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My minor modding thread

<tuffty/> Jul 29, 2009

  1. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Thanks... she is a bit of a sleeper... (exactly what I set out to do)... Saturday wasn't a total bust though, I managed to scare some bloke trying to impress his 'girlfriend' in a Ferrari convertible (no idea what Ferrari it was, they all look the same to me...) either way he went for it and I was pulling away from him... his face kinda said it all and he slowed down again no doubt being told by his passenger to stop acting like a **** lol...

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  2. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I was about to say that up until 10 minutes ago, no one had mentioned or congratulated on the great figures the old girl put out!

    Id be very happy with those :thumbsup:
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Thanks all... I would take those figures with a pinch of salt.... dyno lottery applies but she is still in the 400hp/330ftlbs region currently. .. comparatively on the day I made second highest power with the TT we built coming first and she made more power than the mapped TTRS's that were there. ..

    Plans are a foot to achieve my goal of at least 420hp consistently at as low a boost as I can.... the lupo will do 300hp all day long on Bill's dyno every run even consecutive runs... I plan to have that consistency but with more power obviously.

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  4. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

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    Like Karl said congrats on the figures (i know lottery applies) but iirc yours was pretty close to hollies which is running a bigger blower so in comparison thats a win :)
     
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  5. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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  6. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Nice package :p

    Do I sense more power coming!!?
     
  7. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    Looking forward to seeing this go up the strip next weekend ;)
     
  8. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Looks exciting! More power nonsense hidden under a OEM look? :rock:
     
  9. Broken Byzan

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

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    It won't go on the strip, It'll get dirty,LMAO:haha:
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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  11. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Mysterious post is mysterious!!!!
     
  12. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    ;)
     
  13. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    tuffy, is your keyboard broken ??

    Not like you to just throw pictures up.:(

    Is that a water pump leak?
     
  14. Broken Byzan

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

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    I wonder why Tuffty would have boxes of parts in one picture and a stripped down block in another..... Beats me.....:respekt:
     
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  15. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    STROKER TIIIIME!!

    block is getting bored out I guess?
    Those CP pistons are sooo nice too! give us more pics dammit
     
  16. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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  17. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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  18. Chlippo

    Chlippo Member

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    Shiny pistons!
     
  19. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    it better do! Or else!
     
  20. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    We need a 'Tufty do the strip' campaign....ooeerr maybe not as that sounds a bit wrong
     
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  21. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    No no, sounds great :laugh:
     
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  22. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    he needs some persuation to get it on the strip at inters on sunday...
    Badger him... Needs to be done
     
  23. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    As you may have already guessed from the teaser pics I am building a new bottom end for my car... I have been wanting to do this for a while... no particular reason (like one is needed after all this) but seeing as the head and its components is essentially new then I wanted a newly built bottom end and of course it 'might' involve a certain TFSI crank :)

    Basic spec is 82mm 9.5:1 CP pistons, IE rifle drilled rods, ACL main and big end race bearings, TFSI crank, ARP main studs, ARP head bolts, balanced crank and rod/pistons, dual doweled crank pulley, new oil pump, new oil pickup, new crank seals, new oil pump chain, new oil chain tensioner, new water pump, manual cam belt tensioner, new crank pulley bolt...

    I chose 82mm for a few reasons (rightly or wrongly), no need for a special or NA gasket to accommodate the extra bore, I wanted CP pistons as they appear to get good write up and Arnold at Pag Parts swears by them, I couldn't get a lower comp ratio piston without them being custom to accommodate the increase in compression the thinner gaskets would have provided and I didn't want 8.5: or more than 9.5:1 comp ratio, 82mm means a capacity of 1960cc vs 2008cc and figured I make decent enough power on my current 1781cc setup... hindsight being what it is maybe I should have gone 82.5mm or even 83mm but meh... its done and tbh I am not really bothered either way..

    I was going to rebuild using my current block but as a good friend pointed out it will make an easier swap and I'll be able to sell on my current bottom end... considering most of that has done no more than 15k miles it made sense (so watch the classifieds :p)

    Parts are dribbling in but hopefully the block will be off for the rebore and a clean in the next week...

    Will update as and when...

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  24. s3dave

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    Going for a blast down the sprint for old times sake then??... :)
     
  25. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    I wasn't going to say anything and let you all speculate but tbh between the tial breaking off and the coolant hose splitting I am not really feeling the urge...

    I have a few things I want to re-do while the engine is out... you live and you learn with these things and stuff breaks, you fix it/make it better and move on but while there is doubt in my mind on a few aspects that need sorting out then I am not entirely happy to push things... don't get me wrong I am happy enough to drive the car 'with spirit' but launching a 400hp awd car that actually hooks up does take its toll and it makes me cringe every time I do it...

    We shall see... will check the car over to convince myself and who knows on the day maybe I will... but I reserve the right to decline... until next year of course lol... :D

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  26. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    do you still have the N/A cams in tuffty?
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Yeah... dunno if I am gonna change back to my stds or not yet... we will see... might bang the std exhaust back in and leave the inlet..

    Proper cams may be an option at a later date but no actual hurry for that tbh...

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  28. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Yeah i remember you saying you might drop the stock exhaust cam back in.
    With the stroker on the way, you can keep the N/A cams in without a worry in the world of losing low down/midrange

    Cant wait to see the results
     
  29. badger5

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    83mm ftw - wus :p
     
  30. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    More parts...

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    Difference between the TFSI oil pump drive and the 20v one (top)
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    Block should be going off next week to be bored, will also be getting the crank pulley double dowelled... will do an initial build to make sure pistons clear the squirters etc then the crank, rods and pistons will go off to be balanced..

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  31. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    are the rods not already balanced within 1g tuffty?

    Ive often wondered what is done when crank AND rods and pistons are sent to be balanced. I understand what they do with the crank and with the flywheel on it. But what is done with the rods and pistons? My brute rods came all within 1g.
     
  32. dre_S3

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    Wow you've been busy and some nice new bits to :)
    see you on Sunday looking forward in seeing the beast
     
  33. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    From what I understand the piston/rod are balanced as an assembly end to end... obvs the rods themselves are pre balanced so this should help but makes sense to balance as an assembly..

    I am not getting the flywheel done as I am still on DMF and this will just not work in a balancer... I have no immediate plans to go SMF but will be interesting to see how well the clutch has faired when the engine comes out...

    <tuffty/>
     
  34. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    do you use the standard DMF?
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Yep... LuK DMF...

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  36. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Every person who does the sprint cringes,its part of the fun Paul letting go while revving the tits off your pride and joy :)
     
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  37. Dani_B19

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    Tufty whats your views on the topran brand? On vag talk their seems to have been several failures all Involving topran oil pumps,!
     
  38. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Got one in my current engine and seems ok hence using it this time around... guess it depends on what is defined as the failure... oil pumps are a fairly simple piece of engineering... not much to go wrong other than wear

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  39. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Seizing from the posts that ive seen and read.
     
  40. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Thanks dude... I'll bare it in mind...

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