Nov 17, 2013
Was it any good??
Didnt even know about it...lol!!
Finally pushed the old girl through her MOT yesterday after she failed at the weekend
Got to love a simple fix of....remove item, clean connections, replace item = voila it now works
One less thing to worry about for another year
^ gratz. Always hate when my MOT is coming up, I'm going to need a new windscreen to get through mine, my windscreens seem to break for fun.
Managed to nap a front s3 break set up last night, the stock breaks are really **** considering the extra power I've got now.
Wasn't bad, just catching up with a few peeps, mainly the Coventry bunch.
Aaah cool is it a regular meet, might have to pop up to one soon.
Anyone going dubclub? And I need to find a "friendly" MOT'er
I got to 'first start' a twin turbo 2.8 V6 8L build
A friend couldnt get the immo data married up between clocks and ecu on another members car (small world), so of I bobbed with my toughbook and back of tricks and she's good to go albeit a few teething issues. Sure was a damn sweet build too, im guessing some posts ad photos will follow!
First Tuesday of every month apparently.
Anyone go Cov last night??
I might join you for the next one in that case.
Gops give me a bell
Finally got around to fitting a 2010 white dash to a 2005 A3 TDi. No dealer needed
I cleaned my sump and pickup did the red dogbone while I was at it. It wasn't too bad a few bits of **** in the pick up and no real disasters. Using the correct torque settings one of the little bolts sheared off so I finished it off without and no more problems. It doesn't appear to be leaking so I think I'll keep an eye on it and leave it til summer and drop it again to sort it out.
Did have a slight panic jumped in the car to visit my sister aircon making a horrible noise... It was just the plastic tray drivers side had unclipped at the top touching a pulley had the few seconds thinking I'd done something expensive!
How dirty was your pickup? Mine was pretty good, just a couple of bits of grit and dipstick. Plenty of burnt on oil in the sump though to remove.
Ported heads all day and all last week
Rover 3.5 v8 heads
20v T head
Clio 172 head
Ford ST170 head
I've driven 188 miles to the coast of Wales, cars used only 1/4 tank and ran perfectly. Checked into a nice hotel now.
Took off polybush top mounts (groaning harsh pieces of ****!), fitted std ones again, and swapped out the AP Sport front springs for my old Apex set, keeping the AP Sport shocks.
Ride quality restored, and car now sits level again. That AP Sport kit left the front too high, not convinced I got went the correct front springs, they certainly sent the wrong rear shocks so makes me wonder what else they got wrong...
Also removed the standard HID bulbs and ballast, as one was failing, and fitted a 55w HId kit with 5000k bulbs. I can see again!
where on the wales coast did you end up? im in aberystwyth
I'm currently at Caernarfon, just looking out to sea. Really nice place, I think it's north from you.
I swap my intercooler pipes over and found this
Sorry found this
The pickup was better then I expected I think it could of been left but had the same burnt on oil. Worth it for piece of mind though I guess.
I did mine on 62k, piece of mind and all that.
Flew 21hrs + 3hr stopover home and then took the car for a spin. Was good to drive after having a Mk7 Golf Diesel, which was also nice it has to be said, if a little slow.
Got my grille, window trims and boot strip wrapped to look like black optic pack...
Paying £800 for the proper kit isn't an option... Just need mirrors spraying now...
Cleaned the inside of the car. It was to cold to wash it. It's been no more than -2C all day.
I can't wait until summer
I jizzed on my car!
I rewired the headlights on my Mk2 Golf with relays to take power direct from the battery bypassing the OE loom... never has the phrase 'night and day' been so appropriate
Meh. Took mine out. leaks badly, filled with water, heater packed up so can't de-mist it. Spent 20 minutes drying it out, only to go out and my EGT guage started playing up, loose wire somewhere.
meh. Winter is ****. Wheelspin in 4th at 110mph is scary.
Rotated my winter tyres around from front to backs.
I hope it gets extremely cold very soon, anything above 8 degrees and they're not great
I've still got my winters on.. They're not bad. I did go over 150 and realise they're not rated at them speeds lol! bbt hybrid is too smooth, I'm gonna get points at this rate!
What are the ratings on your winters mate? With all this cold air about it's no wonder it's flying
I'm not sure you know! I think it's V? They're flipping good in Ice, braking was as normal! I fear braking in ice and snow coz the s3 isn't the best, but with these tyres, it's bluddy great!
Yeah totally agree- they are in a different league when the snow and ice come and you need to use some sudden braking. They are lardy ass cars when it comes to stopping on ice/slush no matter if you have 312s or 6 pots fitted to main thing comes down to the rubber.
I've got V rated on my winters also- good for 149mph
40 year old virgin comes to mind!!!
Fitted my new white fog light bulbs. Thanks T8ups
Then gave the car a very quick wash
Finished the above and now have to port a my new turbine housing for my new turbo tomorrow.
Fitted this today Really happy witth the way it looks. Need to secure the bottom at the windscreen better tho...
Where and how much did you get this for bree? Looks really good
I got the Turbosmart gauge from ebay(£38), from a company in Blackpool.
I got the pillar pod from a company online called NOMAD. That was £42 for the single and iirc £48 for the double.
The good thing with the NOMAD pod is it replaces the entire A-Pillar trim so it keeps it looking factory !!
Technically I did this yesterday but...
What no turbo?
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