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What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    it could be almost 4 figures by time fitted and painted....
     
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  3. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Just had the cam belt and water pump changed on the A3 TDI


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  4. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    My passenger door was hit by a lorry in my old fiesta. Got repaired by a local company and couldn't tell. Obviously depends on the extent of the damage, mine was around A4 sized on the crease of the door


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  5. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    had a look on ETKA and i think its £360 plus vat for a door.
     
  6. Pook

    Pook Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue S3 Saloon Black Edition

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    Well it’s not about what I’ve done it’s what I’m thinking about doing.... I mentioned it in another thread but I’m thinking about getting the rear spoiler lip block gloss wrapped, like the A4 BE has. And possibly even ontop of that black glossing the roof behind my pano (but the latter I probably won’t). Just wondering peoples thoughts of this with Ara Blue. I have the BE plus pano so there is lots of black to compliment it. Even better has anyone seen a picture of this done or could even photoshop a current pic?
     
  7. natalie1817

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    changed the wheels this weekend and added the plate after waiting nearly 6 weeks to get the v5. Screenshot 2019-02-10 at 22.23.51.png
     
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  8. Lehn

    Lehn The van man Team Daytona Audi S3 DSG

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    Just received the first 2019 mod thanks to @jp825 :hi: Now I just need to get my Method Effects splitter, Eibach Pro-Kit and JB4 and then I'm ready for the first 2019 VAG meet 1st of April :thumbs up:

    Other mods I'll be doing as well: Pipercross panel filter, new turbo inlet elbow, Zimmermann perforated front discs.

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  9. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI S line 2019 A3 35TFSI S line Sportback Team Nano Grey TFSI Owners Group S tronic S-line owners group

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    Are these OEM wheels, 8x19 ET49? Did you use any spacers?
     
  10. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI S line 2019 A3 35TFSI S line Sportback Team Nano Grey TFSI Owners Group S tronic S-line owners group

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    It were you! Lol I contacted @jp825 as soon as he offered this grille for sale and got a quote. Then I had doubts that the quattro letters were removable and I needed ONE day in order to ask folks about it. When I learned that I could remove the letters, the grille was sold :( Congrats on a good deal :thumbs up:

    Would you fit it by yourself? I know that the grille must be trimmed a little before fitting to a S3 bumper. Would it be possible to take some pictures of all necessary modifications to the grille and the bumper?

    One question about the image you just posted. What is it for an oval plate under the Audi rings? Wasn't the audi badge attached to the grille? How does the grille look without the rings? Is there a hole in the place where the rings should be? I'm asking because I saw an oem RS3 grille for sale at another place and there was just an empty hole where the rings must be. It looked weird.
     
  11. IgorFB

    IgorFB Member Team Daytona Audi S3

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    Thanks. I'm taking the car in tomorrow for a quote.
     
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  13. Lehn

    Lehn The van man Team Daytona Audi S3 DSG

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    Haha sorry mate! :blush:

    The letters can be removed yes but it would leave some holes in the grill where the snap locks have been - so wouldn't look good if you ask me :)

    Yes I will fit it together with the splitter when I get it. I'm just going to follow this very comprehensive guide: https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/fitting-the-rs3-grill-guide.237350/ and I don't think I need to cut anything since this is not the OEM grill, but I will have my Dremel ready if it's the case ;)

    The plate is just for protection so you won't scratch the Audi logo during installation. The logo can be mounted afterwards by just pushing it in. There is a slot for is so it would look dumb if you don't fit the Audi logo. I can post some pictures later.
     
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  14. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    They're the same design as OEM black edition S3 rims. What I have on my S3 saloon.

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  15. Lehn

    Lehn The van man Team Daytona Audi S3 DSG

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    There you go:
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  16. natalie1817

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    yes take from a saloon and no spacers. they fit just perfect in the arch, they don't stick out at all. cars3.jpg car.jpg
     
  17. loftylad

    loftylad Gone but not forgotten.

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  18. BrummieLad

    BrummieLad Active Member

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    Installed a BlackVue Dr750-2ch Dashcam over the weekend, and had 2 new Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymentric 3 tyres at the back from Audi dealer today
     

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  19. Toonsoldier91

    Toonsoldier91 Well-Known Member

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    Had them on my car for 2 years. Done 20k miles. Still plenty meat left on the tyres. So seem to wear well. Although I don’t drive like I stole it and do loads of motorway driving
     
  20. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Nasty kerbing!!
     
  21. BrummieLad

    BrummieLad Active Member

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    Toonsoldier91- I've seen some fairly good reviews on them both from Audi owners on here and in general, and it appears most people put it on par with the Michelin PS4 which is just slightly more dearer. I got a very very good price on these, that it wasn't even worth considering the Michelins. I can tell the difference from the Dunlops I had on the back car is so much smoother.
     
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  22. BrummieLad

    BrummieLad Active Member

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    Lol this is the cleanest wheel I have, you should see the state of my front one makes me want to cry. What annoys me more is my set of wheels were immaculate for about 6 months and just took a few lapses in concentration, coupled with poor protection from the Dunlop sport RT Max that were originally on there. Currently looking for a clean set of wheels ( not interested in refurbishing) but very hard to come by, though I only need 2 to have a perfect set again.
     
  23. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    That pic is almost making me cry.
     
  24. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI S line 2019 A3 35TFSI S line Sportback Team Nano Grey TFSI Owners Group S tronic S-line owners group

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    It's strange. Someone said here that the letters are removable and I didn't see any holes on the provided picture.

    As to the grille modification, here's a quote from this post: "Yes, we trimmed along the bottom of the grille and both lower corners so it doesn't foul the bumper. We have also cut slots into the lower part of the grille so it can use the factory fixing lugs on the bumper and fit as good well and secure as a standard grille."

    Thanks for the pictures in your next post. I see that there isn't any big hole in the place of logo where the small-mesh grille must be. Is the small-mesh removable? I saw a few listings at Allegro.pl where the grills didn't have the small-mesh and the rings. I have to check out if this part can be bought separately.
     
  25. Lehn

    Lehn The van man Team Daytona Audi S3 DSG

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    The letters might be removable, I just assumed they were snapped on because I could rotate the letters a little but maybe they are just attached with double adhesive tape/foam.

    Yes, but that's because it's an OEM grill, but maybe @dzeta can help us with a definitive answer here?

    And yes the small grill is detachable, it's screwed on. If you look closely on my photo of the rear of the grill you can see the small screws used to keep it in place.
     
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  26. AndyAbbott

    AndyAbbott New Member

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    Morning. Had a full service, brake fluid change and Haldex oil change and gauze/filter clean yesterday. Think this is the first time the filter has been cleaned, 64 plate, 50k miles! My local indy spotted that the cable attached to the pump was severely corroded, as you can see. Has anyone experienced this and does anyone know the correct part number so I can cost a replacement. I assume it's the controller cable but it does seem quite specialist so he didn't want to splice it with normal cable. He has temporarily tapped it up but it's obviously not ideal. Thanks.
     

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  27. Mark_86

    Mark_86 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Black Edition DSG

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    So, diagnosis complete from Audi. Haldex pump has failed after 40k - being replaced under warranty.
     
  28. boydyski

    boydyski Active Member

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    Recently I have:

    - Replaced my broken Maxton splitter with the Rieger alternative (much happier with the look now).
    - Had an alloy refurbished after a crazy lady decided to run me out of my lane into a curb (£60 all in which I thought was pretty good).
    - Reinstalled my GFB DV+
    - Installed a second hand R600 intake (really happy with the results this has given).

    Next in line are a couple of cosmetic mods - possibly wrapping the wing mirrors gloss black, getting new decals for the front callipers, and possible vinyl detailing on the splitter and diffuser...???
     
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    Any idea of a cause?
     
  30. Kayobong

    Kayobong Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Golf GTI DSG

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    Had two new front tyres put on a week ago, I went for Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tyres to replace my AO Continental Sport Contact 5's. Definitely notice a difference, they are noticeably quieter, when it's time for the rears to be done I'm sure it will be quieter still. Can definitely give the Goodyear tyres a solid recommendation.

    In more annoying news I've had to replace my front windscreen after a huge rock flew out the back of a truck filled with gravel, etc, which they didn't ****** bother covering over and completely cracked my front windscreen, it was covered by insurance luckily, but still £75 out of pocket...
     
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  31. Mark_86

    Mark_86 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Black Edition DSG

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    Not yet, not getting it back til Monday. I’ll post with further info.


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  32. BrummieLad

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    This happened to me in the motorway which is one of the main reasons I invested in a dash cam. Not sure if this can be used as evidence though in such circumstances??
     
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  34. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Gave the car a wash, polish etc.

    Snow foamed
    2 bucket wash
    Decontaminated
    Clayed
    Washed again
    Machine polished
    Glaze and sealer applied

    Tomorrow inside



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  35. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Dash cam certainly wouldn't hurt if it helps to prove blame on the other driver/user.

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  36. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    The Rieger is deffo under rated imo, glad I opted for it over the Maxton..

    And £60 for a refurb! where from?
     
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  37. Kayobong

    Kayobong Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Golf GTI DSG

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    I'm not sure if there's much that can be done in that sort of situation.
     
  38. Richard46

    Richard46 Active Member TFSI Owners Group

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    Checked the tyre pressures for the first time since picking up car from main dealers. You would have thought that the 149 checks or whatever it is they claim they carry out on approved used cars would ensure left and right tyres on the same axle where the same pressure? They where not, not close. They are now.
     
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  39. IgorFB

    IgorFB Member Team Daytona Audi S3

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    Dropped my car off at Audi to get the door repaired. It's going to be replaced and the side panels next to it will have to be paint matched...

    So in the meantime I'm driving this.
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  40. boydyski

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    Wheel Devil LTD...
     
  41. jaypers777

    jaypers777 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3

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    Just over 4 years old now and nearly 17k. Still original tyres..........lowest was down to 3.2mm so treated it to 4 new boots when it was in Audi for its oil change and Haldex oil change. Stuck with the Contis and negotiated a price of £100 each.
     
  42. Mark_86

    Mark_86 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Black Edition DSG

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    They look so 'under wheeled' it's not even funny... anything less than 20" alloys and it looks poverty spec imo. Same for the Merc CLS... it's all that big *** it's got, lots of body vs not a lot of wheel...
     
  43. Kondax

    Kondax Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S4 Black Edition

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    My dad has an A5 with either 19" or 20" alloys. I think they look really good on the car - the car in the photo just seems to have a really meaty set of tyres on it. I think I'd prefer to have an A5 over an A3.
     
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