
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    Road tax due again. £63.25 for what exactly? Look at the state of the roads!
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  8. A3Tom
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    Clutch & flywheel
    Sparkplugs
    Full service
    Ball joints
    Tax - all this month... as well as being driven into the day after it all!.



    Sigh!
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  9. Maz
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    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    Not as bad as your's Tom but still a stinger this month.

    Cambelt & Water pump
    Oil & Filter Service
    Haldex Service
    5 bulbs
    + still to do, change all lights up front to Osram Nightbreakers +
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    [Oct 24, 2011]
    well I bought the car this month.. does that count?? LOL!

    In the last two weeks:

    - Full service including water pump, thermostat and cam belt change
    - Upgraded the stock Concert stereo to a Kenwood KDC-BT61U
    - Bought AndyMac speaker adaptors front and rear
    - Bought Pioneer TS-A131Ci speakers for the front and Pioneer TS-A1713i for the rear
    - Bought VCDS K-II from Ross Tech
    - Key fob replacement buttons (x2) from eBay
    - Aerial grommet for the roof

    And it's going into Audi on Friday for coil pack replacements (but that doesn't really count as it's FOC).. the plan now is to get the new speakers fitted and give it a proper detail (before winter sets in).. planning on keeping this car fairly stock :)
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    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    The last 3 months have crippled me just a few are as follows
    Pistons
    Rods
    Rebore
    Refurbished large port head
    Exhaust Mani as mine cracked
    Custom downpipe and decat
    Ds 2500 pads all round
    AEm water meth
    Bigger ah Fabs front mount
    Yoko ad08s all round
    Lots of silicon and alloy piping

    Think the plastic has melted to the point it's running out of my wallet lol
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  12. coatesy
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    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    bought this month;
    a FMIC with pipes
    loads of pipes
    a new bumper as the old one got butchered trying to get the bumper on .......

    its all fun and games spending loads of money on your car to never see the return, its better than saving it up or spending it on crack :D
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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    Yes i feel the same,spend my money so my car is right and don't have any left for myself,but i live for my car and enjoy it that much!,we don't do it to make money!
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I don't even want to go there. Bumble requires constant cash injections.
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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    Jojos mtms
    Ap coilovers
    Rear camber bars
    Lcr front splliter
    Badger 5 3" tip
    And porcha front brembos
    That will do me for this month:racer:
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    In fact I think that will do me for a good few months.... Repeat after me.. I must save my money...I must save my money. Lol
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  17. DaveA3
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    be grateful its not double that for mine. S3 is even more IIRC
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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    This month hasn't been too bad compared to the last few...

    New tyre due to punchure :(
    Full service including Haldex oil and coupling filter
    Getting the siezed spark plug out cost me £20!!
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    This month is hurting me, my bank and my ears. The misses keeps moaning at me.
    I've spent and possibly carry on spending a stupid amount on a 13 year old car that cost me £300 new. lol

    Spent this month so far on:=-
    Full suspension (shocks, springs)
    Front control arms.
    Rear Blind,
    Tax,
    Mot x2,
    Front Control Arms,
    Complete bush set,
    Heated seat pads,
    Wheel bags,
    CV boots,
    Wheel bearings,
    New wheels x2,
    New set of tyres,
    custom rear boot trim,
    Respry,
    Fog light control module,
    and some other little bits that I can't remember right now.

    This is a shocking list. never written it all down before. I'm not doing it again. lol
    I've only driven it for one week this month as well. :(

    O well, its all good fun and it beats the drugs and drink. :)
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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    This month I have spent £300 on RSTT's and £40 on a four wheel alignment!
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  21. cecilthesausage
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    cecilthesausage ...It's Never Finished...

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    I've spent about as much as what the car cost me in the 1st place
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  22. S3featesV9
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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    £205 on RS6 wheels
    £120 alloys to be refurbed
    £198 two new tyres
    £39 on some poor boys wax and polish
    £15 for new centre caps.

    and ive only been payed 10 days....my months just started
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  23. Gops
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    Thats me then :rockwoot: haha but i do pay my way around the house and i didnt get mummy n daddy to pay for my car or insurance so im good :)

    Butt i do need a service, detailing gear and a DV but thats all happening in bits, i cant keep spending!!!
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    [Oct 25, 2011]
    Had the car 6 months, drove it for 3 weeks then the engine blew and I have been spending ever since :( Got the car back yesterday and it is still not right I am very tempted to look at a loan and buy something newer then break the S3 as in that same 6 months I have spent more on replacing parts than I paid for the car.
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