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bought [ brough74 ] S3 but got few Q's now :/

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by z1mma, May 11, 2012.

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    [May 11, 2012]
    [FONT=&quot]Hiii

    finally after looking around got ME a S3 thanks to Audi sport!

    here’s the run down on specs,[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]AUDI S3 2.0T FSI QUATTRO 2008 with 19000 Miles [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]In stunning Metallic Phantom Black with black leather interior[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Manual 6spd gearbox[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]GSM mobile phone prep[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Multi-function flat bottom steering wheel[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Xenon headlights[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Heated front and back seats[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Satellite navigation plus[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]IPOD connection built in and Aux in[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Rear parking system[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Cruise control[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Climate control[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Bose sound system[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Space saver wheel[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Sunroof[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Privacy Glass[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Electric/heated door mirrors[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Auto lights and wipers[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Auto dimming mirrors[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Isofix[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Full Audi service History #on long service#[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lowered 25mm on H&R springs[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]10mm spacers on the front and 12mm on the rear[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Cupra R front splitter, easy to remove if not to your taste[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]RS6 Front grill[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Darker rear lights #genuine Audi#[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Genuine Audi mats[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Later spec alloys with Michelin pilot sport tyres 5mm front, 6mm rear[/FONT]
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    that’s the exterior and interior done... I don’t know if its slandered on all s3's or not but all the inside are like the black edition models, black interior, dials, mirrors sunroof buttons etc...


    Milltek exhaust with black tips, Not the loud one [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Induction kit[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Upgraded fuel pump with new cam follower[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Uprated sach clutch [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]RS4 Fuel pressure regulator[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Later spec “D” Recirculating valve[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Revo stage 2+ Software[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Approx. 360 BHP and 360lbft [/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    with all those mods its pulling 360bhp BUT it feels like it’s not :s
    a friend of mine has stock 58 plate s3 and raced from 3rd gear and he kept up with me all the way on a few occasions started to even edge forward... his is a facelift model and about 30k on the clock and a manual, I think his a member on these forums too.. ( yooo! lol )

    so maybe a bad map? any advice?

    also, at low revs when the car drives in 2nd gear without gas/clutch, the car makes like this knocking noise from the engine as if something is loose, is this normal? a few people as well as stealers believe it is, can someone confirm?

    lastly, breaks squeaking... I had these checked and pads have a lot of life left... but when just pressing the peddle firmly the brakes squeak.. what could this be??

    your thoughts much appreciated

    z1mma[/FONT]

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    Hi z1mma lovely spec car as i,ve seen and been in it, map was fine pulling right through the gears , best to scan car using vagcom , or if your near sheffield get it down to statllers get it check out , they also have a rr and if there is a problem with map it will be covered under some sort of warrenty ..
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    I suspect the Revo map could have been set back to standard or turned down. Find someone with an sps and get it turned back up. No way could a standard car keep with a stage 2+.
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    [May 11, 2012]
    z1mma i have a sps switch as i remember the car could be set up to default settings from the tuners ..
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    [May 11, 2012]
    Brakes squeaking isn't wear, it just needs a dab of grease behind the pad (inside edge to the caliper).
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    [May 11, 2012]
    Hi there make sure your running 97 ron or higher as i only use vpower petrol , maybe try some injector cleaner , and also best to get the car checked out by someone like statllers an audi specialist ..
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    [May 12, 2012]
    Well I guess 80bhp isn't really that much more, It can easily be canceled out by Bad shifting, weight difference or turbo on it's last knees.
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    I always used 97 ron and its been fine and its had injector cleaner fluid when the map was done. apart from that as you felt on the test drive it pulled well. As for the knocking noise you mention i dont know unless its just the clutch grabbing as you have no throttle on.
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    had to use normal petrol due to accident on motorway and fuel gage showing 10 miles in stop/start traffic lol... so maybe due to this then? but it makes that much of a diffrence?? the guy i raced was using normal petrol too.. i need to find a rolling road in birmingham and take it from there

    the knocking its not like as if its about to cut out or anything, more like a thuding lol, and only happens further slowing down during snail pase..

    apart from beeing a lil paraniod, im in love again :D the car is a beast, and very very happy with the investment!! :D
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    [May 12, 2012]
    Using 95RON would show less power on a standard S3, the effect will be multiplied significantly on a modified car. Get some V-Power in there and see if your friend can keep up.
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    [May 12, 2012]
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    [May 12, 2012]
    Christ I want that grille!
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    [May 12, 2012]
    Thats what i thought you have put in normal petrol this with pull the timming back , like martin said get some vpower straight away ,and get a sps switch as well ...stunning car, welldone ...:)
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    [May 12, 2012]
    I'd of removed the spliter, makes the car look a bit odd with lowered suspension. Fuel is crucial when it comes to tune a car:

    Facts about high octane petrol - YouTube

    However 80bhp difference can be due to engine device fault, split intake pipe, overboosting turbo, exhaust sensor failure etc. so best is to get it checked via VCDS and put on a RR.

    On top of that if it was me I would rather bought it standard and do all the bits myslef with garage that I trust and could do all the checks before and after just for peace of mind and tuning fun factor:].
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    tuning fun factor will come into play when i get bored with stage 2+ and move on to 3 :blackrs4::scared2:
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    [May 12, 2012]
    did you maybe disconnect the battery? or maybe car went into a limp mode?
    you should plug in vcds and see the boost values.
    does it use more fuel than usual and do you get burbles noises from the exhaust when you leave the throttle in 2nd gear?
    if so i got the last issue too, car is going on monday to a garage to see what's wrong.
    and once i felt lack of power then i used vcds and saw that boost is 1.2 bar which is i think stock did a throttle body adjustment and it vent back to full boost.
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