Another build/progress thread (sort of) - my S3

Aviry

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Nice work. where did you get the black edition grill from? seems like the hardest part to find online.
 

nikkeaspholm

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******..great light output, mine is the update 2010 S3 so has D3S.
Could you of got to them from behind the wheel arch?
Yeah you could access the bulb housing that way, but the bulbs themselves are held in place with some kind of metal clips, nothing like the simple green bulb holder on the facelifts.. I doubt I could have done it that way plus I had the bumper off anyway so didn't really matter :p

If you are looking for new bulbs philips makes a similar "high output" bulb in D3S, called extreme vision iirc :)
 

nikkeaspholm

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nikkeaspholm

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Time to get the nice stuff installed... First, rear anti-roll bar

Difference between oem and H&R
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...and done, looks rather nice too
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Was gonna do the front as well, but soon realized it would be a real pita job on the driveway so ditched that idea quite fast..

On to the Revo engine mounts instead, first the dogbone insert which was surprisingly easy to slide in place...
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and the dogbone mount itself
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degreased the engine bay before starting any installation
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about 30 g each of weight saving on the engine and transmission mounts, yay!
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was experiencing some idling issues so replaced the PCV valve
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onto the revo intake :) the hose clamp for the turbo inlet was not exactly a fun part to deal with...
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everything in place at last
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The engine mounts have really transformed the sound, feel and entire experience of the car, gone is pretty much all "refinement" and comfort :p I understand this is not everyones cup of tea but personally I love it! Engine sound in the cabin has increased a lot, you get a massive throaty engine roar across the entire rev range. This combined with the sweet intake sound and a sports exhaust gives one hell of a sound experience, just love it! All sorts of wheel hop and engine movement is also gone and shifts are really smooth and precise. Everything just feels much more connected, the car is really starting to feel more like a proper sports car which is exactly what I'm after.

The anti roll bar did exactly what it's supposed to, reduced a lot of the understeer and body roll at the rear. You can definitely feel the difference to the stock front bar, front just feels more sloppy..

Just some final touches to the engine bay left now...
 

nikkeaspholm

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Finally finished up the engine bay work, one last detailing with some vinyl gloss and stuff and the TTS engine cover is finally in place :)

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...and the essential black caps
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Still have to get the rear ARB fitted, then I should be satisfied, at least for some time :p
 

nikkeaspholm

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About time for a little update, done a few minor upgrades during the summer.. The front sway bar is now installed, and what a difference it made! Even more noticeable than the rear imo.. I have the rear set to hard and front to soft like most guys recommend and it seems to work very well, car feels really planted and a lot of the understeer is gone. The engine mounts have bedded in a long time ago, the aggressive sound is still there but the vibrations have settled quite a lot which is nice. Still a few rattles here and there to sort out but nothing too serious.

I had the old rev G diverter valve which isn't exactly known to last so decided to fit a GFB DV+...

The old G valve, diaphragm was still in surprisingly good condition, no tears or damage at all
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...and the dv+
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Definitely noticed an improvement with the dv+, seems to hold boost better especially between shifts.


Also got the GFB lightweight crank pulley, unlike the neuspeed this is a non-underdrive pulley so it does not affect the ac or alternator in any way, which also means you can use the oem belt. 1.4 kg lighter than oem and a nice looking finish...
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Of course no noticeable power gains but the engine response sure improved especially in the lower rev range. Car revs quicker and shifts feels smoother due to revs dropping faster. I also find it slightly easier to rev match thanks to the faster response.

Overall a few nice bits to improve the feel and response of the car :)


A few recent photos of my baby...
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nikkeaspholm

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Good work on the paint....coming from another Phantom Black owner.

I agree, that menzerna polish looks like it works a treat on black...

