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What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. Marky-s3

    Marky-s3 Well-Known Member

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    Up to 560 but I'll need to get it tuned to around 500 to be safe unless I forge the engine lol
     
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  3. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    retrimmed the door panels in alcantara. Arm rest in leather is next step but thats a job for somebody to do for me.

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  4. dp_motley

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

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    Did you have to disassembly the door card in order to shove the alcantare under the plastic?

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  5. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    No, I made a template using masking tape. I then stuck it down onto paper and cut round it giving it a border of about 1cm. I used this template to make both sides by flipping it for other side. To attach, i used some spray glue to hold it onto the the 'leather' and tucked the edges under the plasic of the door using a plastic trim tool.
     
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  6. dp_motley

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

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    You were smarter than I :) I started with tucking the edges with a plastic trim tool, then lifted the material a little and sprayed the 3M adhesive underneath it. It wasn't easy due to place restriction. Then I decided to use a different approach on other three doors. I glued double sided adhesive tape, many stripes side-by-side leaving paper on the upper side, tucked the material under the plastic and then removed the paper from the tape and pressed it all together. I wish I used your approach as I messed a little with the tape and now there are some small bulges visible when light shine under a certain angle.
     
  7. Runner

    Runner New Member

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    Had Carbon Fibre wing mirrors fitted.
     

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  8. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    Had Revo stage 2 high torque map today and so much better.
     
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  9. Phone Tech

    Phone Tech Member

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    Transmission fluid changed .. niiice n smoooth :)
     
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  10. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic DSG

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    Had two rear tyres changed at Stirling Audi (front two were done a couple of months ago).
    Kept the P Zero as per the originals due to good wear rate and rim protection. I normally go for Michelin.
    Got 26k out of fronts and 27k on the rears.
    Whilst in they identified a leaking off side rear shock absorber. This is to be replaced under warranty and needs booked back in.
     
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  11. Skid

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    Engine oil,plugs and Haldex all done tonight including filter which was completely covered all round with gunk,hadn’t been having any problems but god knows how the oil was getting through!

    All went relatively smoothly apart from cylinder 1 coil pack being an absolute pain to remove,the other 3 weren’t exactly easy but number 1 was ridiculous!

    Big thanks to Tom at Crewe Audi for sorting me out with everything I needed and at a great price too :thumbs up:
     
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  13. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    My little thing today.
    Bugged me how it came out the factory with the rings up front and nothing in the back.
     
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  14. mve7

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    she is now one month old.

    -full black
    -carbon spoiler
    -carbon diffuser
    -front lip
    -res delete
    -carbon exhaust tips
    -GMP atom rims

    coming up
    -air intake
    -carbon mirror caps
    -carbon trims
     

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  15. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Have you had your wheel painted?

    I’m getting mine done this week but can’t decide on the colour.


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  16. Nige Smith

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    Fitted a clear mount phone holder! A simple, well made solution. Thanks to fellow forumers for the recommendation.
     
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  17. Lehn

    Lehn The van man Team Daytona Audi S3 DSG

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    De-chromed the small air grills on each side of the bumper. Also plasti dipped the logo but didn't liked the outcome so I'll settle with this :)

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  18. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Taken my 18” wheels off ready to be refurbed and a colour change.



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  19. makelja

    makelja Active Member Saloon Team Tango Audi A3 S tronic

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    Had new Falken Azenis FK510 225/40/18 tires fitted. (Actually yesterday)
     
  20. Arrran

    Arrran New Member Sportback Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3 S tronic

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    Have you got a photo sir?
     
