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  1. BigBird

    Freebie! Revision A DV Diaphragm

    Hi all, Just sorting out getting rid of the last few bits from my now sold 2007 8P1 S3. In the shed I've found the diaphragm unit from my OEM revision A diverter valve. It was taken off when I mapped the car & had a non-standard DV fitted. The diaphragm splitting is a fairly common failing...
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    GIAC Flashloader - multimap loading device

    +1 to that! I read of issues with other maps, but was very happy indeed with my stage 2 GIAC ("extreme") map for the 18 months I had it on the S3. Smooth, plenty of torque rich urge, useful kill switch - pretty faultless really...
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    Pipewerx...

    I've not used them, but I was told by my local trusted tuner that they did great work at decent prices. They can modify the exhaust to be exactly as you want it for noise levels etc. If I'd have known of them earlier, I'd have used them for my S3 instead of the usual Milltek route I went down...
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    First Post, Haldex trouble.. Anyone wanna buy a kidney?

    Yes - it should work with the old electronics box. When I had a new diff, they simply plugged the old box into the (nearly) new diff I'd bought...
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    GIAC Flashloader - multimap loading device

    I had one - as Reload says, they're dead easy. I liked the total kill feature whereby the car would remain immobilised even if started with the keys. I found the GIAC map to be lovely - smooth but very torquey. Paulie's right though, maps in the UK are way more than that. My stage 1 S3 map was...
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    First Post, Haldex trouble.. Anyone wanna buy a kidney?

    Hi fella - sorry to hear of your woes. I had my haldex knackered when the garage left the unit empty of oil when changing the filter. Sounds like a haunted sound fomr the rear of the car! I was told if you keep driving it it will eventually sieze - happened to Warren S3 a while ago on the...
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    Shark Stage 3 Review (S3)

    Great stuff and an interesting write up there. The only thing I'd say is that a fair few of us have tried to keep the std clutch by staying stage 1 only to find it slipping pretty quickly. Mine lasted about 1 month (on a car that had covered over 30k miles before the remap) before needing an...
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    Finally done it...Audi to BMW!! yes, i s**t you not!!

    Ha ha! ...not sure - it's a company car and I've always been the type to declare all mods, so don't think the company insurers would take too kindly to it. It should have enough torque as std with the twin scroll turbos for me to be happy. Had a great run over the Snake Pass & around the Peak...
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    Blimey! I've only been away about 50 minutes painting the small bit of the fence I had left to do and you guys have been all nasty to that nice chap. Apart from the heroin reference and nutjob ref, I think I've been quite fair to the guy, but you lot have just descended it into nastiness. I...
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    I'm back - fence has been modded! Still got to have that creme egg though. I always work on the same principle where the missus is concerned - when I'm off I set my targets really low, then when she gets back, I've achieved the target! Works every time. Trying to explain this thread to her...
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    :yahoo: :laugh: ain't that the truth right there... Now you're keeping me from my fence, so I really must go now...
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    I just thought the guy was PR from Audi UK. You mean he's just a nutjob? Crap - that's more of my life wasted. Fence painting beckons - you be nice to the Audi PR guy now everyone.
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    No idea. I'm off. OP had a great idea though - he's talking about modding an 8L A3 (not that it's his yet) or a horse, so the random lure of his thread is getting you 8L guys over to see what all the laughings about on this side of the fence. Genius... Now the kettles boiling, so I really must go.
  14. BigBird

    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    Dunno about upgrades. Now I'm going offline now, but don't you be antagonising all these nice forum people with random talk of buying a horse Audi . They might think you're on it (horse I mean, not actually riding one). Cup of tea, creme egg, then spot of fence painting. An external...
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    Hi - apology not needed. The BMW is cheaper as it's a company car with free fuel. I thought I'd put that. As it's a company car it means the usual free servicing and insurance as well as fuel. So it'll be rather cheaper than running the S3, however many litres it is (2.0 litres with twin turbos...
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    Ads - thank goodness you're here - you'd never have believed it if we'd told you! This is some great afternoon rambling right here. [insert random modification here]
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    Me no buying one - me being given a nearly new one as a company car with free fuel, so I'm taking it. As its a 123d M sport coupe, it'll be a fun change to the S3. Certainly cheaper... Middle button on the far left that says Caps lock - THAT'S THE ONE! Don't shout please. Some of us are trying...
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    Reccomend me some discs & pads

    Hi - you could try Pagid as Murley suggests - for my S3 they were cheaper than OEM ones & are apparently better performing under spiritied driving styles. As for sizes, go on any of the car parts websites that allow you to enter your registration number - that'll give you the correct sizes to...
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    Audi a3 simple modifications please state

    Hi - I'm also coming from the UK. I'll miss this when I flog the S3 soon. I'll bet the BMW forums aren't as random...
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