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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.

  1. Prawn
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    I'm surprised you've left the front panel on for all of this work, it's SO nice to work on with the front end removed.
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Feb 19, 2013]
    What you mean dude? Like the front cradle?
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    So after struggling to get that **** and sticky black paint off that I think the guy I got it from used tar to paint it with....


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    I found blue underneath.
    But it was painted like ass so that also had to come off!!!


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    And nearly half a day was wasted getting that paint off. But its now all painted up and looking pretty! Next up is making the spacer bracket then to fit them


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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    The blue is gonna look very funky on your car dude..
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Hope the brakes will look bigger at least! All you see is 6pot in front and bicycle brakes rear
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    Just a little update.

    Sent my drawings in for the spacer for the rear brakes.
    Got my ADR intake cam, got my block back and head so that should be all done on the car then its fitting time.

    Sent both engine mounts in to get some medium compound poly filling so that's sorted to


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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    Looking good bud.
    Who did the mountings for you? My gearbox side is worn badly....
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    Lee sent it to a place up the road from him, you can choose how stiff you want the poly!

    Thanks dude
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Mar 3, 2013]
    So another update motor is 90% complete and should be putting in on tuesday or wednesday


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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Mar 8, 2013]
    Got motor on tuesday late afternoon


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    I had some stupid moments with it that night lol
    Put fly on, torqued it with lock-tight, put clutch and plate on then box and put all the bolts on...... And forgot to put the flex plate on so had to remove everything again and struggle to get the bolts loose lol


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    My awesomely shaped valves.....
    GO HOME VALVE.... You're drunk

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    And I sorted out the bolts


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    And motor was ready to go in and be mounted


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    Put some temp stuff like the **** filter, no catch can and battery to see if it will crank and start.


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    Unplugged coils and cranked on and off for about 2 minutes to build some oil pressure, then plugged coils in and started.
    It started 1st time and was alive, smooth idle, no leaks or anything. Very happy with the build and grateful for the mates that helped me.

    On tuesday it will get a oil change, adjustable fuel pressure reg and some retuning then once I'm happy with it I'm off to the rollers to see if I keep my status of strongest K03s lol
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    Jay A3 More power

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    [Mar 8, 2013]
    Glad to hear this is going well! Keep it up
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Mar 8, 2013]
    It went better then expected, thanks mate
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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    So went for some logs, fault codes and oil change.
    Very happy with what I saw, except for 2 things.

    1: getting incorrect heating and open circuit on bank1 sensor1 lambda

    2: my injectors are 100% @ 21 duty cycles

    So car was running lean, yosh recons I need 4bar and to change wideband.
    So got cracking yesterday and changed lambda and my mate had a 4bar for me so changed that to. The car is running like a champ so happy with it.

    Iv booked it in at UNITRONIC for tomorrow morning for some more tuning and run logs again. Gona drive it get it running 100s then off to dyno next tuesday to see the power! Maybe ill be stronger then Jardo hahahah


    On another note my replacement glowshift oil pressure sensor arrived yesterday so going to fit that tonight or something then I can see my pressure.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    Sounding good Miggles, very happy for you mate!

    Can't wait to see the results, will you get a dyno printout so we can see how the built motor with ADR cam and flowed head work on a ko3s?
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    Thanks dude much appreciated
    For sure I'll get the WHP reading and BHP for you english people hahahahha
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    so i thought i would update my mod list so far:


    Motor:

    samco tip
    76mm induction
    forge 008 dv
    76mm dp
    76mm catback with 1 resinator and 1 box
    fmic
    snow stage 2 water meth
    UNITRONIC stage 2 with 24psi map
    WOTbox
    powerflex dog bone
    IE RD rods
    Caleco bearings
    polished & balanced crank
    flowed head
    ADR intake cam
    4bar FPR
    IE style 2.0 16v cambelt
    flowed intake maifold
    poly engine mounts
    VALEO smf clutch
    n249 + SAI delete
    FORGE carbon fibre engine cover


    interior:

    JVC double din dvd player
    infinity 5 1/4 splits in front
    infinity 6" co ax rear
    pheonix gold 4ch 1200watt amp
    memphiss monoblock
    pheonix gold 12" sub in a ported box
    TT pedals
    glowshift gauges

