Hey guys n gals
Where to start..? Been a long term plan from buying the S3 that I wanted to build up to the stage 1 map.. Well got everything sorted... Totally went over the whole car since I bought it and got it looking exactly how I wanted it, then it was time to do the performance upgrades. Started off by fitting the MTC intake with the ITG filter, then I fitted the GFB DV+ and thought I was good to go... Booked the car in for the map and got it done this morning.. Was really excited to be nearing the end of the mission and getting the car to where I wanted it, however my excitement was short lived! Instantly after getting the car mapped (Stage 1 Shark) I took it on the test run and there was a bit of clutch slip.... nooooo! Running it home (Approx 50 miles) Again more clutch slip but not all the time, only really notice it from 4th gear upwards... Anyway I knew a clutch upgrade was always gonna be on the cards, but thought that it would have gave me more time standard to save for the clutch!
I've got an early 08 8p2 and doing a bit of research I looks as if the standard OEM clutch was uprated as standard to a sachs clutch, but i'm guessing that was on the 58 8P3 when that has probably came into effect.
I'm looking into buying a sachs SRE setup, but its really an expense I was not wanting at present.. I'm wondering if I get the clutch, can I run this with the current LUK DMF?... I have absolutely no plans of adding anymore power to the car, so any future mods is not an issue.... Or do you think its possible once the map settles and with a while of standard driving the clutch will bed itself in with the upgraded power? (Noobish question?) The car drives fine at the moment normally, but the only other thing i've noticed is theres a bit of ticking noise coming from the exhaust when at idle and slightly through the lower rev range before engine noise drowns out the sound.... Any ideas what this could be, and if its normal? Done a bit of searching and a few folk says its normal, but it sure doesnt sound like its right...
I'm also noticing a lot of flutter through the intake aswell...1st time i've mapped a car, so dont know if all this is normal? The thing i'm really disappointed in is that the car was running perfect before I got the map done.. just wanted that extra 30-40hp though and its brought up so many problems...........
I'm quite disappointed and the thought of selling the car has actually went through my head... but love it, just want it to be done!
Back to the original question though, will the car be ok, running a SRE sachs clutch with my original DM flywheel..
The cars running:
Shark stage 1
MTC intake with ITG filter
Clutch slip instantly
Exhaust ticking (done a bit more research and it looks like its the exhaust flap clicking?)
Intake flutter (Again heard this is normal, but its just making all sorts of noises i'm not used to?)
Any advice is really appreciated in advance guys cheers.......
Thought i'd add a wee pic of the car aswell...