  21. Nige Smith

    Nige Smith Member

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  22. Ice Kay

    Ice Kay Member Sportback TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Team Silver Audi A3 Manual

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    Bought a Carista OBD dongle for £10.99 and did the following
    Chirp on lock/unlock
    Needle sweep
    Mirror dip on reverse
     
  23. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic DSG

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    Got my rear offside shock absorber replaced yesterday under warranty as it was leaking.
    Took a couple of (poor) pics from the lounge balcony while I waited. Had an RS5 Coupe, RS5 SB & a 20th Anniversary TT.
    Chatting with my usual salesman and when my cut off point for handing the car back would be. Likely to be past 3 years old so the means putting it through MOT and possibly extending warranty. Also popped into Land Rover for a look and saw this F Type, which is not what I was looking for.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  24. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter S-line owners group Audi A3 Manual

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    Oooh ....... That RS5 is rather nice

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  25. jrumball

    jrumball Well-Known Member Sportback Audi A3 etron Cosmos Blue

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    Gave the car its first scrub in a couple of months.....

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    Its been rather neglected since I bought a new toy a 1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 ...

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    Two very different cars !
     
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  26. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    So you did a 4 year PCP then? That's what puts me off getting another Audi a bit, to have the same monthly outlay again, I'd have to switch from a 36 month deal to a 48 month deal...even for the same car/deposit/discount!!! The idea of pcp to me is to avoid mot's and out of warranty worries.
     
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  27. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    I’m in the same boat, makes no sense to be paying monthlies on a car which is out of support, i’m VT’ing mine to avoid just that.

    Test drove an MX5 RF yesterday, when we ran the figures through the monthlies are the same as my S3 which just doesn’t feel right. Really nice car to drive though.
     
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  28. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic DSG

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    Yeah, I was drooling over that thing :yes:
     
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  29. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic DSG

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    Yeah, generally always done a 4 yr one and been able to change at between 2.5 and 3 yrs. Current market means that’s being pushed out to over 3 yrs now in my case.
     
  30. Damo S

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    what is she putting out now?

    I took the car out in the first proper wet day since my MRC remap. The traction control light was flashing up in 3rd even in a straight line. Turned the TC off and in 2nd gear it completely spun up and the car was sliding all over the place :)
     
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  31. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    Not sure as I didn’t put it on the rollers. Just over 400bhp and 400ftlbs I think as others have had these figures or slightly over.

    I found mine doing the same but got some better tyres on now so it’s not as bad. If you try to slide it it’s easy done.
     
  32. lea323ci

    lea323ci Active Member

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    Went out for a drive after a hot day at work , only drive it at weekends normally, but fancied a blast , must drive it more
    My old white 8p is the daily work horse


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  34. Henda

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    Whats it like to use, did you have to pay or where they free to do. I have just bought the dongle but haven’t attempted to use it yet.
     
  35. Richard46

    Richard46 Active Member TFSI Owners Group

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    Braved the scorchio weather to give her an especially good clean inside and out. Why ? because going in for a service tomorrow and I have this idea (probably mistaken) that service departments are going to be more careful with a car that looks loved than one that looks neglected.

    Probably just the car version of daft people who tidy up before their cleaner calls.
     
  36. ohmyaudi

    ohmyaudi Active Member Team Brilliant Black Audi S3

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    New exhaust!!

     
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  37. Deepster

    Deepster Active Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group

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  38. Ice Kay

    Ice Kay Member Sportback TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Team Silver Audi A3 Manual

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    Straight forward to use, you get a free months trial if you bought brand new from Amazon
     
  39. Henda

    Henda Member

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    I did buy it from amazon. How do you activate the free trail. Connected to the car but it was asking me to pay £9.99 for a months use when i tried to make a change
     
  40. Phone Tech

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    hi can u share link ? did u have to run wires ?
     
  41. Phone Tech

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    LED headlights retrofitted yaaaaaas :D :)
     

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  42. Kayobong

    Kayobong Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Golf GTI DSG

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    Looks great, just for reference, those headlights are bi-xenon, LED look like this:

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  43. dp_motley

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

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    This is a common misconception. I saw many cars for sale where the sellers state that their car has the LED headlights while they have the bi-xenons with the LED DRL.
     
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