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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Reesy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. quattro1
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    yeah i wouldnt have minded a stealthy install but it means keeping the pancake pipe which isnt really an option for me! lol

    ive pretty much trawled the whole internet in search of options for a3 intercoolers and to say they are limited is an understatement!! hense why i just bit my lip and went for the 2.5" pipework kit that ive got and just had the pipes visible in the bumper lol
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    Might just ditch the fogs, can't remember the last time I used them anyway.

    I might have to get the pipes done in black though, as the chrome is a bit OTT in my opinion.
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    Had the bumper off to put the new grill on the car yesterday, and I can't believe how small the intercooler is! The FMIC was bumped up the list of things to do. Then, driving night before last, the traction light came on, and stayed on. Down to the garage for a diagnostic and £10 later, I've got a steering angle sensor fault. VAGCOM bumped to the top of the list!
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    Morning mate, it's the resident TQS Owners Thread gate crasher ;)

    If you know someone local with VCDS there is a way to reset the steering angle sensor. S3 Baby did it to his last week and the light hasn't come back.
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    Mooorning :)

    I bumped an old thread regarding the issue and S3Baby sent me the link, but living where I do,the bumhole of nowhere, when it comes to cars (or anything really) I have to travel. The nearest VCDS member who is on the map is 72.7 miles away from me!

    Nige says he can get the lead out to me by tomorrow morning, and hopefully by tomorrow night it'll either be sorted or I'll have started a million threads on here starting with 'How do you do this on VCDS' and thrown my laptop out the top window :lmfao:
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    Cool. The best thing i've bought for my car is VCDS, you wont regret it.
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    Nice profile pic change by the way! Any more news from S3baby regarding the 20+ price on the Haldex controllers?
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    I'll chase him up. We're both spending money on our cars like its going out of fashion so the Haldex group buy is going to cripple me. I've just added road legal slicks to my list too!
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    Just purchased VCDS, any thing that should be done straight away mate? The spending on mine has gone nuts recently as well, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
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    Just do a full scan when you get it. Then you can start enabling cool features like alarm beeping when arming and auto locking doors ;)
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    I hate auto locking doors! Any good sites with VCDS codes etc.. Not the fault codes, the messing around with things codes.
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    The main site that you need to bookmark is Ross-Tech: Home

    this has procedures and fault codes and everything you need.

    Also get reading through the VCDS forum on here. Most stuff has been done before so it'll be in a thread somewhere.
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    Cheers mate, I'll get a better idea when I get it tomorrow. What did I read that you did to your needles, as I remember thinking it sounded good..
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    Only the needles illuminate when the ignition is on then the back lights come on with the headlights.
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    So the needles illuminate even when the lights are off? THAT IS COOL
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    Yeah that's right. It does look good ;)
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    Still getting to terms with VCDS. Know how to scan the car, but how do you go about changing things, like the bleep when you lock the car etc?

    Also, didn't get the wheels I was after, so I'm going to be putting some new tyres on the A3 instead
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    Do a search mate there should be threads on it. Also do a google search for "basecode" this little tool will help you. I think someone posted up the link on here last week.
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    I don't like the idea of modding the crash-bar either :/
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    just do what i did! remove it! LOL :)
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    Nah, I think I might get a small intercooler that fits without modding the crash bar
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    yeh thats what i did with my first one when i had a hybrid in mind.

    still good for tomorrow chris? car failed the mot but will be passing tomorrow!! lol :)
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    Yeah fine mate, what did your car fail on?

    I am getting two new conti sports and 4 wheel alignment done tomorrow, so the trip will be a nice way to bed them in..
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    well i was too excited when i was fitting my angel eyes i didnt realise there were settings for LHD and RHD cars lol! needless to say my headlights were an epic fail!

    sweet, give me another quick txt because i deleted all my txts without bloody saving your number! lol :arco:
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    Did you get my text mate?
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    [May 25, 2011]
    Conti's have stopped the annoying drumming I had from the front end, car now drives silently.

    Any one got any ideas as to why, even after having my tracking done, the steering wheel still sits off centre?
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    sometimes you have to re-seat the steering wheel after an alignment mate, had the same problem on my rex! not sure why it was like it!
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    Might be another job for next week then mate! You reckon the TIP could be done while we're there then, or do you think it would look a bit dodgy?

    Shame about the sump, did you get any pics of the damage/pothole that caused it?
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    yeh the tip can be done no probs mate :) sod what people think lol! like i said its pretty easy, just hope ur old tip bolt comes out nice and easy, mine was rounded right off lol!

    nah i didnt get any pics, i didnt have the heart to look at it til i got it home thisevening :(
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    How low is your car at the moment then, 40mm drop or lower?
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    lol much lower, lowest setting possible on the coilovers :)
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    That'll be why you smashed the sump to bits then! Are there any good roads around you (no speed camera's/not a lot of traffic/few twisties), to try the 2 out?
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    lol yeah theres a few beauties mate! might get a mate with a fwd 1.8t to tag along and see if theres much difference between the 3 of us! :icon_thumright:

    wellll it doesnt even look that low but from the looks of it, the sumps had a few decent scrapes in the past! just stupid how low the sump sits originally :(
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    I like the sound of that mate! Is that the barsteward that had your old FMIC? Would be interesting to see what sort of BHP our cars are making
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    the n249 is different on our cars its similar to the golfs welly put a link to mkivs in the things to do for free thread although wrestle had a look and he said it didnt make sense just waitin on reply of bill from badger 5 let me know what he thinks.

    finally got dog bone mount and wishbone bushes changed today and did boost guage done yesterday.
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    Any pics of the boost gauge mate?
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    will get some up over weekend as will be fixing intercooler pipe as its not long enough so got small leak and routing a pipe from the tip to the manifold as i blocked it up when doing catch can and 4got about it lol
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    You're not wrong :think:
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    just a quick 1 wrestle if you look at this pic where the fpr is there is a small black pipe that comes from the tip this is the pipe i was on about that i disconected as it was part of the pcv system i do have to empty tubes under the inlet manifold should this go to the one that is closest to the battery as the other one is behind the oil dipstick which you just block off? as i blocked both them off i left this pipe unblocked i may connect it to the the bit under the manifold that is closest to the battery side.

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