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  1. Harvey

    Show Us Your Beading Shots

    Removed the wheels & detailed the rims, this was during car washing afterwards.
  2. Harvey

    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    New fluid decanted & being pumped in via the fill/level hole. I got 550ml in before it reached level then refitted the ‘old’ oil fill/level plug & ran a VCDS basic setting for the pump to reset values & circulate the new oil. I then pumped in another 150ml (700ml total) before fitting a ‘new’...
  3. Harvey

    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    Busy few days on the S3 with the first job, hover craft conversion levelled on axle stands. The wheels were removed as I had an action plan which consisted of; rim detailing, Haldex service & brake fluid change. Stuck the rims in my man cave ready for a polish ‘n’ wax. Flicked all the...
  4. Harvey

    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    Very pleased with my repair as I used a professional ;)
  5. Harvey

    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    I’ve had the tiny chip from the other week repaired by AB Screens who I’ve used in the past. Andy said as the chip was so small and where it’s located it was difficult to tell if the repair will last, at the very least it was worth a try so time will tell. It was as cheap/cheaper to use my...
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    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    It's 12 years exactly to the day that I dragged my (at the time finished) track car all the way up to Knock Hill for a magazine photoshoot as featured in the June 2009 edition of Total Vauxhall. I can't forget it as I had the absolute pleasure to meet the 90s BTCC legend John Cleland who I got...
  7. Harvey

    Dipped mirror in reverse?

    Earlier FL can be coded without power fold mirrors but I believe later, 2018>, require power fold mirrors to be installed to use mirror dip feature or so I read somewhere. As above mirror switch needs to be in l/h mirror position for r/h drive vehicles. VCDS Module 52 long coding byte 4 then...
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    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    Had a poke around the S3 last night with my VCDS having realised I can check the number of times the S3 had been launched using the procedure aptly titled Launch control programme within the user manual. I’m pleased to say my S3 has never ever, just as I thought, been launched. Goes to show...
  9. Harvey

    Changed my rear pads today...

    Always a satisfying feeling when you DIY it :thumbs up:
  10. Harvey

    Fog light - bulb recommendations?

    I'm running these older Super White 4350K bulbs but expect the 4150K would be perfect for your needs and a decent price to at least try them. I'll get a picture tonight comparing them to my Xenon as the OE bulbs just looked silly in yellow when they came on at night as cornering lights and this...
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    Fog light - bulb recommendations?

    If you want to stick with an OE type bulb to avoid canbus errors MTEC (Maruta) brand come recommended as I've got the Super White in my Amarok front fogs and bought from HIDS-Direct here.
  12. Harvey

    Facelift Mystery connector for pipe

    Same here, it's blanked off if you poke an appropriate size object down the pipe.
  13. Harvey

    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    The S3 got its weekly wash early yesterday and the paintwork is still looking fresh. I grabbed a fresh tube of Autosol a few months back and it finally had some use. The quad tips were just beginning to mark up and that’ll never do so they were subjected to a good hand buff and came up...
  14. Harvey

    Facelift Vital fluids

    Does this mean once the brake fluid is changed that you'll be a quality racer, sorry but I couldn't resist that one!
  15. Harvey

    What Drive Select Mode do you most often use

    Just checked & I run these Individual settings all the time from pootling around to motorway cruising. I will add that I've coded the exhaust flaps open permanently so they are open in D or S when driving.
  16. Harvey

    What Drive Select Mode do you most often use

    I do not agree with that statement one bit but each to their own as everyone is entitled to an opinion :sadlike: @Leevr me too regarding the steering as Comfort setting is way over assistive and you feel so disconnected from the vehicle. I run Individual setting in Driver Select so the...
  17. Harvey

    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    Back to my Vauxhall roots for the last few weeks as I’ve been safely storing a rare 2002 mk4 Astra SRi Turbo while a friend moves to a new house. It’s been a rolling project for him since 2014 and slowly being restored back to original. I can’t help myself so while it’s been with me I’ve...
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    Facelift Vital fluids

    Super stuff, looking forward to doing my Haldex service next month and plan on doing the DSG service later this year possibly next along with f+r diffs. Fresh fluids and filters are never a bad thing and just not worth cutting corners and not servicing these items when it's a fairly straight...
  19. Harvey

    Tyre pressures

    If it helps at all I run 38PSI front & 35PSI rear, S3 Sportback 225/40R18
  20. Harvey

    Goodbye Vauxhall (sort of), well hello Audi S3

    Managed to source the correct transmission oil part no.G055529A2 for my DSG box (DQ381) at a bargain price, sorry Audi S-Tronic is a mouthful. From what I’ve researched the box takes 6L for a complete dry fill and around 4.6L for an oil change (+filter) so I grabbed the full 6L knowing it gives...
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