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

lafa3ro

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Yes and yes...the rock thing is worrying me a bit but we will see in day to day use
Thanks a lot mate, really appreciate it.

Is your car deep sea blue? And where did you get those nice aluminum mirror caps?! Looking real good.

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marv999

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Finally fitted those honeycomb fog grilles...
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can yo link the site you got these from please!!!!
 

abmat

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New rear n/s calliper, discs and pads both sides.

went to fit my new oem b pillar trims and both have slight damage so waiting on a new pair to be delivered. They will be in the classifieds soon.
 

MWright

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New rear n/s calliper, discs and pads both sides.

went to fit my new oem b pillar trims and both have slight damage so waiting on a new pair to be delivered. They will be in the classifieds soon.
Did you tackle the rear brakes yourself, I'm having difficulty trying to remove the top carrier bolt.

Also may be interested in the drivers side one if the damage isn't too bad.
 

MWright

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Did an oil service and replaced the oil feed pipe and the new yellow dipstick + tube. Had to clean up the sump a little bit too.
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abmat

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Got the garage to do it. I just don’t have the time. Plus it wasn’t too much in labour.

do you have a 3 or 5 door? Mine is a 5.
 

MWright

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Got the garage to do it. I just don’t have the time. Plus it wasn’t too much in labour.

do you have a 3 or 5 door? Mine is a 5.
Ah yeah local garage was charging £90 to fit. Only went to them after having a mare.

Oh yeah totally forgot about that, I have a 3 door. Ah well
 

abmat

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New rear n/s calliper, discs and pads both sides.

went to fit my new oem b pillar trims and both have slight damage so waiting on a new pair to be delivered. They will be in the classifieds soon.

Trims no longer for sale. The supplier wants them back :doh
 

ch1z64

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Just got upgraded internals put into Hpfp pump and fitted with Rs4 Fprv' new powerflex front antilift kit done ' new fuel hose ( braided ) fitted to Hpfp ' front braided brake lines added and new bulbs ( have problem with bulbs but hope to be sorted Friday )
 

Eren S3

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LED interior light kit from T8ups fitted today. Brings the interior up to date nicely and aren't too bright.

Also changed from the standard dome light to the dome/map combination with the red LED ambient lighting. Adds a real nice glow at night.

8V air vents next I think...

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TheMightyBK

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LED interior light kit from T8ups fitted today. Brings the interior up to date nicely and aren't too bright.

Also changed from the standard dome light to the dome/map combination with the red LED ambient lighting. Adds a real nice glow at night.

8V air vents next I think...

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Previous owner of mine bought LED bulbs and never installed them...been in my glove box for 3 years. You may have just inspired me to finally pop them in!


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Eren S3

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Previous owner of mine bought LED bulbs and never installed them...been in my glove box for 3 years. You may have just inspired me to finally pop them in!


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Hehe brilliant! I admire your self control leaving them in there for 3 years :tearsofjoy: I think I last a week at the most if I see something that can be changed!
 

YorkieTom

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Spent months resisting the temptation to buy one of these damn covers but caved and bought one brand new with the correct pins also included. £150 all in which is pricy but brand spanking new. Tried getting one from breakers and ebay for months but people were asking 100 for battered ones! Looking forward to getting it on tomorrow :)

 

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Spent months resisting the temptation to buy one of these damn covers but caved and bought one brand new with the correct pins also included. £150 all in which is pricy but brand spanking new. Tried getting one from breakers and ebay for months but people were asking 100 for battered ones! Looking forward to getting it on tomorrow :)

Not pricy at all for a brand new since 2nd hand ones are at least 100.
 

YorkieTom

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Sold my MSRT van so gives more money to throw at the S3 for now. Got a few bits done today including the new engine cover. Looks fantastic! I was originally going to spray it black but I think it suits the Ibis white and chrome grille of the S3 so will leave it silver for now.

Other bits done today were installed a short shifter and upgraded the shifter bracket bushes to aluminium ones. Gear changes certainly feel tighter now from a quick spin around the block.

Next on the list is AP Coilovers when they arrive in 1-2 weeks with new top mounts, and a 034 subframe locking collar kit to tighten the subframe up.

 

S.

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If we’re showing off our new upgrades, here’s my offering....

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I'll take it :hubbahubba:
 

ch1z64

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Sold my MSRT van so gives more money to throw at the S3 for now. Got a few bits done today including the new engine cover. Looks fantastic! I was originally going to spray it black but I think it suits the Ibis white and chrome grille of the S3 so will leave it silver for now.

