Oct 16, 2011
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lee man, you weren't messing then, but until I left never had the chance to see your car, man I sold mine for 3000 I miss the good old days.
You have made me fancy one of theses now!! I have found a cheap one on:
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Are you going to wire it into the bose speakers or are you going to install new speakers and an amp?
Lee & I have spoken...
all is cool again
Long time mate, how is it going? i heard you sold your car for cheap.. when are you back?
That does seem cheap.. Im not 100% sure what im going to do yet, probably go with an adaptor so i can use the bose stuff (minus the sub) failing that ill just run wires to each of the speakers straight from the headunit.
Yes all is good, Rants over.. Everything will be sorted soon enough, possible even the chance of some more horses which is never a bad thing!
Maybe we should leave the whole gt2871 convo.. it doesnt really matter now anyway.
Can i ask.. how the hell are you getting 29.7mpg from a 411bhp s3????
29.7 mpg is welly trying to save the world ?
Keep up the work welly more fuel us lol
Im after a few opinions on a few changes im looking to make..
The car pretty much looks like this at the moment, minus the wheels that are rs4 reps which i bought for the tyres (they will be changed after winter)
The plan is to have a mat/satin black roof with some bbs ch style wheels and maybe some light tints.. what do you guys think about going down this root?
OR should i just put some decent wheels on and leave as it is?
Also, for a comparison basis.. when the car was stage 1/2 i wanted to keep the bay looking OEM but with some slight differences. For example, spanking/fresh with blue silicone.
Then this build started and i bought the inlet manifold and top mounted turbo etc etc, so the OEM look had to go out the window and i ended up with this..
As the car is off the road at the moment the rocker cover and strut bar is off to be stove enamled and the charge pipes are at the anodisers. I have put a bit of trust in my mate who is sorting this out for me and 'suprising' me on what colours its going to be. hmmm . There are also a few other changes going on at the moment under the bonnet so i will update as soon as its back together.
Makes me want to ditch my battery from the bay. Hows it mounted in the back?
There is a battery box in the boot which is bolted to a bracket that is welded to the boot floor. Very secure. Bill done it while the car was at his, ill take a picture next time i see the car.
lee, you know the blue pipe you have on the tbody does'nt need to be there.. those pipes dont go inside, only flow coolant on r32's normally so no need to cap them off.
whats going on with your breather setup? i spot the infamous hockey puck valve onj the bottom right.
Bill, i kept getting asked why there were pipes not connected to anything so i just put that pipe there. I was thinking about connecting it to the coolant system? Or is that a silly idea? Superkarl, its going into atmosphere at the moment.. i have a custom made catch can but its a little on the large side so im not sure if ill be using it or not.
Later R32 TB's don't seem to have them.... mine didn't...
You could just remove them I guess...
dont waste your time connecting them.. not required
they might wiggle out with some heat perhaps if you wanted to removed them. likely a tight push fit
Just picked the car up from my mates workshop, he had a few bits and bobs to change/fabricate, most of which was just to make future work to the car less hassle;
The heatshield thats behind the turbo on the bulkhead caused a few issues, there wasn't enough of a gap between them to allow a rizla paper through, to the point where the coldside of the turbo had rubbed through the heatshield and was on the sensor for the AC pipework. Now the original bracket for the heatsheild has been modified to allow around 10mm more room.
Changed a union on the turbo as that was rubbing on the heatshield as well.
Modified the cam cover to allow it to be removed without having to remove the turbo.
Modified the bracket for the actuator as you had to dismantle it before to remove it from the turbo.
Moved the fuel filter down slightly to allow for the trim panel to be put back.
Fabricated a bracket so the battery trim can be put on.
On cold starts the car runs a bit funny, Bill pointed me towards the cam sensor or cam chain tensioner, as the tensioner was new i put on a new cam sensor which seemed to help slightly but didn't resolve the issue.
The pipe on the fuel rail had a leak so we had to get a union to go there and use normal fuel line instead of the braided hose, i will have to order the proper bit when i have time.
Other than the above, there was just little niggly bits and bobs that were bugging me!
The powdercoating and anodising has also been put on, although i now need to change all the silicone bits from blue to black for it to match properly..
The strut brace has been done in german colours.. yellow, red and black as has the intercooler pipework.. The cam cover is now gloss black.
I also made a little video of some popping while we was getting it up to 90.
Love it good work
Look forward to ride in this beast on Tuesday mate
Was wondering if anyone could tell me what size is the pipework that was welded to the intercooler end tanks? and is it the same used on the rest of the setup is it all 60 or 63mm was planning on a similar intercooler setup myself, really dont want to loose the foglights!
Anyway loving your work as usual
63mm all the way...
A few videos, not very good but all i have.
Stage 1, approx 260 bhp.
Gt30 370 - 380 bhp
And me messing about at work the other day getting all the wheels going in the wash bay.
keep launching it and its life will be reduced significantly
They are the only 2 times ive actually launched once in the dry once in the wet, both of which are under 5k.
You gotta love the launches Lee
It's just a clutch don't worry about it
I think we are both at opposite ends of the scale Aaron, you dont worry about anything and i worry about everything as you found out a ck meet lol.
lol - so thats ok then .....
1500kg of car
240mm clutch plate..
6 little puks on the paddle drive plate
I wont mention the donuts i was doing last week then
Speaking of 1500kgs, im on the fence whether to strip out my car or not? worth it?
It was like the scene from lock stock with the two scousers in the phonebox
After he had his hair blown off with the shotgun
Your head was shot
"i was like Lee, leeeeeee get in the car Lee "
Your face was priceless lol
Them doughnuts don't count Lee
I was in a state of shock
if you dont use the rear seats often then go for it. you do notice a difference. I took out the hefty rear seats,sub and spare wheel at it went very well.is this your daily car?
No, its lucky to get used at the weekends really. I use a punto most of the time, although im on the look out for another car to replace this with.
I noticed the difference with weight on a mates mk4 ko4'd golf, they are so much quicker than a awd audi and the only difference is the weight. But, what is there to take off from the s3 if you wanted to go further than rear seats etc?
lighter is your friend
Keep toying with the idea of stripping mine, just will have to get a daily derv
Could always take aircon off and put some lightweight buckets in it as well as much much more that can be removed
I'm guessing your is quattro so probably good to follow what Dom has done on his big turbo.2 bucket seats,strip everythin out,carpets etc.it won't be as light as a fwd but still makes a difference though
Less weight is good.
Also, it's rather shocking how civilised it remains with everything removed. I expected mine to become really loud and annoying, but to be honest, it's not THAT much louder inside.
Watch out for condensation inside the roof though, i got so confused the first time it started raining on me inside the car!
I'd love to strip bumble, BUT, I like it because it's comfy....
I recon i removed perhaps 40kgs from mine without touching anything thats actually visible, nor altering the comfort at all.
AC was broken when i baught the car so i removed the compressor, its bracket, condenser and pipework, as well as all the engine bay wiring from it, ditched the viscous fan and its bearing and removed the foglights as one was corroded thru and the other had all its mounting lugs broken off. I also binned all the random plastic covers in and around the engine bay, and removed some extraneous pipework for the evap system.
I then binned the CD Changer and its huge metal support bracket (this weighed a stupid amount on its own!), the OEM rear speakers and the hopeless OEM amplifier.
A portion of that will go back in when i finally sort out a subwoofer though.
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