Thanks guys! :) The super finish 4000 creates a great depth to any dark paint, sure one of the best finish compounds available...
 

nikkeaspholm

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Time to give the rear end some well deserved upgrades :) First, out with the crappy rear wiper..

didn't look too nice
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This is the method I ended up using to get the wiper blade off the motor, was quite easy with some persuasion and a lot of WD40
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All the unnecessary parts.. About 1 kg of weight saving, yay!
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And with the gecleant plug fitted, great quality too
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Was cleaning the spare wheel compartment and decided to open the rear battery tray just out of curiosity and this is what I found! Almost 1 litre of water in there! Gotta keep an eye on this in case there is a water leak somewhere... Never noticed any water or moisture in the trunk so no idea how the hell its getting in there:O
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Finally got a set of 2011 rear light clusters, look amazing!
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Everything nice and clean before the new clusters go in
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And the difference!
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Fitted some OEM led number plate lights, the old ones used to light up the entire bumper and ground, almost like a pair of reversing lights so these were a big improvement, plus I like the idea of having everything look OEM
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Also fitted an ultra bright led reversing light, like 10 times brighter than the crappy halogen bulbs
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josh2303

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@nikkeaspholm what bulb type are the reverse lights , would be interested in getting some just put off by all the warning lights and stuff i could end up with. great work so far dude love your attention to detail.
 

nikkeaspholm

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@nikkeaspholm what bulb type are the reverse lights , would be interested in getting some just put off by all the warning lights and stuff i could end up with. great work so far dude love your attention to detail.
Thanks a lot! Really appreciate all the positive response here! :) The bulb type itself is a regular P21W, that led bulb is a "20w cree super bright canbus" or similar, got it from a swedish online car lights specialist. No errors at all on my 2008, but don't know how it would work on 2009+ cars. Being a 20w canbus bulb it shouldn't require any kind of resistors or looms...
 

nikkeaspholm

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LukeA3TDi

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Hi, brilliant build. I love your attention to detail and really like the ultra bright reverse LED as well as your OEM LED number plate lights. Can I ask where you got the number plate lights from? I've seen a lot on ebay but I think they will be too bright like you mentioned. Thanks in advance.
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Great job on your S3 mate, she is looking mint!

I especially love the idea of spraying the front splitter center section aluminium to match the wing mirrors, I will now be doing this myself.
 

Dannymoto

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Hi, brilliant build. I love your attention to detail and really like the ultra bright reverse LED as well as your OEM LED number plate lights. Can I ask where you got the number plate lights from? I've seen a lot on ebay but I think they will be too bright like you mentioned. Thanks in advance.
Get them from Audi directly or from here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/131312806310

You can get them cheaper on eBay I would imagine, part numbers are 4H0943021 and 4H0943022.

I have them on mine they're very nice!
 

nikkeaspholm

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Thanks a lot guys! :) Being somewhat of a perfectionist there are always some details that bugs the hell out of me, haha. The number plate lights are the oem ones mentioned above. They work without any resistors or coding on my pre-facelift, but I believe they have to be coded for some facelift cars, maybe someone with more knowledge of this can give a better answer...
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Thanks a lot guys! :) Being somewhat of a perfectionist there are always some details that bugs the hell out of me, haha. The number plate lights are the oem ones mentioned above. They work without any resistors or coding on my pre-facelift, but I believe they have to be coded for some facelift cars, maybe someone with more knowledge of this can give a better answer...

You've made some great progress bud.

Are the number plate lights in the following link (https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/131312806310) the ones you ordered which were a straight swap in your pre-facelift S3 with no errors?

In regards to the front splitter, do you have a specific colour code or did you just go to a garage and asked them to spray it Aluminium?
 

Dannymoto

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You've made some great progress bud.

Are the number plate lights in the following link (https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/131312806310) the ones you ordered which were a straight swap in your pre-facelift S3 with no errors?

In regards to the front splitter, do you have a specific colour code or did you just go to a garage and asked them to spray it Aluminium?
Use the part numbers that I gave, I think they're cheaper from Audi.

I have facelift and I needed an adapter to remove the error light.
 

nikkeaspholm

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Yes those are the ones I have. I ordered them from audi, my dealer usually gives me some pretty good discounts so got them fairly cheap too :)

As for the aluminum front lip, I just asked the paint shop to match the mirrors so unfortunately I don't have a color code.. They used a frozen/matte clear coat on top to get the right finish. It is exactly the same finish as the RS aluminum optics packs.
 

nikkeaspholm

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About time for an update over here, the car has been sitting in the garage for the entire winter season. Spring is finally here and it's time to get her back on the roads again :) But before that, time for some upgrades I've been looking at ever since I got the car...

