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Baffled sumps?

daz-20vt Sep 2, 2013

  1. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys. Just wondering how important these are on an amk s3. Im going to be using my car on track hopefully around october. Im told the 1.8t is known to blow bottom ends very easily. Just wonderjng how true this is. Do i need one right away or should i be ok. Any help would be great thanks. Daz
     
  2. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    If I were using my car on a track I would fit one personally... have seen a few failures in the past but its really down to how you drive... if you are aggressive then fit one... if not you should get away with it...

    Had a TT in a while back for an engine re-build as it lost oil pressure and span a bearing while on a Forge action day at Combe...

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  3. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for speedy reply as always. I was told that basically if i dont fit one something will happen. And im having a head recon and rods fitted so i may aswell fit it at that point. Im sure it makes sense but there always seems something else i may aswell do if you know what i mean.
     
  4. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    I know what you mean... I want to fit one on mine just for peace of mind... the Forge one looks very good value...

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  5. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Exactly the one im looking at. Discount for 2 lol
     
  6. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    Alex @ AKS are good, Forge ones look excellent also
     
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  7. burns3

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    I bought a forge one a few month back and it seems to be a decent bit of kit.
     
  8. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    I have one and is a must for any very hard accelerating A3/S3
     
  9. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    :laugh: one track mind. haha.

    Cornering and braking andrew, cornering and braking are the primary reasons why one should fit a baffled sump.

    Very few people can accelerate at warp factor 14 like yours :laugh:
     
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  10. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    That an all:meeting:
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  11. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    They don't cater for the longitudinal engines. I must be special,lol
     

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