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    im guessing that the manifold ever so slightly altered the turbo to downpipe fitment so it was slightly different to before the mani?


    i look forward to you telling me how much of a barsteward the downpipe fitting is
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    Odd that you had so many issues with the downpipe, mine was literally the easiest part of my build!

    You keep saying bolt: Does your turbo not have studs for the downpipe? Mine was studded, so I just slotted the downpipe over the studs, and wound the nuts on easy as anything! even spaner access was easy.

    Can't wait to see how it's gone mate!

    Did you pull the slam panel? or lift the lump out the top?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    Odd that you had so many issues with the downpipe, mine was literally the easiest part of my build!

    You keep saying bolt: Does your turbo not have studs for the downpipe? Mine was studded, so I just slotted the downpipe over the studs, and wound the nuts on easy as anything! even spaner access was easy.

    Can't wait to see how it's gone mate!

    Did you pull the slam panel? or lift the lump out the top?
    Agreed....but the Downpipe is an a**e because of the prop on the S3. Getting it to fit right and bolt on the with the mani and shielding in the restricted space is an absolute nightmare. To do all of this in a weekend is an achievement.

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    She's alive :wahoo: slight blowing from the DP will look at that another time.

    I still need to put coolant in and fit headlights and bumper then bleed the clutch and fill PAS.

    Write up, pics, and vid in the next 2 days. As soon as the vid is on YouTube I'll put that up for you lot.
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    Brilliant news mate! Been checking every 15mins for an update!
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    Nice fredo , you all deserve a few beers now..! ..

    And then a vid of you all doing the "Praise you dance" by fatboy slim.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    She's alive :wahoo: slight blowing from the DP will look at that another time.

    I still need to put coolant in and fit headlights and bumper then bleed the clutch and fill PAS.

    Write up, pics, and vid in the next 2 days. As soon as the vid is on YouTube I'll put that up for you lot.
    amazing work Westy.. congrats mate cant wait for the write up / pics

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    Well done westy, sounded like a right mission.
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    Excellent news dude. At this rate you'll still get a few bank holiday beers in.

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    Excellent Westy. Lot of expense and sheer hard work have went into this 300 project. Now you get to enjoy it all. Look forward to the write up, pics and video. x

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    Well done Westy, glad it's all gone well and the heart beats again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    She's alive :wahoo: slight blowing from the DP will look at that another time.

    I still need to put coolant in and fit headlights and bumper then bleed the clutch and fill PAS.

    Write up, pics, and vid in the next 2 days. As soon as the vid is on YouTube I'll put that up for you lot.
    Welldone buddy.
    Now get on with it and get some pics and videos up for us that's not lucky enough to be there.


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    Another late night. Went to bed at 2am!

    We bled the clutch last night and after a bit of a problem with the bleed nipple but the pedal now feels nice. It's so much lighter then my old DMF and clutch.

    We then filled the system with water so we could try and flush any crap out the system before filling with coolant. This is where we ran into more problems. There was some monster air lock somewhere as the lower hose to the over run pump was cold and so was the inlet to the heater matrix.

    After running the car up to 103 degrees for a while we managed to get a lot of air out as the matrix was now blowing hotair but the lower hose was still cold an the fans don't come on when hitting 100 degrees and the overun pump won't come on when the car is switched off.

    We decided that we needed some revs to spin the water pump to help sort the air lock. I slowly increased revs to 2k revs and this is when a horrible noise starts around the cam belt area. I'll try and get a video of this at some point but I'm having a day off from the car today as I'm shattered.