KW V2 coilovers and Superpro anti-lift kit
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Had my tuner install these so no fancy diy pictures this time... Only drove home from the tuner and everything is already completely soaked in **** thanks to all the road salt used up here
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Only had time to do a quick test drive with the new setup,all I can say is WOW! What a difference it made, this has completely transformed the chassis, all body roll is gone, the car feels so planted all the time and just wants to turn. Can't wait until I get to drive it properly!
The overall comfort has also increased which is a nice bonus, it is still quite firm but the crashy feel of the oem dampers is all gone.

I've always been more interested in the handling, feel and balance rather than straight-line speed, and finally the car is starting to behave just how I want it to, couldn't be happier with the setup! I have the dampers set at the KW recommended setting which seems to work very well, still have to play around with the sway bar settings as the front feels just a little too soft for my liking..

The car is also lowered around 25 mm front and 15 rear, which levels out the arch gap at the front and gives a nice overall stance. Unfortunately no pics of this yet..


Was running low on brake pads so time to sort out that as well... Went with the Brembo HP2000s as I got a cracking deal on both front and rear pads...

old vs. new
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Rears were still ok but replaced them anyway
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Removed the ugly faded splash shields and cleaned the calipers...
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The pads are just as quiet as the oems and dust levels seems to be much lower which is really nice. I did notice a slightly improved bite while bedding them in but as I haven't been able to drive the car properly yet I can't comment more on the braking performance...
 

nikkeaspholm

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Been really lazy on updating this thread due to being completely buried with work recently, so here goes:

Update on the brake pads - brake dust are again back to oem levels, so no noticeable improvement here. However I find the ABS kicking in more often now (maybe due to my poor braking technique..) so definitely an improved braking performance. The weak link now is my worn out eagle F1s, Michelin super sports next!

Also did a summer detail, no polish needed at all except for the front bumper. Seems to be impossible to remove insects without scratching... Decided to try a different paint sealant this time, Menzerna power lock. Gives even more gloss, plus I found it easier to work with than the ultima paint guard I used before so really happy with it!

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A semi-crappy photo showing the arch gap with the coilovers installed, lowered around 25mm front and 15 rear
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Got the cam follower, timing chain, tensioner and valve cover gasket replaced, old follower looked almost too good considering the mileage (120k km), must have been replaced before
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Next job was to clean the oil pickup pipe, have heard of too many engine failures due to the pipe being clogged so wasn't gonna take any chances with it. My car has a spot on service history so wasn't expecting any issues but better safe than sorry...

Just a tiny bit of sludge
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nice and clean pipe and new o-ring fitted
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While cleaning the oil pan I found these small plastic bits, looks like coming from a broken timing chain tensioner. Considering it was replaced recently and the old one still looked really good I'm starting to believe the car has suffered a tensioner failure sometime in its life.. As far as I know there are no other similar plastic parts in this engine, except for the oil pump chain tensioner which looked fine.
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Found a rather worrying oil leak that seems to be coming from the head gasket area, another piece of evidence suggesting some kind of cylinder head failure that has been improperly fixed. Head gaskets are not exactly supposed to go after 120k km, especially on this engine
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Like the possible head gasket failure wasn't enough, I'm getting some quite loud knocking from around the gearbox, suggesting a failing dual mass flywheel, or maybe even some kind of gearbox bearing failing, meaning a complete gearbox rebuild...

Hoping for the best, will find out more once I get the car booked in at my tuner. Updates to come!
 

nikkeaspholm

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So had the car at my tuner to diagnose the oil leak, as far as they can tell no issues at all with the head gasket, the oil on the engine block is probably from the leaking valve cover gasket which was replaced a while ago, or the rear pcv hose. They however did find a leaking transfer case plus a leaking intercooler, both apparently very common issues on the S3. Decided to get the entire transfer case rebuilt with new seals and gaskets everywhere for the peace of mind. Booked in a clutch/flywheel upgrade as well since the dmf rattle was getting quite alarming at this point...

Clutch was replaced with a Sachs organic 530nm combined with a lighter single mass flywheel, which my tuner also recommended over a dmf setup, also wanted a lighter flywheel to improve the engine response a bit, plus I want it to be bulletproof for trackdays
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...and my old dmf, what a ticking bomb!

