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S3 8L Remap stage 1... Possible air/boost leak..?

DonnieJohnson Jul 21, 2013

  1. DonnieJohnson

    DonnieJohnson New Member

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    Hi all,

    I Just had a remap stage 1 to my standard S3 8L 225 taking it to c. 255b and 360n..makes the car a real pleasure to drive.. I was cruising in 3rd and 4th gear today at about 2200revs and when I put the gas down to accelerate there was a slight shhhhh sound that I've never heard before, which occurred between 2600 and 4000revs, and what seemed to be like a slight loss in boost/power.. Can anyone advise the cause and fix to this? Slight air leak possibly?..

    Thanks
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  2. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Yes, so have a look for the leak, check all the boost pipes and clips. Smoke test will help hugely
     
  3. DonnieJohnson

    DonnieJohnson New Member

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    Thanks Superkarl,

    I'll check for leaks tonight. Bit of a novice question but how do you get a smoke test?...
     
  4. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    find a garage with the smoke test equipment..
    seems not many have them which amazes me, as they are so very usefull in finding leaks quickly
     
  5. Searider

    Searider Member

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    I'm sat in the waiting room at MRC and they've just found a boost leak on my newly acquired S3
     
  6. Searider

    Searider Member

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    Oh, and my turbo inlet pipe has a small leak.

    Anyone know where I can get one from......
     
  7. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Badger5 mate above.
     
  8. Searider

    Searider Member

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    ........already ordered :)
     
  9. DonnieJohnson

    DonnieJohnson New Member

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    Thanks, I checked it last night and everything seems fine.. Going to take it into ZenSport later in the week to get a professional opinion form the guy who did my remap.. [maybe it's just the normal noise of the turbo etc that I've not been aware of before]

    Also, have got a Forge 008 diverter valve on the way as read these are a must upgrade after stage 1 as the stock DV doesn't hold the boost that well.. Is yellow spring the correct one to use?
     

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