Recent content by danrst171

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    S3 8P stock Exhaust and Cat dead RiP :(

    You're quite a distance from me but I have the standard cat back from my car just sat in my garden waiting for me to try and sell / scrap it. It's seen better days but it still worked.
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    A3 Budget Track Car Build

    Yeah, I'm working with what I have in terms of the Quattro. I'm aiming to remap to stage 2+, which I believe will get me about 280bhp so hopefully it helps a little when pushing out of slower corners and like you say, it'll be nice to have in the rain. For brakes, I really haven't started...
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    Should I keep the decals?

    Up to you mate. I voted no but like you said...you did it to see if you liked it. If you like it, then get it done professionally and crack on.
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    A3 Budget Track Car Build

    Hi all, I've been meaning to start one of these for a while now. So, rewinding about a year and a half, my friend purchased a 2005 A3 2.0 TFSI Quattro from a garage who they know the owner of. It was a P/X so the dealer just wanted rid and sold it for £750. It had 120k miles on and was sold as...
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    Engine rattle

    best thing to do would be to get it on a diagnostic to see what codes it is throwing when the light is on (or retrospectively held in the memory after the light is out). Obdeleven or VCDS are your best bet. Could be your cam follower in the fuel pump needs replacing (happens to be my next job).
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    Location of egr value (with picture)

    It's an A1 but looks to be the same / similar to your engine based on the picture you provided?
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    Need to get alloys powdercoated, what colour?!

    Always preferred gunmetal over black because the black doesn't look right unless you keep the tyres black (quick Google search to show). Some people don't mind, personally I would. Entirely depends what you want though. I want something abit more out there personally for mine when I do them.
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    Coolant Pipe Screw

    Hi all, I'm replacing the thermostat, two questions hopefully someone can help with: I need to undo a 12 point screw holding the metal coolant pipe going from the thermostat to the Oil Cooler. It seems to just be holding it to a bracket but it's stopping me from pulling the pipe out of the...
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    Belt Tensioner Lock

    Used a 4mm drill bit, biggest j could get to fit. Must have been poor quality lol. Found an Allen key that fit snuggly and that's done the job. Had me abit nervous getting my hands in to remove the screws after seeing it obliterate the drill bit though! Lol. Thanks for the help!
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    Belt Tensioner Lock

    Well that was easy! Do you have to lock it in place? I tried a drill bit and it just snapped in two!
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    Belt Tensioner Lock

    Am I being thick here...I don't see the bolt to turn to move the belt tensioner so I can lock it?
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    A3 2011 SLINE rear rattle

    Could be many things tbh. Is it only when driving over bumps that it's an issue? Were the springs done before the noise started or after?
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    My car right now... hoping to remove the Aircon radiator, fit a toe strap, replace thermostat and if funds permit, a new intercooler. Will be removing the fog lights too and measuring for a home made front grille. Busy weekend!
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    What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

    I put a Milltek non-resonated cat back on the car this afternoon. What a pain in the backside that was! Probably should have purchased new exhaust hangers as the ones on there have probably hardened over time. Taking them off was easy with the tool you can buy, but putting them back on was a...
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    Wiring Help

    Good enough for me! Note to self - make sure the fire extinguisher is close by when trying it for the first time :grinning:
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