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Can anyone recommend somewhere close to Sheffield for smoke/boost test

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by JA50N, May 29, 2012.

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    [May 29, 2012]
    Hi
    as per title does anyone know of a reputable specialist to do a boost /smoke test near Sheffield Rotherham area As I think I may have a leak as it seems louder under boost and less power than it was,sure It is no me getting used to it as sometimes it seems ok but a lot of the time it does not feel as punchy
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    [May 30, 2012]
    I was going to ask the same question mate as I was wanting to get one done also. I'm gonna have a look round and try find one. Let me know if you find anywhere good. Where abouts you from?
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    [May 30, 2012]
    Have you tried Statller? They are on Attercliffe road in Sheffield, a lot of guys use them for tuning and although a Porsche specialist they also are very knowledgeable on all things VAG
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    To check the boost cuircuit is quite easy. But a full smoke test is a bit more of a pain.
    I checked mine myself and found a couple of leaks at joiners . sorted them and the car felt miles better.
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    How did you do it yourself out of curiosity ? what did you use ?
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    Presurise the boost circuit by disconnecting the boost pipe from the end of the hard boost pipe. plug it up. Remove the hose from the throttle body and fit a plug with a tyre valve. Pump the system upto 2 bar max and use a spray bottle with soapy water in to find the leaks.
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    [May 30, 2012]
    Cheers for that will try them as I work Sheffield live just of M18 j1 if they are used to them a standard boost test will probably do the trick
    Then it was just I was reading abouth the smoke test on here
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    [May 30, 2012]
    my mate works at JP autotech swallownest and does these i believe.... ask for James
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    Hi I was wondering if anyone knows of any places in Birmingham that do smoke tests? Thanks
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    I was just about to suggest them.

    I recently broke down as my alternator failed and the breakdown guy from Kiveton recommended them. We thought it might be just the belt so I rang them on a Saturday morning about 10 and the guy (John I think it was, is he the owner??) said no problem to drop it off and he'd order a belt. Cracking service I thought a my normal garage couldn't get a belt that quick. Anyway turned out the Alternator had gone.

    When I picked the car up Monday they done the Alternator and belt and had also replaced me a cracked pipe and reset the fault code I'd on for a year (previous owner said it was just the mapping). Anyway car is like a rocket now compared to what it was and I wished I used them before

    I had a quick chat about smoke testing etc and he said it would be about £80 for a smoke test and diag

    Their website

    Services | Bosch Diesel and Petrol Service and Repairs | Sheffield | J P Autotechnics Ltd
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    :( just realised this was a revived thread lol
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    Thats ok... he has revived three threads asking the same question... :)

    I don't know of anyone in Birmingham but Badger5 who are just off J13 of the M5 (Gloucestershire) and a stones throw away from Brum in a diesel have a smoke tester... its one of Bills most used bits of kit... other than the dyno :)

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