Some kind of bearing material coming loose
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Really happy with the smf setup so far, no vibrations at all, even with the full revo engine mount kit. Compared to the rocking and shaking of the failing DMF the car feels almost too refined now xD Somewhat more noise, mostly during idling and engine braking (compared to a healthy dmf) but nothing I can't live with. The only downside so far is the car sounds like a tractor on low rpms, haha

Also ordered a Wagner competition intercooler which hopefully arrives next week, christmas comes early this year :)
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Clutch was replaced with a Sachs organic 530nm combined with a lighter single mass flywheel, which my tuner also recommended over a dmf setup, also wanted a lighter flywheel to improve the engine response a bit, plus I want it to be bulletproof for trackdays.

Really happy with the smf setup so far, no vibrations at all, even with the full revo engine mount kit. Compared to the rocking and shaking of the failing DMF the car feels almost too refined now xD Somewhat more noise, mostly during idling and engine braking (compared to a healthy dmf) but nothing I can't live with. The only downside so far is the car sounds like a tractor on low rpms, haha

Also ordered a Wagner competition intercooler which hopefully arrives next week, christmas comes early this year :)

I'm glad to hear of several owners now who are happy with a SMF setup despite the chattering at idle which is the only downside to them. I've currently got a Spec 2+ Clutch & Steel SMF waiting to be fitted sometime next year which I can't wait to get on, better engine response is a nice touch and being bulletproof helps so it can take launches on the odd occasion I like to do them :superman:

There's so many things I love about the S3 but like you've pointed out, the only thing which I'm not a fan of is the horrible, diesely sounding TFSI engine at idle it's horrendous!

Good choice with the Wagner FMIC as well, that and the Pro Alloy seem to be the most popular for the S3, make sure to let us know how you get on with it.
 

nikkeaspholm

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I'm glad to hear of several owners now who are happy with a SMF setup despite the chattering at idle which is the only downside to them. I've currently got a Spec 2+ Clutch & Steel SMF waiting to be fitted sometime next year which I can't wait to get on, better engine response is a nice touch and being bulletproof helps so it can take launches on the odd occasion I like to do them :superman:

There's so many things I love about the S3 but like you've pointed out, the only thing which I'm not a fan of is the horrible, diesely sounding TFSI engine at idle it's horrendous!

Good choice with the Wagner FMIC as well, that and the Pro Alloy seem to be the most popular for the S3, make sure to let us know how you get on with it.
I'm sure you'll be happy with it, looked at spec clutches myself for quite a long time but couldn't source one before the transfer box rebuild which meant dropping the gearbox anyway, so kinda made sense to get it done at the same time. Only drove the car home from the tuner before parking it for the winter, and so far so good. The true test will come in a few months when roads up here are driveable again, can't wait!
 

nikkeaspholm

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Intercooler arrived this week, packaging was exceptional with thick foam and cardboard all over. Really looks and feels like a quality product throughout!
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In the process of stripping everything down, what a job! Bumper, headlights and crash bar off, removed fan shroud, dv hoses, intercooler hoses and charge pipe, then loosened the radiator support slightly to be able to lift the radiator out
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Put this long bolt on the rad support mount, this allowed me to pull it out far enough get a good clearance all over, without having to remove it completely
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Old leaking cooler, apparently very common for the S3 cooler to leak like this from the lower corner
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Next job will be to remove the intake manifold and do a carbon clean on the intake valves, with the IC and everything off I have a lot of room to fiddle with the manifold so hopefully it will be a bit easier. My first attempt at a job like this so kinda nervous at the moment...
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Intercooler arrived this week, packaging was exceptional with thick foam and cardboard all over. Really looks and feels like a quality product throughout!

In the process of stripping everything down, what a job! Bumper, headlights and crash bar off, removed fan shroud, dv hoses, intercooler hoses and charge pipe, then loosened the radiator support slightly to be able to lift the radiator out

Put this long bolt on the rad support mount, this allowed me to pull it out far enough get a good clearance all over, without having to remove it completely


Old leaking cooler, apparently very common for the S3 cooler to leak like this from the lower corner


Next job will be to remove the intake manifold and do a carbon clean on the intake valves, with the IC and everything off I have a lot of room to fiddle with the manifold so hopefully it will be a bit easier. My first attempt at a job like this so kinda nervous at the moment...

