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    Want to upgrade con rods how much?

    Hello ppl new to the site, Ive looked on this site to find out ruffly how much it would cost me to get my con rods replaced on my s3 1.8t BAM but can't find anything. Any1 got any ideas?

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    Not much change from a grand....with new bearings/oil /cambelt/head gasket etc

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    A mate of mine got a quote of 1100 for everything except the cost of the rods so you'll be looking at 1500ish i'd guess!
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    Well that's better than I thought. Not too bad in the long run and my car is due a cam belt soon. Is it worth doing anything else while I'm gettin this done?

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    Oil pump, oil pick up pipe and clean the sump.
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    Water pump as well, normally every cambelt if posible, its not worth taking the chances
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    Im gutted i didnt get my rods uprated when i had my cracked head replaced! i wasnt aware of the issues of them bending at the time. theres no way im paying the labour to have it done now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barters3 View Post
    Im gutted i didnt get my rods uprated when i had my cracked head replaced! i wasnt aware of the issues of them bending at the time. theres no way im paying the labour to have it done now!
    Yeah its a job that I wont go out of my way to get done. If the head needs to come off I'll get it done.
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    not until they bend nd the bill is even higher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Steve View Post
    not until they bend nd the bill is even higher
    Well if that happens it's BT time
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    Thanks every1 big help! I've looked into it a bit more and doesn't seem too hard to do myself, also a lot cheaper. What about pistons is it worth changing them? soz should of asked this when I started the thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bens3 View Post
    Thanks every1 big help! I've looked into it a bit more and doesn't seem too hard to do myself, also a lot cheaper. What about pistons is it worth changing them? soz should of asked this when I started the thread!
    Need to ask the question as to why you are going down this root? Std pistons are fine... they are forged as std and will easily cope with 400bhp... I still have std pistons in my engine...

    What are the plans for your car tuning wise?

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    I'm getting mine done as I bent one having new oil pump water pump cam belt and all the bits that go with it cam chain tench looking at 2000+

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    Need to ask the question as to why you are going down this root? Std pistons are fine... they are forged as std and will easily cope with 400bhp... I still have std pistons in my engine...

    What are the plans for your car tuning wise?

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    Well first I want to hybrid but eventually get a garret. I just want everyfing ready for when I decide to get a Garret and wasn't too sure what I needed for this. I suppose 400 bhp would be nice, I think that would keep me smiling for a while lol.
    dolphin grey s3 8l 54000 miles and counting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bens3 View Post
    Well first I want to hybrid but eventually get a garret. I just want everyfing ready for when I decide to get a Garret and wasn't too sure what I needed for this. I suppose 400 bhp would be nice, I think that would keep me smiling for a while lol.
    For a hybrid have a read of Welly's build thread..
    Another hybrid conversion thread....

    ..or for a little more then have a read of mine...
    tufftybloke's S3 minor modding thread

    ...and if thats not enough for you then try Andrews
    Lets get it on then, My 2.1 conversion

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    For a hybrid have a read of Welly's build thread..
    Another hybrid conversion thread....

    ..or for a little more then have a read of mine...
    tufftybloke's S3 minor modding thread

    ...and if thats not enough for you then try Andrews
    Lets get it on then, My 2.1 conversion

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    I was expecting to spend but in my eyes that's what money is for lol. I like all 3 of these! I think il start with the hybrid and work my way to a conversion. Trouble with me I'm very impatient and I kno these things take time. Thanks for showing me these threads helps a lot!
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