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  1. thegoal007

    Back in S3 number 4!

    that side on view looks like fresh out of a showroom...cant say the same about the dustbin next to it! As much as I love red, i would never go for a red car. I had my Ford RS2000 venetian red - just as gleaming for about 3 years (years ago!), but I felt it spent more time in garages from...
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    Another S3 owner back again - Cactus Green!

    I could need glasses!
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    Another S3 owner back again - Cactus Green!

    I am now expert, but having got Audi to replace/repair/paint one side of the roof rail due to rust (fully paid by Audi) I thought it was a really good job many many years ago - i could see nothing and I was looking very carefully at all angles. I recently took it to a local firm with very good...
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    Another S3 owner back again - Cactus Green!

    So the roof was repaired and resprayed and a new bootlid was replaced and resprayed. Did you end up respraying the whole car?
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    Another S3 owner back again - Cactus Green!

    The previous owner had it for 3 years and you, i guess about 4 months? you have a quickly growing family...:-) selling it so quick..really?
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    Another S3 owner back again - Cactus Green!

    Yep, just to repeat myself awesome looking colour on the S3. The only thing I would say to others is that you may think it looks good in pictures, but in real life it looks a whole lot more amazing. I can't quite get the picture of a green S3 I saw about 10 yeas ago(!) in the gleaming sunshine...
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    Post your eBay finds & link your classifieds sales,also WANTED stuff

    All of a sudden after angry call to the insurance company asking them to explain why they are quick to write of my car I got a call from their repair division to arrange collection and repair!!! Must be some kind of default stance by the insurance company on any car with this sort of age. Had I...
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    Post your eBay finds & link your classifieds sales,also WANTED stuff

    Upon further inquiries there is new one available via TPS at £130. pricing for eveything new is going to be a costly affair for me, but really the insurance should not be writing the car off based on what I can see the value of the new parts are. labour is an unknown, but come on not enough to...
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    Post your eBay finds & link your classifieds sales,also WANTED stuff

    It appears I am now looking for a complete rear bumper (ideally ming blue) for my 2002 S3 after a car parking incident! Audi have the bumper available new at a cool cost of £435 + obviously the fitting and painting+ fixing kit. But the grey insert strip is now no longer available! This may be...
  10. thegoal007

    My S3

    £400 for that work is very cheap....erm a bit too cheap. Do they come recommended? Have ou seen any of their finished work ? googled them, if online/reviews? Did you ever get it done? did he remove the bonnet, bumpers before spraying? I would probably need 3 times more that amount down south...
  11. thegoal007

    Alarm/siren unit replacement...

    sounds like there's some faffing around to be done to fit the differently designed/replacement siren - to do with brackets and wiring. i just about recently managed to change one of my ignition coils having to unbolt bits to move out the way an found it very difficulty to remove the wiring plug...
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    Alarm/siren unit replacement...

    yep, thanks for that. Strange how the etka diagrams specifically for my car are WRONG with regards to the positioning of the unit. The part number you gave does appear to be the right one and does appear on the diagram. the etka diagram does have my correct vin plate. Would that not cause a bit...
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    Alarm/siren unit replacement...

    Was at Audi dealers today asking about the cost of a new one and perhaps get a labour cost for its replacement. The problem is I was told the siren is near the back of the engine. I thought it was deep beneath the bose sub in the rear boot. The other part he identified around that area is the...
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    Another S3 owner back again - Cactus Green!

    I remember seeing a green one like yours years ago. It was sparkling and did not fail to impress. In fact I would go as far as to say probably the best colour I've seen...in the sunlight
  15. thegoal007

    I Want To Sell My MK1 S3 2001 (low mileage)

    It's been a while since I looked at prices, but I just checked on Autotrader for all S3's prior to 03 plate and prices seem a bit on the high side with just one mk1 with higher mileage appearing a bit on the cheap side. But as usual, anyone can ask for anything they want - what they actually...
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    S3- rear wheels feel like they're dragging?

    I think I too kept my old controller - hidden somewhere in the depths of my tool shed! tbh, I dont even know why. perhaps wishful thinking one day it will be curable! and in a good few years time might be worth $$$. Found some old 1981 bmw 635 rear plastic lens in my loft (spares from my old...
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    S3- rear wheels feel like they're dragging?

    2nd hand is the way to go based on the cost, but as its such a common issue the chances of swapping for another bad one is very worrying. That said, try and gauge a genuine seller or/and perhaps one that's come off a car that has been written off from a frontal crash. Not sure if purchasing one...
  18. thegoal007

    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    just read this last page of posts and noticed you mentioned..... "advisory on the last MOT for front indicators not being bright enough" Then you later commented you replaced the standard light bulbs - so the standard bulbs not good enough or they decreased their brightness over time? Also how...
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    Air con...

    I was merely commentating comparing the air con. Obviously the audi is far more superior in other ways, but really air con?
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