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MPH

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on the facelift ashtray there is onlyone 3 pin plug, i tapped directly into the led wires of the ashtray i think, and i also need to figure out how to get the clocks to illuminate on ignition, the VDO clocks in the AGN does it but the Jaeger clocks in the Agu only lights up with the light switch, and i cant change anything in vcds
Strange as vcds does give you the option to turn them on or off on the Agn have you tried using the basecode.exe

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Dohcwp

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havent tried basecode yet
 

MPH

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Keys2.jpg Programmed a couple of keys Keys1.jpg Headlight rebuild nearly done just need to seal them up. Right.jpg Left.jpg
 

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Being the sort of guy that needs to keep his hands busy (insert any number of fnarr related tomfoolery here) lockdown and the whole covid thing in general has been a royal pain as I have not really been able to do much with the car and tbh haven't really driven either the A2 or the S3 much over the past year...

I think the batteries have spent more time on charge than I have spent driving them...

So to scratch the 'must tinker' itch I turned yet again to my PC redoing all the pipework on the cooling loop and moving stuff around a bit to clean the build up a bit and hopefully help with cooling...

This was its most recent iteration (I have changed it a couple of time now already)... was never 100% happy with the layout aesthetically and also from an engineering perspective
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Intake fans at the bottom never sat too well with me even though logically it made sense... so... drained the coolant and stripped ready for the next update
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Swapped the one rad from the side mount to the bottom of the case, intake fans now at the side and have a lot more area to pull air from... the rejig allowed me to keep most of the pipework over on one side keeping it cleaner and more purposefully industrial looking...
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I also added two oled gauges for flow rate and water temp... meaning I can see at a glance if the water temps are running away (typically happens in the summer) rather than have other software running in the background while gaming

Very happy with the result... looks more balanced and cleaner whilst overall temps seem to be a little more consistent
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...happy days...

...I really need to get back to tinkering with cars soon though... :)

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MPH

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Being the sort of guy that needs to keep his hands busy (insert any number of fnarr related tomfoolery here) lockdown and the whole covid thing in general has been a royal pain as I have not really been able to do much with the car and tbh haven't really driven either the A2 or the S3 much over the past year...

I think the batteries have spent more time on charge than I have spent driving them...

So to scratch the 'must tinker' itch I turned yet again to my PC redoing all the pipework on the cooling loop and moving stuff around a bit to clean the build up a bit and hopefully help with cooling...

This was its most recent iteration (I have changed it a couple of time now already)... was never 100% happy with the layout aesthetically and also from an engineering perspective
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Intake fans at the bottom never sat too well with me even though logically it made sense... so... drained the coolant and stripped ready for the next update
View attachment 233666
Swapped the one rad from the side mount to the bottom of the case, intake fans now at the side and have a lot more area to pull air from... the rejig allowed me to keep most of the pipework over on one side keeping it cleaner and more purposefully industrial looking...
View attachment 233667
I also added two oled gauges for flow rate and water temp... meaning I can see at a glance if the water temps are running away (typically happens in the summer) rather than have other software running in the background while gaming

Very happy with the result... looks more balanced and cleaner whilst overall temps seem to be a little more consistent
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...happy days...

...I really need to get back to tinkering with cars soon though... :)
Excellent work I must say I'm extremely impressed

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Being the sort of guy that needs to keep his hands busy (insert any number of fnarr related tomfoolery here) lockdown and the whole covid thing in general has been a royal pain as I have not really been able to do much with the car and tbh haven't really driven either the A2 or the S3 much over the past year...

I think the batteries have spent more time on charge than I have spent driving them...

So to scratch the 'must tinker' itch I turned yet again to my PC redoing all the pipework on the cooling loop and moving stuff around a bit to clean the build up a bit and hopefully help with cooling...

This was its most recent iteration (I have changed it a couple of time now already)... was never 100% happy with the layout aesthetically and also from an engineering perspective
View attachment 233665
Intake fans at the bottom never sat too well with me even though logically it made sense... so... drained the coolant and stripped ready for the next update
View attachment 233666
Swapped the one rad from the side mount to the bottom of the case, intake fans now at the side and have a lot more area to pull air from... the rejig allowed me to keep most of the pipework over on one side keeping it cleaner and more purposefully industrial looking...
View attachment 233667
I also added two oled gauges for flow rate and water temp... meaning I can see at a glance if the water temps are running away (typically happens in the summer) rather than have other software running in the background while gaming

Very happy with the result... looks more balanced and cleaner whilst overall temps seem to be a little more consistent
View attachment 233668
View attachment 233669
View attachment 233670

...happy days...

...I really need to get back to tinkering with cars soon though... :)

Looks well distributed now mate, very clean indeed.


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Dohcwp

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scored another 8V flat bottom steering for the ridiculously low price of R1500 ie. 76 Pounds on my local Gumtree site

Has some nasty damage to the leather at the top but really cant complain considering the price, Now i need to source an airbag again, hopefully it wont take more than a year this time round. Still in 2 minds about having it recovered or not.

This one is destined for the Agu, im starting to have parity between my 2 interiors.


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MPH

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scored another 8V flat bottom steering for the ridiculously low price of R1500 ie. 76 Pounds on my local Gumtree site

Has some nasty damage to the leather at the top but really cant complain considering the price, Now i need to source an airbag again, hopefully it wont take more than a year this time round. Still in 2 minds about having it recovered or not.

This one is destined for the Agu, im starting to have parity between my 2 interiors.


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The leather does not look that bad to me me try some recolour leather balm after a good clean good luck with the airbag hunt good price btw.

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MPH

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Had some mirror housings custom sprayed in dark chrome thoughts???
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Dohcwp

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sourced another wheel (a round one) essentially just to get the lin 1.3 buttons it has less features than the line 2.0 buttons on the FBSW but, sourcing a lin 1.3 steering controller is much easier than sourcing a 2.0 one so that is the main reason why i had to buy the second wheel. now i just need to get time to swap the buttons over and source an airbag

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MPH

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Changed Engine and gearbox mounts What a difference....No more shake rattle n roll

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MPH

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Excellent work! I put one in 3 years ago and another one recently what brand did you use out of curiosity?

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MPH

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Put the haas one in £25 lasted 3 years then stuck a bosch one in £28 recently OEM over £100 from Audi lol.
 
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