    Is it possible that the water pump could still be dry and that's what is making the noise?? I would have thought that a belt noise would be there the whole time, even on idle? Anyone got any ideas?
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    I'm betting the clutch will get a fair bit heavier over the next couple of hundred miles. I had the same both times I had Sachs performance clutches an new flywheels fitted. Felt almost too light but soon wore off and felt a bit heavier than OEM
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    Even if the water pump was dry it shouldn't make a noise, it's not like it relies on the coolant to lubricate, if it's was oil related then yes I'd say it was a problem. Is it Definately cambelt area? I only ask as the pas pump makes all sorts of noises when it's been drained until all the air is out, maybe it's that it's pretty close the the pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbuggy View Post
    Even if the water pump was dry it shouldn't make a noise, it's not like it relies on the coolant to lubricate, if it's was oil related then yes I'd say it was a problem. Is it Definately cambelt area? I only ask as the pas pump makes all sorts of noises when it's been drained until all the air is out, maybe it's that it's pretty close the the pump.
    Oooo very good idea! I've not filled up the PAS reservoir yet. Would the PAS pump make more noise when reved though?
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    Yes as directly driven off of the engine and had a horrible noise on mine which turned out to be pas pump
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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyS3 View Post
    Yes as directly driven off of the engine and had a horrible noise on mine which turned out to be pas pump
    Oh god I hope it's that. I might scrap my day off from the car and go and fill up the PAS pump this afternoon
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    Oh and here's the start up video lads:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Oh and here's the start up video lads:

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    HAHA cracking video.

    Nice jumping hug at the end.
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    yeeey hehe congrats westy, nice group hug :P

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    Ok, noise has gone, it was the PAS pump. Cheers Beachbuggy you legend.

    Now I have an issue with the overrun pump not coming on after the engine is switched off! The water hose to it is warm now, unlike last night.
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    Fuse on the battery come loose or blown. Left hand fuse, green .

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbuggy View Post
    Fuse on the battery come loose or blown. Left hand fuse, green .
    Damn you're good

    Not blown, but not looking good:



    Edit: yeah I think it's blown.
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    well done team fred!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbuggy View Post
    Fuse on the battery come loose or blown. Left hand fuse, green .
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    Overrun pump is now working

    I cleaned up the terminal on the fuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    I cleaned up the terminal on the fuse
    You tight fkr! So is it all back together now and have you driven it?

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    Congrats Westy and gang and very good Easter project and i am sure the 300ponies is in the bag now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    You tight fkr! So is it all back together now and have you driven it?
    Just finished doing the finishing touches. Will go for a drive after dinner, so far it's only been off the drive and back again.
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    Just caught up on your build dude, it's ace! But the highlight for me is definitely the man hug in the video.


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    There was plenty of man loving involved in the build
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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyS3 View Post
    There was plenty of sausage loving involved in the build
    steady on stace.


    seriously tho, *** well done! to do something like this in a weekend is EPIC!

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    How you feeling today dude? I'm still fooked. I did think of the pas but I thought tam topped it up???

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    Aahh is this Pete?

    Funny enough I mentioned about how the noisy pump made me panic when I first started mine up, admittedly was stupid o'clock when i said it and we were dead on our feet
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    Yeah it's me baby, atleast it wasn't somthing major. How you feeling now?

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    Definately mate but i really know how all them thoughts and paranoia runs through your head when you hear even the slightest of noise after a rebuild, but am glad to say it all so far looks like sucess

    Was feeling pretty shagged yesterday afternoon as got home and mrs wanted to watch a film and i kept nodding off to her disgust lol then buggered off out for the bros b day but did come home bit early and had a long nights sleep and slight lay in and feel pretty refreshed

    Just got to motivate myself to work on mine next week

    You guys there that late last night?
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    Yo guys. Just been out in it and it feels nice but I'm sure the fecking downpipe is blowing like a goodun when the turbo comes in. I'm not revving above 4k for the first 500 miles but it doesn't sound right
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcheese View Post
    Yeah it's me baby, atleast it wasn't somthing major. How you feeling now?
    And are you still calling me baby after a long weekend of rod and ring play pmsl

    Sorry westy for the derail hope your a happy man and feel bit more refreshed and ready to go back to work
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    I only finished cleaning up the garage an hour ago, I've been working hard again all day today. I'm totally shattered. Going to work tomorrow will feel like a holiday after this weekend!
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