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a3 1.8t sport driving me mad

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by a3turbosteve, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. a3turbosteve

    a3turbosteve New Member

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    hi maybe someone can help i have just got hold of a 1997 a3 1.8t its covered 150k and hasnt been looked after to well
    when i got it the turbo was dead so replaced it with a good used one i have removed the dv it was split and pluged the holes i have bypass the pcv and renewed all the vac pipes iv been though all the boost pipes and replaced all the bad ones iv changed the plug oil and filter and iv cleaned the tb with carb cleaner and changed the n75

    then i put it on vag com and cleared all the old codes the only code it has now that keeps coming up is 16500 so i replaced the temp sensor and it still comes up every time i drive it

    but the main problem is the lack of power it idles spot on no hunting any more when driven the boost comes in well 8 to 9 psi but it make my gauge needle rattle when at 3000 rpm with foot hard down the boost gauge flicks to -15 vac then raises back up to 7 ish then as the revs go up the boost goes down and by 5000 rpm its running 1 psi

    iv had loads of turbo cars over the years from unos the cossies and have never had this much trouble getting someting to run as it should
     
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  3. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    Put your DV back in, its not good just plugging up the holes, buy the standard bosch one or a forge 007p and id do it before driving the car again.
     
  4. a3turbosteve

    a3turbosteve New Member

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    ok iv got another one from a a3 i stripped last week ill put it on tomorrow
     
  5. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    Yeh, its better than nothing. Thats probly the cause of your problems.
     
  6. a3turbosteve

    a3turbosteve New Member

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    ill give it ago in the morning i forgot to say the the exhaust gas smells like eggs iv got a decat pipe to fit but have heard that the coil packs can make it smell eggy
     
  7. coatesy

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

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    I always thought eggy smelling gasses were due to the cat been on its way out
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    If you fit the TFSI coil packs it smells of ham...

    <tuffty/>
     
  9. coatesy

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

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    no way!!!!11!!! eggy ham car with lots of added grease smell... could just smell like somebody's been picking up fat chicks
     
  10. a3turbosteve

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    fitted new dv today and its a bit better but still holding low boost 3psi at 5000 rpm going to try the actuator tomorrow
     
  11. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    And its all plumbd up properly?
     
  12. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    Any news?
     
  13. A3 Oly

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    Prolly busy with Ham & Egg???
     
  14. a3turbosteve

    a3turbosteve New Member

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    hi it ended up being that the piston rings had given up on one of the piston rings it died while race my mate in his ibiza cupra so i stripped it for parts so if anyone needs any bits let me know everything is available inc full black leather seats
     
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    a3turbosteve New Member

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    racing sorry
     
  16. smokiedee

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    how much for the seats
     
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    How much for rear wiper motor if it hasn't seized
     
  18. marrick92

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    Price for the seats?... + front bumper?.. + back bumper?

    Is it modified at all? if so i could take some more bits off your hands :)
     
  19. Alais DJA

    Alais DJA Member

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    Is there any way of pictures being uploaded.

    I need a drivers interior pod housing
     
  20. a3turbosteve

    a3turbosteve New Member

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    hi got to item no 320857677086 on ebay see all my a3 listings iv got the seats up for 400 at the min but would take 250 if collected the car had a new front bumper thats on there if i have the bit you need give me a shout
     

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