Riko’s Nardo RS3 Sportback

Riko0073

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

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jimojameso

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Very nice! :)
 

HOGG

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

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Madmo

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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
 

SPIKE_

Vorsprung durch Technik
Stunning RS3. Enjoy :yes:
 

Riko0073

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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
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:
 

zippster

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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:


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!
 

Slowracer

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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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Riko0073

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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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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.
 

NevMan

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Very nice mate :icon thumright:
 

Gary_LB

Registered User
Very nice car you have purchased for yourself there! Enjoy!
 
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EVO855

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

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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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EVO855

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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

This ^^^^^^

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

Slowracer

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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.
 

DW81

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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.

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

Ja5on

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Great looking car mate. Enjoy
 

NevMan

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Riko0073

Registered User
What sort of cost pal
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.
 
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.
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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