AH FabricationsBadger5
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: New Member

  1. #1
    Ellisium's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    11

    New Member

    Hey everyone, picked up my A3 1.8T Sport last week and have been searching the forum over the weekend.

    Alot of helpful information on here and have already hopefully diagnosed the airbag light due to the S3 seats fitted, and well on the way to sorting out the central locking which seems a common problem.

    I'm sure I will have a few questions shortly as the turbo does not seem to be 'kicking in' as expected, but waiting for the Haynes manual to give me a better idea as this is the first Audi and turbo car I have owned.

    See you all around

    Cheers

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    Hi Ellisium, welcome mate and enjoy

    post some pics of your car
    ^^ In my opinion


  4. #3
    ash_pearce's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    319
    Hi and welcome!

  5. #4
    Jumped ship to BMW...

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    83
    Nice one! Put up some pics...always good to see a fellow non-S3 owner...
    2007 Audi A5 3.0 TDi V6 Q ~ Meteor Grey ~ 19" RS4s ~ High Spec!
    2000 BMW 323ci ~ Sea Green ~ 18" OEM Alpina style rims

    2002 A3 1.8TQS ~ Denim Blue ~ 180BHP ~ Black Leathers ~ AP Coilover ~ 18" Nuvolari's, Gunmetal/Polished Face ~ 5mm Spacers all round
    1996 VW Golf GTi - Dragon Green ~ Debadged ~ 17" TSW Reflex/Gunmetal ~ 40mm drop ~ K&N Induction ~ Scorpian 3" Oval back box

  6. #5
    Ellisium's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    11
    Here's a larger version of my avatar:



    The extras are:
    • 18" TT alloys
    • S3 Recaro leather interior
    • Tinted windows on the rear
    • Spoiler
    The car just needs a little TLC as a few bits and bobs are missing and the wheels need a refurb. I'm sure I will have some questions as I go along

    Just in the process of sorting out a wiring loom for the electric seats and going through the Haynes manual here

    Thanks for the replies

  7. #6
    wnjuk's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    High Wycombe
    Posts
    107
    Welcome!

  8. #7
    Keeno's Avatar
    Spooly Spooly Boosty Boosty!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    695
    Strange that, I seem to have had a similar problem with the turbo on my 1.8T. I didn't really notice it at first due to not knowing how hard it should pull on boost, however after having some shinanagans with the battery and fuse holder on top I ended up with a new 60amp battery whereas the old one was 55. Only thing I've changed but it seems to boost so much harder now

    I'd be interested to hear what you find.

  9. #8
    FumaS3's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    essex
    Posts
    47
    im in same boat m8 im looking to modify my s3 but havent a true idear of were to start but haynes seems like the place to look lol
    wish i had a mtm

    Current Mods: 210-260 AMD Remap,POWERTEC SL1000 Induction kit

  10. #9
    Ellisium's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    11
    ok, just had a quick look at the turbo / intercooler setup and came across this:



    I assume one is for the hose to the intercooler but how about the other?

    Going to jack it up later and have a better look but any help is appreciated.

    Strange that, I seem to have had a similar problem with the turbo on my 1.8T. I didn't really notice it at first due to not knowing how hard it should pull on boost, however after having some shinanagans with the battery and fuse holder on top I ended up with a new 60amp battery whereas the old one was 55. Only thing I've changed but it seems to boost so much harder now

    I'd be interested to hear what you find.
    Mine is a 55Ah battery

  11. #10
    Keeno's Avatar
    Spooly Spooly Boosty Boosty!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    695
    Quote Originally Posted by Ellisium View Post
    ok, just had a quick look at the turbo / intercooler setup and came across this:



    I assume one is for the hose to the intercooler but how about the other?

    Going to jack it up later and have a better look but any help is appreciated.



    Mine is a 55Ah battery
    They're apparantly supposed to be fitted with 60Ah's, not that 55 caused me any problems...

  12. #11
    Bellic's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    253
    there should be two aluminium pipes going into those holes that unit is the a/c compressor



    Quote Originally Posted by Ellisium View Post
    ok, just had a quick look at the turbo / intercooler setup and came across this:



    I assume one is for the hose to the intercooler but how about the other?

    Going to jack it up later and have a better look but any help is appreciated.



    Mine is a 55Ah battery
    Last edited by Bellic; 21st April 2009 at 18:19.

  13. #12
    Ellisium's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    11
    Cheers, that makes sense as still getting my head around the setup and idn't look right for a turbo.

    One of the pipes is still attached so may need to source another.

    Going to take the engine cover off shortly to have a closer look at the turbo.

    Thanks

  14. #13
    Dark Knight

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    936

    Arrow hi

    Hi did you get that of pistonheads ?
    Current Audi A3 2.0 TDI New shape
    Audi S3 -MAD / Tax Beater /Forge 007/Stage 2 Vagcheck /
    Mk2 G60 Stage 4 Jabbasport
    Corrado G60 Stage 4 Jabbasport / Porsche Rims / bhp 265/ decat

  15. #14
    Ellisium's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    11
    No mate, went to view another car a couple of weeks ago (clio 172) and heard about this one for sale.

    Right, just had a good look under the bonnet to familiarise myself with the layout and which pipes go where. I initially thought the exhaust port was at the front (hence my confusion above, I will sort out the a/c later) but now have a better understanding of the setup and how it works (this is my first turbo car)

    If the wastegate was on its way out would this result in reduced performance and is there a simple test I could do to check this as the turbo is not as pronounced as expected?


  16. #15
    Ellisium's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by FumaS3 View Post
    im in same boat m8 im looking to modify my s3 but havent a true idear of were to start but haynes seems like the place to look lol
    It looks like the Haynes manual doesn't cover the S3 or quattro models, but i'm sure parts of it will be relevant mate.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO