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    seriously baffling problems

    hi, i really cant get to the bottom of this, but what fuel do i put in my S3??
    ive heard it could be the actuator

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    Hi mate, first of all is it a genuine s3, or is it a different engined a3 that you have stuck the bumpers and badges on?


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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    hi, i really cant get to the bottom of this, but what fuel do i put in my S3??
    ive heard it could be the actuator
    Karl what fuels have you tried so far? It sounds like it could be the actuator.
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    If you are having 'baffling' problems mate, that's the exhaust rather then fuel..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    Hi mate, first of all is it a genuine s3, or is it a different engined a3 that you have stuck the bumpers and badges on?
    its a genuine 5 door S3 with the AGU engine.

    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Karl what fuels have you tried so far? It sounds like it could be the actuator.
    i first tried bp ultimate diesel, but it didnt seem to like that. so i then heard about these nos fuel additives that double the horse power, so i put about 5 of them in. it DEFFO went alot faster, but it didnt last long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    If you are having 'baffling' problems mate, that's the exhaust rather then fuel..
    I dont think so mate as Karl cut all the baffles out of his backbox
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I dont think so mate as Karl cut all the baffles out of his backbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    its a genuine 5 door S3 with the AGU engine.


    i first tried bp ultimate diesel, but it didnt seem to like that. so i then heard about these nos fuel additives that double the horse power, so i put about 5 of them in. it DEFFO went alot faster, but it didnt last long
    I've used them before as well, I think i read somewhere that you can use them instead of petrol for maximum BHPs.
    The problem with your fuelling is that you are using BP diesel, when you should be using V-power diesel, as that gives you more BHP and V power points.


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    Try chip fat as I've heard you can run the S3 on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    its a genuine 5 door S3 with the AGU engine.
    That'd be your problem then mate, the s3 is meant to come with a 1.8t engine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Try chip fat as I've heard you can run the S3 on that.
    I use that instead of castrol oil as it's cheaper.. Oil's well that ends well?


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    V Power?
    DOes the V stand for virtual, as in virtualy no difference in power?
    May be thats the issue, its all virtual?

    Is there a P(Placebo) Power as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    I've used them before as well, I think i read somewhere that you can use them instead of petrol for maximum BHPs.
    The problem with your fuelling is that you are using BP diesel, when you should be using V-power diesel, as that gives you more BHP and V power points.
    yeh that makes sense! il try that tomorow! im just waiting for delivery of my new actuator

    does anybody else have any concerning problems, ive been a mechanic for a week now and can pretty much solve anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    That'd be your problem then mate, the s3 is meant to come with a 1.8t engine.
    its not a 1.8t. its an AGU 3.2 v6

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    yeh that makes sense! il try that tomorow! im just waiting for delivery of my new actuator

    does anybody else have any concerning problems, ive been a mechanic for a week now and can pretty much solve anything
    I've removed my rear springs to get that slammed look but the car feels very strange when going round bends now. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    its not a 1.8t. its an AGU 3.2 v6
    Thats where you've gone wrong Karl, is the V badge red?
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I've removed my rear springs to get that slammed look but the car feels very strange when going round bends now. Any ideas?
    You can't just remove the springs mate, the shocks have to go as well..


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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I've removed my rear springs to get that slammed look but the car feels very strange when going round bends now. Any ideas?
    yes thats easy, dont forget to remove the front ones to balance it out. should be fine then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    its not a 1.8t. its an AGU 3.2 v6
    You want to take that back to wherever you bought it, either that or try and fit a 206 s3 front end on it...


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    Karl, do you think it could be your Rods? I heard they go when you put the key in the ignition?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    You can't just remove the springs mate, the shocks have to go as well..
    If you take the wheels off and put the car on bricks with the slammed look, it will give the impression of it floating...
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I've removed my rear springs to get that slammed look but the car feels very strange when going round bends now. Any ideas?
    Yeah common issue, you need to uprate your rear anti roll bar, i've got a special 8mm bamboo cane and springs out of a BIC pen
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    does anybody else have any concerning problems, ive been a mechanic for a week now and can pretty much solve anything
    I read that having a smaller steering wheel will help you turn quicker and sharper.
    I was unable to get a steering wheel as small as I wanted so I used a set of mole grips.


    The trouble now is that I find it very hard to do a full roation.
    can you offer any help or advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    You want to take that back to wherever you bought it, either that or try and fit a 206 s3 front end on it...
    those 206 front ends look good dont they!

    i did an oil change the other day actually. i had loads of oil left from changing it on my 2 stroke crosser, so used the rest of that.

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    scott - i also tried the molegrip mod, but found donuts really hard. so i switched to using a really big jubilee clamp, its just like a small sporty steering wheel, plus, i can now do most of the stuff ken block can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott b5 View Post
    I read that having a smaller steering wheel will help you turn quicker and sharper.
    I was unable to get a steering wheel as small as I wanted so I used a set of mole grips.


    The trouble now is that I find it very hard to do a full roation.
    can you offer any help or advice?
    Hello buddy, I think you are in the wrong section, as judging by how 'stripped out' your car is, that looks like it's a track car. Bet it weighs nothing! Anyway, have you thought about supergluing a £1 coin to the end, almost like a miniature steering wheel. Actually, use a penny as it'll save weight.


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    Are you trying to achieve 300bhp with the back seats still in the upright position? If you lie them flat the K07 will easily blow over 308.976whp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    Karl, do you think it could be your Rods? I heard they go when you put the key in the ignition?
    i really dont think its the rods. my tuner told me that if i get a fmic il have to change them because of the power increase, so ive stalled that mod for a while. but its been running 500ftlbs of torque for a few months now with no issues, i also have a friend with an S3 that uses standard rods and he has around 500hp from his ko3 hybrid, based on his airflow of 200 and the 0.4 rule of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky_Junky View Post
    Are you trying to achieve 300bhp with the back seats still in the upright position? If you lie them flat the K07 will easily blow over 308.976whp.
    my car doesnt have back seats???? my s3 is a 2 seater??? you must be in the wrong section

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    it was £5000 option from the factory bill

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    you would pay full gold for a car with a weird engine and a 8mm antiroll bar made of bamboo with BIC pen springs, a 1p steering wheel to save waight and no springs?

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    I always thought the irony of carbon wrapping is that it actually adds weight to the car - obviously I was wrong!


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    great advise ryan, thankyou.
    i run 200psi in my tyres, is it safe to reduce to 173??

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    I always thought the irony of carbon wrapping is that it actually adds weight to the car - obviously I was wrong!
    same, just googled it and found... Carbon wrap = mc2 * 0.52g = (-KG)
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