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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by rossbrownlee, Jan 9, 2010.

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    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    Hello all.
    I have a 2000 APY engined S3. Can anyone please tell me what type is the turbo (i.e. K03/K03s...)
    Cheers.
    Ross.
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    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    K04.
    Seeing you have an S3
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    K03 are the 150bhp models

    K03S are the 180bhp models (quattro sport etc)

    K04 is 210/225bhp models (S3, TT, Cupra R etc)
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Not entirely true matey..... it's more an age with the ko3/ko3s difference.

    Most stuff up to mid/late 2000 is ko3, including early 180bhp quattros.

    all 2001 onwards A3's, be they FWD or 4wd, 150 or 180bhp are ko3S
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    So I am K04. thanks for the info!
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    do they go on engine codes??? As someone told me the the AUM engine (in mine) has a ko3s turbo, but because its a late 2000 car i think its a ko3???

    so confused :S :(
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    If unsure and can't find out, whip the TIP off and count the turbine blades. 8 = K03-051/052/053/058 (K03S) or 12 = K03-011 or equivelent (normal K03).
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    i think after i re-map it & get a rolling road printout, if it shows 200+ bhp ill know for sure its a ko3s as the normal ko3 cant kick out more than 200bhp, so im told, correct me if im wrong :)
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    if it's an AUM matey then it'll be a ko3s. the AGU and ARZ had the ko3, the AUM's came in late 2000
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