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  1. GSB

    Bye Bye S3

    That’s a relief, I honestly thought it was just me who read his stuff with a thick Scottish accent. I’ve got something that’s a mix of the Proclaimers, Blackadders mad cousin McAdder and Rab C Nesbit... As for the car? If you like it, then balls to everyone else’s opinion. But naturally, you...
  2. GSB

    Bye Bye S3

    What he said (I think), only with an English accent...:blink:
  3. GSB

    Audi S3 (2015 6 speed) APR Remap

    Hmm. Good point.
  4. GSB

    Facelift s3 gpf filter

    Long time since I looked into that one. Lots of cars have more than one cat. A couple of my old cars had three, two of which lived in the down pipes and were removed. On the first of these cars, which was 20 years ago so it was Euro 2 or 3? the downpipe cats were there to certify the car for...
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    Facelift s3 gpf filter

    Have to agree. For a little bit of extra noise, it’s a disproportionate amount of expense, a lot of work, and when you take into account having to reflash ECU’s, destroy warranties, and render insurance policies null and void, a fair amount of risk. A car that’s supposed to have an OPF isn’t...
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    Audi S3 (2015 6 speed) APR Remap

    I’d love to agree with you, but that would mean my being surprised they spend the euros on a bit of plastic here where the buyer can’t see it, but didn’t spend anything on an equivalent bit of plastic in the front grill to protect the air conditioning condenser. Despite our love for cars we...
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    Thoughts - 4D Plate, need help

    5. It’s indervidjyooal, innit... Which, to be honest is fair enough... if you like it, knock yourself out. It’s only a number plate after all, not some safety critical part of the car or it’s engineering. Same goes for any other customisations you make. I may not like them but I’ll absolutely...
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    Audi S3 (2015 6 speed) APR Remap

    Yes, it would.
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    Thoughts - 4D Plate, need help

    Same as normal plate, but the letters are individually laser cut out of 5 or 6mm thick black plastic and stuck on the yellow background.
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    Thoughts - 4D Plate, need help

    I prefer my plates plain, and not memorable... yet when I did have a private plate I had plates from fourdot that were lovely. Taken in isolation I rather like these 4D things. They’re an original take on a mundane item that we’re legally compelled to nail to the ends of our cars. The amount I...
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    Audi S3 (2015 6 speed) APR Remap

    No, that’s what I’m saying. In fact I didn’t mention aftermarket kits at all. I’m saying that I think it’s there to remove water, because I’ve used exactly the same aero trick for exactly that purpose on a larger scale. I could have gone for air intake silencer, except that it looks like it...
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    Audi S3 (2015 6 speed) APR Remap

    Thats the statement that should ring the alarm bells. Why would VAG fit an intake restrictor, which will increase pumping losses, fuel use and emissions? It makes no sense. Why would VAG spend billions on emissions compliance and testing, fitting particulate filters, undergoing testing and...
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    Audi S3 (2015 6 speed) APR Remap

    Ah, that thing. That’s probably best left where it is if you like your turbocharger...
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    Audi S3 (2015 6 speed) APR Remap

    Snow Grate?
  15. GSB

    OPF delete

    Is there a legal way of doing this? I know Akrapovic we’re working on OPF compliant exhausts, but they are big money... as is the fine for removal. £1000...
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    Removing exhaust tips

    Now you can do what I did. Polish them to a shimmering gleam, then chuck ‘em in a cupboard until the day you sell the car.
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    Removing exhaust tips

    Nope. Just a light tap on the back edge will free it.
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    Removing exhaust tips

    Hammer. get down on the ground, look underneath, apply light “percussive maintenance” to back edge of the tip.
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    Looking for a decent Audi dealer in UK

    Slough. Home of ‘the office’, and frankly, a bit of a dump. But also home to Slough Audi. I bought a new S3 there in 2016. They made an error on the order form, so when the car turned up it had the wrong interior. It was to late to re-order as production had stopped for the facelift A3, so they...
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    What Detailing / Car Care Products Have You Bought / Ordered Today?

    Looks like a decent machine. I’ve got an old Karcher K7.85. Had it fir at least 10 years, and apart from a couple of burst hoses it’s been bombproof. It’s pretty hefty, just under 30kg, which means it needs the wheels it comes on. 2800 Watts means plenty of pressure and plenty of flow for proper...
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