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What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Thanks mate, really appreciate that.
    Going to buy that as I really hate those 3 line squirts, why are they so different to the VW, they are the same company
     
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  3. rafletcher

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    Those jets are standard on the A6. Go figure.
     
  4. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

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    Thnx 18" or 19" and what ET?
     
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  5. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Since going from a Golf to Audi it seems Audi tries to skimp on everything possible where as the Golf comes fully loaded.
    I know the Audi are a little more, but compare a A3 to a Golf it just doesnt make sense, they are pretty much the same car but Audi does not even include reverse sensors, they want hundreds more just for a simple function that is standard on every vehicle.
     
  6. zac7654321

    zac7654321 Registered User

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    different philosophies, vw are people cars- as the name says... audi is premium vw so no wonder you get less for more

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  7. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

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    Audi was taken as luxury car in the past and now sone point..
    But ppl questioning only because Volkswagen bought it.. But they been standard car makers in past making affordable cars som millions more ppl bought the cars so that's why they got most of the money and ability to buy other companies.. Even Lamborghi is owned by Audi so you see only Lambo and audi parts in Lambo... It's like spider web btw these car industries
     
  8. rafletcher

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    Fitted the front mud flaps to my S3. A slightly scary procedure as I don’t have A particularly level or smooth surface to work on, just hoggin over not very compacted soil. So the trolley jack doesn’t travel when lifting, and the axle stand tends to dig in. Only just enough “lift” to free the stand when I’d finished the drivers side! Oh, and why is it necessary to use three different types of fixing into the arch liner eh? Two 8mm push pins, two 4mm Philips head screw in expanding fixings (these I can understand as they replace two similar - albeit push type - ones that you remove first), and. 4mm torx head screw??

    on another note, I was looking where to put the axle stand at the rear, and can only see the 4 post lift (I think) rubber block to use, but some caution against this..
     
  9. zac7654321

    zac7654321 Registered User

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    wooden board/plank under the axle stand if not on solid ground to stop ot from sinking into ground

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  10. rafletcher

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    Yep, that’s easy enough, even some steel plate. It’s the trolley jack that’s more of a problem, it’s supposed to roll as you lift, to compensate for the arc the lift pad goes through. In my case it just digs in, and tries to drag the car. Not ideal. I could get a larger piece of steel for that I guess (can’t be too thick or I’ll not have clearance to get the jack under the car) Maybe some 6mm mild steel would do.

    I used to be able to “borrow” the neighbour’s drive, but they’ve moved away recently and the new people have 4 cars!. I’m pretty sure the people over the road wouldn’t mind if I asked to use theirs though - we’re a small village and have been here 20 years.
     
  11. tomtrepreneur

    tomtrepreneur S3 Saloon

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    proper good clean, new to the forum be nice!:s3addict: IMG_0212 (1).jpg
     
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  14. Kayobong

    Kayobong Registered User

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    I spy a MK6 GTI behind the S3! Congrats on the new car!
     
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  15. Peter82

    Peter82 Registered User

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    How much? I will need same job
     
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  16. rafletcher

    rafletcher Registered User

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    I’m paying around £650 for a 1 stage paint correction - mainly minor swirl marks - full ceramic coating (1 coat only of Kenolon) plus Stance Rim Coat treatment and an interior clean. 3-4 days depending on how much time the paint correction takes.
     
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  17. danboy66

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    It's my wife's mk6 cabby I have put a full gti body kit on it including the exhaust

    It just needs a nice set of wheels now [​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. danboy66

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    My friend done it for me for me as we are very good budys he done it as a private job outside of work

    Best thing to do would be phone his work and see what they can do for you

    Most people into detailing will know them

    Elite car care

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  19. danboy66

    danboy66 Registered User

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    Tbh that sounds about right

    Its like anything the longer it takes the guys the more it's going to cost
    day rate is probably 175 a day then products and so on it soon racks up

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  20. rafletcher

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    Yep, the ceramic on its own is £250 per coat, and decontamination and prep, without correction is £200.
     
  21. Kayobong

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    Very nice, clean car! Get some Monzas on there! Here’s my GTI:

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. danboy66

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    That's what I'm after but finding a set at reasonable money in good condition is impossible

    Lovely gti BTW I love a gti

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  23. Kayobong

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    I just sold my refurbished 17” Monzas for £300 with Pirelli’s on! 18’s are much harder to find especially diamond cut if that’s what you’re after. Took me about 6 months and I got very lucky
     
  24. Kayobong

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    Try looking for MK5/6 GTI’s which are being broken for parts, it’s how I got mine. Usually pretty well priced too
     
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  25. danboy66

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    Got to be 18" would love diamond cut but the wife will probably wreck them anyway so painted silver would be nice

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  26. Andy F

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

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    20190609_161601.jpg A nice lockdown 4 hour detail.
    Finished off with GYEON CURE
    AndyF Team Navarra
     
  27. rafletcher

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    Took it to the detailers for dent removal, paint correction and ceramic coating. Getting it back Thursday.
     
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  28. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Andy - it takes a lot of effort (and a lot of light) for Navarra to truly pop but you have done a stunning job - looks fab.
     
  29. John Pilkington

    John Pilkington Registered User

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    Hi,paid 650 for the above but also got wheels coated inside and out plus glass coatings.that was in oldham.
     
  30. Nick Moorhouse

    Nick Moorhouse Lemski

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    Looks good! Like the colour!
     
  31. rafletcher

    rafletcher Registered User

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    Yebbut I’m in Leafy Bucks so it’s pricier down here!
     
  32. dp_motley

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

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    Replaced stock 288 mm brake rotors with drilled 312 mm Zimmermann ones :)

    312 mm brake rotor 2.jpg
     
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  34. reefer110

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    Are these a straight swap, did you have to change anything else?

     
  35. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Went to fill up with petrol today for the first time in 4 months due to lockdown.

    Fuel filler cap door jammed and wouldn’t open. The emergency manual release red cable in the boot wouldn’t release it either.

    Made it to my local Audi dealer with 5 miles range left and abandoned it there as it is booked in for a service this week anyway.

    Car only 2 years old so covered by warranty. I know I could have called Audi Assist but thought my approach easier; less likely to be damaged forcing it open and the dealer can have a couple of days lead time to order any parts needed.

    Note to self: stop letting fuel get that low before filling up.
     
  36. dp_motley

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

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    You need to replace calliper carriers with ones that fit a 312 mm disc. OEM numbers 8V0615125A and 8V0615126A. The rest is the same. There is a great write up on an Golf MK7 forum.
     
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  37. sparkymark75

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    I was planning to do an oil change about 3 months ago but the cars hardly moved so I only got around to that today.

    Got 10L of premix coolant to go in once I can get it into the garage. I don’t have the tools to do that myself :(
     
  38. Peter82

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    Haha I realised that if ppl leave car sat on one place for long time u will f**k the car faster than with normal use :D u should take it for spin couple of times within those 4 months ....
     
  39. Peter82

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    Show us them nice and shiny not still protective temp paint on.
    And how come u had 288 in front originally ???
    Is it what in new audis they fitting? I always had 312mm with a3 2011 and a3 2015..
     
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  40. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    I did once a week every week - that’s why I needed fuel.....
     
  41. Peter82

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    uff often ... I top up every two weeks and I go to work everyday 20 mins on the way, 20 mins back ..
     
  42. Andy F

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

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    Got 4 new shoes,
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Fully Fitted £87.17 per tyre.
    National Tyres
    AndyF Team Navarra
     
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  43. Andy F

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

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    Screenshot_20200713-170532_Chrome.jpg AndyF Team Navarra
     

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