Jun 16, 2016
S3 is now up in the drive ready to be stripped.
Operation OG - lets go.
Fluids drained, all electrics unplugged and almost ready to pull.
I love the way you hold your hair before jumping into the car Ian..... very politically correct
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I resisted posting that 'meme' by the way
Don’t... you... dare!!!!!!
Don’t get to down about it mate, I thought you pulled it off very well, with style!
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thanks!?!? i think! hahaha
So it’s almost out...
... but had to leave till after work.
Lifting this out of its temporary resting spot.
Giving some love while it’s out
Almost ready ...
My worst enemy - the downpipe!
I am so confused.
So, If I'm reading this right, you stuck a v6 in it, and it's now going back to a BAM?
He is going full hairdresser mode... V6 in a drop top TT...
I just want to feel the air in my bouffant
No no... in the end the red tape to have things “officialised” to just sell wasn’t worth my time and headache making appointments to get tests done on the emissions, brakes, the SRS system (basically one engineer telling me I’d need to crash the car to prove the SRS would work with the VR6 in it... wtf!!!) and other hurdles - it was quicker (clearly) for me to just change it all back for the reason of selling.
Both the TT Roadster and the S3 ...
Got the body/o2 side harness in this morning so now the 1.8t can swing back in. So much easier to fit it than the 3.2!
Now where are my curlers???
Engine loosely bolted in place at the mounts.
Quick oil and filter service while it’s super easy
Had to change the fuel filter back over to the return system filter VS the returnless from the 3.2
Intercoolers on! Back to turbo from N/A
All other intake and vacuum pipes hooked up for a quick crank and 10 second idle.
... and time to tackle the small things that make the car work properly.
Dum Dee dum!
Your 3.2 was the later engine then with the cast crank if it had return less fuel system? Mines got a return
Nah mine is a BML
Definitely forged crank
you wanna see a pic of the car it was from? it’s quite a sight to say the least!
I used the mk5 rail because it came with injectors and was the most cost effective option at the time due to my kit missing them - plus it is FAT compared to the mk4’s rail. Along with the shallower/baffled mk5 sump.
The S3's first drive - back as a 1.8t.
Good to hear those turbo sounds again! hahaha too fun
Been putting this job off for ages where my headlight had dropped.
Looking inside the ball joint broke off the adjusting section leaving the headlight pointing directly down.
heated up the light in The oven and pried it open
love this etching detail
The broken bracket which was replaced by an upgrade part by Trups
Just need to wait till it’s dark to get on with adjusting.
If that's a 3d printed part mine broke twice with them. In the end he had to order a new headlight and swap the parts over which worked no problem. Good luck
yeah the white ones are - i have been given a revised version of the 3d print and it's made out of a different material so i am hopin these ones don't snap like the one on the right
I changed them both in the one unit so finger's crossed!
Well if it's a revised version of it hope they work better but on the material they are made of he said his mate had use the hardest material he could use but hope you have better luck and works for you.
So for completeness sake I’m going to post the one last pic I’ve taken of Noggie before moving him on.
Me and that blue chunky butt had a great time, as documented, and has now been moved on to a keen as a beam younger guy who I am sure will take good care of him.
I told him to. Hahaha.
Props to everyone who has pitched him over the years, you know who you are, and long love the 8L’s!
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