Looking good mate, great job.

Best of luck with removing the intake manifold and cleaning the valves, fair play for attempting it, wish I could do that job myself!

Thanks for bringing the GFB lightweight crank pulley and 42DD Shift bushings to my attention, yet more things to go on my never ending list! Where did you buy the latter from?
 

nikkeaspholm

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Looking good mate, great job.

Best of luck with removing the intake manifold and cleaning the valves, fair play for attempting it, wish I could do that job myself!

Thanks for bringing the GFB lightweight crank pulley and 42DD Shift bushings to my attention, yet more things to go on my never ending list! Where did you buy the latter from?
Thanks a lot, job is actually coming along quite nicely :) only issue so far was a connector with a broken release clip, took me the better part of a day and a lot of cursing before I managed to get it off... Other than that the manifold wasn't that bad to get off.

I got the bushings from Awesome GTI, they had great prices on them back then. Highly recommended mod, I've also got the shift bracket bushings which make the linkage cables sit more firmly on the gearbox. I'd recommend getting them all while at it, although the shifter bushings make the biggest difference. Just make sure you get the right set of bushings depending on your model year! :)
 

AlexA4Avant

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What's the difference in the bushes to standard ones then as they only pass movement. I have a short shifter kit on my a4 was just curious.


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HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Thanks a lot, job is actually coming along quite nicely :) only issue so far was a connector with a broken release clip, took me the better part of a day and a lot of cursing before I managed to get it off... Other than that the manifold wasn't that bad to get off.

I got the bushings from Awesome GTI, they had great prices on them back then. Highly recommended mod, I've also got the shift bracket bushings which make the linkage cables sit more firmly on the gearbox. I'd recommend getting them all while at it, although the shifter bushings make the biggest difference. Just make sure you get the right set of bushings depending on your model year! :)

Good on ya pal, I would've broken enough bits in the attempt alone!

Sounds good, thanks for all the info :) I'll be looking to get the Forge short shifter, shift bushings, shift bracket bushings, Spec 2+ Clutch & Steel SMF and pedal clutch bypass all fitted at the same time next year for what should make a solid all round transmission!

They only advertise the shift bushings for the VW Golf, I've got an 07 S3 8P so presuming the following link is correct for mine: https://www.awesomegti.com/shop-by-car/42-draft-designs-shifter-bushing-kit-mk5-6-speed-my07/

What's the difference in the bushes to standard ones then as they only pass movement. I have a short shifter kit on my a4 was just curious.

I can't talk from experience but from what I've heard from others is that due to being made of aluminium, it tightens up the movement of the cable meaning there is no play leading to a more direct feel, compared to the rubber bushings which flex.
 

dg-1984

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Thanks a lot, job is actually coming along quite nicely :) only issue so far was a connector with a broken release clip, took me the better part of a day and a lot of cursing before I managed to get it off... Other than that the manifold wasn't that bad to get off.

I got the bushings from Awesome GTI, they had great prices on them back then. Highly recommended mod, I've also got the shift bracket bushings which make the linkage cables sit more firmly on the gearbox. I'd recommend getting them all while at it, although the shifter bushings make the biggest difference. Just make sure you get the right set of bushings depending on your model year! :)

Do you have any pictures at all with the bushes etc fitted? Just wondering how these fit etc.
I had a cheap quick shift fitted but removed it as the play from the teeth started to get too much as it wore down. The gear changes can be a little notchy so would these help?
 

nikkeaspholm

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Good on ya pal, I would've broken enough bits in the attempt alone!

Sounds good, thanks for all the info :) I'll be looking to get the Forge short shifter, shift bushings, shift bracket bushings, Spec 2+ Clutch & Steel SMF and pedal clutch bypass all fitted at the same time next year for what should make a solid all round transmission!

