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S3 actuator needed!

Vwdan80 Apr 10, 2012

  1. Vwdan80

    Vwdan80 Member

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    Hey all, went to badger 5 this weekend to have a stage one done only to find that my car was down on power :(
    Bill and tufty went over the engine and believe it could be a weak actuator, does anyone know where I can get another actuator from? I'm struggling to find one on its own without a turbo.

    Many thanks to Bill and tufty, they are both very knowledgeable guys and I'd highly recommend them!
     
  2. ci-ryder

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    Not to turn this into a for sale ad but I will be selling my forge actuator if you want to upgrade from a stock one.

    If you are looking for new, stores like Awesome GTI sell forge ones.
     
  3. <tuffty/>

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

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  4. Vwdan80

    Vwdan80 Member

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    Rang a few turbo people near me but didn't sell separate bits, I'll give cr turbo a bell soon.
    That actuator on eBay must have only just gone on there, might be worth a go for the price.
    I didn't think the forge actuators were much good, plus ain't they 1 bar rated, not sure if that's any good or not?
     
  5. <tuffty/>

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

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    Currently Forge actuators have very short travel and the plastic bush can get sticky giving erratic boost control... an OEM one would be my preference...

    Std rating for a k04 actuator is 0.5bar... I would be looking for one rated at this... std boost on an S3 is 0.8bar... too high an actuator rating on a small turbo will make the boost control difficult...

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  6. Customboy

    Customboy Member

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  7. <tuffty/>

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

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    Thread skim read fail :)

    Won't fit sadly... bracket is different, and k0x OEM actuators are fixed to the brackets... :(

    <tuffty/>
     
  8. beachbuggy

    beachbuggy Well-Known Member

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    I have one literally kicking around at home.. I believe it's good, came off a working K04.. it's stock. Pm if you're interested.
     
  9. Vwdan80

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    Thanks for the help and offers beechbuggy and Bob but I've managed to get the eBay one for £25 delivered which is worth a go, so fingers crossed it works and helps with my boost issues!
     
  10. S3_DAVE

    S3_DAVE Active Member

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    hi @Vwdan80,

    Was that actuator any good? I'm in the same boat and looking for an oem actuator but cannot seem to find one sold seperatly.
     
  11. beachbuggy

    beachbuggy Well-Known Member

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    Pm me
     
  12. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    you have stock of actuators now Dan?
     
  13. feck_on_a_stick

    feck_on_a_stick Active Member Team Nogaro Blue

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