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    3" Downpipe and Sports Cat fitted :)

    Well had a proper home mechanics day yesterday and me and Future (Tom) and JtotheD (Josh) managed to get my shiney new stainless steel goodness fitted.

    I will just say that fitting the new stuff is a peice of cake really and access to the turbo nuts isnt too bad using some universal joints on spanners etc.

    What i will say is removing the old OEM Downpipe is a proper fecker!

    Cost of removal is as follows :

    £4,000,000 in the swear jar
    1 pint of blood
    a yard of skin
    3 angle grinder discs

    Had a mini accident and caught a power steering pipe with the angle grinder (i was almost done so sods law was that i cut it on the last section) so gotta fix that at some point soon as cant use the car till then (see my previous thread for a part number request) also couldnt get the post lambda sensor out of the cat so have to get a new oneof those too.

    Still am really pleased that we managed to do it between us and learnt alot about my car and feel much more confident doing some of these bigger jobs now so next on the list is an FMIC setup.

    Big thanks to Tom (stayed till 10:30pm to get the car back together) and to Josh too for some brute force lol.

    Rob
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    yeah was a good experience mate. glad it got done though. a few minor hiccups but nothing major!
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    Re: 3" Downpipe and Sports Cat fitted :)

    What dp are you using mate

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    relentless v3 downpipe and 200cell cat fitment was spot on too.
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    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    it looks really good now mate glad we got it all done and back together easy!
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    If it wasnt for the tired mistake cutting the damn power steering pipe it would of been a 100% success so am still very happy with what we acheived

    just had another go at removing the old post cat lambda sensor but it wont budge at all and looks like they are about £70 on ECP

    also still trying to find out what the pipe is i broke too
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    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    just found a 30% off code for ecp so makes it £50 for the lambda sensor so dont think i will find it cheaper so shall i just buy it?
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    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    Ordered Lambda sensor now so just need to source the power steering pipe.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    sweet lambda sounds good that pipe will just be a ring soton audi job
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    Right just a mini update on this as the car is now sorted

    Got the new Lambda sensor from ECP, it was a universal sensor so had to use the old connector off the lambda sensor still stuck in the cat but the EML light has gone off now after clearing the codes and all is good.

    Mannaged to drop the subframe on my own (very proud of that) and remove the power steering pipe i knicked with the angle grinder. Phoned Audi who wanted £210 plus vat for a new one!!! so went to the local metal workshop who welded up the very small hole for me for a grand total of £5 re-fitted it all and filled with power steering fluid and no leaks so thats all good too.

    Went to the local wheel allignment centre (had the whole car done a couple of months ago) and he re-did the front allignment for me for £20 so thats all straight and true now too.

    So all in all job is done and now time for a spot of logging later today

    Just a case of fitting an FMIC and i should be hot to trot for some stage 2 mapping goodness.
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    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    Nice work lads...

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    Cheers Dave am very proud to of done the work myself (obvioulsy had a bit of help from Tom and Josh).

    Bring on the FMIC install next
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    get the logs up rob
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    Logs from yesterday :

