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

lea323ci Jul 27, 2017

  1. leonwilliams

    leonwilliams Registered User

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    Ebay came from China worth the wait but I had to adapt it its too long so got a grinder and just took bits off evenly till it fitted it should have a slight lip but you cant tell

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  3. samisnake

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    There's different types of manual gearbox, mine seems to be more similar to one off a polo from the youtube vids I've seen.

    Differences are the position of the filler plug, on mine it was just below where the drivers side driveshaft attaches to the gearbox, with the exhaust in the way. A small extension bar on my ratchet reached it though.

    On the 'regular' boxes, the filler and drain plugs are both easily accessible on the passenger side.

    Tbh it was easily doable, just a nasty job. The old oil stunk, slopped a little on the drive. The new oil, because I initially thought I had the bigger box with the larger oil capacity, ended up dribbling out the fill hole while I worked out why that was happening so got oil oil over my hands and tools. Time wise though, it was less than an hour, just hate being under a car on Jacks up to my waist looking up
     
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  4. lafa3ro

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    Very interesting. I think it looks very good, and its exactly what I was going for with mine (deep sea blue). I didn't know the S3 grill was a straight swap, but finding one in here (Canada) without having it shipped from overseas is going to be next to impossible.

    But the black grill surround on a dark coloured car looks great, especially with the silver rings and fog light surround. Contrast is spot on in my opinion.
     
  5. Troubs12

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    Finally treated mine to a flat bottom.

    Before:
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    After:
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  6. henkkeumus

    henkkeumus Dutch Retrofitfanatic

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    Looking “mint” buddy
     
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  7. James36

    James36 RS3 Rep :)

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    Looks wicked mate!

    Is it a straight swap plug and play? Also, can you use your original airbag

    Looks wicked mate!

    Is it a straight swap, plug and play?
    Also, can you use the original airbag, I see loads of flat bottoms on eBay without airbags but I've never looked into it yet.
     
  8. Troubs12

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    Thanks buddy i thought I’d go with the non chrome ring one and really glad I did. Unfortunately it is a new airbag people on eBay are wise to the fact that if you split them you can make more money also I suppose it’s easier to send a wheel without the pyrotechnic in the post lol.

    It was just a straight swap but I’d already changed the slip ring and stuff when I fitted the mfsw a while ago. I do need to sort the airbag wiring out but that’s because mines a old school single setup and the steering wheel is dual.


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  9. James36

    James36 RS3 Rep :)

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    Aware my car is not everyones taste anyway haha but I LOVE IT.

    Straight piped my 170 2.0tdi. Barely any smoke, only low rev in high gear foot down. Loads of intake noise, louder than my Focus ST. Strangely doesn't sound like a tractor, has quite a nice start up sound to be honest.

    Also remapped to 220bhp with hardcut limiter, rev limit removed.

    Im already looking at intercoolers...
     

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  10. JayA3sline

    JayA3sline Active Member VCDS Map User

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    [​IMG]

    Had a photo shoot last week to highlight some of the new mods
     
  11. TheMightyBK

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    I want this fbsw with start button!! Can you post a how-to? Will this even work on a pre-facelift?
     
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  13. JayA3sline

    JayA3sline Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Way too long to go through it all to be honest. This is fitted in my 8P. Pre facelift yes doable.
     
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  14. chris11122

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    If it is anything like I remember, you have to use a relay and then hack into the ignition barrel wiring... Looks class though!

    I had an s2000 start button in my first car, Ford Fiesta

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  15. TheMightyBK

    TheMightyBK Registered User

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    Understandable...I’m just glad to know it’s doable on a prefacelift. The wheel- all buttons work or no? This wheel, start button + mk2 TT instrument cluster is my dream driver’s side...I’m just clueless how to do it lol


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  16. JayA3sline

    JayA3sline Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Correct. My application I’m using both start button and drive select button for 2 different functions so 2 relays. Start/stop is sent via a wireless signal. LIN converter is also required for dual stage airbag conversion.
     
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  17. Troubs12

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    Hi Jay could you point me in the right direction with the dual stage airbag conversion? I’m looking at adding the wires and replacing the pins at the ecu in order to make sure my dual stage will go off if it needs to. Hopefully not etc but mine was originally fitted with a single stage and I’ve changed to a flat bottom with a dual on there. If there’s another way I’d really appreciate the pointers


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  18. JayA3sline

    JayA3sline Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Going back to the ecu is not necessary. Everything can be converted within the steering wheel by going in between the airbag connector and connector at the top of the wheel. The LIN I have is attached. Mine was single stage now dual.

