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Audi S3 Diverter Fluttering

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ceS3r, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. ceS3r

    ceS3r Member

    Sep 25, 2012
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    Hi all.

    My car was at a local garage for headcam service, valve stem seals, new valve guides, all gaskets, water pump timing belt service etc.

    I fitted a Forge Splitter valve just after all of this has been done, before I had the OEM diverter and had no issues with it. Since I fitted the Splitter it doesn't matter if it's fully loose or fully tight, it would flutter, so I changed it back to the OEM one.... and it's still fluttering. I took off the vac line that goes on the top of the diverter and I'm getting vacuum.

    One thing i've noticed is that there's an "psss" noise from the front of the engine, below the inlet mani, when idle, which indicates that there's obviously a vac leak, my boost gauge is reading 18 vac on idle. Could a vac leak be the cause the diverter don't function properly? I mean, not enough vac to lift the diaphragm and let off the boost? I did test the oem dv, which is a 710N, by taping the upper vac hole and lifting the diaphragm, and it will come down slowly, is this correct right?

    I have a n249 bypass btw.

    Car is a Audi S3 2003 BAM engine, no mods, just decat and cone filter.

    Any help would be deeply appreciated, since I know flutter is no good to the turbo.
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  3. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

    Mar 8, 2011
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    Sounds like you do have a vacuum leak somewhere or the valve itself is buggered. The valve should stay in position if you press in the piston/diaphragm and hold you finger over the vacuum port. It should be sealed so shouldn't slowly move back down. If it does, it's shagged. Bin off that Forge splitter thing. They don't work too well with MAF'd cars it would appear.
  4. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk
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    May 28, 2004
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    split-r = not a good unit.

    revert to oe or an 008 one..

    problem solved.

    check the vac lines to it are not kinked also..
    #3 badger5, Apr 23, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014

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