    Group A: '002 Group B: '020 Group C: '115
    Engine Speed Engine Load Injection Timing Mass Air Flow Timing Retardation Timing Retardation Timing Retardation Timing Retardation Engine Speed Engine Load Boost Pressure Boost Pressure
    TIME (G28) Sensor (G70) TIME Cylinder 1 Cylinder 2 Cylinder 3 Cylinder 4 TIME (G28) (specified) (actual)
    Marker STAMP /min % ms g/s STAMP °KW °KW °KW °KW STAMP /min % mbar mbar
    0.31 2440 27.1 2.72 12.81 0.6 0.02 2440 27.1 1000 1010
    1.21 3640 78.9 7.48 61.31 1.51 0.89 2200 15 1000 1010
    2.11 3560 191.7 15.98 155.78 2.42 1.81 3400 149.6 2330 1600
    3.02 4120 191.7 18.7 169.47 3.32 2.72 3960 191.7 2340 2360
    3.92 4720 191.7 19.04 189.44 4.22 3.62 4520 191.7 2330 2350
    4.83 5240 191.7 18.7 204.86 5.13 3 4.53 5080 191.7 2290 2290
    5.73 5720 191.7 18.36 216.33 6.03 3 3 5.43 5600 191.7 2300 2220
    6.64 6160 191.7 17.68 227.25 6.94 2.3 3 3 6.34 6040 191.7 2320 2160
    7.54 6560 178.2 16.32 226.17 7.84 2.3 2.3 3 7.24 6440 184.2 2300 2080
    8.46 6880 178.2 16.32 227.33 8.75 2.3 2.3 3 8.15 6760 169.2 2260 2220
    9.35 7160 163.2 15.98 226.89 9.65 1.5 2.3 3 2.3 9.05 7040 166.2 2240 2180
    10.26 5400 128.6 13.6 144.36 10.56 3.8 1.5 1.5 9.96 6880 16.5 1000 2050
    11.16 5640 191.7 23.8 216.03 11.47 3.8 1.5 1.5 10.86 5560 191.7 2250 2260
    12.08 5600 12 1.7 6.39 12.37 11.77 5560 15.8 1000 1900
    12.98 5360 12 11.75 13.28 12.68 5480 12 1000 1100
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    Group A: '002 Group B: '020 Group C: '115
    Engine Speed Engine Load Injection Timing Mass Air Flow Timing Retardation Timing Retardation Timing Retardation Timing Retardation Engine Speed Engine Load Boost Pressure Boost Pressure
    TIME (G28) Sensor (G70) TIME Cylinder 1 Cylinder 2 Cylinder 3 Cylinder 4 TIME (G28) (specified) (actual)
    Marker STAMP /min % ms g/s STAMP °KW °KW °KW °KW STAMP /min % mbar mbar
    0.02 2360 102.3 8.84 50.61 0.3 0 0 0 0 0.6 3000 45.9 1000 1370
    0.91 2720 13.5 1.36 4.72 1.2 0 0 0 0 1.51 2320 101.5 1450 1230
    1.81 2520 116.5 10.54 60.61 2.11 0 0 0 0 2.41 2880 91 1000 1370
    2.72 2800 16.5 1.36 4.78 3.02 0 0 0 0 3.31 2120 32.3 1000 1070
    3.62 2120 30.8 3.06 12.89 3.91 0 0 0 0 4.22 2120 31.6 1000 1030
    4.53 2160 32.3 3.06 13.5 4.83 0 0 0 0 5.13 2160 34.6 1000 1020
    5.43 2160 38.3 3.4 16.39 5.77 0 0 0 0 6.04 2200 37.6 1000 1020
    6.34 2280 66.9 7.14 40.89 6.64 0 0 0 0 6.93 2400 103 2170 1210
    7.24 2480 118.8 10.54 62.72 7.54 0 0 0 0 7.84 2760 154.1 2290 1700
    8.15 2920 178.9 15.64 110.56 8.45 0 0 0 0 8.75 3320 191.7 2350 2360
    9.05 3480 191.7 18.36 145.64 9.35 0 0 0 0 9.65 3920 191.7 2360 2350
    9.96 4080 191.7 18.36 169.25 10.26 0 0 0 0 10.56 4480 191.7 2340 2320
    10.86 4680 191.7 19.04 190.44 11.16 0 0 0 0 11.47 5040 191.7 2300 2260
    11.77 5240 191.7 18.7 205.08 12.07 0 0 0 3 12.37 5560 191.7 2310 2190
    12.67 5760 191.7 18.36 218.42 12.98 0 3 3 3 13.28 6040 188 2320 2200
    13.58 6200 184.2 17 222.44 13.89 0 3 3 2.3 14.19 6480 182.7 2300 2120
    14.49 6600 181.2 17 226.89 14.78 0 2.3 2.3 2.3 15.09 6840 176.7 2260 2110
    15.39 6960 175.2 19.38 225.56 15.69 0 2.3 2.3 2.3 15.99 7200 166.2 2260 2090
    16.29 7240 162.4 21.42 226.89 16.59 0 0 0 0 16.9 5440 145.9 2260 1610
    17.2 5560 191 25.5 213.19 17.5 0 3.8 3.8 1.5 17.81 5600 15 1000 1790
    18.1 5520 12.8 2.04 3.81 18.4 0 0 0 0 18.71 5440 12.8 1000 1090
    19.01 5320 12 0 11.03 19.31 0 0 0 0 19.61 4640 12 1000 1050
    19.91 4240 12 0 9.92 20.22 0 0 0 0 20.51 3440 12 1000 1040
    20.82 3040 12.8 0 7.39 21.11 0 0 0 0 21.42 2320 12.8 1000 1020
    21.71 2000 12.8 0 4.72 22.02 0 0 0 0 22.32 1320 12.8 1000 1010
    22.63 1160 13.5 1.36 3.28 22.92 0 0 0 0 23.22 920 13.5 1000 1000
    23.52 880 15.8 1.7 2.81 23.84 0 0 0 0 24.13 800 15.8 1000 1000
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    you and your freakish g/s readings
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    mini update :

    car has been running really well and am loving the noise when it gets on boost

    The EML light came back on today so quick scan shows that the lambda been at issue again so did a bit of googling and it looks like the generic sensors can cause issues. So went back to my removed old cat and had another go at removing my old OEM sensor. managed to get a ring spanner onto it this time and got it so i could stand on it for leverage and it undid
    so have now put that on the car and cleared the codes and the EML light has gone so am gonna return the new one back to ECP for a refund and tell them that should not be listing this part as compatible for the S3.

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    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

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    Sadly, i find most sensors bought from car spares type places dont do the job.
    Dont know why/how they can sell them when they dont work.

    OEM is a must, even at the prices they charge.

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    glad to hear she is running properly now late night mechanicing session soon i feel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by future View Post
    glad to hear she is running properly now late night mechanicing session soon i feel!
    Yup old sensor seems to be working good will go to ECP tonight for my refund.

    Yup defo up for some more late night mechanics gotta get this FMIC sorted check your email for those links i sent about intercoolers
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

 

 

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