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What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    A brand new 3-0 litre Capri Ghia cost only £5300 back in 1984 kinda puts things like this in perspective eh !!
     
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  3. Tom.H

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    lol it sure does mate! However I was 2 years in the making back in 1984 lol
     
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  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Ah well plenty more fast cars for you in the pipeline eh.....?
     
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  5. DJAlix

    DJAlix VAG Car Coding™ Limited Site Sponsor Gold Supporter VCDS Map User VAG Can Professional ODIS (Offboard Diagnostic System)

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    Oh yer, the prices of OEM parts is through the roof at the moment. The RS3 grill is not a very popular part so it’s never on a discount. VW Group also don’t really want people retrofitting parts that should not be on the car so try to “price people out”, perfect example is the Virtual Cockpit.... £900 factory option or, if you have MMI low, a £6 to £7k retrofit for a fully working system lol
     
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  6. daveb77

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    2013 S3 8V Hatch dropped off for its annual oil service, check over, new Goodyear Asy 3s all round, 15mm spacers, sportline springs as well too! Cant wait, a we fluid reset, refresh, firmer ride and hopefully looking that bit more purposeful when done!
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  7. AllanG

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    Yeah, but £5300 was about a years salary back then as well!!
     
  8. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    I think it's equivalent to £15,700 bangers now so just shows you how much cars have gone up in price
     
  9. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    £47 including postage from crewe audi parts on the forum, might ring lake district audi tomorrow just to ask them for a price out of interest.
    chuffed with £47 considering you can barely even see it.....i know its there so its gotta be sorted.
     
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  10. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    £47 ain't that bad mate could have been more
     
  11. AudiQ8

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    Picked up my car from the garage after getting my AWE switchpath downpipe and exhaust (turbo back) installed.

    It's pretty damn good. Hard to make a 4 cylinder sound much better without going overboard.
     
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  13. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    Installed the e85 analyzer! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    anything past £100 and i think i would have just left it as is, as its not even noticeable. but for £47, yes please!
     
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  15. Leevr

    Leevr Registered User

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    Just bought the car a little upgrade.
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  16. Mark_86

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    Just had it's 3rd 'service' oil change - 26k miles in. Whilst it was there, Audi fixed the annoying wind noise from the drivers window. £182 for the service which wasn't too bad considering it's main dealer. They dd then proceed to tell me I need a new set of front and rear pads and a new set of front discs - for which they quoted (wait for it) £791.16 inc Vat... Err... nah thanks.
     
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  17. boydyski

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    Had the pleasure of meeting up with @DJAlix again for a couple of tweaks...

    Got my valves closed following my res delete a few weeks ago. The car sounds MUCH better now...still has a nice exhaust note but it has calmed things down inside the car which is exactly what I wanted...not so billowy and less vibration in the cab. Drone has drastically reduced as well. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has had their res deleted with valves open and aren't getting on with it.

    Also had my throttle response changed from "time on the peddle" to "percentage pressed" (think that's right), which has eliminated a little lag.

    Always a joy to chat and catch up on each others little projects. Many thanks again Alex!
     
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  19. TYb

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    You’ve built up the miles pretty quickly. Mine is now 17k so almost in need for 1st service and inspection, quoted around the £300 mark.

    That seems quite low mileage for the disks and brakes, I know depends on how it’s driven but still.

    Currently sat in Kwikfit with a flat tyre!!
     
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  20. Leevr

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    Another addition on its way, may not be to everyone's taste. Obviously minus the RS3 badge.
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  21. JonnyS3

    JonnyS3 Active Member Gold Supporter

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    Can’t wait to hear a video once it is fitted.

    Mine goes on Thursday to have a new grille fitted along with some other bits.
     
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  22. oli356

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    I like the RS3 grill, like the quattro wording on it.

    Do they not come with a hole for adaptive cruise control? or are people just buying them without this option
     
  23. Leevr

    Leevr Registered User

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    You can buy them with thevcruise hole and parking sensor holes. I dont have either.
     
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  24. Mark_86

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    Yeah, had it 15 months, so... it's a daily, and my work is a 54 mile round trip. Will be moving work place soon though, so hopefully it should become more 'normal' soon and average out. I'm not very hard on the brakes tbh, but I do use the ACC a lot in town etc and I think that puts more pressure on them maybe? I can understand the pads need changing, I was very surprised that they said the front discs needed a change as well. Might have the front wheels off at the weekend and have a look for myself.

    Bad times about the tyre, I've just had to replace one after an encounter with a pot hole. £182 later for a new PS4S = not happy.
     
  25. TYb

    TYb Registered User

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    Yeh definitely give them a once over. I was lucky and they could repair it. I’m on 17k, the kwikfit guy stated all 4 corners still had 4mm on which I was pretty surprised by.
     
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  26. Marky-s3

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    1st launch since apr stage 1 still got the eventuri intake to install
     
  27. EmmaJ

    EmmaJ Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Nice! You're brave launching it like that when down to reserve fuel, I'd be worried about fuel starvation.

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  28. Marky-s3

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    Valid point lol but it did literaly come on as i was pulling in to do it :cower:
     
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  29. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    Have mine with the bumper cover. Love the way the car looks! [​IMG]

    Also adding the AudiSport airflow ducts to give me cooler front brakes for track days with my ST40 bbk.
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    Lastly making a custom turbo oil return line so I can added braided lines to my stage 3+ hybrid.

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  30. Leevr

    Leevr Registered User

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    All ready
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  31. Fatbloke

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    Oil and filter change today. Done every 5000 miles to keep things clean. In for inspection service next week.
     
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  34. Toonsoldier91

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    Nothing exciting. Hit 50k when pulling into work

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  35. Marky-s3

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    Got draggy delivered and done some testing goes well for stage 1
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  36. BarryG79

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    Washed it.


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  37. oli356

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    Really exciting stuff...

    Inflated tyres, Filled up on window washer fluid and hooverd the inside and cleaned the exhaust tips too. Raining so didn't clean it though.

    Just some prepation as will be driving over 500 miles in a weeks time when go up to and around the Lake District / Yorkshire Dales :) It will be the 2nd time I've travelled so far north lol, only beaten by the 400 mile trip I did to Glasgow.
     
  38. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    Did a log pull... Hybrid is38, Eurodyne custom tune on e22 blend. Just a little more!



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  39. robps3

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    took my S3 into audi and they have it for a week to try to fix the thermostat leak (if it is that) gave me a nice A7 black edition to hoon around in for the week. I quite like it but its not my S3.

    Oh and treated myself to a set of new wheels and tyres, BBS CI Rs with Eagle F1 s, should have them thursday or friday which gives me the weekend to ceramic coat them before going on the car.
     
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  40. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Look forward to the pics


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  41. BarryG79

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    New interior addition

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    Had chance to wash and decontaminate the car, hopefully get chance to polish and wax soon.
     
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  43. Jud

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