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More S3 Drama

Welly Feb 7, 2010

  1. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    My dad did this too...

    Say hello to day-glo orange garage cabinets! (better than still having them in the kitchen)
     
  2. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Also saves on lighting costs..... lol.
     
  3. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    when do we find out about the test drive?!
     
  4. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I won't be going out till about 8 tonight, I've got the little one tonight which means I'll have to sort her out before anything else. I love the car lol, but she comes first!
     
  5. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    Good luck Welly! I guess it'll be difficult to tell how the new intercooler has affected the performance :)
     
  6. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    quick quick update!
     
  7. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    You've had 28 minutes now Welly, come on mate, play fair. that's easily enough time to have tested it, locked the garage up, and posted on here to let us know how it went.....
     
  8. jonny87

    jonny87 Active Member

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    lmao i dont know whos more anxious here, welly or us lot

    c'mon mate put us all out of our (and your) misery :)
     
  9. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    yeah, its nearly nine o'clock, this is just selfish of Welly not to update us, after all the pain we've gone through reading about his nightmare! I feel abandoned
     
  10. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    He is probably enjoying the boost as we wonder !!!
     
  11. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I really hope it is that Mark and he's not enjoing waiting for the RAC to arrive!
     
  12. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    thats not an excuse
     
  13. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    ha, at this moment in time 9 members viewing thread to see results, posibbly clicking refresh every 10 seconds?

    I have also been following this... if it goes wrong again its gota be some kind of record...

    sure all will be fine, shame you just cant give it a thrash to punish it
     
  14. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Or the fire brigade :sorry:

    :p
     
  15. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    One word.. WOW!:respekt: I've done similar things to silly fords but i'd be nervous to do this to a forced induction engine. AMAZING thread welly! Well done! .. Bit of advice though.. GET A GOD DAMN IPHONE AND UPDATE US! I've been here for 2 hours reading this and showing my dad the pics. Even he's amazed!! I did this to my mums escort where all the inlet valves bent, fixed it, timed it wrong, bend the shizzles again.. woopsie! Got a new block at the end and built her back up only for some old lady to smash into my mother on ansty road in coventry. Same with my fiesta.. but thats still alive! Anyways come on, stop being selfish and let us know whats going on... :) This is one story im gonna read to my kids as a bedtime story.. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Sorry for the delay all..... Bit of drama to start with. Oil pressure warning came back on. We've traced the issue to a faulty plug on the oil pressure sensor - it was melted ?!. Anyway - inlet manifold off and all the stuff out of the way to change. Did that. Just got back from a 10 (yes 10) mile journey.

    AND IT ONLY WORKS!

    :)

    A bit smoky to start with unsuprisingly, but that seems to have started to clear already.

    Not out of the woods yet, but the relief, joy, happiness, and relief again is great. I've locked it up now for the night, and I am going to have a few beers.

    I'll keep posting progress, need to do some logging etc on Sunday - going to go for a long spin to test.

    Just wanted to thank you all for your support through this extremely challenging time, especially my good mate Jonny who put as many hours in as I did, and Bill and Tuffty for constant advice and guidance... I'll stop phoning you now Bill (maybe).

    For words. Thank f*ck for that! :icon_thumright:
     
  17. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    thumbs up
     
  18. wibble111

    wibble111 needs to scratch the itch

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    Thats great news fella, about time something came good out of all the sh*t luck you've had up to yet, fingers crossed for you mate.
     
  19. kitpayne

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    congrats!!! i'm glad to hear it ran ok. good luck with the loggings on sunday - hope all goes well.
     
  20. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Great stuff dude!! :thumbsup:
     
  21. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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  22. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    :icon_thumright:
     
  23. Pinola

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    Nice one mate
     
  24. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Nicely done Welly, plenty of people would have given up with all the **** thats happened with it.

    I'm sure the smoke will clear itself up, just a case of burning a bit of residue of with a bit of luck :)
     
  25. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    They always happen on the Ansty Road for some reason!
     
  26. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Yeah, its the turnings in the central part of the road, people misjudge and just turn into the road.
     
  27. SteveBAM

    SteveBAM Black '03 S3

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    great to hear that you have had some good progress..... im sure when your car starts next it will be working as if it had just come out of the factory...:icon_thumright:
     
  28. SteveBAM

    SteveBAM Black '03 S3

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    LOL, it actually looks good, i wish i had something like it to hide away all my stuff..!!!!:)
     
  29. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Well mate, hope it keeps on going well for you now and no more nasty suprises.
     
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    :icon_thumright:
     
  31. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    fingers crossed for no more dramas welly
     
  32. jojo

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

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    :thumbsup:
     
  33. jonny87

    jonny87 Active Member

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    :thumbsup::applaus:
    woohoo!!
    glad to hear all is good mate
    welcome back to the world of working s3's, try and make it a longer stay this time yer? ;)
     
  34. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Lets hope so!

    Just took it out for a nice gentle 50 mile drive. The aux tensioner is making a din and needs replacing, but other than that all was well. :).

    Will take the laptop out with it tomorrow night and do a bit of logging to find out whats going on. Its makes me laugh because it's teasing me, I can hear it spool up and it's drying to be hurt! lol.

    A couple of photos of the final product (the intercooler that is):

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    Last edited: Feb 27, 2010
  35. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I second that!

    My mate is bringing his van home on Monday night, so we can drop that block up then if that suits dude?
     
  36. jonny87

    jonny87 Active Member

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    awwwwwwww, one big happy family again lol

    i quite like the fmic without the front grille, may have to follow suit, nuts to the stones!!
     
  37. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Nice garage!.
     
  38. SteveBAM

    SteveBAM Black '03 S3

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    good to hear things are back on track...:icon_thumright:
     
  39. badger5

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    mondays fine, thanks
     
  40. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    LOL, bit of a mess inside though.....

    I put all the tools away this morning, all present and correct. I couldn't believe it!
     

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