    Exterior:

    cupra lip
    colour coded bumpers
    S3 boot spoiler
    35% tinted windows
    yellow fogs
    slight tinted headlights with HID kit
    plastidip grill
    smoothed rear lid (no badges )

    suspension + handling:

    solid LCA bushes
    JOM coilovers
    JOM adjustable links
    18" SSW 8j wheels
    215/35/18 achillies tyres
    DOT 5.1 brake fluid
    VARI 6pot calipers front
    312mm heat treated grooved disks
    braided lines
    EBC BLUEstuff
    256mm vented rear disk
    S3 rear calipers
    90mm stud conversion with 48mm MONSTER blue open end lug nuts ( still to be fitted)
    2x 15mm hub centric spacer
    2x 10mm hub centric spacer
    2x 5mm hub centric spacer
    6x 16" OEM rims with Bridgstone 205/50
    7x 17" bridgestone semi's on TSW rims


    i think thats it so far......
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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    not much then lol

    Well done on getting it back together so quickly. top job!
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    Unitronic Fear is just a word!

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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    Hahahahah yeah I know!
    Thanks dude was a rough couple of weeks
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    Unitronic Fear is just a word!

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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    Thanks bud.

    Most of the mods come from the UNITRONIC dealer here in South Africa Yoshen Maistry. A legend of a guy
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    Unitronic Fear is just a word!

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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    Great stuff Boet! I'm the dealer in Scotland. Know Yoshen Maistry from Unitronic pages. I'm busy with my second project S3 my self and cant wait to start.....Think I will need a doubl Vodka & Coke after. LOL
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Lol boet!

    Get some pics up would like to see that, yosh also has a SEAT here its the mother of all FI cars here, with enough traction he could spin the world faster
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    Unitronic Fear is just a word!

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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    Check out my pics bro! Will send you friend invite.
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    Unitronic Fear is just a word!

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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    F1 Seat Cupra's are the fastest hatch back ever. I have the fastest Cupra 13.00 @ 116mph 1/4 mile.:rock:
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    thats sick hey i like them, it looks slick on the outside but packs a huge punch
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    Unitronic Fear is just a word!

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    LOL. They surly are! How do you find the Unitronic software on your S3?
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Mine is a A3 good sir not S3.
    But the software is amazing, iv had a few different maps from different turners before but must say I'm extremely happy with it and the service will always recommend UNI to anyone
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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    Thanks mate you to!
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    [Mar 13, 2013]
    I got cracking on replacing my oil sensor tonight.

    The two sensors together


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    The reason why this gauge was faulty


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    New sensor that has not folded itself


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    The port it will be going into


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    Sensor in, wired and working well I finally have pressure


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    And engine cover finally put back on and looking preddy



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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    Looking good Miggles!

    I never knew that plug could be used as an oil pressure take off! I'm considering getting a gauge for mine as well, just to be safe.

    Hope the new engine is still running well for you :) Mapping today isn't it?
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Yeah dude got the idea from my VR6 its easy and out the way and looks neat. I stress without having my gauge, I want oil temp, water temp and air fuel now. But to broke for that sh1t!

    Yeah dude sitting in the workshop waiting for Yosh's laptop to rape my ecu
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    Every time you mention him, I imagine this dude trying to map your car:

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    I'm sure it's in good hands :laugh:
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Bwaahahahahhahahahahahahahahha yosh is a little darker!
    Na dude its in very good hands no one else except for lee @ G-tec, Dwayne and myself will touch my car
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    I'm baaaaaaack!

    Car is fuging amazing its pulling so strong from start to finish.
    When we did the 1st run the car was pulling 9' timing, after yosh did some settings and played with the meth settings we were down to 4.5' at full chat with outside temp being 28'!
    He is very happy with my car and even me more!
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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    All my apologies for bursting in on your post MIGGZ......Remember that anything more then -3 timing can be dangerous for your car. When you change a setting always have it data logged. When you run higher boost settings always come down a notch on the timing.

    I have noticed you are using WMI MIGGZ, if you don't mind me asking what mix are you using?
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    I know that but remember our altitude is 1870m above sea level and we in summer so today was only 28degree c.

    I'm at 1.5bar boost, I run my wmi mix at 60meth 40distelled water
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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    O an yosh did all the logs I try not to mess around with things I don't understand
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    bloody hell. far from ideal conditions then!
    does this mean you have to be careful as hell with your car when you go to the coast?

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