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Dane's Hybrid Conversion Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dane, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Dane
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    There's still afair amount of Power to find yet as the turbo is it's just not workable, CR have sent a new hot side to bill to fix that but there are plans afoot! I'm just going big port head shopping :ninja:
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    cecilthesausage ...It's Never Finished...

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    Lol you've got the bug now mate..... Have you had a lottery win lately Dane:whistle2:
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    Ah I see, Hurry up then, we are waiting!! :happy:

    Hope things go a little smoother this time around.
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    Dane your really going all out know dam
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    Enjoy it Dane while you have the cash to splash ;)
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    It kind of makes sense at this point and it is probably the best way to achieve Wellyesque performance that the manifold deserves :ninja:

    Welcome back westle!
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    humm... looks a bit black doesn't it... I paid 100 quid for mine mate... I'd watch it but look for others... drop the seller a question asking about the mileage...

    I would advise getting the exhaust guides done whatever you end up with...

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    Dude are you just after the head for the larger ports?
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    Timing brother, advancing timing!

    Oh yeah no valves...
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    "boom boom boom, let me here you say wayo, waaaayyyo. Tick, tick, tick BOOM" :)
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    Lol, you big girl, what do you need them big porsche brakes for anyway?;)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    It's like a peacock showing his plumage ;)
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    I believe you missed a "tick" out there mate....
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    Yup, good spot :thumbsup:
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    yeh, you need to find ones that are auctions so they'll sell for what they're actually worth, rather than someone making up crazy price on a buy it now.

    I baught a brand new head from ebay and it was £100, with new cams and a new tensioner, albeit with no valves.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Looks good that does Dane!

    I still can't believe that a stock large port will flow better than even a ported small port. feeling rather smug about having a large port on the track car now :)

    Small port definitely feels more punchy low down though with a tiny little turbo like my ko3S on the daily.

    Did you get my PM earlier Dane? or did I imagine sending it?
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    Dane have you thought about paying the extra money and getting a rebuilt one from the engine shop in kent, or another engine shop? I think they are around 550 but they build it to your spec (only standard parts) so you can get an AGU/AEB head with all the vvt chain tensioner and other stuff you will need. Im thinking about it for my build as i just found out the AEB head i bought off ebay is f***ed ! plus you get 12 month/12k mile warranty.
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    Hmm the warranty is mighty tempting... but then it's a whole lot more aaah! I need to make a desision before this chap sells the engine whole.
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    Weigh up your budget and hassle mate. You know you've got the expertise round you with Bill and Tuffty.
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    I certainly wouldnt be paying £200 for a head, that will almost certainly need work to make it spot on.

    I've seen AEB heads sell on ebay for £30 in the past.

    Hold out for one on auction at a decent price, and use the money you've saved to have the guides replaced, valves recut and whatnot.
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    yeah my thoughts had gone in that direction. I shall just be patient...
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    Patience has its benefits. I got those Porsche Brembos for £180 as I held out for so long ;)
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Lying bastard! Those were the first ones you found on ebay :p You just had to wait 5 days for the auction to end ;)
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    Ok then, what about waiting over a year searching for S4 wheels ;)
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Ok, I'll give you that one!

    you're going to be gutted when you find the tyres are too big ;)
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    Dont start. I'll cry if the wheels dont wit after waiting 5 weeks for PCD adapters.

    Sorry Dane, Hi-jack alert ;)
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    Payback.....
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    It's a bit like a game of tennis ;)

    the link to my thread is in my sig Dane, it's your serve.
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    :) Ill save it for when your least expecting it...
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    I have a head possibly for you.
    I see it monday
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    Suuweet, love you man! I'll pop over Saturday for a chat as ever lol

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