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Dre's S3 adventure :)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dre_S3, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. dre_S3

    dre_S3 Member

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    took my injectors out today as i need new seals i have sent them off to get cleaned and tested with new service kit which includes o rings and the flat plastic bit bellow the bottom o ring seal, be good to know there are all working fine and have a good spray pattern to

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    should get them back by the end of the week like new i hope :)
     
  2. vanilla_ice

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    Are you replacing the injector seats on the inlet?
     
  3. dre_S3

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    Yes mate going to order some tomo then I should have a good seal
     
  4. vanilla_ice

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    Do you intend on taking the inlet manifold off to change them?

    If you could do a guide of removing and refitting the seats with pictures I'd be very grateful.
     
  5. dre_S3

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    They can be changed with the inlet on if they come out ok but I'm going to take the inlet mani off so I can paint it as its on the list to do so might as well do it now, will take pictures when I change them
     
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    managed to get my inlet manifold off today also took out the injector seats and painted my inlet with some black wrinkle finish paint.
    2 of the injector seats came out easy but the other 2 cracked and i had to get my dremel and carefully cut them out.

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    stripped the inlet down

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    sprayed the seats with wd40 and got a 19mm bolt to undo them
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    had to dremel the snapped ones out

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    cleaned the threads with wire wheel as the seats are covered in glue as the seat are sealed in by the looks of things
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    rubbed down the inlet ready for primer

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    washed down the inlet including the inside get of all the dirt and bits
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    all taped up ready for primer
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    gave 3 coats of primer and this is the first coat of wrinkle paint
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    3rd coat and now left to dry
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    just waitng for my new seats inlet mani and TB gaskets to come through the post hopefully friday, big thanks to Jason for getting them for me :icon_thumright:

    dre :s3addict:
     
  8. vanilla_ice

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    Great pictures and write up. Thank you.


    Looks like replacing the injector seats is definitely an inlet manifold off job.

    A good time to fit a phenolic gasket! ?

    Will you be gluing the seats back in? If so what do you plan to use?
     
  9. dre_S3

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    Yeah mate I would recommend taking the inlet off to change the seats, I will be using hi temp silicone to fit the seats back in, just going to stick with the standard gaskets for now need the car back on the road asap really
     
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    Got my injectors back today and looking as new great service :) 1 of the injectors had a slight leak and another had a streaky spray pattern before being fully serviced now there good as new and a increase in flow to glad i got them done :yes:

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    my inlet mani is fully dry now to takes a while this wrinkle paint, just waitin on my seats and gaskets and i can get the car back on the road

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  11. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    who did you use for the injector service dude? and how much?
    i could do with that? looked at a few companies online but ive not sent them off yet.
     
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    Mr injector uk been around for years and have a good rep, cost me £50 then postage on top of that which he only uses special delivery. Give him a ring and explain what you want doing and send them off on arrival he tests them before servicing and he will give you ring and tell you the results and take payment I sent them on Tuesday and got them today so a good service over all
     
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    Wrinkle finish is awesome stuff. I want to do my cam cover and inlet in it.
     
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    its great stuff Sam want to do my cam cover at one point to :)


    Inlet is on with new seats well except 1 as i broke which is very easy to do so becarefull went attempting this job lucky i had 2 that were in ok condition that came out so used 1 of them also fitted a new inlet and TB gasket


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    the old 1 and the new broken 1 on the right
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    all back on and running sweet :)

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    That looks awesome. OEM+ so Tuffty should love it ;)

    Seemingly difficult to get here though and it's one of those things that can't be sent by mail I think.

    Have you thought about routing that block breather hose underneath the inlet, the other side of the TB?

    New washer bottle next ;)
     
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    Lol Tuffty's bay is mint ain't it, yeah the wrinkle srpay is extremely flammable mate that's prob why
    i am going to try and re do that piping but it does not flex well and funny you should about water bottle was going to change it in the future :)
     
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    They're cheap to replace (expansion tank) and freshen the bay nicely. Not sure why I said washer bottle haha.

    I found that with some hose. I just redone mine using Fragola AN hose though and that was way more flexible. $8/ft. plus all the fittings though. Looks nice but not sure it's totally worth it.
     
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    yeah going to get an expansion tank at one point Sam not sure on the hoses yet

    changed the oil+ filter put colder plugs in and gapped them to 0.7 ready for my remap at Bills on sat, also fitted some coil adapters that Tuffty found for a £10 very happy with them great find :).
    So the car is all ready now checked everything over and all good to go roll on sat remap time :)


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    where did you get the injector seats from dre?
     
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    Me lol
     
  21. dre_S3

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    Lol yep of Jason :)
     
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    Mr Dre_S3 what headlights are those? Where did you get them?
     
  23. dre_S3

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    There just standard facelift s3 headlights
     

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