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stuartyj21 s3 quattro thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by stuartyj21, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. stuartyj21
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    [Jul 9, 2012]
    hi all,

    i have had my s3 from april now and have done some minor work on it. firstly i gave the car a full serice including gearbox and diff oil, front and rear pads and also needed a new rear caliper as the old unit wsa siezed:mad:

    while i was changing the oil and filter, i noticed the rocker cover gasket was weeping and the v belt was cracked so replaced these.
    so here is a few pics of the when i got it...
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    also since i have been on the forum and reading through other threads, a common fault with the s3's are the dipstick guide and the oil pick-up pipe, so i have replaced the dipstick guide and bought the pick-up pipe to do.
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    so when i got the car it had 18"oz racing wheels as you can see from the pics but i didnt really like them so, sold them before i could order my new wheels
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    so up on the stands for a few days until theses arrived...
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    oh also got chrome mirror covers, which i think is a nice touch.
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    Looking good mate...:icon_thumright:
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    Looking good, my favourite colour :thumbsup:
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    thanks lads, going to get myself a rotary polisher to fix the swirl marks:mad:

    any tips welcome
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    Looks much better on the new rims mate
    Nice one
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    thanks, the new shoes look well:drool:
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    got some goodies today, when i was checking the car before mot i noticed that the sump was weeping abit so got a gasket and some sealant. also i checked the cv boots and the outer needed replaced so got these :)
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    [Jul 17, 2012]
    so when im changing the sump gasket i will change the oil pick-up pipe while im at it, any tips welcome!
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    Nice car, my second favourite colour. Good work on the updates too. Those wheels look super nice
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    thanks dan, will hopefully start the work this weekend so i will get more posts up after it all done.

    hopefully problem free...
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    Car's looking nice bud! :)

    What did you do with your old wheels?

    Is it me or does the drivers side rear look lower, double check the rear spring hasn't broken mate :o.k:
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    I probably wouldn't use the sump gasket.... just VW sump sealant and jobs done once and right..
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    thanks for the tips muzza, not looking forward to the 3 bolts :(

    sandip, sold the oz wheels to a guy with a mk4 golf gti. the springs are all ok. the car was sitting on a slope.
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    well, im having problems with replacing the outer boots as the d/shafts are seized to the hub and the cv joint is seized on the shaft.

    so my mate ricky has spent ages slowly getting the shaft off the hub and the cv joint off the shaft only to find that the cv joint wont go back on the shaft, it only goes up about half way:banghead:

    so i have ordered two new cv joints and hopefully this will solve the problem...
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    hi all, a small update.

    finally got the outer cv joints done it took ages because the shafts have never been out, and were siezed so any future work should be easier to do thanks to ricky.
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    at last ther cv joints and new boots on:applaus:
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    the next job is to get the oil pick-up pipe done and replace the sump gasket and give the sump a really good clean when its out to get rid of any gunk...
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    [Sep 10, 2012]
    Looks like a nice car stuartj21. Are you the same Stuart who bought my black nova gsi a few years back? If so,hows it looking now?
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    <br><br>Shiney Shiney, me likes lots.<br><br>Looks very well fella, them super shiney mirrors well set it of, SCHWEEEEET
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    Saw your car sat in antrim high street today just down from iceland mate. Must say she looks lovely in the flesh after a proper look! Loving the CHs too! Stunning wheels.
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    I think you've just sold me on tinting my rear windows, do you know what %tint yours are?
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