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POWER GASKET... ANYONE

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ooooaudi, Dec 2, 2003.

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    TRYED ONE OF THESE, DO THEY WORK ???
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    Are those the ones that insulate the intake manifold from the head in order to help reduce charge temp?? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    I've heard they are good for 50bhp and 80lbft of torque /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif
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    Nah Dude, only half that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Seriously though, the insulated gaskets (if indeed this is what Matt was reffering to) supposedly help keep temps down, but mainly at idle. I think a search for Phenolic Spacers should call up something /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    Yeah DRILL thats what im talking about, may try it as there on special offer at awesome for £35...
    see attachment.
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    Hmm, haven't got one myself, but I HAVE considered it. I read somewhere that it kept the intake cool enough that you could hold it after a good run /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Which, I wouldn't even TRY currently /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif

    I'll look around and see if I can find that review /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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    OK dude, take a look Here and Here. There's also a thread in the Tech Forum Here.

    Looks like the PowerGasket is NOT a true Phenolic spacer, but might be better, as it isn't as thick, so it doesn't offset the injectors as much. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    Any notable performance agins on An a3 tq? Mines alraedy at awesome on friday for a remap, could get that at the same time ?
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    Have a word with jim when you get there, he bound to have tryed it on one of his cars.... i would have thought /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    Sorry, I'm completely non-mechanical. Can you tell me more?

    Dan
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    I have one almost a month now, but have not yet got the change to try it. It is not that difficult to fit but i wonder if i will feel any difference.

    Will post soon, when i fit it & have some logs with Vag-com.

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    [ QUOTE ]
    dbm said:
    Sorry, I'm completely non-mechanical. Can you tell me more?

    Dan

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    I THINK excursion is reffering to an Air Charge Temp gauge, right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    All that does dbm, is tell you what temp the incoming air is, in this case, so you'd be able to more easily see how much of a difference this gasket makes on intake temp.

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    Thanks for the explanation!

    Dan
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    As Drill said /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif You can pick up a cheap gauge for about £10 from Maplins, it's interesting to experiment with them!
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