Dec 1, 2011
How longs the wrap been on the downpipe? That smokes pretty badly when hot on its first run fitted.
It's progress, and I could have driven it home if I really needed it, but I don't..
Car had a wash on New Years Day and one in about Mid Feb, so not due one for a few weeks I don't think..
Hadn't thought of that.
It's only done about 10 miles, so could well be that. Car smoked a bit when it was put on the old downpipe, although the coolant leak didn't help that..
Why don't you buy some new mounts instead of sealing them? Another pair of stock ones are cheap.
nearly there then Reesy , exhaust related work and they smoke like ****...Until its all burnt off
i know mate, just a bit of a worry when you have nearly had a fire..
Wesyy, tiger sealing the spares is easier and should be a bit firmer..
Extending life of the spares? Good idea if you have spares to try out. Worth a shot
i think the tiger sealed ones are a better option, I can only imagine the strain on the mounts when the turbo comes on boost.
So by all accounts the car is back together and ready to race.
Got to say another massive thanks to Ben. Some knob in a BMW got stuck on a hill yesterday due to havy snow, so my normal 1/2 hour journey home took 2 and a 1/4 hours. Whilst I was sat in traffic in a *** Zafira, Ben sorted out my car for me, again.
He also told me that the handbrake is seized on. What a treat.
Car has been heat shielded using some heat mat stuff, but it ideally needs a bit more. Ben thinks the dp was rubbing on mani causing the noise, so he has fixed that and made a bracket to hold the exhaust up at the back of the subframe as it was sitting a bit low.
the climate control, which didn't work on my test run, was just a fuse as Ben expected. Apparently the rear brake is a bit sticky, but its been released for now. Have heard of people using the Sharan(?) springs to aid this, assuming its not a slightly seized rear calliper.
Hopefully collect it tomorrow after work.
My n/s/r caliper sticks with handbrake on when its cold. Only that one though so if i know its going to be freezing i`ll just bring it up 3 clicks instead of 4 and leave it in gear and its fine. Pain though if i forget or dont know if its that cold.
It's always the n/s/r. That caliper stuck on my last a3, as well as this a3 one and now I'd pretty much guarantee it'll be the same on the s3 calipers.
I got told to do the same thing, don't pull the handbrake up too much in this weather. *** **** rear calipers
When we had the first snow spell earlier this yr, my n/s/r was seized up. Turns out it was the hand brake cable itself that was the problem. I think it was something like £8 for a new cable. Worth inspecting next time its up on the lift
my NSR caliper has issues too! wtf is going on?
Someone going to start a group buy?
Who do you call?
I got nothing else to do lol
Usually me! Ffs lol
Sort out a group buy for fuel pumps instead, I'm sure i'll need one in the next few months..
I do them at staff rate anyway so can't go cheaper lol.
NSR here too. Been squeaking when I reverse slowly too. I assume it's sticking.
Yup, NSR squeaks when reversing and loves a good squeal in the wet
mine is OSR!
Time for an update:
Picked the car up Wednesday night. Under load the downpipe was still knocking but I needed the car for Thursday so took it anyway. Driving off boost the car was fine so that's how I had to drive it unfortunately.
I have ordered some poly resin to try and reduce engine movement and hopefully stop the downpipe rubbing completely. Should be here early part of next week, which is quite exciting.
yesterday due to a change of circumstances, the downpipe came off again. We could see where the downpipe was rubbing so a strategic dent was put in the downpipe. It was not as severe as a milltek system that Ben had in stock so I'm not too worried.
The dent has defiantly helped, as it now only knocks when under load and the wheel being turned. Hoping the engine mounts will stop this altogether. Yesterday was the first time in weeks I've driven the car on boost and its still very fast, which is good.
Ben took the car for a drive, and as soon as he came backin he took the clocks out of my car and removed the bulb so my immob light isn't constantly flashing.
Opinions on running 2 OEM DV's vs a forge supersize?
007p isn't quite cutting it.
I did consider this but I have already blocked up the DV port on my charge pipe and had no room to accommodate it... there are race cars in the Combe Saloons that run dual 007p's so no reason why it won't work
got some nice progress there dude!
i think nick was planning or testing that
Why not! Only way to find out
all I'd say is unless they are identically matched the chances are 1 will always dump before the other which may then just render the other useless. Worth trying though.
Your supersize not dumping all the boost tuffty?
Do something and sell me your 007 for a friendly rate lol. Need one quickish as im sick of my new OEM unit sounded like im blowing over the top of a bottle constantly.
Its working fine but was considering trying duel OE to see if there was any benefit... my SS valve doesn't leak and works fine but just couldn't see a nice way to fit them on mine so didn't bother...
would do but it's welded on to an ally 90... Could remove it but not sure what state the bottom inlet would be in..
Long time since I updated in here.
So basically, almost 3 weeks ago my turbo died.
Car had been up and running for 8 days and drove fine on the 30 mile outward journey, and fine for about 15 miles of the journey home. At a set of lights I could hear a strange noise, but it was so faint I wasnât sure what it was. Within Â½ a mile I could hear a faint whistling so decided Iâd limp it home. I assumed that the charge pipe hose had split, as others have had problems and the noise just sounded like boost escaping.
Put my foot down just to see what the gauge was saying and the car wouldnât make over 4-5psi, so i thought itâs definitely a hose somewhere. Took a video, but you can only just hear it so I wonât post it.
After limping the last 10 or so miles home, up a couple of heftly hills at 30ish mph, i pulled up at home and when turning the car off it sounded like a jumbo jet. Straight away I knew that wasnât just a hose issue. Took the tip off the turbo, cold side was ice cold as it was making no boost at all, and could see this:
And lots of in and out play.. bugger.
So basically I have bought an eBay turbo. This one will get rebuilt by owens and sold on in the near future..
Iâve been away for just over a week so no progress has started yet, but hoping itâll be well underway this weekend. Most bets are on oil starvation as the cause of the death of this one, so weâll see.
what was that turbo suppoed to be? aside from short lived
It wasn't supposed to be short lived..
It was an Owen Developments hybrid, with 3071 internals in a 28 frame.
oil starvation how?
what were your feeds like? size wise and routing?
read on vortex yesterday someone had the same thing.
last thing i wana do on mine is end up in the same boat.
Been reading you dont really need an oil reducer?? didnt put one in mine as it looked to have a small port at the bottom of the inlet on the CHRA
Oil starvation or too much pressure both equally bad!
Bloody hell **** luck mate
What's the future plans for the car turbo wise?
From Garrett's FAQ's
****ty eBay feed pipe are my thoughts on this.
Interesting Tuffty thanks...
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