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Another hybrid conversion thread....

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Welly, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Welly
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    [Sep 16, 2010]
    ^^ You can pollute my thread with your thoughts and shizzle all you want bud! Your input always welcome....
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    OK, useful info post here for people about the Astra VXR Injectors I will be using.

    Astra VXR Engine Code: Z20LEH

    Specs:

    Flow Rates:
    470ccm at 3.0 bar fuel pressure
    575ccm at 4.5 bar fuel pressure

    Resistance: 14.2 Ohm

    Bosch part number: 0280156280.

    Vauxhall part numbers:

    Singular injectors: 55556799.

    Injector rail, injectors & FPR: 55556798.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010
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    ooo i neeed rods. Damn you William. LOL
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    [Sep 17, 2010]
    :yes:
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    Welly, have you got a price for all the fuel system parts needed.

    Nathan
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    welly, is there a digit missing off that bosch number? 10 digits normally?
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    Will investigate this.....
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    [Sep 17, 2010]
    Original post edited - but here is the correct part number also: 0280156280
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    [Sep 17, 2010]
    Well, a string of disappointments today to be fair.

    No VXR Injectors at Vauxhall - Monday for them.

    No Fed Ex to pick up my old turbo. Despite having phoned CR Today to confirm that they had ordered the collection.

    All in all, not happy. Not a good start to the project.
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    That sux donkey balls mate
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    Look on the bright side mucker....

    No bits + Friday night = No *necessarily* working on the car in the morning = smeeshed Welly!
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    Dude, you've made me feel better..... :)
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    OK then.

    After Friday last week's epic fail on gathering parts - some headway has been made today.... :)

    VXR Injectors are picked up and in my grubby little paws...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    These are a bargain. £65 per injector, or cheaper if you buy them together on the rail as I have.

    4 hole spray pattern, and as mentioned before, 470cc flow rate.

    Shibby.

    Turns out that, despite me waiting at the office ALL DAY for FedEx to pick this turbo up, they mistakenly sent a ninja driver... :ninja:

    Apparently, he came at 12PM, and there was noone there.... He left an imaginary card and everything...

    Oh well, should be collected today. And if not, the Gloucester FedEx depot may just spontaniously combust....

    :eyebrows:
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    Did you get them from Vauxhall as they do offer the rail as well for a cheaper option at £130 ish
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    £117 plus the VAT to be precise...
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    OK, success. I found out what happened on friday with the turbo not being collected also....

    Turns out that the FedEx dude has been delivering all our packages for work (and also tried collecting from) another IT company down the road.

    So, we've been having our products delivered to a competitor... Great! Fortunately they were good enough to bring them up to us. I phoned FedEx and explained what was going on and the woman got on the blower to the driver. I suspect he may have had an ear bashing, as he wasn't a happy camper when he came to get the turbo!

    [​IMG]

    Also had another delivery today....

    [​IMG]
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    Nice work mate !!

    PS i like the sticker
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    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    Nice i'm looking for or going to get 2.1 20v inside for me

    I would get one of them but i really want to get a GT30 when i get the cash next year
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    Gota get me one them stickers
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    Glad you got it sorted mate... Spoke to CR today and its all looking good for my turbo to be sent out tonight to receive tomorrow :D

    They are short staffed atm though but do to be turning stuff over pretty quickly so all good....

    <tuffty/>
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    I've spoken to Vince at length today what with the saga of getting the exchange unit collected and he said they will do their utmost to get it back by the end of this week. He apologised profusely for the delay in picking it up as well, not that it was in any way their fault.

    Got to hand it to those blokes at CR, I would recommend them to absolutely anyone. One of the few companies around these days that remember that the customer is the customer.
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    I was impressed by CR turbos. Sent mine off Monday got it back Friday A*
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    [Sep 21, 2010]
    hi just wonderind if to get a garett turbo or a ko4 hybrid any cluse
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    hi there anyone tell weather to get a ko4 hybrid or a garett 30 or 28 tar
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    [Sep 21, 2010]
    World of difference between the two... this is a k04 hybrid conversion thread....

    <tuffty/>
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    ok so how much better are the hybrids to the standered ones then mate
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    OK true believers....

    CR have been on the phone. Confirmed that the housing on the turbo I sent them is tickety boo - which is a relief. The shaft inside the turbo was bent which is no surprise, but it's having a new core anyway so that's irrelevant.

    So, they are doing the do with it and I am looking forward to it's arrival very much indeed.

    Will be ordering the parts required from Euro Car Parts tonight to get them here for Monday AM.

    And that is that at the moment...

    I will post pics when the new blower arrives.

    PS. I find it funny that this thread is onto a second page and I have actually, so far, done sod all....:thumbsup:
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    Thread interest breakdown:

    10% = Hybrid conversion itself.

    The other 90% = What Welly finds along the way of doing the conversion, including finding other mumified bits of anatomy, other worn / broken / missing parts that are not part of the build, non-associated costs, courier delivery failures, Welly killing said couriers after losing his patience with non deliveries and then finally the 'happy ever after' ending when he completes the conversion and RR's his car to see it hitting the magic 400bhp figure :).

    Good luck mate, I'm sure you'll be getting your hands dirty soon enough!
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    :lmfao: Genius.
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    Lol, I read this as controversial!

    Loving it so far . . . it being the pics of the injectors... and the FedEx FcUkUp!
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    I think Welly must have really pissed Fed Ex off as they appear to have kicked the box around the depot containing me repaired GT30 from CR... the V-Band flange took the brunt and is nicely tweaked back :(

    ...retards++

    <tuffty/>
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    Hi all,

    Question on the rods. Any recommendations for make and best price source? Also whats the WMI cost like, ballpark as I have no idea?

    Many Thanks
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    I.E Rods from Badger5.

    Either call Bill or email.

    Details on the website Badger5.
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    I have these rods too.
    up to way more than i will be throwing at them.
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    Give Bill a shout, he will have prices for both....

    View Profile: badger5 - Audi-Sport.net

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    WMI is £360 region, 20mm rods £340 region these days as a guide price
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    Votes for project threads like this, Pauls and Andrews being stickies?!
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