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Basils had a S3X change :D

basil brush Nov 15, 2016

  1. basil brush

    basil brush Active Member

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    Hi all , I'm back !!!
    Some of you may remember my "basils mild improvement thread" ? http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/basils-mild-improvements-thread.189910/
    Well he had to go but through lots of overtime in my new job I'm back in the 8L fold .
    This time however it isn't an 8L AGU A3 it's a BAM S3
    Picked it up last night and am over the moon !
    Lots of OEM+ mods planned .
    Interior is growing on me !!
    Back soon with some updates .
     
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  2. basil brush

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    IMG_1031.JPG IMG_1028.JPG IMG_1027.JPG See below
     
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  3. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Very tidy Basil. Enjoy :)
     
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  4. Ash-S3

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    love it! congrates
     
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  5. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats looks like an immaculate example
     
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  6. ayfreetee

    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    Very nice example, another set of rims would set it off nice, enjoy.
     
  7. basil brush

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    ^^ these ones are the only thing letting it down oh and bubbling on the boot release trim :(
    Going to keep these as winter wheels and have another set refurbed either original ronals or TT/RS4 multi spokes
     
  8. basil brush

    basil brush Active Member

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    And that gash CDA is going too
     
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  9. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    you certainly are gluten for punishment - how does it compare to your old A3?
     
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  10. RB S3

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    Welcome back :)
    I have a b5 v2.2 Induction Sytem for sale if you're interested?
     
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  11. basil brush

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    Night and day to be brutally honest .
    This is so tight and responsive it feels like a new car , rapid compared to a 150 AGU aswell :D
    The V2.2 is the billet one ?
     
  12. RB S3

    RB S3 Active Member

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    Yes billet
     
  13. RB S3

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    07794873242. message me if interested
     
  14. basil brush

    basil brush Active Member

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    :blackrs4:Thanks but want the non billet V3 eventually
     
  15. ayfreetee

    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    It's quite amazing the difference an 80mm tip and cone makes, add a remap to make it far more responsive.
     
  16. basil brush

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    I can't go cone !
    The noise really grates on me !
    Badger v3 tip , pipercross panel in original air box , maybe a miltek ? Badger Ecu wizzardness and that's about it performance wise .
    "MAY" go WMI but only if I can completely hide the install ?
    My main efforts will be suspension improvements e.g. Rear tie bars , poly bushes and cookbot tca inserts .
    Then brakes , fancy some nice TVR calipers ( lord knows where I got that idea !)
    And generally keeping it in the condition it's already in .
    Lastly a double din conversion :D
     
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  17. ayfreetee

    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    The standard air box is good but the inlet is smaller area than the 80mm tip, almost defeating the object, whereas an open cone will be able to flow the larger volume of air the tip will be able to draw in, you can always drill extra holes in the base of the standard air box to help flow more air.
     
  18. Stuart B

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    isn't Water Meth Injection the last bit you add after all the normal stage 2 mods?
     
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  19. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    I thought it was only hybrid/ bt builds that needed wmi didn't think it was worth while on stage 1.or 2
     
  20. s3mad_dude

    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    Awesome news! Welcome back! :)
     
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  21. basil brush

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    Not my understanding !
    Any turbo car will benefit from reduced IAT ?
    Like driving on a frosty morning everyday of the year
     
  22. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    Fair point, but is it worth the outlay on stage 1 for what gains you would see with wmi on Stage 1
     
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  24. basil brush

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    IMG_1084.JPG IMG_1086.JPG So a week of night :D
    1st thing was to start the clean up and protect .
    I thought it was a nice clean example !!
     
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  25. basil brush

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    1st job was to get rid of this noncence !! IMG_1138.JPG

    Ahhhhh that's better :D
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    Carried out the relay relocation while I was in there ready for a catch can .

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    Haldex and diff fluids this afternoon
     
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  26. basil brush

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    On with the diff and haldex :D
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    Diff oil was mankee!

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    Took me a while to even find the haldex filter !!
    Easy enough to remove with the correct tool ..
    Which if it helps anyone locally I'll lend out for a small deposit (returnable obviously;) )

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    While I was under there I thought I'd check the usually mentioned earth strap !!
    Got to say , I can't find one !!!!
    Is this the remnants of it ?
    Passenger side just above the drive shaft !!!

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    Yes. The other end of earth strap should be connected to a stud on the underside of the spare wheel well. Will probably break if you try to undo...
     
  28. basil brush

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    Thank you , best get myself a new earth strap then !!
    That tag pictured is actually bolted to the diff casing not the haldex, I take it they earth together and not separately ?
    Sorted it with the power of my works stores :D
    Nut didn't shear either B)
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  29. basil brush

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    After a tip off I've discovered my local breakers have an S3 (2 miles away)

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    And look what it's got !!!

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    Double din cage a hvac controls , £10 as I removed them myself saving them labour :D

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    This is probably as close as I'm ever going to come to feeling guilty ;)
     
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  30. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    That's a bargin! You will make money selling your singledin set up aswell
     
  31. basil brush

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    Really !!!
    Who's going to want that ?
    I'll try it on eBay once I'm done and happy
     
  32. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    You be surprised how much the bits go for in good condition there's the hvac units with heated seat controls going for around £150 and without £50ish as long as the buttons haven't faded and the storage compartment I seen go for +£50
     
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  33. tcg

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    Or swap your good HVAC buttons onto your salvage unit :yes:
     
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  34. basil brush

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    Yes I've been conversing with ianPG all afternoon , seen his how too so will be doing just that :D thanks
     
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  35. Stuart B

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    I am so jealous I used to love poking around scrap yards looking for inspiration and taking off the bits you need yourself. You simply don't find them anymore. Health andv safety gone mad.
     
  36. basil brush

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    This lot are absolute diamonds !!
    Free to wander around , they prefer you to remove bits yourself and as proved REALLY well priced :)
    Oh and a massive VAG section .
    I do feel lucky tbh
     
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    Been a bit busy at work but I'm back now :)
    Door blades needed a little attention !
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    The inner white nylon part had separated , I looked into and tried a repair but wasn't 100% satisfied so nipped down to the silver one at the breakers , half bingo ?
    It had a near side one but no off side :(
    So I took the near side one off him which turned out to be a lot lighter in colour than my ones !
    No matter :)
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    Look much nicer and line up , winner :)
    And got the chance to de crud the door bottom and wayoyl it :)

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    Done :D

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    Just need an off side one now !
     
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  39. IanPG

    IanPG Well-Known Member Silver Supporter Team Nogaro Blue Audi S3

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    you can't stick it back together? that inner white part?
     
  40. basil brush

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    I'm trying !
    I've butchered the ruined passenger side one and epoxied the white nylon part into the drivers side one and will self tapper it once dried and grind the screw heads off , I have got my feelers out for a good replacement though :D
    Anyway , dropped swmbo off at Asda and popped to my local hydraulic supplier and picked up some silicone vac hose and spring clips to replace the known dodgy OE rubbish .
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    Found this :(

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    So left her stranded in Asda :D and went to GSF for this :)

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    The dipstick plate that bolts to the inlet manifold is going to see "I've painted something" action tomorrow:)
     
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