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Thread: Audi A3 Turbo - Built in Australia, Tuned in Great Britain

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    Audi A3 Turbo - Built in Australia, Tuned in Great Britain

    thought i'd start a bit of a build thread to keep tabs on the process as i modify my a3. the previous owner has already put A LOT of work in to the motor and i don't want to take any credit for that. see the thread below for all work done on the car by alex g prior to me getting my hands on it...

    i promise to keep the a3 standard...
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    from the info i have i think the spec when i bought the car is as follows;

    ENGINE + PERFORMANCE
    - Custom FMIC setup
    - Custom twintake
    - Oettinger spec'd K04 turbo
    - N75j Boost Solenoid
    - Forge BOV
    - Larger injectors
    - Custom Intake Manifold
    - Relocated TB
    - Custom hardlines
    - Custom Catch can
    - CustomCode tune (still on base)
    - 3in turboback exhaust
    - Lightened pulleys
    - Larger fuel pump
    - Relocated battery to boot (drycell)

    EXTERIOR
    - Stubby aerial
    - Rear wiper delete
    - Modified front bar
    - Aftermarket headlamps
    - Clear side indicators

    DRIVETRAIN
    - Dieselgeek 5sp shifter
    - Spec Performance Stage 3 clutch
    - Billet single mass flywheel

    INTERIOR
    - Parrot headunit

    BRAKING
    -ECStuning Stage 1 upgrade (330mm front discs)
    -EBC greenstuff pads (F)

    WHEEL + SUSPENSION
    - Raceland coilovers
    - DLI Engine mounts (passenger & drivers side)
    - BFI dogbone bushings
    - Audi TT Mk1 wheels
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    how it looked when I first bought it...



    i don't think the stndard plate size suits the rear as it was obviously designed for a euro plate...



    i wasn't keen on the plate fixed to the side either so i bought these...



    then i found out what the plate was covering... it will be fixed at a later date...



    euro plate should fill this recess nicely...

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    didn't like the gear knob so changed it and slipped on a new leather gaiter...



    so much better with the fresh leather, just need a cover for the diagnostic port now...



    with the addition of the chrome gear knob i thought it didn't really fit the rest of the interior so i also changed the dials and pedals...



    i think it gives the clocks a more modern appearance...



    old pedals looking a bit tired...



    new oem pedal covers to be installed...



    i just need a dead pedal cover now too...



    finally got that dead pedal cover fitted…

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    fixed up the speaker connections, they worked fine but some of the wires were twisted and taped together. you'll probably see i'm a bit @nal about stuff so wanted to fix it properly, OCD...



    this is the reason i wanted to fix it up. looks a bit untidy and a danger of wires shorting out...

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    Saw this at the Eurocar meet. Looks very tidy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cylinderhead View Post
    Saw this at the Eurocar meet. Looks very tidy.
    thanks mate, needs a bit of tidying up but hoping to fix all that very soon...
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    How do you like the Spec clutch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cylinderhead View Post


    How do you like the Spec clutch?
    the mrs isn't too keen, so much so we had to buy another car! i don't mind it, you have to put a few rev's on but you'd expect that. i find i also have to depress the clutch the whole way or it grinds, i'm guessing that could be the adjustment though.

    no real complaints, put it this way, its never slipped!
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    after spending a couple of weeks tidying a few things up i decided it was time to try and get the final custom tune on the car so i rang gav at custom code. i was fortunate that the previous owner had already purchased the stage 3 tune from CC and they were decent enough to transfer that purchase to the new owner (me).

    i quizzed gav on what was required as i am new to the tuning scene. in a nut shell my basic understanding is that we needed to run the car flat out in fourth gear to determine its current tune status before it can be tweaked for maximum performance. as my licence is non too healthy (i also own a Honda CBR600RR) it was agreed we would stick the a3 on the rollers.

    a vw specialist was suggested that was only around the corner from my joint...



    nice sign above the car, got to love the aussie humour...



    bonnet opened to hook up the diagnostics...



    and the egt reader shoved up its date...



    the remote control was for the dyno, gav was sat in the passenger seat with the laptop...



    unfortunately the car was not running 100% so it wasn't possible to log the current set-up; click on the photo below for the dyno run video link...

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