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What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

lea323ci Jul 27, 2017

  1. lea323ci

    lea323ci Active Member

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    Decided to do the cam belt and water pump on my facelift 2008 s line tdi yesterday, I found it a bit less fiddly on the common rail engine than my older 2005 A3 IMG_0064.JPG
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    When I lowered the under tray I found this spring IMG_0066.JPG
    But couldn't find where it had come from , it was located at the back of the tray gearbox side . Any ideas ?


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  3. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    Throttle, gear change????


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  4. lea323ci

    lea323ci Active Member

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    It's a very tiny spring about just over 50mm but very clean so not been getting rain and dirt on it

    Doesn't look worn either


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  5. T8DPR

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    This week.... cleaned some bird sh*t off it.... literally nothing else :D
     
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  6. downtothebone

    downtothebone Active Member Team Scuba Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I do that every week despite not parking near any tree, over hang, lamp post - still can't work out how they do it!!!
     
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    Decat downpipe, boosts better and louder dsg farts


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    JayHa11 Member TFSI Owners Group Team Sprint Audi S3

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    Taking mine for a 4 wheel alignment tomorrow as I think my NS rear has a touch of camber from when I had my coil-overs installed
     
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    lea323ci Active Member

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    Had to change n/s/f brake caliper due to binding on way home from changing cambelt /water pump Wednesday
    To make matters worse I had to remove 3 locking wheel bolts as socket sheared whilst trying to undo the n/s/f, so would've been stuffed if I got a puncture IMG_0114.JPG IMG_0113.JPG


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  10. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green TFSI Owners Group Silver Supporter Team Sprint Audi S3 Manual

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    put mine into car hospital as its body was needing a bump removed and she needs a nice we yellow spray tan
     
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    They're purposely targeting us aren't they
     
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  13. lea323ci

    lea323ci Active Member

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    Fitted the black front badge this morning just to see what it would look like till the grill is respected body colour, the a wash and polish before it peed down IMG_0142.JPG

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  14. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    Tinted, fitted chrome wing mirrors, retrofitted a s-line front bumper and bi-xenon headlights with accompanying headlight washers and auto levelling system. A S-line tailgate/roof spoiler was fitted a week ago as well.
     
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  15. Marek196c

    Marek196c Gilera Runner / A3 Sportback

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    drove it.
     
  16. gokiwi64

    gokiwi64 Active Member

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    Does "nothing" qualify ?
     
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  17. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    I was persuaded to put the rear seats back in.....had to take my dear old mum out for lunch.
     
  18. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    Got emissions update by Audi, then got it remapped (stage 1) :)
     
  19. Chris Parrott

    Chris Parrott New Member

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    IMG_0084.JPG Hi all,
    new A3 owner here. Picked up a 2010 2.0 Black edition quattro a couple of weeks ago
    Started to install an RSN-e unit today.
     
  20. lea323ci

    lea323ci Active Member

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    Lovely looking car mate, any mods planned for it ?


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  21. Chris Parrott

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    Thanks.
    I'll do the head unit/Bluetooth for now, and I don't like the feel from the brakes.
    They're a bit 'on or off ', no gradual smoothness, so that will get a look at this weekend.
     
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  22. lea323ci

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    Had a stage 1 remap done with egr deleted out I also fitted K&N air filter in place of standard one.

    Not sure how much the air K&N will help , the car seams totally different from before pulls really well .

    Can anyone tell me what a stage 2 remap would involve ?


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  23. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    What engine do you have? I had a stage 1 remap with egr-off done a week ago. The car pools much better, but the engine sounds louder. I have a 1.6 TDI. Did you notice any sound changes?
     
  24. lea323ci

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    I have a 2:0 tdi common rail engine code CBAB , on idle I would say just slightly louder but nothing I would be worried about


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  25. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    Okay, mine is 1.6 TDI common rail engine code CAYC. It's louder on idle and it does a sound that reminds me of an older petrol engine that got a low octane gas (pre-ignition like pinging noise). This sound comes at every slightest acceleration. I spoke to a tuner and he said it was because I came to them after the emissions update and my car had an insert inside the inlet pipe (a flow straightener) and that a new map was based on an emission updated map. They are going to remove the flow straightener and remap the ECU with a map based on a pre-updated software. I'm looking forward to this new remap.
     
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    a3oz New Member

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    Took the engine out.

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    Why have you whipped the engine and box out what you gotta do to it
     
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    I found out today that if you are in flappy paddle mode and hang onto the downshift leaver a bit too long it goes weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee6>1 very very quickly !
     
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    Booked in for the esc control unit software update at Stansted Audi in first week of sept , courtesy car thrown in.

    While on the phone they pointed out that I haven't had the emissions update carried out , I told them to not do it as it's been remapped


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  30. a3oz

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    Came out as I've bought the car with some front end damage. Body repairer said he needed engine out to get it all perfect so out it came.
    Be doing oil/filter/DSG oil changes when I put it back in. While out, just spark plugs (done), new coolant pump (some damage on old one), new drive belt and diverter valve check (done). Car should be back in a few days so just want to get it all back together again soon. If anyone's got
    additional suggestions, happy to hear them...
     
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    Paid garage for oil change and fuel filter change. Fuel filter because I had no idea when it was last changed. Passed MOT emissions with my scorpion sports cats so am happy. Obligatory 3.2 spirited drive on way home to celebrate.
     
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    Maybe a good time to clean out the intake manifold and valves of carbon?
     
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  34. andyb616

    andyb616 Member Audi A3 Sportback S-line owners group

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    +1 now's the time if you want to clean this **** as makes walnut blasting easier with good access
     
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    Sprayed the grill gloss black from the factory grey with rattle cans today , undecided if to put back the chrome rings , what do you think looks better chrome or black rings ?


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  36. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    Tried to play with spacers last weekend in order to get rid of a slight vibration on 70+-km/t. Re-balanced one wheel and put some aluminium tape on hubs to prevent the front spacers from any possible misbalance. It didn't help unfortunately. The vibration became even more pronounced. Today, I removed the front spacers and vibration seems to disappear. Are there really no spacers that don't destroy the ride comfort?
     
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    mechanic69 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    Absolutely nothing, I’m on holiday in greece


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    Popped to TSR Performance today for a health check on the car and service
     
  39. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    Finished a noise dampening project yesterday. Covered boot, rear wheel arches and place under the rear cushion this time.

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  40. Marek196c

    Marek196c Gilera Runner / A3 Sportback

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    use right ET wheels instead of spacers seem good idea.
     
  41. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    That would be the best and easiest solution. I would do that if I didn't like my wheels or if I could afford a set of new ones with the "right" ET without loosing too much money on a price difference between new and old wheels.
     
  42. Marek196c

    Marek196c Gilera Runner / A3 Sportback

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    that depend of you if it worth or not. or just get bigger spacers and go to some specialist to flatten the surface on them and rim, then weld them.
     
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    lea323ci Active Member

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    Swapped over to my winter wheels while the others go for a Refurb also put back on the chrome front badge IMG_0576.JPG IMG_0578.JPG IMG_0579.JPG


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