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Riko’s Nardo RS3 Sportback

Riko0073 Sep 5, 2019

  1. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    just a few photo’s at collection today, some better ones to follow...

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  3. jimojameso

    jimojameso Active Member Section Mod Team Nardo Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Very nice! :)
     
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  4. HOGG

    HOGG Well-Known Member

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    Balls out on the way home?

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    Did it have to be reg'd before 01 Sept? No 69 plate!

    TX.

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  6. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Haha, tempted but I’m usually reserved for the first 500 miles then start to increase next 500 before reaching 1,000 miles before I really open them up....boring I know!! Lol
     
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  7. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    It was pre-registered but to good a deal to worry ; )
     
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  8. HOGG

    HOGG Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to run new cars in anymore..... It's no longer 1989

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  9. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Yeah so I hear, guess it’s just a habit but makes me feel better :friendly wink:
     
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  10. zippster

    zippster Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team V6 Audi RS3 Audi S3 Audi S4 quattro

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    It is in the manual!... but then I guess no one reads them anymore ..
     
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  11. Sandra

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

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    @Riko0073 stunning car. Enjoy it to the max :) :thumbs up:
     
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  13. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Technically you still do actually.
    It's all about mechanical sympathy.
    Heat cycles and such.

    Anyway, enjoy the car mate.
    Looks a cracker
     
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  14. deepy

    deepy Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Very nice, it will look even nicer with black badges.:yes:
     
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  15. HOGG

    HOGG Well-Known Member

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    All done in the factory now. Every engine does hours of heat cycles

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  16. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Maybe so.
    But a car doesn't just consist of only an engine
    There are suspension, gearbox , exhaust, etc that benefit from breaking things in slowly.
    Even tyres
     
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  17. Madmo

    Madmo Active Member Team Ara Blue Audi RS3 saloon quattro 5 Cylinder

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    Looks great buddy enjoy

    Im still grining from ear to ear with mines and its 3 weeks old lol

    Dynamic mode on twisty roads using the paddles is out of this world experience absolutely love it

    I dont care it only gets about 4 lamp posts to the gallon its fun hahaha
     
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  18. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team Ara Blue

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    Stunning RS3. Enjoy :yes:
     
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  19. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Thanks mate, it’s an amazing car, absolutely loving it!

    Was worried if it was the right move from the S4 but it definitely was, massive grin on my face and it’s an absolute weapon.

    Glad you’re enjoying yours :icon thumright:
     
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  20. zippster

    zippster Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team V6 Audi RS3 Audi S3 Audi S4 quattro

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    I made the same move, I went from a 2017 S4 avant to a 2018 Rs3 saloon.. no regrets (although I missed the massage seats :):))

    enjoy the car they are EPIC!
     
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  21. Slowracer

    Slowracer Active Member

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    Welcome to club nardo, the only place to be. :) you picked the best colour, IMO ofcourse. Enjoy!

    Many claim that driving the card hard during run in reduces oil consumption, and Audi’s do like to drink oil.

    I just notice that You guys have big number plates in the UK. Here in Oz you can order low profile ones.



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  22. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Yes over the moon with Nardo, looks amazing and getting plenty of compliments already.

    Booked in for ceramic coating in a couple of weeks to help protect the paintwork and ease of maintenance.

    Small number plate looks cool buddy.
     
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  23. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Very nice mate :icon thumright:
     
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    Djl Member

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    Nardo and black with red brakes. Something about that colour combination that really suits the car, it’s exactly how I would have it if I were buying new!
     
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  25. Gary_LB

    Gary_LB Active Member

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    Very nice car you have purchased for yourself there! Enjoy!
     
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    Working at a dealership getting my hands dirty, i can certainly say they aren't run in from the factory at all.

    The build tolerances are much better these days yes, however you still need to have a modicum of mechanical sympathy during the first 1000 miles.

    Letting the oil temp get to 80+ deg C before working it and letting the engine idle for a few minutes before switching off after a spirited run is good practice.
     
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    This ^^^^^^

    So many people have no understanding of how many components need to settle in / adapt to being used.
     
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    Slowracer Active Member

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    I’ve had quite a few DCT cars and notice that it’s the transmission that takes a long time to warm up, I’ve had temp gauges on previous cars. Depending on ambient it typically took 10-15 mins of driving and I’m in a warm climate,

    Given I live inner city and my typical trip is less than 15 mins, so I need to keep this in mind when thrashing the car.
     
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    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    That’s food for thought, I thought it got warm just as quick as the engine oil, something to take on board.
     
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  30. Ja5on

    Ja5on Member Team Ara Blue Audi RS3 5 Cylinder

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    Great looking car mate. Enjoy
     
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  31. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Few pics following a full detail and ceramic coating today...can’t wait to pick her up tomorrow : )

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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Just had my new RS3 Nardo ceramic coated inside & out & wow what a difference, absolutely over the moon with it :icon thumright:
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  35. Sandra

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

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  36. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Great place for a photo opportunity

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  39. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Thanks mate, definitely worth getting ceramic coated, makes future cleaning easier and protects the paintwork from the usual elements/bird droppings etc.
     
  40. John Pilkington

    John Pilkington Active Member

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    What sort of cost pal
     
  41. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Depends where you live I guess, I’m in Norfolk and cost is usually £390 with the detailer I use but got a bit cheaper as a repeat customer.

    If you’re anywhere near Norfolk I can recommend my guy 100%, he does all sorts and had a beautiful new Mclaren in for coating when I dropped off the RS3.
     
  42. John Pilkington

    John Pilkington Active Member

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    Hi pal am In Wigan.been quoted 475 full clay polish and ceramic coated not to bad going off what you paid cheers
     
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    HOGG Well-Known Member

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    Where. I'm going.....

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