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MIGGZ's A3 1.8t - The all rounder build thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MIGGZ, Nov 26, 2012.

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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Aug 14, 2014]
    and my Glowshift oil cooler adapter plate arrived and very excited

    the original oil cooler will still be in place this is just a add on

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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    so myself and ash got little 7 row coolers they not big like some guys on here running up to 16 rows but for our application it should work as we will be keeping the stock cooler as well.

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    if after the tests its not up to scratch we will just upgrade it
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Mine's set at 7K dude. I have 4 lights though. Blues at 6400, 6600, and 6800, then a final red at 7000.]

    Odd that you find a delay on your N75 switch too! On mine it's absolutely isntant. I can hit the switch mid way through a 3rd gear pull and the boost will happily jump up instantly from 1 bar to 1.5 and you feel a really shove as it throws in another ~60bhp.

    Car's looking good dude!
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    yeah i noticed if i switch then tap off then back on i have full power other wise if i switch wot and stay wot no change what so ever?

    set mine to 6k rpm and caught a tlgp with a bmw 335i last night and noticed i actually shift at like 6500 normally so think ill set mine there

    thanks bud needs a good clean and polish
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    [Aug 25, 2014]
    Hay. hows it going.?
    See u grafting hard on ur car, looks great bud.

    So ive fitted my fmic and boost pipes. together with a forge007 spliter dv.
    car feels awsum now shot for the advice.
    Im thinking of fitting a water-meth kit, but would like to find out if its necessary to the car mapped for it?
    also is it safe running water-meth?
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    [Aug 25, 2014]
    hey bud thank you.

    you dont need to map for the wmi and yes it is safe as long as done properly and you dont over spray causing hydrolock
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    [Aug 25, 2014]
    On a serious note.....

    There might be a very high chance that Kratos will be getting most performance parts stripped and map tuned down for daily use to make space for a new project/track toy......

    watch this space for more to follow....maybe
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    [Aug 25, 2014]
    Hey dude what's this you gunna do?......
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    [Aug 25, 2014]
    All might be revealed this week lol
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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    Ok cool thanks man. i found a snow performace kit, any good?

    Also do u prehaps know where i could pick up good con 2nd hand gearbox.
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    [Aug 27, 2014]
    i use snow performance on my car bud very happy with the kit

    what area you in ill send you
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    [Aug 27, 2014]
    Ok cool thanks man.
    im located in kysna, garden route. westcape hay.
    do u know of a good gearbox that will fit my car?
    its a 03 1.8t A3 aum.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    oooooooooooooooooooooooh

    I know his secret!!!!!

    :sign pics:
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    damn thats far lol

    add me on fb and just remind me ill send you a link of a guy in ct
    https://www.facebook.com/miggz.camacho
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    lol dont wana post pics yet as im waiting for the guy to get back to me on my offer went to go see it yesterday

    :keule::asskicking::undwech::blownose::puke:

    needs alot of work but at that price im willing to take the risk
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    [Aug 27, 2014]
    Hey meu tell me in porra so nobody knows...LOL
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    Lmao dude there are more porras here then you think. Remind me tomorrow and I'll tell you
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    You said - the whole idea of this car is to have a little bit of everything
    so it needs to be fast but economical and reliable, if i want to go on track day it must handle it and be quick, if i want to go on holiday i must just get in and drive, it also needs to be a show stopper and look pretty lol
    any way thanks for viewing guys

    +1 same, had ladders and tools to cut down trees in mine the weekend, then the following evening boosting down the country lanes to a friends etc, Subtle'ish sporty power yet practical,

    I like the fact yours is rare'ish White btw & great position for them dials :encouragement:
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    Thanks dude much appreciated
    Owning this car is like having sex or getting kicked in the balls sometime both at the same time
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    [Sep 1, 2014]
    ok so looks like the deal is going to fall through with the project car so back to modding KRATOS it shall be!
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    [Sep 1, 2014]
    Very glad, thought you might be leaving this and I'm just about to start....need your help and all...
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    lol project car was actually a 8l S3 lol so i was not going anywhere!!! besides i told you im always willing to help you bud
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    [Sep 1, 2014]
    Damn pity about that, Jason is also looking at getting a S3 we went to see it last night pretty clean and with low kilos.
    Anyway my "Goldie" is through the test and is already on ramps got new CV's from Ashley and need to fix up a few other things.
    After that decision about shocks etc.
    thanks once again for the help offer bud
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    anytime my bud, if you need help looking at a s3 let me know, been studying on it lol so know what to look for and how to test
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    [Sep 1, 2014]
    Aaaaaaand everything happens for a reason. Motor will be coming out again thanks to a collapsed oil ring fml
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    Sorry to hear this. Hope its not too serious.
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    Going to see what's my options, if i can get another sub assembly then epic then I just put new rings and put my rods

    As new pistons and engineering shops are stupid expensive
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    Aarrrggggh **** dude so sorry to hear that.
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    Such is life it what happenes when you let fu@#in monkeys build your motor, this time I'm doing it myself so I'll only have myself to blame if i stuff up
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    Very true. I've seen so many dodgy mechanics. I only let them touch my car if I can stay and watch the whole process. No matter how long it takes.
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    Yeah i found out a couple of months ago the garage I used to build my motor last year Feb used a 2nd block and 2nd hand pistons and rings from another motor and that's prob why I was having such issues with sump compression
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    Oh my ... that is ridiculous. .. surely you have some recourse.
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    [Sep 1, 2014]
    The place closed down 6 months ago.
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    No wonder. Bad luck dude sorry. Good luck with the rebuild. I'm sure when u build it it will rock your socks off.
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    Maybe if im happy with the build I might eventually put the gas hahahah

    Thanks dude
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    [Sep 2, 2014]
    Motor out in a couple of hours

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    Going to pick up a decent sub assembly tomorrow morning then ill strip this motor to take the rods and that over.
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    Nice work on getting the motor out so quick, sorry to hear about the oil ring and how that company has screwed you over... Onward and upward as they say!
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    100% dude hence why I started Fsu just to help people so they don't have to deal with the **** iv had to with un trustworthy sharks
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    That's what put me off modding my car for a long time, never trusted anyone around these parts, lucky I have recently met some good guys that have the know how and the passion, you the man...MIGGZ. Pity I don't stay closer, would have been "there like a bear" to help you

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