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  1. tcg

    my s3 project build

    Wicked job mate...putting us to shame :blush:
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    It's got to go...I've taken it as far as I want to, it needs someone to take it on, tidy up the paint and maybe uprate the suspension...I can't justify doing that on 20 miles a week and with my level of driving, a track day would most likely end up as a scrap day. I'm taking it out today for my...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Any time is a tough time for me, I only usually sell my cars when they die or become too expensive to justify the work needed and I bought my S3 in February 2016 when it was snowing and got shafted on the aircon :huh: I have no idea of value with these cars, the prices vary so much...it needs to...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Final upgrade for my RNS-E today, adding bluetooth music streaming from the phone. I bought a gadget from Ebay that plugs into the back of the radio, advertised for concert/chorus/symphony radio's...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Ah, I remember you doing it now...looks a lot cleaner than mine...I did it that way as I had a facelift switch that had worn away around the switch part but I should have done a better job.
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Forgot to mention guys...when it came to sticking down the light sensor on the dash, I used a hairdryer to warn up the cable to make it a bit more supple as it was quite hard to get the sensor to stick down and not keep popping up!...I also laid a heavy spanner on the sensor for a while to keep...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Decided to add auto lights using an ebay Golf MK4 switch... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313603922044?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 This one didn't need programming, as well as the auto function, it has a 20 second timer from when you remove the key when it's dark...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Cheers mate, hopefully it will lengthen its life a bit more and a bonus for the next owner.
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    This week so far has been mostly cleaning and undersealing...so lucky to have a garage to work on my car. Had the wheels off and slapped a coat of underseal on all the parts I could get to with a brush and gave the arch guards a clean and plastic treatment. Also cleaned the back of the wheels...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Sorted out my alarm siren with a lucky replacement from ebay and I cut my old one open to see if it was salvageable... The batteries had leaked over the circuit board and corroded the contacts...it's toast. Anyone who has to do this, I used this guide...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    I just brushed off the underside, as it was dry, then painted it on...quite surprised how well it stuck to the body...it took me about an hour ( while my mate had to source a big clamp ) Got it from Halfords...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    A visit to my exhaust man today as the middle clamp had bust and it's in for the MOT next Monday. Whilst it was up in the air I slapped some Hammerite underbody seal on the underside... Looks much better now and a bit more protection from the elements, not forgetting a nice shiny clamp for the...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    A trip to the scrapyard today and a case of what could've been,,,managed to pick up a replacement window switch and the A3 1.9TDI it came from had an auto dimming mirror fitted but unfortunately it had 'blown', also had a scuttle panel without any cracks in the grills but couldn't get that off...
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Cheers mate, for once, everything went to plan with that one...a bit nicer than a 'plug in' one in the cig lighter socket.
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Booked my S3 in for next month and hopefully it's last service and MOT in my ownership...if/when it passes, I'm going to stick it the classifieds and start looking for it's replacement. Just like an old girlfriend, who won't accept it's over, I put the windows down after leaving my mechanic's...
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    Do you daily your S3?

    Mine comes out of the garage twice a week covering about 15 miles in total...that's why It's up for sale next month, it needs to be ragged on a regular basis.
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    My Belated build thread

    That's a beautiful piece of art mate...shame to stick it in an engine bay, but when you do, it's gonna fly!
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    Thanks Sandra...it's a marmite thing...I think it 'freshens' the car up, a bit more modern. I think they will suit a black car best, not sure on lighter colour cars...but that's just my opinion, not the masses.
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    Stop the clock...Start the thread-My baby is home

    More pictures than reading this time, to ease you back in after the Bank Holiday weekend... Not one for the purists and will no doubt divide opinion, but I've never been a fan of the oem rear lights so I've been on the hunt for quite some time. I bought a pair of tinted/smoked Depo ones last...
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    RNS-E retrofitters, need a little help with speed signal

    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/stop-the-clock-start-the-thread-my-baby-is-home.261997/post-3273648 hth
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