They only advertise the shift bushings for the VW Golf, I've got an 07 S3 8P so presuming the following link is correct for mine: https://www.awesomegti.com/shop-by-car/42-draft-designs-shifter-bushing-kit-mk5-6-speed-my07/
IIRC the model years only apply to the Golf, I have the MY08-09 kit which includes all bolts and fasteners plus a correct size drill bit required to modify the plastic side-to-side bracket. I believe the S3 only had the plastic bracket, in which case the 08-09 kit would be the right one, but don't take my word for it. Better check for yourself before ordering just to be sure :)

I also highly recommend replacing the sliding shoe on the bracket (the white plastic bit that goes in the groove on the shifter), this can cause some serious side-to-side play if worn. When I replaced mine it was almost half the size of a new one!
 

dg-1984

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IIRC the model years only apply to the Golf, I have the MY08-09 kit which includes all bolts and fasteners plus a correct size drill bit required to modify the plastic side-to-side bracket. I believe the S3 only had the plastic bracket, in which case the 08-09 kit would be the right one, but don't take my word for it. Better check for yourself before ordering just to be sure :)

I also highly recommend replacing the sliding shoe on the bracket (the white plastic bit that goes in the groove on the shifter), this can cause some serious side-to-side play if worn. When I replaced mine it was almost half the size of a new one!

The sliding shoe was that just an oem replacement or upgraded part?
Got part number by any chance?
Easy to fit the new kit?
Take it, it made a good improvement?
 

nikkeaspholm

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Do you have any pictures at all with the bushes etc fitted? Just wondering how these fit etc.
I had a cheap quick shift fitted but removed it as the play from the teeth started to get too much as it wore down. The gear changes can be a little notchy so would these help?
Pictures on the first page of this thread! :) I had that exact same issue with the teeth wearing down causing play, replaced the shifter with a new oem one along with the 42dd bushings. This fixed all the slop and notchiness the oem rubber bushings can cause, a nice improvement in the overall feel and precision of the shifter!
 

nikkeaspholm

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The sliding shoe was that just an oem replacement or upgraded part?
Got part number by any chance?
Easy to fit the new kit?
Take it, it made a good improvement?
I'll check the part number for the sliding shoe, it is a regular oem part.

Fitment is a bit fiddly, but pretty straight-forward if you just follow the instructions. Air intake and battery shelf has to come off to gain access. The side-to-side bracket is modified to fit the new bushing, basically drilling a hole for the bolt, cutting the shaft a few mm and filing down two plastic clips. Then the bracket is bolted back in place. Everything you need is included in the 08-09 kit :)

Used a pretty good diy guide with a lot of pictures along with the supplied fitting instructions, but can't seem to find it atm...
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
IIRC the model years only apply to the Golf, I have the MY08-09 kit which includes all bolts and fasteners plus a correct size drill bit required to modify the plastic side-to-side bracket. I believe the S3 only had the plastic bracket, in which case the 08-09 kit would be the right one, but don't take my word for it. Better check for yourself before ordering just to be sure :)

I also highly recommend replacing the sliding shoe on the bracket (the white plastic bit that goes in the groove on the shifter), this can cause some serious side-to-side play if worn. When I replaced mine it was almost half the size of a new one!

Cheers for answering all of the questions! Yours is also a pre-facelift like mine, therefore I will go with the same kit that you got but will double check beforehand.

Good to know, will grab one as well then once you've checked the part number ta mate.
 

nikkeaspholm

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So the part number for the sliding shoe is 6Q0 711 550

Some other relevant part numbers:
OEM S3 short shifter 8J0 711 046 E
Plastic bracket 5K0 711 203 B
Replacement nut for the shifter N 907 611 02

The sliding shoe should be lubed up before install
Torque spec for the shifter nut is 23 Nm and thread lock should be used if reusing the nut

Also found the diy guide mentioned above: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...-(Review-and-Install)-S3-TT-S-Shifter-content

Also worth mentioning is that you will need to re-align the linkage assembly after installing the bushings!
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
So the part number for the sliding shoe is 6Q0 711 550

Some other relevant part numbers:
OEM S3 short shifter 8J0 711 046 E
Plastic bracket 5K0 711 203 B
Replacement nut for the shifter N 907 611 02

The sliding shoe should be lubed up before install
Torque spec for the shifter nut is 23 Nm and thread lock should be used if reusing the nut

Also found the diy guide mentioned above: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...-(Review-and-Install)-S3-TT-S-Shifter-content

Also worth mentioning is that you will need to re-align the linkage assembly after installing the bushings!

Spot on, cheers for the informative post.

I never released Audi did an OEM short shifter for half the price, so thanks for that!
 
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