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Jay A3 's 1.8T On-Going Build Thread

Jay A3 Dec 8, 2011

  1. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Welcome to the man boost club.

    :)
     
  2. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Laura says Yay!
     
  3. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant results jay, all that hard work has payed off :)
     
  4. jojo

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

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    Thought you was paying me a visit Jay! :racer:
     
  5. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Thanks guys!

    sorry Jo I didn't even leave rtech till just gone 6. I only got back to mine after 8. After using public transport for 3-4 hrs (can't believe it cost me like £100) to get to rtech from Kent, I just want to get back home. Deffo next time I'm up that way Jo I will swing by
     
  6. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    I am getting a little bit of a bouncey rev counter when idling. Niki reckons the yellow top injectors could cause this, and also suggested cleaning the throttle body. We only cleaned it last week though when the inlet mani was fitted. It's a noticeable bounce from 800 to 600 consistently.
     
  7. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Why are you idling???

    4k at least, at allll times! Drive FAST
     
  8. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Worst

    launch control

    Ever.
     
  9. jojo

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

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    No worries bud, was just kidding, we'll wait until the next mini meet, preferably in warmer climate! :cold:
     
  10. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    wish I could, stupid m25 traffic as always.
     
  11. A3-Lee

    A3-Lee Active Member VCDS Map User

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    No codes for faulty throttle body mate?
     
  12. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    No fault codes. It becomes more stable after its been warmed up and driven. Still get the idle bounce but not as frequent.

    On another matter, I was close to buying a wmi kit, but before that I went to see Ben and Reesy. Just to catch up and also took Reesy for a quick spin. It's picks up really well but only as long as I slowly press the throttle. Reesy noticed that my clutch was slipping. When I plant my foot down in 3rd, 4th or 5th the clutch slips at 3.5k - 4k. I will be upgrading the clutch and flywheel. Just waiting on parts and when Ben can squeeze me in for work.

    The clutch slipping is the result of the increase in torque?? I thought oem clutches were good till around the 300tq? First time I've experienced clutch slip so be gentle!
     
  13. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    A remap will magnify weaknesses, so its prob not an educated guess that it was on its retirement year anyway..
     
  14. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    just unlucky I think Dave. The clutch isn't even 2yrs old
     
  15. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Time to get something a bit more meaty maybe mate.

    Did you have a race with Reesy?
     
  16. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Left him standing
     
  17. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Haha.
     
  18. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    ABF flywheel, VR6 clutch kit. Get them bought mate!
     
  19. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Hoping to have a g60 flywheel fitted, but waiting to hear back.

    In the meantime it was a busy day at work, only got a little bit of time at the end o the day to fit my spark plug cover. Cosmetic but sort of provides shielding from a not very hot manifold haha..

    got this from someone I know in stainless steel and sprayed it black (had hi temp satin black paint left over)
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    apply my go faster stickers on and bolted this all in
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    smartens it all up imo
     
  20. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    New header tank from gsf, about a tenner and makes all the difference.

    Whilst you're there, yet a gsf s2000 filter, its black and yellow nd will look 10x better :)
     
  21. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Mind reader! Already got the tank to go in, will fit along with the set of yellow dress up pipes sfs sent me. This was the only filter gsf had in stock unfortunately
     
  22. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Another week and gone by and also a small update today.
    Brought a Hid kit off trups and scittb5 in the recent group buy. (Nice one lads)
    35w 6k slim ballast kit
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    Followed the guide in the stickies for the 8l. Little tight fit especially the battery (even more reason to relocate it to the boot)
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    one at night but didn't come out too well
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    i have set this to lowest I can using the adjuster switch next to the headlight switch. Is there anything else I can do for alignment as I'm worried it still a bit high??
     
  23. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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  24. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    That just confirms my lights is a tad too high lol
     
  25. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Another weekend and another trip to see mr parsons and reesy

    front pads and my ATE discs have seen better days
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    scored some new discs couple days earlier at a reasonable price
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    Looking sporty! Hopefully they will work well.

    ben also fitted an s3 front anti roll bar. The s3 bar was thinner than my a3 one but its positioned differently. The a3 ones goes over with shorter drop links, but to fit I would adjustable drop links. However Ben noticed on my suspension set up that I had the necessary tags where I could use the longer drop links. £16 of the bay I couldn't complain!

    First thoughts: braking needs a bit more time to bed in, handling does feel sharper!
    i have been advised I need to source braided brake lines as the current route could cause a little bit of rubbing, if I get braided hoses I can re-route it better.

    What are the benefits of braided hoses?
    Need to change my front wishbone rear bushes. Should i go Oem TT or powerflex?

    Massive thanks again to Ben. Cracking work as always
     
  26. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    No clutch??

    I imagine youl have a bit less understeer witb the thinner front bar??

    Get the solid TT rear bushes. Lemforder on ebay, about £22.
     
  27. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Nice discs you tart :moa:

    Braided hoses will improve pedal feel as they won't expand like the rubber ones.
     
  28. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    Got me some braided lines on order currently. My pedal is f'king shocking! As SK said get solid Standard bushes, perfect inbetween spec and won't fall out like some have reported with poly bushes. Might aswell get poly front bushes though.
     
  29. Jay A3

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    Clutch will be hopefully be this Friday coming.

    these the bushes you on about Karl?
    TT bushes

    Got to make the car look fast even though it ain't Westy!

    Im looking at brake lines but got few choices, who have you used Jason?
     
  30. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Do you not know how to bed pads in Jay?

    Careful driving and expecting the brakes to get better is not the way to bed pads in.

    You should be doing hard as possible stops from 100 down to walking pace them as quick as possible accelerate up to a ton and repeat that process until the pads stink and are smoking. Which on road pads is usually 4/5 cycles and on race pads more like 10/15 cycles. Once the pads smell like arse and have been raped to death drive for a reasonable distance without touching the brakes at all to allow them to fully cool.

    If you were able to view the discs during this process you would see pad material transfer to the discs and the color change from bright silver with a criss cross pattern from machining to a light grey surface with concentric scoring rings on the discs.

    The aim of "bedding in" brakes is to transfer a layer of adherent pad material to the discs which allows them to perform at their best in an even and controlled way.

    If you just gently touch the brakes and take it easy the pads will remain in an abrasive state and will just score the discs, resulting in a **** brake for the life of the discs and pads.
     
  31. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Thanks mate, yea I did a few cycles of 70 down to walking pace
     
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  32. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    theyre the bushes jay!
     
  33. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    TT bushes bought (thanks Ben)
    ECP TT bushes. Cheap enough to try! Plus a 25% discount code on top of that. Result! If they aren't any good then I will look into poly bushes.
     
  34. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    jeeez thats cheap!
    they'l prob be the same ones.
    ben knows some bargains!
     
  35. Jason.s

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    Ordered some Hosetechnik`s from Awesome. Made by Forge and siliconehoses so should be decent quality. Decent price too with free delivery. Think they were 62ish for the S3.

     
  36. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    I looked at those hose technik ones. Did you also buy a special colour one too? ;)
     
  37. Jason.s

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    They`re made to order as Awesome phoned this morning to let me know that it would take about a week to get in and asked what colour i want. I just choose black though as i want to keep it looking standardish under there.
     
  38. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    I will check it out, what was the lead time awesome quoted you?
     
  39. Jason.s

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    Said it takes about a week then they`ll get them out asap.
     
  40. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Tried getting in touch with them but 3hrs later they still cant give me a price...

    might try these:
    MLR
    Forge - Hose technik
    Creation Motorsport
     

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