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What have you done today?

jojo Nov 17, 2013

  1. andrew_wright

    andrew_wright Member

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    Was an empty road and that was it slowing down.

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  2. Stacey896

    Stacey896 New Member Audi S3

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    Currently giving the back of the boot liner the royal treatment!! #seewhatididthere


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  3. samurai

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    Saturday was a green day .... grinch was born again christmas watch out .... lol
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  4. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk Team Ming Blue Audi S3

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    Nice colour Samurai.
     
  5. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    reminds me of my old XR2...

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  6. IanPG

    IanPG Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue Silver Supporter Audi S3

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    GREAT!

    just.... abs-a-far-king-loot-ly GREAT!

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  7. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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  9. IanPG

    IanPG Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue Silver Supporter Audi S3

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    *cry* yes
     
  10. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Remember this post in your build thread?

    Sorry dude...

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  11. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    Did you replace the gear selector you had on with an OEM version?

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    Where are the dyno updates in "Not Another Nogaro" have they finished tinkering?
     
  12. IanPG

    IanPG Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue Silver Supporter Audi S3

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    LOL

    you cursed me!

    This is on the daily so... i'm public transporting till i can get the shifter cable ends from dieselgeek.


    Updates coming soon - hands are going to be quite full this weekend!!!
     
  13. Dohcwp

    Dohcwp Setting the Standard Team Silver Audi A3

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    bought a new dremel since i killed my old one

    and took a swing at an 8p key conversion

    i had to literally break the old switchblade to get the blade out

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    the i hammered the blade into the new switchblade, yes hammered as it is quite a stiff fit luckily nothing broke

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    Noticed the 8p keyfob has a hole for an led so i decided to utilise it, when you press the fob the led lights up

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    you have to cut the 8l pcb in certain areas to get it to fit and then glue it in place

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    the finished product

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  14. warren9022

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    Looks good. Did you have any problems getting the old transponder out? Broke mine trying to get it out :angry:
     
  15. Dohcwp

    Dohcwp Setting the Standard Team Silver Audi A3

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    i ordered a new one when i did my cluster swap a few years ago as i struggled to code the old one to the cluster. new one i didnt glue like oem (i just taped it to stay in place)
     
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  16. Stuart B

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    Oil and Filter change the DIS was saying SERVICE! I need a new sump as I have to put additional washers on the sump plug and include "fernex" sealant on the plug and leave for 2 hours before filling with oil.

    but...
    I am due to do a compression test - will do tomorrow
    I used engine flush and noticed I had foam in the water expansion tank after changing oil !!!! ALERT !!!! <-- radweld maybe too :)
    I have a thermostat to replace but it looks like a pig of a job especially when, there is loads of stuff I want to watch on TV!
    the little previously noisy electric pump has stopped running at all let alone for 10 minutes after the engine has been switched off.

    but it good news my MAF reading this morning was 226 g/s at 6500 RPM - that is maxed out and borderline (or the new MAF sensor is rubbish)

    so in summary, my car is puffing smoke from dip stick, is running fantastically, even though I think the head gasket is iffy, I love this confused junk.
     
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  17. tcg

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    Make sure you've got a pair of these on...
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    Should help increase the compression!
     
  18. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    This is exactly what happened with mine. Still ran good and still pull’d hard through the revs like you smile came out off the dipstick if I booted it I got a funny feeling your not going to like your test results
     
  19. Stuart B

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    hence why I haven't done it yet, I wont fix it - so it would just be for information. if it is the head and not the rings then I might look at it at some point?!more likely to sell and get something else.
     
  20. hydro s3

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    Stuart why would you not like to fix it up urself?
    Do u not like that colour you have?
     
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  24. Stuart B

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    I know, but it would be a new energy project - I need to decide whether I continue as is making do / limping on, spend big on this, buy another project or just skip cars and go back to wasting my money on laptops :). I am not patient enough to make a good job of things on cars, I have had enough easy to do fun with the S3 - it's probably been the longest period without any major faults now since the MOT, and I've had some fun with the mapping side of things. My dashboard lamp for main beam doesn't work (well is really dim) and the switch illumination doesn't work properly (intermittent).

    My problem is when it comes to selling - I don't have a "rip off" mentality so the ebay advert will be mostly "project, project, project" and I will take the current map off and put on the Stage 1 map it came with, as I reckon this would bend the engine (if not already) if driven hard for longer than an overtake.
     
  25. Stuart B

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    he he - but I have one in my S3 too. so cobble together two broken K04s to go into an S4 along with new RS4 MAFs and silicon pipes front mounted intercoolers and the problems all start again :) :)

    I still feel guilty for never picking that up. please let me pay the postage.
     
  26. tcg

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    I feel your pain mate,grab yourself a few cans and maybe throw the empties at it until you feel better.
     
  27. tcg

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    I think I have enough confidence in my S3,albeit a random stuttering here and there,to deliver it if you ever feel the 'need for speed'.
     
  28. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    "random stuttering" is in the manual, it gives the car character.
     
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  29. tcg

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    I seem to have developed an OCD for scanning my car,more often than looking for my next Ferrari!
     
  30. Joewhyte97

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    Had a very sad start to my long weekend. Its even worse that the fact it wasn’t my fault [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  31. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    No way that’s a sh1t day. The look of that the insurance will write it off
     
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  32. Stuart B

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    don't do it.. I have removed all the tools from my passenger and rear foot-wells, now I know how those "barebackers" in 'Frisco feel like.
     
  33. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    oh man... bad luck :(
     
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  34. Joewhyte97

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    Yeah everyone that has seen it recons its a write off. Its just depressing to see my pride and joy looking like that.


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  35. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    Would you buy another or just move on ?
     
  36. Joewhyte97

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    I will probably move on now as alot of them that are forsale are quite high milage, which sort of puts me off buying one, im thinking on getting a 2.0 tdi 8p as i have moved and i am now traveling further to work now so will just be better for me.


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  37. S3JACKSON

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    Cleared snow off the car

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  38. tcg

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    No Need :cold: it's not playing today

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  39. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    Wish we had snow like that here could have abit of fun in the r32 . Last time we had snow like that was years ago I had mk4 4motion never struggled going past people wheelspinning backwards down hill ha.
     
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  40. Stuart B

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    Today I didn't do the compression test - got only 3 of the 4 plugs undone (cylinder 1 was extremely tight - it's always been a hot cylinder where I have had issue's with a misfire on multiple occasions and cylinder 2 - I couldn't get the plug undone using the same tools which undid 3 and 4 easily. rather than struggling and breaking it somehow.. I put it back together again and went to the park with the grandkids to make a snowman.

    has anyone ever sprayed something down to help undo the plug - I think it is the grease boiling and bonding the plug - they only went in 6 months ago.

    In my head - I think cylinder 1 and cylinder 2 are a problem between each other. This is the head damage I ignored when I change the head gasket.

    If you look at the head you can see where the ceramic part of a spark plug (in my avatar) had broken off in cylinder 1, but there is also damage in cylinder 2 which means that some how it travelled in-between cylinder 1 and 2 through the exhaust valves?

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