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What have you done today?

jojo Nov 17, 2013

  1. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Registered User

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    k418t hybrid
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    will have devilsown wmi
    you can add it up i do t want to lol
     
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  3. samurai

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    As usual I was play a little with colors and painting - the rear axle is much rust so I borrowed one from a friend that I make everything to replace

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    I still have to buy a new set of bushings
     
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  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    Did you press the old bushes out of the rear subframe?
     
  5. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Aren't they similar to the front subframe bushes? Mostly Rubber and press out with easy?
     
  6. flying oyster

    flying oyster flying oyster

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    ;)fitted brake pads ordered a K418t
     
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  7. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    It's rubber with a metal insert, on TTs, they are solid metal at the front I think, and people are fitting those as an upgrade.
     
  8. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    I found what has been causing the knocking on the A2...



    ...which was emphasising the play in the offside drop link....
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    Looks like a previous owner has used insulating tape to pack out the failing ARB bush...
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    So to get over it I cleaned the old girl seeing as she has had a couple of thousand miles of winter grime on her...
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  9. samurai

    samurai Registered User

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    yeah i did, well because i dont have special tools to take them out i destroy them but who cares anyway I had intended to buy new bushes so I chose the easiest way
     
  10. samurai

    samurai Registered User

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    depending on the tool if you have the right tool is child's play but if you dont and you need to improvise then can be really difficult somethimes
     
  11. laprell

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    Front left abs sensor and rear right replaced, both failed within about 900miles. Finally replaced the ariel which needed some drilling, removed the back box which had rusted through. Only to find the shop didn't have the correct one. Sounds mean now though. Won't be rushing to put it back on.

    Anyone have a spare exhaust to fit 01 a3 tqs?
     
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  13. s3mad_dude

    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    The legends at Badger5 today replaced an oil seal for the mule near to the rocker cover gasket (some VVT thing I think) and Tufty helped me attach my new auto dimming mirror. Can't wait for it to get dark to try it out!!

    Also swapped my new armrest lid for a secondhand one I got on eBay because it matches the existing leather much better. Unfortunately though, because it was a bit old it rattled on bumpy roads from the rear hinges on the road test so I shoved a load of blu-tac inside the hinge recesses and it's now perfect (and you can't see the blu-tac either). Good day today!
     
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  14. RichoS 3

    RichoS 3 Registered User

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    I need to know more about the dimming mirror. How much where from and hard to fit?
     
  15. laprell

    laprell Registered User

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    Any pictures of these on the car yet?
     
  16. s3mad_dude

    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    I cheated....I got hazzydayz to wire in the the loom for me ;-)
     
  17. JUS3IN

    JUS3IN 14.0 @ 98mph 2s 60ft

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    today i done front right abs sensor (what a pig to get out and in!-) and yesterday fitted new wiper mechanism as was seized.
     
  18. laprell

    laprell Registered User

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    I got a blowtorch set it on fire and let it burn it's self to nothing. May have lost my rag a bit.
     
  19. JUS3IN

    JUS3IN 14.0 @ 98mph 2s 60ft

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    lol, a bit overkill!-) as usual suspected 10 min job takes over an hour after trying to crack caliper nuts then shearing off brake disc screw, then bleeding brake!! removed brake disc then beat it to pieces with a screw driver then after struggling for 10min with sand paper i gave in and got the dremmel and extension lead out used a grinding tool to clean all the rust off and it fell in... then reset with vcds.
     
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  20. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    Fixed the knocking noise on the A2...
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    The worn bush was 2mm larger internally...
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    Replaced both bushes... bolts came out ok thankfully considering the old girl looks like she was parked in a lake at some point in her life lol
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    The drop link was pretty well gone...


    New drop link fitted...
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    The drive back home from the unit was a revelation!... I can't believe I left it this long lol... parked her up in front of the S3 for a sneaky pic of the fleet :)
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    Just need to get the top mounts done but tbh that can wait... I think I will replace all the front bushes, ball joints and clean up the suspension arms all in one go... should last another 100k at least lol

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  21. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Registered User

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    drove my car for the first time in months!!!!
    god i love it now!!!!!
    feels alive!!!!
     
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  22. Jenno007

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    more importantly, any idea when you will get the cams and go for the magic 500hp?
     
  23. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    Soon.....

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  24. Scullies

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    Fitted front H&R arb, new drop links, solid subframe bushes, new steering rack boots and steering rack poly mount. Did wheel balancing and alignment and got a speeding fine on the way home :(
    Its my first one since owning the S3, so not too bad. Just hate giving my money back to the government!!!
     
  25. daz-20vt

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    what arb are you running at the back to use a h and r front?
    or is it that you were fitting this having already fitted a h and r rear?
     
  26. Scullies

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    Fitted rear H&R arb and drop links last weekend in my driveway. Was surprised how easy it was. Did the complete job in an hour. The front was a pain in the **** as the steering rack did not want to locate into the holes. The ARB was getting in the way. Ended up grinding down the little nutsert that protrudes out of the steering rack mount to locate the rack into the subframe. Not sure if its the same issue for RHD as it is for LHD.
     
  27. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah... its the same issue... R32/23mm ARB when bolted on won't allow the rack to sit under it and catches the dowel... I leave the ARB bracket undone so I can lift the ARB to get the rack in place and refit the bracket after... PITA with the short bolts they use so I have used a longer bolt before to pull the bracket in

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  28. Jay 01 s3

    Jay 01 s3 Registered User

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    Rear caliper bolts usually work a treat ; )
     
  29. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    I had a go in this today! Basically a brand spanking new 8V S3 Sportback, 2 days old with 59 miles on the clock! It's quite an amazing machine, lets be honest! Definitely makes the 8L feel oldskool!, but @£40k for this particular car, I'm not going to be buying one any time soon!

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  30. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    If you use the 21mm R32 bar it all fits, just, no need to undo the bar to fit the rack etc
     
  31. cwisy_S3

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    Shame it's a 5 door
     
  32. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Who's is that joe?
     
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  34. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    What is what Lee?!?! lol
     
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    Chester999 Speed Freak !!!

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  36. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    The s3 8v
     
  37. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    Its a nice car, that's what it is! :p
     
  38. RickyB

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    Whos is the white S3 on the drive is that your new one, and it does look very nice in sportsback :)
     
  39. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    What makes you think it mine?
     
  40. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Because we know you have a pissrat and thats on the same drive :detective2:
     
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  41. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    Fail....

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  43. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    LOL!!!
     
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