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golf vs a3

blitzed Oct 20, 2013

  1. blitzed

    blitzed New Member

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    Hi all i been out cruising tonight and had a run with a mates golf mk4 1.6 8v and he left me for dead so i dont know whats going on here i thought because i got the 1.6 16v i'd have the edge anyway i sat in his car after and it felt load faster than my a3 so is there more to it than just the engine whats everyones thoughts on this? also got this video from earlier

     
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  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nice music choice. :laugh:
     
  3. JimS3

    JimS3 Active Member

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    Is your an 8L (mk1 A3) ? Didn't think there was a 16v 1.6 in the 8L.
     
  4. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Oh no :(
     
  5. blitzed

    blitzed New Member

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    I dont know but it was one the main selling point the previous owner said it be quicker being 16v but even so mates golf left me for dead! and sitting in his golf it really pulled me back in the seat. im thinking maybe my a3 should pull like his golf but somethin is wrong with my engine its got me absolutely pissed off
     
  6. jezzy

    jezzy Member

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    buy an S3 and leave him for dust. simples
     
  7. JimS3

    JimS3 Active Member

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    I suspect your A3 has an 8v engine. Have a look for the vehicle data sticker either on the first page of the service book or in the spare wheel compartment. On there you will find the 3 letter engine code and the engine output in KW.

    Your mates golf pulls round the clock fairly well, it looks to go better than any 1.6 8v golf I have experienced.
     
  8. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    If you want a battle of the 1.6 engines buy an ek9 civic type r! You will wee all over your friends face! Or if money s tight an ek4 1.6 vti civic you will still wee on him.

    Sean
     
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  9. blitzed

    blitzed New Member

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    Watching it over and over again it clears 90 mph like mine clears 30 mph and i had a look at other videos on youtube and all other 1.6 a3 accelerate like mine so now i dont think anything is wrong with my car
     
  10. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    His is definately a 1.6? Not winding you up? How old are you by the way?
     
  11. Jay 01 s3

    Jay 01 s3 Member

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    Or else convert it to 20v yours should be more or less plug and play if you get an agu ; )
     
  12. blitzed

    blitzed New Member

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    Im 19 and yes it is a 1.6 although I can see what you mean watching that clip, he pulls through 80 mph effortlessly where mine struggle enough just gettin there
     
  13. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Black Edition Team Brill Red

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    Golfs are quick,was it a red one as they are even quicker so I was told.
     
  14. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    90% sure yours will be an 8v also, don't think they did a 16v 1.6 in the 8L. An engine bay pic would confirm.

    there could be all manner of sensors not functioning correctly on yours causing it to be down on power
     
  15. blitzed

    blitzed New Member

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    i just checked at a local garage and paid to have a diagnostic been told theres no fault codes and on the way back i tried from 30-80mph and i just dont understand. looking at the video he manages a 30-80ph in under 5 seconds i cant even get to 50mph in that time so have i bought a dud???
     
  16. JimS3

    JimS3 Active Member

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    A heavy car like a golf with a 100bhp 1.6 engine does not do 30 - 80 in 4. something seconds!

    Here's some 1.8T 150bhp golf specs:

    1.8T (150)
    Max speed: 131mph
    0-60: 8.5 secs
    0-100: 25.6 secs
    30-70: 8.5 secs(through gears)
    50-70: 9.4 secs(in top gear)


    I would say the golf in that video is not an 8v 1.6, unless it is going down a very steep hill!
     
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  17. blitzed

    blitzed New Member

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    Are you definitely sure it cannt possibly be a 1.6? it got me confused and worried thinkin i bought a dud and now just wasted £40 on a diagnostic i didnt need.
     
  18. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Search 30 - 80 mph on youtube. Some pretty fast cars dont manage it.
     
  19. blitzed

    blitzed New Member

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    I did think something was not right, he pulled 2 car lengths on me instantly and from there it was gone like I was in reverse. I think im going to flag him down next i see him he told me he had a 1.6 when i asked

    thanks daz atleast i know nothin is wrong with my 1.6
     
  20. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Tbh id he interested to know what it is as it doesnt hang about. 1.8t no doubt. The music in that vid was loud which would mask the turbo and dv noise.
     
  21. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    2.3 v5 isn't that quick either, v6 4 motion possibly but my money is on it being 1.8t
     
  22. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Download the my reg check app
     
  23. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    That's definitely a 1.8t that's too quick to be a 1.6!
     
  24. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Although I do tell people my car is an S3 replica and that it's a 1.6 hahaha!! their faces after I destroy them = priceless!!
     
  25. 16Klappe

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    The video has clearly been sped up.

    It's so obvious.
     
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  26. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    If thats a 1.6 i need to sell this sh!tty S3 and buy one!!
     
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  27. blitzed

    blitzed New Member

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    he was seriously fast plus i noticed his black rub strips against his silver paint so atleast i thought it was either 1.4 or 1.6 and he did say its a 1.6
     

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