FMIC PIPE WORK/PIPING HELP
EASY all, Been scanning ebay today looking for pipe work for my fmic. Found a kit for a Golf gti turbo.
So Ive got this A3 1.8T 8L (150bhp). that im wondering if its gonna fit. Im thinking yes....but i thought i come asks some like minded morre knowledgable people who might have tried it allready..
Im hovering over this buyit now button. The kits like £80. plus post.
includes everything apparently. I know im gonna have to cut through some metal. I got all the tools to do it and yesterday helped a mate to fit his fmic to an s14... So its all fresh in my mind what needs to be done. Any one know if a golf gti turbo kits the same pipe work
. cheers in advance
sorry kev that wernt ment to be a pm .lol
well the day lights run out...so we test fitted the bumper..
Basically:zen: .... what a day.... fantastic. Had so much fun; engineering with powertools (amazing what entertains the mind of a 28 year old.)
heres the blow by blow.
1)Removed the bumper...
Shizzen the coolers TOO big to fit behind the crash bar... thought about resetting the aircon and engine rads further back, but to much hassel. Also though about removing the crash bar alltogether...no..not safe so ....decided ill cut out a section out of the crashbar to allow for room for cooler to sit behind......easy.
2) worked out some plans for the easiest way to get the cooler mounted...10/15mins of ruff drawings. poking,proding pulling yanking to see what would take the weight.
3) trip down to b&q. (in mates 200sx) Buy some nuts,washers, bolts, angle grinder blades, plus flat and L shapped sections to make up mounts/brackets.
4) get back from b&q , stuffed with burrgerking, keen to get back to work.
5) removed centre guide/support for crash bar(crash bar was off car allready)
6) made top mount for cooler first, a simple "L" shaped bar that runs across both top mounts. drilled hoes for bolts etc..
7) cut centre section down from part "5". and hammer so sits flat/flush to "l" shape bar.... , cut bolt holes and kill all drill bits in the process
8) test fit cooler mounted
9) take crash bar, offered up to original mounting position...now way off , and wont fit for love nore money, marked out a section to be cut away to allow enuff room for the cooler and then some..need to allow for gap between airrcon rad and intercooler. at least 5mm to be safe, and between crash bar and intercooler which i have 10mm.
10) cut crash bar up..., light, thin, soft alluminium....angle grinder cuts through like hot knife to butter.
11) trip to halfords, Drill bits all worn out.....
12) bought self tapping screws, 1m of fuel line and new heavy duty drill bits.
13) cut fuel pipe the whole way down length and then cut it in half. so i have 2 x 50cm lengths with slit all the way down one side. this is so i can protect the cooler from the crash bar i just cut up..
14) Test fitted the cooler and crash bar...everthing fits lovely..
15) now 6pm and running out of light....try to test fit bumper...
16) no joy,,,,which i knew would be the case anyway. so with light against me, decide to call it a day...
17) removed new cooler, fitted bumper back , as i need the car tonight...
so the plan for tommorrow is...up at crack of dawn. Sort bottom mount for cooler...cut bumper up, or rather out, to allow for bottom side of new cooler to fit and refit bumper again....then the pipe work will be next weeks...adventure...:rockwoot:
couple of picture of howfar i got on the profile..will update again tomorrrow.
im hearing what you say ... and i agree fully.
Of course itís made the crash bar weaker. Thatís obvious,
But I really am not to bothered. Famous last words come to mind of course.
Iím not saying that I would advise anyone to do what ive done.
It would be interesting to know by how much it has weakened the crash bar compared with an unmolested one.
I.e. its capability of handling tensile, compressive and shear stress.
I personally think the modification I have made, with a fair understanding of aluminiumís properties will have little effect at low speed impact. Aluminium is so soft, they use this because it absorbs impact force before it pass's the remaining force it cant absorb through the body and chassi of the car.. just as much as to redirect the force to certain areas of the car.
The crashbar is only for impact in the front of the car. as an example, an engine strut brace in a smack would cause you more damage than the cutting away i have done. this is beacuse it is a ridgid piece of metal designed to stiffen the chasis only. so the force directed towards the driver becomes in a sense applified.
The force of impact will still pass in the same direction however the crash bar is more likely to brake in two. i personally believe this is also unlikely as the bar is so soft anyway that it will just bend and twist more accutely.
If the crash bar sole purpose were to distribute force it would be made of a stronger stiffer material.
At high speeds, the impact will result in a greater deformation of the crash bar and other areas of the car that the impact is designed to past through.
This may also result in areas of the car having the force of impact past through them that may not otherwise of occurred, had I not cut the crash bar back..of course this result could be fatel, but at the speed of impact we are talking i would probably be dead anyway.. This is where insurance comes in and replaces everything. Of course this is saying I make through a high-speed crash, and indeed that it happens in the first place.... So Iím not to fussed and It can all be put back to standard if im worried in the future. its only a new crash bar .
im silly but not stupid. I did make the decision to cut the bar in a sound understanding of the consequences.
Saying all of this,its allways good to here feedback from people. And you guys are right as i said before.. I understand your concerns. i am fully happy with what ive done. Its not for everyone, but it works for me.
is that not exactly what i have done too
i really wish i never started this post sometimes...
I really was only explaining how the Forge one works