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N249 Bypass on a BAM

S3featesV9 Jun 27, 2011

  1. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    is there a thread showing how to do this on a BAM. ive seen one or two but arent for a BAM.

    all i need is a 1meter lenght of 4mm ID hose? and a T-piece?

    Any help, thanks!
     
  2. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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  3. S3Lol

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    Ill take a pic of mine later. really easy to do. If you follow the tube from the 249 down, it connects underneath the intake manifold. All you are doing is taking a 4mm vac hose from there to the top of the DV. No t-piece required
     
  4. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    no SAI, so no need for a T piece.

    Just the 4mm ID hose from the inlet manifold to the top of the DV
     
  5. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    whats a SAI? not that it matters if i dont have one. just curious.

    thanks S1, that will be a great help.
     
  6. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    SAI -> Secondary Air Injection

    it helps the CAT warm up quicker and improves emmisions on cold starts i think
     
  7. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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  8. S3Lol

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    just uploading the video for you now
     
  9. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    the black box behind the N249 is the vacuum reservoir, it will be removed when doing the bypass
     
  10. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    i see, so after ive done this...all that messy hose setup will be gone? along with the n249 and vacuum reservior?
     
  11. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    yep, you'll just have one hose
     
  12. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    you'll need to keep the N249 plugged in though, or replace it with a suitable resistor.
     
  13. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    i can keep it plugged in, and just tidy it away somewhere right?
     
  14. S3Lol

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  15. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    you should keep it plugged in and stow it away somewhere out of the way
     
  16. S3Lol

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    please ignore the droning voice today. Not feeling the best. Probably something to do with saturday night and having 2 hours sleep in the car.

    Incase anyone was wondering, I usually have the pipe neatly routed, but thought it was best to show it loose for this demonstration
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  17. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    thanks for the vid, perfect bit of info. should get this done at the weekend. or whenever the hose arrives.

    i take it i need the manifold off so i can get to this underside nipple. have had a quick look and cant see it.

    is it advisable to use some spring clips to secure hose on?

    Thanks again
     
  18. S3Lol

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    you dont need to take the manifold off. Just take the old pipe off, and slide new pipe on. The old pipe has a clip if I remember rightly, which was a bit of a pain, but flat headed screwdriver prevailed.

    I havent got mine clipped and it is fine. I believe others on here have also not bothered with clips.
     
  19. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    Ok cheers.

    Thanks for all your help bud. :thumbsup:
     
  20. S3Lol

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    no problem. That said, you should take that black plate off at the front of the manifold so its easier to get to :) two hex bolts, easy.

    JUST BE CAREFUL WITH THE DIPSTICK TUBE! Gets very brittle over time and can break. If it does, about a fiver from VAG outlet.
     
  21. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Great thread, I had the same question so I shall be doing some N249 bypassing one evening soon... :icon_thumright:
     
  22. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    haha yeah, think mine needs replacing anyway so shall do it whilst the bonnets up :)
     
  23. AUSS3

    AUSS3 2002 S3 BAM

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    Cheers guys, just ordered my silicone and will get this done sharpish.
     
  24. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    nice and simple little vid man, i assume this'll be pretty much exactly the same for AMK as well?
     
  25. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Active Member Audi A3

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    Sorry, newbie and all. . . What are the benifits of this mod???
     
  26. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

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    It lessens the possibility of boost leaks on the system as well as the chances of the dv not opening due to faulty valve etc

    And one of the other reasons is removes unecessary pipe work so tidy's up the bay and the valve will just function mechanically 
     
  27. S3Lol

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    check the stickies for guides to other engine codes, but if you dont have the SAI (think thats what its called) then it will be the same.
     
  28. S3Lol

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    infact, can a mod take part of this thread and mix it into the guide for the other n249 bypass in the stickies?
     
  29. devan

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    Aaaahhh just done the N249 bypass on my BAM engine and when it dumps boost it seems to flutter and make the car jerk :(

    Took me ages getting the silicone pipe nice and neat from the manifold to the DV, and then had to waste more time putting it all back to standard when I realised it hadnt worked as id hoped lol.

    Anybody have an explanation as to why it would be doing this?
     
  30. S3 JOHN

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    Think the silicone hose you fitted must of had a block in it as it stopped you DV from working.
     
  31. S3 JOHN

    S3 JOHN Member

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    Or it was leaking so there wasnt anoth vacum to open the DV
     
  32. <tuffty/>

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

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    Sounds like the DV is not seeing vacuum... the N249 bypass is stupidly simple on AMK/BAM engine codes... yu litrally run a 4mm ID silicon vacuum pipe from the outlet underneath the inlet manifold (one of the 2 outlets over the alternator) and connect it to the top of the DV... simples..

    No check valves etc at all to worry about...

    Now... there will always be a little flutter on part throttle when loading up (say going up hill) then letting off.. this is normal... if you get flutter just by revving the engine then you have a problem

    <tuffty/>
     
  33. devan

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    Yeah theres no doubting that I did it wrong because it is literally so simple on a BAM that I think its impossible to get wrong lol.

    And I gave it a little try out by revving the engine before I set off for a test drive and it sounded ok, but then when I took it out it sounded very wrong when dumping. Just wondering if I tightened up one of the cable ties too tightly when routing the pipe :-/

    Might have to attempt this again when I have a few spare minutes again.
     
  34. driftymcgee

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    where did everyone that's done the delete decide to hide the oddly large valve?
     
  35. <tuffty/>

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

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  36. argyle89

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    is this the same for an agu engine? as i cant seem to find my n249?! :s

    Edit: just read that the agu doesnt have a n249 so maybe thats why i cant find it!!??
     
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  37. Westy

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  38. <tuffty/>

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

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    Maybe you need to spend some time reading it again lol...

    Erm... 'some wire' Bill had on the shelf but 5-10amps rated should do it..

    <tuffty/>
     
  39. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I haven't got that much time :faint:

    I've got a load of wire offcuts at home. Probably be able to use some of the stuff I cut off the AEM controller ;)
     
  40. Westy

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    Oh and Tuffts, how does your engine cover stay on if you've removed the holder?
     

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