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    a3 1.8t sport driving me mad

    hi maybe someone can help i have just got hold of a 1997 a3 1.8t its covered 150k and hasnt been looked after to well
    when i got it the turbo was dead so replaced it with a good used one i have removed the dv it was split and pluged the holes i have bypass the pcv and renewed all the vac pipes iv been though all the boost pipes and replaced all the bad ones iv changed the plug oil and filter and iv cleaned the tb with carb cleaner and changed the n75

    then i put it on vag com and cleared all the old codes the only code it has now that keeps coming up is 16500 so i replaced the temp sensor and it still comes up every time i drive it

    but the main problem is the lack of power it idles spot on no hunting any more when driven the boost comes in well 8 to 9 psi but it make my gauge needle rattle when at 3000 rpm with foot hard down the boost gauge flicks to -15 vac then raises back up to 7 ish then as the revs go up the boost goes down and by 5000 rpm its running 1 psi

    iv had loads of turbo cars over the years from unos the cossies and have never had this much trouble getting someting to run as it should

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    Put your DV back in, its not good just plugging up the holes, buy the standard bosch one or a forge 007p and id do it before driving the car again.

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    ok iv got another one from a a3 i stripped last week ill put it on tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3turbosteve View Post
    ok iv got another one from a a3 i stripped last week ill put it on tomorrow
    Yeh, its better than nothing. Thats probly the cause of your problems.

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    ill give it ago in the morning i forgot to say the the exhaust gas smells like eggs iv got a decat pipe to fit but have heard that the coil packs can make it smell eggy

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    I always thought eggy smelling gasses were due to the cat been on its way out
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    If you fit the TFSI coil packs it smells of ham...

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    If you fit the TFSI coil packs it smells of ham...

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    no way!!!!11!!! eggy ham car with lots of added grease smell... could just smell like somebody's been picking up fat chicks

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    fitted new dv today and its a bit better but still holding low boost 3psi at 5000 rpm going to try the actuator tomorrow

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    And its all plumbd up properly?

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    Any news?

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    Prolly busy with Ham & Egg???
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    hi it ended up being that the piston rings had given up on one of the piston rings it died while race my mate in his ibiza cupra so i stripped it for parts so if anyone needs any bits let me know everything is available inc full black leather seats

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    racing sorry

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    how much for the seats

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    How much for rear wiper motor if it hasn't seized
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    Price for the seats?... + front bumper?.. + back bumper?

    Is it modified at all? if so i could take some more bits off your hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3turbosteve View Post
    hi it ended up being that the piston rings had given up on one of the piston rings it died while race my mate in his ibiza cupra so i stripped it for parts so if anyone needs any bits let me know everything is available inc full black leather seats
    Is there any way of pictures being uploaded.

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    hi got to item no 320857677086 on ebay see all my a3 listings iv got the seats up for 400 at the min but would take 250 if collected the car had a new front bumper thats on there if i have the bit you need give me a shout

 

 

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