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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jojo, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Bennys3
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    [Feb 11, 2014]
    i had a little run with a mate that has a vr6 2.8 12v in his ibiza gti and it sat side by side with my s3? its a bam engined s3 aswell so supposedly 225 when they left the factory?
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    [Feb 11, 2014]
    Dave you should get a group buy going on wheel spacers next :icon_thumright: I've got my AP coilovers and your tie arms sat here.. just need the spacers..
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    Cleaned my maf today, didn't appear dirty but what a difference it made, used electrical contact cleaner and gently agitated it with a cotton bud then dried off with an air line.

    Car seems to have more poke and picks up better and so much smoother power, no more flat spots. Really impressed me for a standard 13year old a3
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    I didn't buy these off Dave . He was just kind enough to lend me his so I could take the measurements and make a drawing to copy them . The hardest bit was finding the right grade aluminum . Just need to get longer wheel studs/bolts for them now . Thanks again Dave .
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    [Feb 12, 2014]
    Spent all night welding the head onto a nuclear reactor, which is pretty much all I've been doing for the past 3 weeks. Finished last night though so I can play with the car again now I'm off nights.

    In tthe past few weeks I've had Forge silicone coolant hoses turn up, s3 disks and carriers, and painted the spare calipers a dull gold colour. Polybushes for my dogbone mount, and a LCR splitter. I'm going to be busy on the weekend :D
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    [Feb 12, 2014]
    Had new windscreen fitted
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Tony Gold, did you ensure that they refitted the scuttle panel properly afterwards, as they always mess up on that!!
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    Yea, nobody likes a soggy pollen filter
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    Yeah checked it over when I picked it up thanks Nilz
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Nice one, hear too many stories about windscreen replacements not being done properly!!
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    That's more impresssive than most posts so far in this thread. I'm sure in reality it's just like a big soldering iron, but it sure sounds impressive to me.
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    Car all booked in for bilstein b8's, Polly bushes,red dog mount, drop links,track rods ends etc, roll on Tuesday, should drive like a new car!!!
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    [Feb 13, 2014]
    Pair cast front lower arms from eBay... nice wee surprise.... allready fitted with poly bushes for £65!!!! Something to do for the weekend

    Better nick than what I have now

    Mark
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    The reactor head itself just looks like a big stainless pot with a load of cables poking out of the top. Then it's all tig welded on, around 60 runs all freehand around it's 32ft circumference. Took quite a while!
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    Woke up just.. With a thought that I need a bigger turbo.. Mmm
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    Do it and ill have yours :)
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Most of my mates are spending silly money on gifts and places to go for valentines day- I'm sat here calculating how much I have to spend on car parts and when to get them fitted :) lol

    Anyway- on subject....I'll be putting a few hundred miles on the S3 today- off to Suffolk to pick up a motor for a friend....so will check the tyre pressure and fluids before I set off- fingers crossed I don't come across a slow puncture or nail :-\

    The car is VAG but unfortunately doesn't have the 4 rings :(

    ALTHOUGH there is something very interesting at this garage with 4 rings that will warrant a pic off that I'll post up :)
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    Another ST170+20vT head done and working on a Rover V8 head

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    And as you can see the standard port
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    20v T head

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    V8

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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    Not today, but my new brake discs arrived yesterday, just need to find a dry day to fit them and test them out!
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    What have you gone for Joe? I've got some Brembo Jnrs to fit. Dying for some space and good weather.
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    [Feb 19, 2014]
    2 piece 330mm fronts to match the 2 piece rears, retains the Brembo calipers, but uses a 4mm spacer. :)
  22. jojo
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    Should look like this fitted.

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    [Feb 19, 2014]
    How much did you pay for those JOJO as that's the next on my list
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    [Feb 19, 2014]
    LAVELY! For heat dissipation purposes I assume (not forgetting how aesthetically pleasing they are!! Hubba hubba!!). Also presume the 4mm spacer is on the carrier for the Brembo calipers?
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    That's a secret. :eyebrows:

    Yes, spacer for the carrier.
  26. Andrew@A.L.D
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    Just finished off this minute a Clio 182 head

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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    [Feb 19, 2014]
    Where's disc's from jojo?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    They are Badger 5 2-piece 330mm x 28mm discs, but I didn't get them from Bill. :tapedshut:
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Fitted led side lights bulbs (quite fiddly with large hands) and attempted to remove maf to clean, only to find my anti tamper torx heads don't fit :( will remove the plastic part instead so the maf stays seated.
    Dave
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    bought this on e bay for 20 quid, sold as spares or repair, bushing had moved in air trigger, 5 minutes fix
    rated at 1000 footpounds, that should get the wheel nuts off:sm4:

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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Couple of niggles sorted on mine so :

    new Bosch S5005 battery put in
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    new fuel filter

    and have tried to solve the leaky centre part of my exhaust
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    Finally ordered my catch can and pipe work hopefully get it fitted this weekend! Talking myself into ordering a b5 tip and doing the lot in one go now :)
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Bought a set of refurbed RS4 style alloys and 2 new tyres. will hopefully fit them and my 312 s3 discs next week :) just my intercooler pipework to go and a bit of touching up on the body work and my aims for this build have been achieved :O
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    Bought some oil
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    208 litres? should last a little while
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Just had bilstein b8's with h&r springs fitted, Dave's adjustable tie bars, full poly bush set up, red dog bone, drop links,track rod ends,ball joints fitted today can't wait for 4 wheel allinement next week
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    IMG_2206.jpg

    Got this fitted, from John Ashley exhausts
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    Completely forgot I had a set of those tie bars on order, will hopefully turn up soon so I can stick my dogbone and new wheels on!
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Did oil and filter change, with 5w 40 triple QX fully synthetic and Bosch oil filter. Also did Haldex oil and filter, very easy job, once you know where the filter is and changed my fuel filter. The fuel filter had only done 9,000 miles so what was coming out was still very clean. Jobs for Sunday are my putting my NGK BKR7E plugs in and hopefully my hose and T piece turn up so I can get cracked on with the N249 bypass.
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