1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

BKD 140 S3 Intercooler and boost pipes?....

JoeyRYZ Aug 6, 2012

  1. JoeyRYZ

    JoeyRYZ New Member

    4
    0
    1
    hey guys, first post so sorry if im in the wrong section or if this has been covered before... but i cannot find a definitive answer!

    im trying to upgrade the standard bkd cooler with that of s3 due to running hybrid turbo and remap etc... i am struggling to find and answers on which boost pipes i require to complete the conversion? i have seen people talking about the forge hose kits but i emailed forge and they said that these will not work on the s3 cooler? so i wondered if i purchase the s3 pipes will i be able to fit these to the standard pipes (from turbo etc)?

    I hope that kind of makes sense as ive heard this is quite a common upgrade, i just get seem to find info on the hoses required!

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    17,163
    718
    113
    Interested to know also.
     
  3. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,826
    4,820
    113
  4. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

    7,505
    748
    113
  5. martinivw

    martinivw :)

    455
    25
    28
  6. JoeyRYZ

    JoeyRYZ New Member

    4
    0
    1
  7. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    17,163
    718
    113
    Speak to Darkside.
     
  8. JoeyRYZ

    JoeyRYZ New Member

    4
    0
    1
    Seems Like I was doing alot of worrying over nothing? Reply from dark side if it helps anyone else wondering!

    Hi Joe,

    We just used the stock pipes and chopped the Clip Connectors off the end and used clamps to secure the hoses over the cooler. Pretty straightforward really.

    Thanks!

    Scott


     
  9. flying oyster

    flying oyster flying oyster

    563
    27
    28
    just been playing with intercooler set up myself on mine found i had lots of lag in 5th and 6th gear and think it would require some more mapping to cure this ive gone back to standard for the meantime
     
  10. spencer361

    spencer361 Member

    261
    18
    18
    Darkside are currently fitting a new BKD engine, hybrid turbo and uprated clutch right now, tempted to do this too....
     
  11. flying oyster

    flying oyster flying oyster

    563
    27
    28
    i would get the s3 one they supply
     
  12. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    29,505
    1,764
    113
    So you used stock S3 IC & had issues, can you expand in depth what issues you had please.
     
  13. flying oyster

    flying oyster flying oyster

    563
    27
    28
    sorry i didnt use s3 intercooler went the cheap route and used toyo intercooler which gave me horrid lag in the higher gears and would throw my car in to limp mode. im going to get the guys who mapped my car to look at it at the end of the month as i feel its a mapping problem i might also add the that car felt really strong in the lower gears and run well until i got past 4th when it felt restricted will post up what ive found when i look at it in september
     
  14. JoeyRYZ

    JoeyRYZ New Member

    4
    0
    1
    Well I ordered the s3 cooler off dark side which should be with me tomorrow! Will be fitting Monday I hope, so will post results fingers crossed!
    Also ordered some new clamps and silicone connectors for converting the original pipes for fitting should they be required!
     
  15. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears Audi A3

    898
    70
    28
    I had the S3 intercooler on my car.
    The intercooler itself fits OK in the place of the original one. One of the pipes though (if you also use the s3 ones) has a different end and does not connect properly to the rest of the piping.
    The pipe coming out from the left side of the car is the one with problems. It connects properly to the intercooler but at the other end you cannot use the clip needed because there is no way to clip them. My solution was to use a collar but it is not reliable.
    In the end I gave up and came back to the stock intercooler.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    29,505
    1,764
    113
    Cant see why that wouldnt hold tbh if you used a strong fixing, what was the weak point, the joining tube?
     
  17. amar06fbr

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    1,055
    68
    48
    anyone else has done this? and had sucsess with the pipes?
     
  18. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

    1,783
    64
    48
    does genuine a3 front mount come out from the top ?
     
  19. Mindak

    Mindak Active Member

    803
    130
    43
    I was toying with the idea of a different intercooler as Iv just done a hybrid conversion! My mate has done exactly the same but he's done forge front mount and a straight through miltek with decat! His made 199bhp and my standard set up made 214bhp, so I won't be wasting my money on a different intercooler! Lol
     
  20. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

    1,783
    64
    48
    s3 intercooler will help slightly with egts and stop boost leaks from the clip design
     

Share This Page