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    Ok, so i will have abit of time on my hands this weekend and no spare cash until my next payday, im trying to think of things to do to the car that doesn't cost anything (tough ask i know) but is there any thing you guys can think of? Iv'e already debadged the car, Iv'e got some hammerrite paint from the last time i painted my capillers, so im going to do them again, im going to wash, polish and wax the car aswell apart from that anything else i can get up to?

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    If you spend £1 on a 3mm plasic hose joiner you can do the N249 bypass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    If you spend £1 on a 3mm plasic hose joiner you can do the N249 bypass
    You will need some vac hose too to do the N249 bypass properly, however suitable stuff can be bought on the bay for about £3. Guide here: N249 Bypass How To (2000 S3 - but same for many)

    Smoothing airbox - if you have one.

    Cleaning the engine bay - a worthwhile passtime.

    Change fuel filter - OK, about £8 but cheap really, and certainly worthwhile.

    Polish inlet manifold - A wire brush bit on a drill and then some super fine wet and dry and metal polish. Bling bling.

    Clean throttle body - normally minging.
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    wheels off and clean the arches?
    Ive been Badger 5'd

    Can we break the magic 300?????? In a word Yes 314 BHP 249 lbft at Badger 5

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    What does the N249 bypass do mate? CBA to search!

    OP - You could hoover it as well


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    Cheers welly, posted that whilst I was typing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by reesyboy View Post
    Cheers welly, posted that whilst I was typing!
    No probs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reesyboy View Post
    What does the N249 bypass do mate? CBA to search!

    OP - You could hoover it as well
    Lazy git.

    Do it it's a great mod. It cuts out all the pipework for the N249 valve which will open you DV when the ECU wants to dump. The N249 system is so prone to leaks its a joke. You'll notice a lovely sharp throttle once you do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    Do it it's a great mod. It cuts out all the pipework for the N249 valve which will open you DV when the ECU wants to dump. The N249 system is so prone to leaks its a joke. You'll notice a lovely sharp throttle once you do it.
    Agreed, I have not heard one negative comment about that mod - I've done it one pretty much every S3 I have come across now.

    Literally takes about 5 mins, tidies up the engine bay, makes for better throttle response, stops the ECU being able to dump boost if it fancies it. It's just all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    Spray the grill black
    Spraying is so last year. It's all about vinyl wrap now mate. It doesn't chip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    Spraying is so last year. It's all about vinyl wrap now mate. It doesn't chip
    Not strictly true bud, I have a stonechip in the vinyl on my roof which is annoying.

    Also, not sure how well it would stand up to the likes of this...



    Now THAT would be a stonechip.
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    Some great stuff there folks should keep me busy. Thank you

    Am i right in saying the N249 bypass job is easy to do even for someone with 10 thumbs like me? Dont want to start something i can't finish? And this can be done on an AUM 2002 1.8T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin G View Post
    Some great stuff there folks should keep me busy. Thank you

    Am i right in saying the N249 bypass job is easy to do even for someone with 10 thumbs like me? Dont want to start something i can't finish?
    Yeah you should be ok. I've seen a man with 10 thumbs do it before
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin G View Post
    Some great stuuf there folks should keep me busy.

    Am i right in saying the N249 bypass job is easy to do even for someone with 10 thumbs like me? Dont want to start something i can't finish?
    You would have to have no hands, no eyes, 1 leg and be called lucky to mess it up mate if I'm honest. Follow the guide and you can't go wrong!

    Although I did notice that you didn't mention what car it is....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    You would have to have no hands, no eyes, 1 leg and be called lucky to mess it up mate if I'm honest. Follow the guide and you can't go wrong!

    Although I did notice that you didn't mention what car it is....?

    2002 1.8T AUM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin G View Post
    2002 1.8T AUM
    Yep, you should have the N249 then...
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    Here is a guide for the AUM specifically:

    guide to bypass the n249 valve - uk-mkivs

    It is in a MK4 Golf, but the A3 should be the same IIRC..

    The AUM procedure is a little different to the APY.
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    What about the 1.8T ARY engine code then mate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by reesyboy View Post
    What about the 1.8T ARY engine code then mate?
    ARY? That came in the TTs didn't it, not the A3?? lol.

    Here is the data on that engine: ARY

    Date: 09/00 -
    Drive: Haldex 4WD
    Emission: non-VVT, EU3
    Throttle: drive-by-wire
    Injectors: big
    Turbo: K03sport
    Gearbox: FHA, FEK (6-speed)

    Anyway, it should be more or less the same.
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    i thing to do next weekend cheers for that welly as bought a boost guage and some hose and a tee piece opened the boost guage and found it already had the pipe and tee piece inside.

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    ary is the same setup reesy boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul syverson View Post
    i thing to do next weekend cheers for that welly as bought a boost guage and some hose and a tee piece opened the boost guage and found it already had the pipe and tee piece inside.
    Use the T Piece that came with the boost gauge for the boost gauge dude, as it will mostly likely be an anti-buzz one.
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    thought the ARY was VVT ??

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    Definitely got ARY written on mine, might have a look into doing this then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Use the T Piece that came with the boost gauge for the boost gauge dude, as it will mostly likely be an anti-buzz one.
    I thought you got a more accurate boost reading from the FPR hose mate?
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    i bought an anti buzz one duno what the other one is whats the difference?

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    looking at that pic on mkivs i would have to use one t piece where shown and tee off again of the fpr line is this correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by reesyboy View Post
    Definitely got ARY written on mine, might have a look into doing this then.

    it should be very easy by looking at how it works will probs o mine next weekend as getting wishbones done and dogbone mount so might as well round it up to 3 and if all goes well get the beers out and throw united shirt on and off to manchester we go for champions leage final

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    W***ing is possibly the best free thing the world has to offer!

    What's an anti buzz t piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    W***ing is possibly the best free thing the world has to offer!

    What's an anti buzz t piece?
    It stops your boost guage buzzing/flickering

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    is there any visual difference? to tell a non anti buzz and a buzz one appart

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    any reason why you dislike my post neil.

    its nothing to do with united in champions league final is it?

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    Mine is!


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    Quote Originally Posted by paul syverson View Post
    any reason why you dislike my post neil.

    its nothing to do with united in champions league final is it?
    It sure is mate. I'm an Arsenal supporter
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    please dont tell me you two you would rarther have a spanish team win it rather than an english one?

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    just a quick appoligy to gavin for spaming up his thread sorry dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul syverson View Post
    please dont tell me you two you would rarther have a spanish team win it rather than an english one?
    Of course not. If you can beat Barca then you deserve it!
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    lol am i the only northen monkey on the thread
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    anti buzz is usually very small bore compared to the others on the T piece

 

 
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