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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by g60leigh, Dec 12, 2013.
Talk about bad luck coming in 3's, hopefully you'll heal up, sort the car and find new job soon
Well out of hospital now
On the recovery road but damn it hurts.
Getting new VVT and tensioner chain next week. Will fit it once my back allows it, unless someone wants to come help me out .
Have had a new piece delivered while I was laid up. I commissioned this a while back and it's now all done.
Hope your back on ya feet soon mate.
Wheres the manifold from?
Zak from ZK Fabrications made it up for me.
Any details for him mate? Large or smallport and how much?
I have his details on Facebook mate. PM me and can add you/pass it on that way.
Mine is small port so gone with small port. Could of used either though.
Sorry to hear about the job mate, and your back! Hopefully the car will be fixed soon and you will be enjoying a remapped animal when done
I've finally got the new cam chain tensioner, chain and gasket set.
Had a delay due to getting wrong parts sent but all good now. Just wish my back would let me do it.
Healing taking longer than I want and I now have to go back into hospital tomorrow as not healing quite right.
Anyone local fancy giving me a hand doing it? Lol
Been hampered a bit more with my spine. Now been told I can't do anything on the car or even drive for at least another month
So any work I can do is limited to the bench.
To keep me going I've fitted new injector seats to my large plenum intake. I have also ordered up a billet fuel rail and IE FPR housing. I don't believe for a second the claimed bhp increases from these but think it will look right on the new mani.
Ah man that sucks! take a positive from it and just collect all the parts ready to install once your back is better. It will all be worth the wait!
Well ********ed my self up doing the the new cam chain and tensioner today.
Can't stand or walk anymore. And car still knocking like a bag of spanners.
I'm not a happy bunny tonight.
Had car taken into local garage who have it up on ramp.
One of the cylinders has spun its shell.
The rod cap was not fully tightened.
Got to find out what additional damage has been done. See if its killed the crank and rod.
If it has its game over and guess I will be parting it out
Time to take a step away and reassess things.
So farewell for now ladies and gents. ï¸
I have a crank you can have
Sorry to hear mate.
Time for another very minor update. Engine is pulled and getting new crank fitted. (Thanks Andrew@A.L.D for doing me a good deal)
Going with OEM shells this time.
While it's all out I'm fitting my home made uprated engine and gearbox mounts.
I'm also adding the large plenum inlet mani.
And today I've been and picked up these to throw into the mix.
So as long as no more gremlins appear, the car should be coming back stronger than ever.
Not a problem.
I got the bottom end for £130 and made my money back from selling the Pistons, crank and rods, I used the block in my S3
Hope things smooth out a bit on the back & the S3 front soon.
Onwards and upwards