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Dane's Hybrid Conversion Thread

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

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    just chased again.. baring in mind last night conversation was it was going to be delivered this morning... Its being welded now... and will be driven down by alex when done later today

    watch this space
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    they have left hereford 10mins ago apparently
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    seeing is believing.. and of course fitment... is as yet unknown..
    we shall see. its not got the 63mm pipes on it, I am supplying them.. (doh!)
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    It is rather baffling but hey ho, progress could be being made soon...

    He's a brave man to drive them there though lol
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    :)
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    Yeah im surprised as well
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    So did alex ever turn up Bill?
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    alex did bring the core. landed around 4pm. we had a 'chat'

    I will be finishing its welding during today

    its been mounted and mocked up last night, alloy elbows marked up for cut length and bumper bar redrilled for the new mounting position
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    Has he got a black eye? ;)

    At least you can get Dane's shed finished and out of your workshop ;)
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    Excellent - I knew those stocks you have would come in useful for stoning unreliable suppliers.
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    You cheeky fecker!

    Cheers Bill, the end is nearly in sight (for now) lol
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    The end???? it never ends my friend
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    yeah I know, thats why it says for now. lol

    Vagcom and a liquid gauge next,
    Then arbs and bushes
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    so, this is what arrived 4pm yesterday, and was immediately placed to see whats what..
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    pipes measured and marked up to cut and bead roll
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    welded end bends on and mounted
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    Some additional trimming of bumper by foglight brackets to clear.. nothing major..
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    Yay :) :) :)
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    Success.
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    Wow, good work Bill.
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    :icon_thumright:
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    Good job there Bill!
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    I want my fogs back now :sob:
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    Is the larger surface area of the cooler "better" than say a slightly deeper core?
    I had the option of fitting a bigger and deeper cooler than mine but oppted for the smaller i had, Either would have fitted so i could swap if it would help ?
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    you know you dont want them back rearly neil less hassle without them:icon_thumright:
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    Yey! who loves progress, Dane loves progress!

    Cheers Bill!

    Yes you cheeky monkey, respraying my grill surround is on the list
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    deeper vs narrower is a balance of obstructing incoming air to the radiator stack behind... and what will fit.

    no yes no answer
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    How much clearance is there between the core and the rad on that AH cooler Bill?
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    none. its sits flush to the thing/housing which surrounds it
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    Its run up.. no leaks..
    on the dyno tomorrow at some point (hectic day of dynos ahead on various cars.)
    tufftys will be on there also @ some point.. so some good test data will be aquired for flows vs pressure vs pressure drops vs temps etc etc etc
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    I know it sounds bad... but i wish you worked sunday !
    just so i could come and check out badger towers !
    I love reading about all things done there, but i would love to see it first hand
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    who says I dont work sundays.. I am here (as I am still typing this) from 10 till 5pm ish
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    Mrs Badger? lol
    Well , If one sunday when you are down there, would it be ok for me to pop down? My daughters god mother lives down that way so... drop her off and plan on spending a load of money... good day out realy !
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    MrsB is patient... and very understanding (thankfully)
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    What does Mrs B think of her lupo having 316bhp?
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    Bill switchs the N75 off when she drive its haha not a bad idea though im thinking of doing it to the S3 just incase anyone else has to drive mine
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    she does'nt like it.. so i have made the n75 circuit switchable.. 10psi actuator pressure gives its 238bhp.. which is plenty for her. just a little more than the old k03s did when flat out.. 218bhp max out of that before it dropped to 188bhp tired out

    full chat it snakes up the road a smidge - lol. new firmer engine mounts ordered to address this.
    large toyo fmic to try and fit on it and one of my old ibiza clutches to sling in it as its clutch slips a bit now.
    then port the turbine housing and see if there's any more to be had.

    the 316bhp is with 70'c intake temps despite wmi and its charge cooler (heater)
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    Soooo, all those 5k launches at gti international have taken their toll, the s3 needs a new clutch LOL

    Mimicking Tuffty's set up is what we shall be doing, fortunately the dmf was changed with the clutch last September so hopefully that'll be ok, but we shall see when the box comes off.

    Bright side is... the car made 292 with a fair amount of mapping left to do and with the clutch slipping. And had sustained intake temps of 20 degrees whilst sitting on the dyno :)

    Oh yeah and 21 degrees ignition advance and no timing pull :) :)
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    Oh noes :(

    I said the clutch would die when I was up the other week, Wish I hadn't said it now!

    I did think you were brave taking it up the strip so many times, knowing how easily S3's eat their clutches.

    Can't wait to see the final result :)

    When do you think you'll be down near Winchester next?
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    Last September?! How many miles have you covered since then Dane? :racer:

    I even remember you turning up at my house in a rather standard S3 less than 12 months ago! lol
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    Yeah it's was ace fun though :eyebrows:

    It wasn't running an awful lot of torque at inters either, yeah another week to wait yet lol

    As soon as it's finished I'm coming down to yours dude :)

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