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Ashley's A3 1.8T

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Ashley =1.8T=, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Ashley =1.8T=
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    [Jun 29, 2013]
    Also a big thanks to everyone for the help and answering my questions!


    Wikus, Chris, Miggz, Dwayne, Tiaan, Shaun, appreciate it :)
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    Awesome man! If I had money I would of bought all that stuff from you today... Rods, pistons, everything! Love this thread! One day I'll be doing mine and I'll be asking you for questions hehe
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    Only my pleasure champ!
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    [Jul 1, 2013]
    Small update, the pistons and rods have gone off to the engineer just to make sure all is in order and clearing properly.


    As well as all the seals for the head.


    Also got some more goodies:


    Fan belt for A/C delete.


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    New SACHS clutch kit


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    Head Set & Head Bolts


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    That's it for now, like usual thanks for looking :yum:
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    Awesome bud! I don't even want to know how much you've spent so far:crying: but I'm sure its worth it!!
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    Is that clutch and upgrade for the OEM kit?
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    [Jul 3, 2013]
    yeah but 5spd only
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    [Jul 3, 2013]
    Update:


    Have sent the flywheel in for skimming, new oil lines are being made up and the engine mountings filled.


    Also some general pics of new items.


    New oil pump, chain and tensioner.


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    Some Motul fluids (Oil, Brake Fluid, Gearbox Oil, Anti Freeze)


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    Then a not so secret little goodie.


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    Thermostat
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    And the Flywheel skimmed


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    Will give it a bit of clean aswell, that's all for now
    Thanks for looking.
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    [Jul 11, 2013]
    Not a big update :/ been busy and haven't had the time to do much, a few more parts have arrived, and will also be sending my mountings in to be filled with Polyurethane (Thanks Dwayne).


    NGK BCPR8EVX-11 (Will be re gaped)


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    EBC Yellow Stuff (Brake upgrade is on hold for now)


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    New OEM links and clips


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    OEM Pickup


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    OEM injector inserts


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    That's it for now
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    [Jul 12, 2013]
    No you don't :( just checked and cleaned my discs and they are buggered! Just ordered a set of Brembo discs. Should have them later today. Will upload pics now now.
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    That sucks dude... But on the positive at least your getting brembos:superman:

    Price on the discs? Hehe... I'm still considering options for my brakes...
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    [Jul 12, 2013]
    Some pics of the discs that came off (while i was cleaning them)


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    [Jul 12, 2013]
    Will whatsapp you a price :)
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    [Jul 12, 2013]
    Disc's just got here :yahoo:


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    Enjoy
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    drilled will always crack with hard use dude. theres no real advantage to the drilling.

    love this progress though :thumbsup:
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    [Jul 13, 2013]
    Thanks Buddy! Main reason i got these is because i got it at a great price and they have to be better than what i had on previously.
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    [Jul 13, 2013]
    So today my engine mounts got dropped off.


    Also got my ACL bearings, pics below.


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    Enjoy
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    [Jul 16, 2013]
    Any updates????
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    Quite a few, just lazy :/
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    Lol come now bro, move it up. Get them updates posted. Waiting to see how thing are going!
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    As demanded by some here are some updates. Nothing big, but still updates :)


    The previous valves ended up not being what i wanted so i ordered what was needed (all 20) and new valve guides (all AE)
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    Then i got to cleaning and spraying a few bits and bobs, aswell as changing shocks and shock mountings.


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    Next was thinking of replacing my current DV with this one
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    One side assembled
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    Next was removing and welding shut nipples not needed on the TB and IM
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    IM being Sprayed
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    The Valves and guides went to the engineer on Monday, and the new pistons went in on Tuesday. Now i just wait for everything then i can start assembling.


    Enjoy and thanks for looking.
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    Lol thanks for the update bro.:salute:

    Very nice progress you making there
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    [Jul 17, 2013]
    How's your car? Heard its going to fr&r
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    Yep. Dropping it off this afternoon. Can't wait any longer for it and I keep getting the run around from this friend of mine for the parts (which I've already paid him for:mad:). He makes arrangements with me and changes his mind. Then he also tells me he doesn't have the time to do it or help, so if he can, he will have to do it in his free time and will take a while.
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    Some good news. Seems like i will be getting my head, block and crank back tomorrow! Can't wait! For now just a few quick pics.


    Mounts (Now completely filled):


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    Springs fitted to the other shocks and Poly shock mounts:


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    Thanks for looking! More updates coming soon!
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    That sucks dude! let me know if you need anything, will do what i can.
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    Thanks for the offer bud. I will let you know.

    Good news about yours. Assembly starting soon Im guessing?
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    So i still have not received my head, block and crank back yet, but i have carried on with the cleaning and removing of the A/C. Wheels are back on the car. Also i am going to be helping the boss man with the golf.


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    Some quick snaps of the Golf aswell.


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    Enjoy
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    Wow the golf is pretty sick!!

    Your car is coming along nicely... It sucks waiting for parts man! Hope you get everything you need soon...
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    Yeah these things take time, and don't wanna rush. That golf is so awesome!
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    Some good news! I will be getting all my engine bits back tomorrow ;D Also i got my injectors back, cleaned and pressure tested (thanks Miggz for dropping them off and collecting them). Can't wait to start.


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    Thanks for looking
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    So i got my block, pistons, rods, head and crank back. I have connected rods to pistons, installed the cir-clips (what a mission). Will be assembling the bottom end, and checking clearances on Monday.


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    Pleasure my boy! Glad I could be apart of this build
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    loving this build thread, and oooh that golf
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    Thanks for all the kind words :cool:


    Seems my Photobucket account has broken, so had to create a new one. I am just busy sorting everything, making sure nothing is missing. I should start with the bottom end later today.


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    That is all for now.
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    Some good updates, finally got the time to work on the car (Thanks Wikus for the help). Bottom end done, clearances checked and all ok. Some pics.


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    That's it for now. I hope to have the head on tomorrow aswell.
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    :thumbsup:
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    Yay more progress! Things are coming together nicely
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