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What did you and your 8p do today? :)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mjr901, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. A3Kent
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    A3Kent Different Gear

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    [Feb 23, 2013]
    Just did a 500 mile round trip from Kent to Chester. Car didn't miss a beat and the CC was a real pleasure to have! Averaged about 80mph and 46mpg so can't be to unhappy with that!

    I bloomin' love my motor!
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    facelifted to 2012 frontend, was not easy and not finished, will put some pictures up when complete
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    Well i drove a little fast today, a BMW 5 series 62 plate had its pants pulled right down this morning :rock:

    Then it was a day of eating pretty much!

    Greasy spoon this morning

    Skipped lunch

    Pizza

    Pic N Mix

    All part of a healthy life style....:beerchug:
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    [Feb 23, 2013]
    Had knackered Milltek resonated centre section changed
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    S3Alex Rarely neutral

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    [Feb 23, 2013]
    Looked at the annoying rattle(s) i have. Traced to the rear quarter speaker grills. Couldnt be bothered to strip the panels off (grills dont look removable) so its on the list for another day.

    Measured up for new wheels, made little templates to see just how far they will poke...
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    [Mar 11, 2013]
    MOT today,passed with no advisories :)
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    [Mar 11, 2013]
    Not exactly today but I washed, polished and waxed my A3. And then it rained.
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    told her shes getting sold and replaced with a junker a3 so the real mods can get started
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    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    [Apr 15, 2013]
    Today i removed my aftermarkets subwoofer wiring and reconnected up the OEM one :)


    First thing removed all the covers
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    Removed the boot cover
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    Found the sub
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    Realised I didnt have a few tools so had to drive to a mates. Then managed to disconnect the sub.
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    Removed the RCA filters and reconnected the woofer
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    All done OEM sub installed back again and now got a boot
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    [Apr 15, 2013]
    Made this for the ashtray.

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    [Apr 15, 2013]
    That is very nice! would you mind posting what materials you used to make it and a quick how to? I need to make one for the iphone 5. Thanks!
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    Hi Notta3


    I got the idea from a thread by mike-y90 (Dension docking in ash tray) Take a look.
    He's got great link in there it's called Audi area: Audi A3. ITray for IPod mod.



    Materials i used
    Black Leather
    5mm Foam
    2.5mm millboard
    Heavy duty spray adhesive


    If still want to have ago at the way i have done it give me a shout. Try give you guide.
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    [Apr 16, 2013]
    New pair of front tyres following a wash and wax at the weekend - weather's getting better so time to show some love :D
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    S3 is having a rest in recent days.

    I've been using my commuter to keep the miles off the Audi, so I'm a little upset at the moment.

    Not sure i can take much more of the soot chucker everyday. I need some speed.

    Amazing the difference in state in which I show up to work in the Audi, I'm in a massive rage because everyone was driving far too slowly....

    but in the MG ZT CDTi I'm calm....as I know it's not going to win any races, overtaking is basically a no no, it'll just save me a bob or 2, and actually I'll arrive in the same amount of time, traffic isn't going anywhere :-(
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    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    [Apr 16, 2013]

    you could always get a3 tdi 140 as a daily commuter :o.k:
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    i work for Landrover, the ZT diesel has the same engine as the Freelander 1. cheap parts :)

    Plus A3 diesels have turbos like butter!! I've had the 170 before. brilliant car, just hold their value too much for a second car.
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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    Got the Audi Music Interface fitted :) only took me 3 weeks!! :(

    Will do a write up if anyone wants it ;)

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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    Today me and mine went to see the William Wallace Monument in Sterling. So tomorrow she's getting a ruddy good clean to remove every species of insect in the country :)
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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    This is my next internal mod. Was it hard? Expensive?
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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    Not hard at all, just a 8mm socket to remove the glovebox, VCDS and stereo removal keys.

    Remember you will need RNSE MK2 with the Media button, it will not work on MK1.

    Prices -

    Replacement glovebox £59
    AMI Module £140
    Wiring harness £39

    Deciding what to do next :)
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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    Mine had a ride to audi to potentially be replaced by a salooon :w00t:
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    Nothing too exciting. Had a weekend shift at the lab, so drove to work in it.

    Must say though, the only good thing about having to work on a Sunday is that the roads are fairly empty, allowing me to hoof it somewhat =]
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    Fitted my black edition grill that I got from A3kent. Makes all the difference close up from my plastidipped original.
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    Fitted 2 new front tyres and gave it the death!!
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    [Jun 18, 2013]
    Washed & cleaned her engine & bay

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    We've spent the last 2 weeks apart, with my 2.0 TDI in the body shop after someone drove straight into the side of it. Hopefully reunited tomorrow! uploadfromtaptalk1371591273308.jpg
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    Bought some 18" alloys from the scrap yard for £90 that I'm going to refurb and get tyres for, then once my cars lowered I will stick them on! :) image.jpg
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    [Jun 19, 2013]
    Went for a drive in Wales ...

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    Spent 5 hours giving her a wash, clay & wax! that won't happen again anytime soon.

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    :)
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    About to clean my new inlet manifold at work and realised i forgot the degreaser at home :-/ so its got oil all over it still from the mechanics hands
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    [Jun 19, 2013]
    tryed to race an old vauxhall astra in early hours of morning, not a VXR but the earlier model. mines is stock TFSI, and he hammered me.

    Gutting.

    JJ.
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    GSi? GTE?

    What engine do you have, 2.0T? please say no :(
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    Just took a wee trip to Newcastle to do a spot of remapping and then gave it some beanz over the A68 back home......good road but not as good as the A701 - that be EPIC that be.
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    Mine, yes it 2.0 Tfsi.

    JJ.
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    IIRC the old Astra 16v GTE had a 150bhp 2.0L engine in it and was quick in those days.......suffered alot from torque steer though. My dad had one. I loved the digi dash and how it all disappeared when the sun shone thro the back window
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    The Astra must have been tweaked.......I bet it had a turbo on it as that was an easy mod to do and took power to over 200bhp.
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    GSI. which is like just under 300kg lighter with same stock bhp, and he had mods im guessing, :( bad times.

    JJ.
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    The GSi was properly quick when it was released - as are most Vauxhalls as that's the only claim to fame they have! all the old ones handle like sacks of s**t though.

    Time for a remap maybe? :racer:
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