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

lea323ci Jul 27, 2017

  1. Genius

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    Y'know the splitter cover is literally just a cover only 2 screws holding it in place on the underside, much easier to paint off the car
     
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  3. leonwilliams

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    No I didn't mate I was laid on my back masking it up. Will take it off tomorrow and finish it off. Thanks for that

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  4. Genius

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    No worries, was gonna mask mine off like you did but realized when I had the bumper off to replace the grille how easy it was to remove. Probably still a little bit of laying on the floor to get the screws out though lol T20 I think they are but maybe smaller, took a lot of screws out of the car that weekend
     
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  5. leonwilliams

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    Thing having a I'd finished and took masking tape off I'd realised that I hadn't followed the contour or the lip. Which you don't notice so I've just to redo that not tomorrow .

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  6. samuelh_888

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    Fitted Mintex 1144 front pads to my Yellow Speed Racing BBK (MDB1977M1144). This is the final piece in getting my car certified for New Zealand roads.

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  7. leonwilliams

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    Fitted H11 resistors yesterday works perfect no errors. Also my mate has vcd. Modded fogs to come on when turning corners at night. Any idea how to do needle sweep on clocks ?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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  9. leonwilliams

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    Front lip finished. Also anybody know where I can get this aluminium part from ?. Doing my head in now with all scratch marks on it [​IMG][​IMG]

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  10. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Off a 5dr doorcard
     
  11. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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    I have a set of s3 brushed aluminium door trims in better condition than yours. Not perfect but a lot better, without such deep scratches.. I want £100 for the set.
     
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  13. leonwilliams

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    You got a pic mate. I only need the one

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  14. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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    I won't sell one. Also, mine trims are different from yours: brushed aluminium vs dotted.
     
  15. leonwilliams

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    Ah ok mate I've just seen one on eBay like mine quite cheap. Just waiting for a better pic

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  16. downtothebone

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    Replaced the center speaker with a pair of Audison Prima AP1 tweeters. Cover doesn't quite sit flush - need to work out what can be done. IMG_0726.JPG IMG_0725.JPG
     
  17. downtothebone

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    Some dash bling ...
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  18. maxpayne

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    Didn’t even know there were speakers there! Does it make a difference?
     
  19. s3_trev

    s3_trev Northern Ireland

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    By any chance did you take a pic of the OEM speaker before you replaced it?
     
  20. Daveyonthemove

    Daveyonthemove Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Wasn't the case with mine, it was moulded into the bumper.
    I took the entire bumper off and masked it up before spraying.
     
  21. leonwilliams

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    Didn't bother taking bumper or splitter off just masked and painted .

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  22. downtothebone

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    No pic of it in situ - but if you want a pic of the speaker itself then just search for Audi A3 8p dashboard speaker. I still have the speaker so can photo it if you wish?
     
  23. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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    It's true for the S/S-line bumper. The SE one is moulded as one piece without any separate splitter.
     
  24. downtothebone

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    Yes - very noticeable. The OEM speaker produces very little sound and maybe this is deliberate as you would interfere with stereo imaging. The reality is in a car given the odd seating pattern imaging is not going to be too much of an issue (purists would disagree). Anyway I’m getting a more ‘full’ sound in the drivers seat. The Audisons are quite smooth so I’d match very carefully as anything too harsh will be exaggerated. I have Audisons in the front doors as well.
     
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  25. leonwilliams

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    Next mod puddle lights for my wing mirrors. I need a donor mirror if anyone has one even if it's just the shell.

    So I can do a test run. Happy to travel not too far and pay for a mirror. Doesn't have to be exact. But size and shape would be better. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  26. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2019 A3 35TFSI S line

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    Replaced corroded rear door triangles.

    A3 8PA Door Triangle Replaced.jpg

    Than run Dyno test as I didn't do it at the time of remapping the ECU a year ago. I was surprised that my small 1.6 TDI could produce 150HP and 372Nmn :) Here's a video of two first test runs.



    And the graph

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  27. downtothebone

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    The 034 Motorsport billet aluminium dogmount insert has been on for about three weeks now ... There is still some vibration once on the move 5-10mph and I did get a little in reverse tho that seems to have gone now. Let’s see in another 3 weeks.
     

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  28. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Have done SFA to mine not even driven it for a week cause Jack got my steering wheel , chatted to mate in NZ to see how he's enjoying the driving off his S3.
    Thats it Folks
     
  29. Niffty9

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    Checked my timing chain tensioner wear using the method from this video:



    Great video and 1° KW (I guess clockwise?) is a very happy result. One less thing to worry about.

    For those with a vagcom, video summary:

    Go to Engine, Block 93 Read 'inlet camshaft phase angle' under 4° good 4 - 5° risky >5° replace.

    From my understanding this measures the long term correction added to the cam phase. More correction = more wear.

    Also fixed the seatbelt warning whilst I had the vagcom linked :)
     
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  30. Gregsy16

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    - Mot
    - Racingline intake
    - Miltek sportcat & downpipe
    - Service
    - Cam follower service
    - TTS engine cover

    Now skint and eating toast & beans for the rest of the month
     
  31. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Now lets see the pics , beans n toast ones :thumbs up:
     
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  32. Gazpot0111645

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    Retrofitted High Beam Assist to my S3 8P using an Audi TT dimming interior mirror with forward facing camera. 20180902_161204.jpg 20180902_161252.jpg
     

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  34. tcardio

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    just when i thought nothing else could be done....
     
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  36. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    You can’t leave us hanging there, any details on the retrofit part nos, guide, etc???

    Can this be used for active cruise control??

    Nice mod


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  37. mechanic69

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    Dropped her off to the local garage for cam belt, water pump and fuel filter cos I can’t be ***** with the hassle of doing it myself.

    Just the rear BCS to arrive and be fitted before booking into RTech for a tune, happy days


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  38. downtothebone

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  39. mechanic69

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  40. Gazpot0111645

    Gazpot0111645 Registered User

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    HAHA Sorry,

    The kit I purchased consisted of an Audi TT interior mirror with the forward facing cmos sensor and a wiring harness. Unfortunately you cannot use it for adaptive cruise. Here is the kit I bought as its hard to find a mirror at a decent price. The mirror in this kit is also brand new and a genuine part.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-A3-...h=item3d3e78da21:g:TvUAAOSw9RdbDjjJ:rk:1:pf:0

    The kit came with new wiring harness with a new 8 pin connector to the new mirror. All you have to do is wire the CAN + and the CAN - into the CAN Gateway. As for the other end at the mirror you use the new 8 pin connector and swap your other 4 wires to it from your old 6 pin connector. Code in using VCDS and job done.

    I will be doing a full write up soon and including all pictures and video in the retrofit section. This was just short and sweet for you.
     
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  41. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Thanks for the heads up, look forward to more info. Looks like you need the auto dimming/rain sensor stuff fitted before to work, mine never hand that but all the other upgrades, never really worked that out


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  42. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    checked mine today and at -3.0


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  43. leonwilliams

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    Done test run with 8p mirror for puddle light. Hardest part was figuring out how to run wire but sussed it.

    Next job fitting reckon full day to do will post pics when done. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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