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Changing Diverter Valve

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by cameron1, Apr 22, 2009.

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    [Apr 22, 2009]
    Well I picked up a new oem diverter valve from audi today
    http://www.goapr.com/images/20t_dv/20t_dv_oem_d_001.jpg
    and looked through previous threads to see how to do it. Warrencox had written some instructions for fitting the Forge version and it looked pretty straightforward.

    Unfortunately I am not too hot on the mechanics side of things, so after jacking up the car and removing the bottom engine covers I began to realise it was going to be a lot harder to undo the 4 torx bolts holding it to the turbo than I had originally thought.

    Has anyone tried undoing these bolts going through the wheel arch, or can anyone give a clueless idiot instructions as to how they managed to get these 4 bolts off please? :think:
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    [Apr 23, 2009]
    l take it your motor isnt a 8P
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    Yeah dc240969 is right - you need to post this in the 8L section I think.
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    [Apr 23, 2009]
    Yes it is an 8P - 55 plate 2.0Tfsi quattro sline
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    [Apr 23, 2009]
    Ah fair enough - apologies.
    My DV is at the front of the engine but I remember know that the S-Line has it located next to the turbo. Hopefully someone will be along to help you out. RobinA3 is a good bet.
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    [Apr 23, 2009]
    Ahh that explains why I was having so much difficulty finding the damn thing, I wondered why the instructions I found didn't make any sense :keule:

    Anyone changed one of these on an Sline?
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    [Apr 23, 2009]
    Well a quick trip to Halfords to get a stubby ratchet and a small extender bar and managed to change it going through the wheel arch mainly (eventually).

    TBH I think the rev B one I removed was ok (just a bit noisy) - new one is quieter, but don't notice any difference in power delivery.
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    Not looked on mine which is same engine as yours but seen one on an S3 and that was on front of engine i thought ours would be same
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    [Apr 23, 2009]
    yea I hadn't realised either until I couldn't find it, that's why it took me so long :blush:
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    [Apr 23, 2009]
    Fitting the 200PS versions is an absolute PITA. The torx bolts must absolutely bake with the heat they get from the turbo.

    Don't Forge / anyone else do a cold side relocation system for them?

    Having the valve so close to the turbo is madness given the fragility of the part.
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