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A4 B7 3.0 V6 Tdi Cabriolet "Project"

Buffwesty Sep 18, 2017

  1. Buffwesty

    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Hello everyone,

    I am currently the proud owner of this lovely 2007, 3.0 V6 Tdi A4 Cabriolet, Tiptronic Quattro.
    75,000 miles on the clock, 1 owner from new, garaged all its life, full service history and all mine for £5750.00 back in April this year.

    It is the exact spec I was after, bar electric seats and cruise control, but ill come to that later.
    It is an S-Line with the S-Line front bumper which really sets apart from the standard in my opinion.
    Extras include - Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Colour DIS, Bose Sound System, Heated Seats and Leather Sports Steering wheel.

    Only bad points: Missing S-Line badge on one wing, scratched S-Line badge on steering wheel...that is it if you understand it is a 10 year old car, even so it looks half its age....

    Now I use the word project lightly as I will not be changing the majority of the components away from their current OEM Spec. What I am aiming to do is to sharpen up the appearance and performance and to tweak it so it is something a little different to what your average Joe down the street might own. Something personal to me and how I want the car to be.

    So to start here is how I picked the car up, I drove 200 miles to Wales to view the car and put a deposit down straight away. Real honest chap and thorough test drive and inspection.

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    All in all a real bargain so far and has not put a foot wrong. Except the rear brake light was temperamental so will be changing that.

    More updates to follow....
     

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  3. Buffwesty

    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    First of all it was due a service. So performed a quick oil and filter change including air and pollen filter to freshen her up a bit.
    MOT advisory showed rear pads as nearing limit so changed these too.

    Now my list of modifications started as soon as I got my hands on the V5...

    Subject to change and no particular order:
    - Remap
    -EGR Delete
    -Retrofit Cruise Control
    -Metal pressed Plates
    -S4 Mirrors
    -Heated Mirrors (Shocking that they are not standard...)
    -Few chrome additions to the interior, different models had varying levels of detail, looking to add what I can to mine
    -Paint Calipers
    -LED exterior lights (Not headlights)
    -Replace missing Audi Rings from engine bay, See pic :(
    -Retrofit interior light pack, foot-well lighting and puddle lights
    -Back-box delete, replace with straight through pipes
    -Upgrade washer jets to 'spray type'
    -De badge and Re badge where necessary
    -Rear lip spoiler
    -Mudflaps

    I have already added some of these before creating this thread, so I will start in chronological order on my next reply.
    :)
     
  4. Retroman

    Retroman Audi A3 2010 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170 (CBBB engine)

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    Great looking car. Soft tops age so well. Be careful with work that might make the exhaust note "more prominent" on a convertible :highly amused:
     
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Thanks man, yeah I find the cabriolets age a couple of years slower than the rest of the models in it year.
    Yeah I will be careful with exhaust not wanting anything too aggressive.
     
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    My first upgrade after it had been polished and buffed was to fit my Mudflaps from my previous A4 Cabriolet.

    Next I went ahead and painted the calipers a nice subtle silver, to modernise it slightly and remove any rust from view.
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    Please excuse the grime...
     
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    After those two easy mods it got me in the mood to do a few more bits fairly quickly.

    I moved into pressed plates and a lip spoiler the next weekend.
    Pressed plates by far the best upgrade so far, especially on any car in need of new plates to freshen it up!
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Fixed the temperamental centre brake light.
    Quick and painless straight swap, German Ebay.
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    This weekend I got round to exploring how to fit the cruise control.

    Was very simple when using a guide from another helpful member.
    Works a treat, love it for long motorway miles.
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    Airbag out, steering wheel off, cover comes off and slots in after a bit of jiggery pokery and a few screws.

    Activated with Vagcom and all working perfectly!
     
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    The keen eyed among you would have seen the B8 pedals which I upgraded too a few weeks back.

    So much nicer than just boring black..
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Next on my list was the S4 mirror covers.

    Turns out they are hard to source for a cabriolet and the real things are too expensive for my liking.

    So I bought a pair of primed originals from the internet OWN standard and got the spray paint out! Couple of coats along with some lacquer and I am pleased with the finish.
    Not perfect but very close too.. :)

    Sets the car off nicely!
    Please also admire my painting stand...
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    And this is how she is looking so far.
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    All completely stock under the bonnet still, and to be honest still impressive...
    But looking to sharpen her up soon.
     
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    Buffwesty Member Team Mauritius Team V6 Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Cleaned out my Intake, EGR and Throttle body.
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    This is after a good soak and scrub!
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