1999 APY S3 Imola Yellow
Theres no price on this one...
Mirror, Signal........ wave bye bye!!
Audi A3 1.8Ti
a.k.a. binky the panda
So on the last invoice I have it says special sc500 with a part number 08-502900-00 price per set is £46 including vat. Now if anyone has problems ordering these from GSF let Me know as I'll get a few sets and just sell them at cost plus postage.
Ok, so after quite a few pms over the GSF piston rings and people not being able to order them from GSF I have just ordered 5 sets from GSF with collection tomorrow. Lemons3 has taken a set so have 4 others up for sale. I'm not making any money on them cos I'm nice like that :-) rings are £46 per set. Postage £3.50 recorded. £1 per set for fuel for me to collect and visit post office. Total is £50.50. PayPal is good as long as fees covered. Pm with your interested.
Sent you a PM but just encase anyone else was wondering the same thing. Are the rings starting from the top 1.5mm, 1.75mm and 2mm?
1999 APY S3 Imola Yellow
Videos are in my build thread... I even gave you the link in your own post Westy ;P
Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...
Wahay full rebuild...well except main bearings you going to do them as well Westy
On your crank to block
Involves lots more bolt replacement and is a pita with having to remove the crank pulley which is bloody tight
Just thought I'd plant the seed lol
But to be honest mate not worth doing them as it is such an agro to do, i would omly change them if removing the crank for a rebore or something
iirc think the ring positioning on 1.8t's was 120 degrees rotation so would be 12, 4 and 8 oclock but will check elsa when at work tommorrow as left the car/work laptop at work.... Doh
You may well need a diamond tipped needle file to gap the rings as when we was doing mine my normal needle files werent touching them and would have taken all day to file them down as they're rather hard and luckily managed to borrow a file off of a local engineering firm
must be lucky, i have had to gap many rebuilt ones.LOL Its a right PITA
Just looking at the oil scrapper rings the set on the left, they look completely different to the stock ones and ones I've used. Not saying yours wont work, as I don't know that but they look a different type.
Stock ones are a metal U shaped ring that has a metal spring like coil with a wire running through the middle. That one above looks like the scrunched up Zigzag style with a ring underneath.
Like I say, not saying it wont work, just different.
And in answer to your question. A piston ring tool is good to use but it can certainly be done perfectly well without one.
I bought mahle ones, and they had the U shape and spring arrangement.
I'd seriously suggest using pliers. The rings are hardened steel and the pistons are very soft alloy, mash them together trying to prize the ring on and you'll easily take gouges out of the piston.
I have a set of these:
PRO 50mm 100mm PISTON RING REMOVER REMOVAL PLIERS TOOL | eBay