1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Milltek Decat (S3)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ahitchkins, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. ahitchkins
    Offline

    ahitchkins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    i'm slightly wary of Decatting my S3, as i'm worried that it will cause more problems than its worth..

    i'm looking at the Milltek full system, whats your experiences of running a decat and is it worth it?

    MOT is no a problem as i can sort that out :)
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 17, 2014]

  3. S3Alex
    Offline

    S3Alex Rarely neutral

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    1,269
  4. ahitchkins
    Offline

    ahitchkins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    but flames and bangs? :yum:
    #3
  5. S3Alex
    Offline

    S3Alex Rarely neutral

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    1,269
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    Not really.

    I honestly don't rate it until you need it.
    #4
  6. ahitchkins
    Offline

    ahitchkins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    really!? i thought it would shoot flames and **** :(
    #5
  7. mjr901
    Offline

    mjr901 S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    515
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    These engines don't really do flames, even when tuners have tried to map them into software by dumping loads of fuel, it hasn't really worked at all.
    #6
  8. ahitchkins
    Offline

    ahitchkins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    i assume that they still pop fairly well?
    #7
  9. S3Alex
    Offline

    S3Alex Rarely neutral

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    1,269
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    This really isn't an old school turbo engine.

    Mine does the odd bang and maybe an occasional flame but that's with a big turbo and it runs rich.

    If you're looking for all of that,it's the wrong engine and wrong era unfortunately.
    #8
  10. mjr901
    Offline

    mjr901 S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    515
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    Umm not really mate, it's not like a Focus RS with a decat or anything, it's just loud raw noise with pretty much a VERY occasional bang after a long out burst of nailing it if your lucky.

    I can make the DSG pop by using kickdown very quickly and then backing right off the throttle, but its not really advised. (irrelevant as your manual anyhow)
    #9
  11. ahitchkins
    Offline

    ahitchkins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    ah thats cool man no worries :)
    #10
  12. S.
    Offline

    S. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    217
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    you gain a bit of torque with decat. it's a bit louder but nothing else. you get odd bangs with sports cat too...for flames you need a wot box or a remap from rick @ unicorn with flat shift.
    #11
  13. ahitchkins
    Offline

    ahitchkins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    so your saying its probably better just to go for turbo back or?
    #12
  14. S3Alex
    Offline

    S3Alex Rarely neutral

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    1,269
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    I would settle for the whole system with a sports cat.
    #13
  15. mjr901
    Offline

    mjr901 S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    515
    [Jul 18, 2013]
    +1 and I bet most would do the same, would be silly to have to rip the downpipe off every year for the sake of 30 mins and an MOT.
    #14
  16. ahitchkins
    Offline

    ahitchkins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 19, 2013]
    the MOT wont be a problem i've got that sorted already, but you'd still go for sports cat regardless of that?
    #15
  17. mjr901
    Offline

    mjr901 S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    515
    [Jul 19, 2013]
    If MOT is no problem then it doesn't matter what you go for, cheapest option would be decat.
    #16
  18. ilim
    Offline

    ilim Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    41
    [Jul 19, 2013]
    I have a full decat none res mili and it sounds amazing.
    #17

Share This Page