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  1. James36

    Raising rear AP Coilovers

    This morning thought I'd raise the rear end of my car, but the whole thing spins when I turn the adjuster with the spanner? Any ideas, did the same with the front, worked a dream... why don't my rears want to adjust. Tried gripping the black thread but can't get enough on it to stop it spinning.
  2. James36

    Scraping Rear Arch Liner

    Hi guys after some advice... So I got new alloys as I smashed a pot hole and buckled my rotas... 19 inch, ET42 from ET45 rotas I had on, same coilover set up and size tyres, no spacers. But now I'm rubbing like crazy, any little bumps, acceleration, corners... Recommendations welcome... Roll...
  3. James36

    Engine code location

    Hi guys, Need some help with what engine I've got... My car had an engine swap before my ownership, I believe its not the same code engine but I am not sure and need to find out. The sticker in my boot says its a BMN engine 170 bhp 2.0tdi. I believe it may have had a BKD 140 swap. Is there...
  4. James36

    Blower Motor

    Hi all, So couple weeks back my blower motor stopped working... (Great in this icy weather..). I took the glove box apart, took the motor out and plugged back in.. it worked... then stopped upon next start up. I left the glove box off whilst I ordered a complete new part, gave it a kick to get...
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    Bigger Turbo???

    Just had my head rebuilt as it was shot to pieces... then had a mad squeel coming from the engine bay under load, smoke tested it, had some smoke come through a sensor so have changed it but the squeel is still there under load. I've got someone professional looking at the turbo tomorrow as it...
  6. James36

    Vibration when coasting and hard accelerating over 70mph

    Hi guys, I do a lot of motorway miles and recently ive been get bad vibration through the steering wheel and cabin when hard accelerating above 70mph or coasting (no throttle) above 70mph... 60-70 mph I can feel slightly small vibration just through the wheel. The vibration is really bad when I...
  7. James36

    XTRONS Head Unit

    Has anyone installed this Xtrons unit to their car and what are your thoughts? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153612125388 I have the audi navigation plus, just want to upgrade really and the xtrons unit is android friendly. GPS is slow and unreliable (no live traffic update, I do a lot of miles)...
  8. James36

    Wheel Spacers

    Hi guys! Just after what "mm" people have installed wheel spacer wise to the rear of the 8p without it rubbing... And I'm on coilovers. I've seen somewhere 10mm are good. I also think I need different "mm" on the front currently 20mm with RS3 wings but I can just about see the tyre looking...
  9. James36

    Big Brakes & Coilovers

    Hi guys, Thought I'd share what I've upgraded on my A3 this weekend. Audi R8 Brembo 4-pot calipers with 350mm discs, bought from a member off here! Audi TTs calipers with 310mm discs Complemented with coilovers, so it sits a lot nicer. Enjoy!
  10. James36

    Tail light Issue

    I am defeated on this one... I have a 2007 A3 SE 8PA / RS3 Replica. I had the Red OEM RS3 LED tail lights in for years with a plug in adapter, works great (still got them). Probably 6 months ago I bought some aftermarket black 'DEPO' tail lights, look brilliant love them... came to install...
  11. James36

    RS3 Audi Rings Front Grill

    Hi guys, I was after black Audi Rings for the front grill but seems the RS3 is much smaller than the 8p's. eBay list loads but they are all 273mm x 94mm, RS3 8p is around 240mm x 80mm ish. I cannot find them anywhere chrome or black. Can anyone help?
  12. James36

    RS3 8P Lower Grill Back

    Are these part codes the plastic backing things behind the lower grills? 8P0807152D 8P0807152C In certain light you can see the washer bottle through the grill which is a little annoying so just need to know what part it is I need. Ive attached a photo of my grill which you can see my washer...
  13. James36

    Coilovers or Lowering Springs

    All opinions welcome! Wanting to Lower my A3 work car simply because I have 19" alloys on and it looks a little up in the air. Don't care that much about comfort, id rather it look good. I do between 25-30k miles a year, majority 'A' roads and motorway. Don't want it on the floor, probably...
  14. James36

    Brake Conversion

    Hi all, Will 8P RS3 or S3 brakes front and rear go straight onto a 2008 SE sportback? Looking to upgrade my brakes as I've got 19inch rotas on and mine look a little lost
  15. James36

    A3 Tuning

    Hi there, I was just wondering what everyone thinks the best remap or chip would be for my vehicle. I type A3 tuning into google and there are so many websites who are the "best". Audi A3 8PA 2.0 DSG 170BHP 2007. I am not the most tuning minded you could say. Thoughts appreciated.
  16. James36

    Audi Replacement N/S Windows

    Hi there, Apologies if this is in the wrong place but this is my first post and I need your expert help. I have an Audi A3 8P 5 door. Saturday morning I woke up to 4x deeply scratched panels, 2x N/S smashed windows and 4 slashed tyres... Great start to the weekend. I know a local scrap yard...
  17. James36

    N/S Window Replacement

    Hi there, Apologies if this is in the wrong place but this is my first post and I need your expert help. I have an Audi A3 8P 5 door. Saturday morning I woke up to 4x deeply scratched panels, 2x N/S smashed windows and 4 slashed tyres... Great start to the weekend. I know a local scrap yard...
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