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  19. Sawyer928

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    Cambelt, water pump, Aircon regas and oil service. Keeps her ticking for another year.
     
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  20. J0N

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    No more creaky parcel shelf, simple but effective. Apparently the Golfs have something similar as standard??


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  21. samuelh_888

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    Trying a different oil as I can’t get Millers in New Zealand...

    Still ester based so hoping it’s ok!

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  22. JayTeeA38P

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    Changed the EVAP N80 valve, and charcoal canister, to get rid of a check engine light and this code:

    16825/P0441/001089 - EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow

    Really simple job!
     
  23. Troubs12

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    Fitted the US console with 8V wireless charging plate still need to clean up but really happy with the result [​IMG]
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  24. TheMightyBK

    TheMightyBK Registered User

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    Nicely done! Does the wireless charging pad fit without modding? Would you happen to have the part number handy? I’m thinking I might try this out...can’t stand wires!


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  25. maxpayne

    maxpayne Registered User

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    Wrote the car off.
    My journey with the A3 ends here.

    Not sure if we’ll stay with Audi or switch to something else...
     
  26. TheMightyBK

    TheMightyBK Registered User

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    Oh no...what happened?


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  27. Andreashadji

    Andreashadji Registered User

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    Nice!would also like part number for wireless pad mate!
    Did the console change about 6 months ago but didn’t know about the wireless pad option


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  28. e9_mustii

    e9_mustii Registered User

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    Damn dude hope your ok, cars a minor as long your not hurt.

    How did it happen if you dont mind me asking

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  29. Bryant1998

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    PS4’s fitted all round, took f*****g ages, nearly 2 and a half hours...
     
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  30. samuelh_888

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    Should have just had them fitted at the shop - would’ve been done in no time!
     
  31. Bryant1998

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    lol wish that was the reason, apparently 225/45/18 is so low profile it makes it hard to remove the tyre? Calling bull on that
     
  32. e9_mustii

    e9_mustii Registered User

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    Yea he just waffling out of his cheeks

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  34. e9_mustii

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    Cant imagine how long 25s would take you probably end up with split rims and not the good kind

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  35. J0N

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    Fitted a Revo charge pipe and elbow with my Ramair heat shields and Large Pro-Ram filter....

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  36. e9_mustii

    e9_mustii Registered User

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    Is that a vobration shield for the hpfp?

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  37. J0N

    J0N Registered User

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    It’s from Creations Motorsport, it’s a shield to protect the plug on the HPFP. If these break it’s a new pump.


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  38. e9_mustii

    e9_mustii Registered User

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    LOL good to know i was going to buy one but though i dont have a engine cover so theres nothing it needs protection from, im sure yiu can make up a new plug though :/

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  39. samuelh_888

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    That’s why it’s a good idea to get the guard - if you break the sensor in the top of the pump it’s new pump time. At least an engine cover gives some protection.
     
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  40. marty.blake7

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    Finally changed the suspension after one and half years of being sensible.
    What a change the AP coilovers have made in every aspect of the car, should have done it straight away.
    Still letting it settle before maybe tweaking ride height slightly and then 4 wheel alignment.
    Stage 1 next me thinks... [​IMG]

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  41. Troubs12

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    After doing the US console and Qi charger I thought I’d get my hands dirty and renew the front shocks, brakes, bottom arm bushes. In between storm frank decide to make me wait about mind but got it done in the end.

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    Finally finished and Jesus I didn’t realise how knackered my shocks were.


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  42. Troubs12

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    Oh I forgot I trimmed up and added some Q3 ac controls too

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    Also if anyone knows where I can get a foot rest cover to match my pedals I’d really appreciate it. I wanna keep with genuine parts but can’t find a part number for one.


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  43. Orange225

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    Gave the intake and egr a good clean out.almost good as new after a session with mr muscle 3C4074E4-CF5E-44AB-8FAA-E8C60B8904A9.jpeg 90890EC0-1ACC-4B3F-8B52-2F86B17383EB.jpeg
     
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