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What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. Naim

    Naim Registered User

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    Bolt caps arrived from AliExpress.


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  3. Dannymoto

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    Had engine oil/filter and S-Tronic oil/filter done this morning. Fitted the air intake blanking plate to complete the pikey R600, then wrapped all interior trim bits gloss black!
    All ready for mapping now!

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  4. Andy F

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    Ouch reversing in to garage .
    Gutted
    AndyF Team Navarra
     
  5. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Sorry to hear Andy. I think we have all done something similar at some point - not that that helps......
     
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  6. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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  7. Andy F

    Andy F S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful!Get You Some A That !

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    Your not wrong . Lost control of my Gob lol pretty BLUE!!!
     
  8. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Where is the dislike button! Totally gutted for you....down to the metal as well :bye:
     
  9. Andy F

    Andy F S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful!Get You Some A That !

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    Booked in for repair and paint next Monday
    AndyF Team Navarra
     
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  10. Andy F

    Andy F S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful!Get You Some A That !

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    I was gutted mate feel better now its booked in:thumbs up::nogarors4:
     
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  11. T-1000

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    Fitted a sheewee today

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  13. Leevr

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    Not so much done to it, but done for it. Finally got a 0 PPM filter. Got to say it's fantastic, if not a bit alien not having to dry the car. It works perfectly. No water spots. Well worth the investment.
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  14. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI S line 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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    Removed windshield protection film. It was fitted right after I collected my car last spring and helped against a few nasty chips. But it got a lot of tiny swirls and scratches and started to look dirty from inside and outside. The windshield is bare and looks like new again :)
     
  15. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Put some OEM exhaust chrome tips on the A3
    Damn you really have to hammer them on.
     
  16. rafletcher

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    Personally nothing more than a simple wash, but over the last 4 days I got my Thinkware Q800 dash cam fitted, complete with a back-up battery, then had the car assessed and booked in for paint correction and ceramic protection in a months time. Also booked a Ghost 2 install, and a retrofit of a reversing camera. Once you’ve had one you can’t live without it! That’ll be about it until the warranty goes next March then I’ll look at an induction mod and remap.
     
  17. rafletcher

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    Ive had one of those for quite a while. I used a Killaspray to apply the DI water.
     
  18. FrA1l3

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    Do you made DIY? or more photos of the process?
    Thank you in advance!
     
  19. Rcord

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    I took no photos of the process, sorry. I bought a matched pair of used radar sensors on eBay instead of buying new ones because a calibration is needed after installation and calibration process requires tools that are only available in Authorised Service, and they will probably not be able to do the job even if you are willing to pay because your car doesn't have Lane Change Assist from factory in VAG database. Sensors calibrated in another car may not be perfect in your car so there is a risk you don't have the results you expect, but in my case, the system worked acceptably well, only a little false-positive generating on the passenger side.
    The harness was supplied by a seller in Aliexpress. Wire colours are very close to factory, which helps much, but I found some wires a little short, especially the ones that come from the mirror indicator to the door module, that I had do splice in order to have an OEM-like result. K-Electronic supplies a retrofit kit too but I don't know if wire lenghts are more precise. In both cases, some changes may be necessary if your car is RHD.
    I had also to buy a pair of mirror indicators and new mirror caps. I had to paint the caps because I couldn't find a supplier selling the caps with the right colour for a decent price.
     
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  20. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Installed Heko wind deflectors
    Wheels are in refurb getting dark Metallic Anthracite powder coat.
    Going to look dope - Safe Bruv !! LOL

    Next remove rear badges and put black ones on, and steam clean entire inside
     
  21. Joxh

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    Removed the awful black wrap around my window surround (done by a previous owner). Looks miles better now.
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  22. rafletcher

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    I might be doing the same soon, noticed some peeling around the rear door widow. I’d assumed the black was original Audi, but maybe it isn’t.
     
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  23. Joxh

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    Mine was peeling too, it was a nice hot day today and it just peeled straight off without the need for a heat gun.
     
  24. rafletcher

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    I must check the front grille - I assumed the car (2 years old S3) had the “black” pack, but maybe I was wrong! I can’t imagine the black, had it been original Audi, would have an edge visibly peeling.
     
  25. Joxh

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    Post some photos when you can? I'm sure you would be able to tell, especially around the windows where the trim ends.
     
  26. rafletcher

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    Will do, but looking at MyAudi, it says “Aluminium window trims” so looks like an aftermarket wrap to go with the rear privacy glass.
     
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  27. rafletcher

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    Hmm. Looking at photos of S3’s all seem to have black window surrounds. Perhaps I’m unlucky to have peeling trim.
     
  28. Adam14

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    S3s come with chrome window surrounds and black if they're black editions, yours was clearly wrapped. Black editions would also have a black grill and black mirror caps.

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  29. rafletcher

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    Aaa, the car has silver mirror caps, so that nails it as a non-black edition. Thank you. .
     
  30. george forbes

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    Not all have black mirror caps as mine has silver
     
  31. rafletcher

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    :thumbs up:Well mine was wrapped, and now it isn’t. Thanks for the guidance guys. ​
     
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  32. Joxh

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    You got any photos? :)
     
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  34. rafletcher

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    Here are a couple I took when I ws checking earlier. The grille is much less obvious, I needed to ope the bonnet to see the sliver of silver left along the top edge.

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    I'd noticed the bit by the roof-rack foot hole before, but just assumed it was down to declining Audi quality...

    Now it's all nice and silver again, just the grille to go.
     
  35. Joxh

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    I'm sure it will look much better when it's all gone! Glad I somewhat encouraged you ;)
     
  36. Peter82

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    Woow first person here, who hates black pack... Welcome to chrome pack club!
    So many obsessed with blacking everything on car.. Just why?
    Chrome the best...
     
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    Retrofitting electric and heated seats on my A3 Sportback 2015.

    Need that extra comfort on those long journeys :gaehn:


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  38. Raul_sbd

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    Cleaned my engine.. not that was much dirt on it F6501904-FA9D-413C-B44D-DD8BD773201E.jpeg E740FF71-C374-4EBB-A217-3A83E72CFF52.jpeg anyway lol
     
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  39. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Refurbed my alloys
    Standard OEM silver to Metallic Anthracite
     

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  40. Leevr

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    I spoke too soon. After 7 rinses. It is showing water spots and runs all over one of my cars. Contacted the company to see if they know of an issue with this batch. £10 per rinse is taking the mik to say the least. 25 to 30 rinses was quoted.
     
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  41. danboy66

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    That's not good is it

    i take it you only use it when rinsing and not washing the car
     
  42. Leevr

    Leevr Registered User

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    Yes it literally used to rinse the car off at the last moment. Normal jet wash, pre wash, snow foam, 2 bucket method, jet wash then rinse with 0PPM. So, yes not good for the amount of water passed through the unit.
     
  43. danboy66

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    I've been wanting something like this for ages but never really looked into it
    when I see my window cleaner he was telling me he makes his own fills his tank in the van everyday it was quite expensive to set up so I gave up on the idea

    This would be perfect if you got 30/40 washes from it



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