Recent content by Ian W

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    E10 Petrol

    Had to do a tank of E10 last night, was down to just over the red and no 99 available. So far no noticeable difference but I do mostly potter about rather than drive like a loon, either way just glad I can get to work.
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    Another job or two off this list at the weekend, MOT is due in December but I'm hoping to avoid messing about with it then so I did the inner CV boot, the existing boot was fine but somehow had ended up with no clip on it (was like this when I bought it). Bought a cheap kit from ECP for the...
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    A couple more pictures without the blue tape this time, lenses look lovely and clear :D
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    Thanks :) I aim to keep on using mine for as long as possible!
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    Fitting - Bilstein B8's & H&R 25mm Lowering springs

    Which garage in Neston will do laser alignment on the S3 mate?
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    I was never 100% happy with the job I did on the lights back in December so I tackled them again this weekend, must say they are looking really fresh now. Sealed them with 3M Headlight Clear Coat which gives them a lovely bright finish. I'll get some decent pictures when the car the is clean.
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    Do you daily your S3?

    Good to see so far they are all daily drivers! Having a second car is a big advantage, I am lucky that I have another toy in the garage if the S3 needs a bit or work or failing that there is the wife's car so I don't feel that pressure to ensure it is ready for the next day if I start a job.
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    Needs a clean but it was looking quite nice in the sun earlier so snapped a picture :) Hopeful that sooner rather than later I can give it clean and get some winter protection on it.
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    It had a tracker fitted earlier in it's life and is something to do with that. From the drivers seat if is obscured by the steering wheel so it doesn't bother me
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    Thanks, would stay like that if is wasn't for a two year old who loves to drop crumbs everywhere!
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    Do you daily your S3?

    Just wondering how many of us daily our S3's? I do, bought it to daily and intend to keep it that way for as long as possible
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    Replaced the sticky caliper and added new pads to both sides this weekend, must have been failing for a while as the difference in pad wear between the driver side and passenger was quite significant. I recall thinking back in December that it felt like it was being held on the brakes at times...
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    Front Drive Shaft Nut Size?

    Cheers :)
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    Front Drive Shaft Nut Size?

    Morning, I went to fix my inner CV at the weekend and realised my 2001 S3 has a nut on the end of the drive shaft rather than a bolt. Can anyone confirm what size socket is required? Thanks
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    Back in S3 number 4!

    I've developed a sticky front caliper on the S3 so while confirming that diagnosis on Saturday I did what every S3 owner needs to do and pulled out the arch liner to clear mud out from the inner wing, I also went around the lip on the wing as that was full of packed in mud and grime. It really...
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