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3rd gear seems powerless?

James TQ Sep 8, 2012

  1. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    Ever since I got the car third dosent pull very hard atall. A friend has just got a Cupra that's stage one but pulls twice as hard   I don't have a boost gauge currently and have no boost leaks any ideas?
     
  2. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    What's your car and what's the spec mate?

    From your name, I'd guess it's a TQ. If its an early one with a ko3 and a st1 map then it'll be nowhere near as quick as a st1 Leon Cupra. Yours will be about 180-190bhp with 4wd losses and lots of weight, and the Cupra with its mo3s will be more like 200-210bhp with less transmission losses and less weight.
     
  3. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    It's a tqs with a a front mount and forge turbo hoses and a 008. His is a Ibiza Cupra yeh but my third still seems to me lacking somthing
     
  4. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    leaks, tired maf... it could be many things
    get access to vagcom or invest in it yourself, and it will save you a lot of angst/expence getting diagnosis...
     

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