Other bits done today were installed a short shifter and upgraded the shifter bracket bushes to aluminium ones. Gear changes certainly feel tighter now from a quick spin around the block.

Next on the list is AP Coilovers when they arrive in 1-2 weeks with new top mounts, and a 034 subframe locking collar kit to tighten the subframe up.

Here it is in yellow and in green
 

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danrst171

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Took a while to drill the holes but eventually got there. Got one rivnut that won't fit that I need to try and find a solution for, but it's held in with 5 out of 6 bolts currently. (Excuse the mess, couldn't be bothered to tidy up after finishing.)
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TheMightyBK

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Took a while to drill the holes but eventually got there. Got one rivnut that won't fit that I need to try and find a solution for, but it's held in with 5 out of 6 bolts currently. (Excuse the mess, couldn't be bothered to tidy up after finishing.)
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Interested to hear how it feels...and whether or not it silences the creaks in the headliner & doors


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danrst171

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Interested to hear how it feels...and whether or not it silences the creaks in the headliner & doors


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I shall feed back on difference in feel, but tbh it won't be getting a thrashing until next year when I can replace the thermostat. Between then and now the door cards and headliner will both be out too.
 

MeaneyMachine

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Had a full TBE BCS powervalve sport system with a 100 cell cat supplied by @BCS Nige and fitted it yesterday. If anyone is debating whether they're worth the extra coin then my answer is yes!! Fitted like a glove, sounds sooo much better than my old non-res milltek!! Cannot recommend highly enough....
Also had a helix organic clutch fitted with new LUK DMF and slave cylinder at the same time....

All in all the old girl feels pretty good right now... looking forward to a weekend blast!
 
Things I've had done:
> EGR and DPF clean
> Tinted windows

Things I've done:
> Front Wheel bearings
> Swap out headunit
> Swap out front grill for honeycomb grill
> Tr8ps lighting pack (rear dome lights, front lights, DRL lights, LED Number plate - only one, as the other side the screw is seized)

To Do:
> Swap out CV Boots as one is split
> Swap out speakers, add amp and sub
> Upgrade suspension to bilstein b12
> Clutch replacement/DMF/Master/Slave cylinder
> Single to twin exhaust conversion + rear diffuser
> Brake discs need doing
> Clean injectors + change O-rings
> Change bushes
> Fit puddle lights
> Detail car and put on private plate!

Edit, pretty sure the above will cost more than the cars value.
 

mantazzz

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> Tr8ps lighting pack (rear dome lights, front lights, DRL lights, LED Number plate - only one, as the other side the screw is seized)

These screws suck, mine got rounded up, so I snapped plastic housing and took out the screw with pliers. The plastic housing is really cheap.
 

e9_mustii

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These screws suck, mine got rounded up, so I snapped plastic housing and took out the screw with pliers. The plastic housing is really cheap.
Well it is plastic, and plastic with age becomes brittle when exposed to heat over the years from halogen lamps

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mantazzz

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Well it is plastic, and plastic with age becomes brittle when exposed to heat over the years from halogen lamps

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I snapped the housing on purpose, so I could remove the damned screw. The new housing had new screw included, so they are kind of disposable items i guess.
 

e9_mustii

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Yea there other way you'd get around it without drilling the rounded screws out and thats a myth lol

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I snapped the housing on purpose, so I could remove the damned screw. The new housing had new screw included, so they are kind of disposable items i guess.

Ended up drilling and the screw head fell off, used a pair of needle nose pliers to turn the screw and get it out.

Changed the CV boots this weekend. Even ended up torquing the full 180 degrees for the wheel nut bolt. Swapped out the dome light fitting in the front, so I now have the version with the dome lights/map reading lights.

Thermal socks and Thermal top making it much easier to work out in the cold. Barely feel it.
 

abmat

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Nothing.

But I got the A6 mot’d (no advisories again! Not had one in 7 years) and it’s sitcom re-gassed.
 

zeroguarantee

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Just spent the last half hour taking my rear seats out soaked in 5L of screen wash. Left screen wash unopened in the boot and somehow the lids got off. Seats are soaked & tyre well was full of screen wash. Started to dry it asked for old towels told Mrs there was screen wash all over the boot and seats of the car "what you done that for?". Was the response.

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