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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by akash_sky1, Jan 11, 2011.

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    Turns out my boost issues are most likely the turbo on its way out..will be confirmed soon, apparently its smoking at idle now -(
    Was having erratic boost then no boost, and v jumpy idle.

    Just spent loads getting a the Sachs clutch sorted now this...What luck I have.
    Anyway options are :
    OEM K03 refurb
    K03 Hybrid from turbodynamics- would be the first one ever! And let me keep current Intake /downpipe
    K04- most appealing but much more ££ and new injectors, IC pipework, intake and downpipe needed, or atleast adaptation to fit existing K03 Neuspeed Intake.

    Thoughts? Already have the HPFP and Sachs to handle the extra power.
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    if you're thinking of swapping cars just get a hybrid for now

    i'd imagine if this is the first one you'd get a favourable rate too
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    Yes I dont really want to waste more money on this as its not an S3 and miles getting high so resale is becoming lower....
    TDynamics do a hybrid option for about £250 + Vat an courier which sounds not bad at all...I can give my mechanic free laser whitening so that should save me near £300!
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    i can tell him to stop smoking and drinking coffee for free, will i get a discount :p
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    Possibly if it fixes my turbo faster!
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    i would go for that if your not going to have the car for too much longer as its more economical to do so otherwise if you were keeping it get a big turbo on there and be done with it lol , i had a hybrid turbo on my old rs turbo it gave so much more torque than the standard size turbo and spooled up quicker even tho it was bigger
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    i meant from him, not from you lol. i had enough dentist mates from uni not to worry about dental treatment, and i still plan on going to dental school myself in 18 or so months' time if i can get a place on an accelerated programme!
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    Our of interest what mileage has this turbo done ?
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    Its on about 65k now.
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    Can anyone help me get a part number for the car's turbo incase I need to order a new one, as Audi Glasgow wont give me one, as it wont be off the car till tommorow or friday and need it asap
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    If you were thinking of selling or swapping the car,I'd fit an OEM one,to avoid any problems when selling.
    If you're thinking of upping the power,don't waste money on a hybrid,as it won't get significantly beyond 400bhp,and in real terms,that's not a whole lot more than the maximum from a K04.

    If you were thinking of a bigger tuirbo,be prepared for at least a £5k bill,and more if you factor in uprated pistons and rods on an A3 as opposed to an S3,and I would give Carl or Kev at Revo a call for their views on hybrids,as well as your local GIAC dealer.
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    Ive seen a couple of well priced K03s on ebay, might pick one of those up, mechanic seems sceptical that mine will be fixable!
    Whichever I used, I think I will get it sent to Turbodynamics to make a k03 hybrid, giving me 300bhp and allow me keep current intake/downpipe/DV set up.
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    All being well turbo is being to TD in Devon tommorow, where hopefully it will be in good enough order for them to hybrid. ( I think it will).
    This will involve a larger compressor wheel and a clipped turbine, and ported housing..Niiiiiiiiiiiiice. Just hope they can do it.
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    What year & engine code is it? I'll see if I can find the number.
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    cheers man - I found it but shouldnt need it anymore, any new bits will be taken from a KO4/ other K03 that TD have in their shop.
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    Sorry to hear that laddy
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