s3 under bonnet air scoop

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#1 s3 under bonnet air scoop

Post by driver » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 pm

hi Rob Gill here,
Does anyone have any knowledge or experiance of fitting a replacement air scoop?
:scratchheadyellow: :scratchheadyellow:
thanks in anticipation.
v12 etype 2+2

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#2 Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

Post by vee12eman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:01 pm

Hi Rob,

Do you mean the air scoop to the heater or the one under the nose? I changed the heater scoop for a new glass fibre one and also replaced the entire under nose panel, not just the scoop.

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#3 Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

Post by SESH » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:31 pm

If its the front scoop under the nose of the bonnet, the removal and replacement of the whole underside panel/scoop was covered in a wheeler dealers episode on the S3 E Type.
Mike
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#4 Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

Post by JJC » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:26 am

No worries......not complicated. You can secure the replacement piece from several suppliers. Cut out the old one, and secure the services of a great welder to tack the new one back on. Using a lift is the only way to go. Repaint, find a piece of door edge chrome for the leading edge, and your all set !!

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#5 Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

Post by Paul Buckley » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:22 pm

That chrome trim on the bonnet/hood air scoop.
It is a chrome plastic beading which is also used on the original Austin/Morris mini along the whole length of the car .... wheel arches and sill.
You can get at least four V12 air scoop trims out of one length of mini trim for the price of one Jaguar trim!
Done that, been there ......
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#6 Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

Post by JJC » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:53 pm

Again.....its door edge trim available at any Pep Boys ....for next to nothing !

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#7 Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

Post by Ole-xke1974 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:40 pm

SESH wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:31 pm
If its the front scoop under the nose of the bonnet, the removal and replacement of the whole underside panel/scoop was covered in a wheeler dealers episode on the S3 E Type.
Mike
Here's a couple of pictures of the so-called easy job.
Drilling out the spot welds ensures minimum distortion.
When I fitted the new scoop, I found that the horizontal edge was making a curve and had to cut slits into it and weld them up again to make it straight.


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#8 Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

Post by JJC » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:33 pm

Assuming the car is drive-able, and in reasonable condition, if you put it up on a lift, its not a complicated job.

That's how I did it, took about one morning. But I had to do it because I drove my car into a high curb ; I was not in mid-restoration, with perhaps the hood removed. However, that would make it easier, I would think.

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