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What have you done to your 8V today?

Relliott6879 Jan 27, 2015

  1. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Bit of routine maintenance - checking pressures and fluids.

    Decided to change the air filter and clean out a few dried leaves and a dandelion seed from the air box. Was surprised how clean the filter was but as I was there, changed it anyway.

    Changed comfort indicators to 4 flashes which was fine but it somehow reset my door locking settings to unlock all doors and not to fold mirrors on lock. Strange they reset but easy to put them back how I wanted them.
     
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  3. Henda

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    Paid to extend my warranty for another year. Just need to pay for the Breakdown cover through Audi and thats me spent up for another couple of months
     
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  4. danboy66

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    Added grey wheel bolt covers

    The bolts was new when the wheels went on. But was starting to look a little worse for wear

    so I had some new grey bolt covers

    I believe they was from a seat many tears ago

    just had to order the correct tweezer tool to remove them as I don't want to be damaging them or my wheels on removal [​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. rafletcher

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    A pre-winter wash and polish, swapped out the carpet mats for rubber ones, and swapped the 19" summer wheels for some 17" ones with Nokian winter tyres. Do look a bit odd on the S3 but I already had them from my A4 and they were fully refurbished after last winter. All they needed was some spigot rings. They clear the calipers by about 10mm. Surprisingly the swap hasn't affected the ride over-much (I'm running them at 36psi front, 32psi rear) but it is significantly quieter on the tar-and-chip finish on the A41 locally.
     
  6. Mastachaz

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    nothing from day when i have it :) byt planning to make powerfolding mirrors dechrome and install rs3 grill :D
     
  7. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Installed RS style vent blades.
     

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  8. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Got some custom made floor mats.
     

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  9. Henda

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    Booked it in to get the last of the de chroming done on the window surrounds on Monday, can’t wait.
     
  10. Henda

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    do you have a link to where you got the blades from? Look really good.
     
  11. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Another one. RS surrounds today.
     

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  13. CanadaA3wales

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

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  14. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    Put an rs3 exhaust on the normal 4 banger to better control the sound. It's very quiet with flaps closed and similar to a straight pipe when open!

    The fabrication of the y pipe wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but my welding needs some more practice [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. dp_motley

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    Finally, I found and fitted a black grille badge suitable for an aftermarket RS3 style grille. The badges that fit the oem grille were a bit too small, but this one is exactly the same size as the chrome one that was fitted to the grille from the factory.

    Black grille badge.jpg
     
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  16. Wing Lun

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    Remap done by Quantum Tuning and added a revo air filter

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  17. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Stage 1 done by Performance Engineerings Cardiff
    150bhp - 190bhp
    365nm - 450nm

    New VAG metal pedals
    New RS3 Grill
     
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  19. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Added Ramair panel filter, noticed some throtle response.
     
  20. jaypers777

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    MOT day and looking at the mileage since last year my New Years resolution is to go on some epic trips in 2021. Unfortunately not driven much this year due to lockdown and working from home etc. Had her since new and as you can see, low mileage for 6 years old........ still like a new car :)

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  21. SPIKE_JCW

    SPIKE_JCW Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Just over 1k miles in a year...crazy!! Definitely need a few road trips next year.
     
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  22. craigpanthercrystal

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    Liking this. So you adapted it at the down pipe? do the tips line up with the S3 Diffuser ok?
     
  23. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V

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    Yes, side fabricating to get it all lined up correctly, but it fits decently in the rear diffuser.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
     
  24. ScottishA4B9

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    Do you have a link for these mate?
     
  25. CanadaA3wales

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

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    Diamond car mats.
    Claimed they were a UK company but they came from China.
    Despite customs of 25.00 and the mats were about 100 with %25 off, they are good quality.
    I would wait for boxing day for another 25% off. Took about 6 weeks delivery.
     
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  26. Pur8

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    Installed a RS3 grill from GBT Autostyling on ebay.
     

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  27. JohnM100

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    Well, not me but got the black ambience panels on the doors PPF’d as they can be scratched just by looking at them.
     
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  28. jrumball

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    Swapped the insides of my key into a shiny new one ! Now the key blade no longer pops out and pokes me ! Also looks so much better than the poverty spec key our cars got... I will do a full write up in the next couple of days.
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  29. ScottishA4B9

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  30. Leevr

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    Trying out some ideas on pin striping on the rear diffuser. 20210102_120328_copy_3024x1470.jpg 20210102_120332_copy_3024x1470.jpg
     
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  32. Rjw76

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    They look great - could you tell me where you got these from please?
     
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  34. danboy66

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    Gave the car its first clean of the year

    Anyone on insta add me up @dan66jones
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  35. JohnM100

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    Lockdown & cold weather finally killed my already dying Moll EFB battery (week 24 2018 so just after bad batch batterygate).

    Installed and coded a shiny new Varta AGM instead, as I suspect warranty would be denied due to low mileage/use.

    Not much room under the bonnet - would probably remove the air box next time for better access.

    Was trying to wire in a CTEK charger flylead at the same time: Negative attached to the chassis ground fine but anyone else noticed what appears to be a captive nut on the positive terminal clamp, so open to suggestions.

    On the bright side, no need to use BEM codes any more.
     
  36. Harvey

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    Just cut the ring terminal on your charger cable enough to slot over the battery fitting thread & then clamp it tight with the nut.
     
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  37. DJAlix

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    This. Snip a section out of the ring in order to make a C shape.
     
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  38. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Thanks @DJAlix & @Harvey. Good post - don’t know why I didn’t think of that....
     
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