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S3 do change before remap on 8p? And other advise welcome on 8p tuning

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by l6rth, Aug 8, 2012.

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    Hi all, haven't been here in a while and I'm thinking of stage 1 mapping my s3, seen people saying you should change the dv first is this the case or is this only needed on older models? I was going to change the filter to a pipe cross panel also and then get an r tech re map.

    Any feed back would be most helpful.

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    If you have older Rev.C DV I'd be inclined to change it when the old one fails for latest OEM model.

    Wouldnt bother with panel filter, the OEM air box is the weak link, not so much the filter. Either CAI or leave as is.

    Worth an oil change to give best starting point and ensure car is protected in new running parameters.
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    It's a 58 plate, how would I know if it's a rev d? Heard of people smoothing the box is that worth it? Don't want to get an induction kit.
    thank for the advise
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    On side of unit it should give revision letter, but on a 58 plate it won't have a rubber orange diaphragm. Will be later model.

    Airbox smoothing on 1.8T did help, but not seen any reports on 2.0T cars. The airboxes are thin (I've just sawed one up) so buy a spare to do it on.
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    So is the orange diaphragm the best option for the standard dv? Won't bother with air box etc and just get it mapped

    Thanks for all you help, you have saved me a few quid.

    Rob
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    The early revision C DV's had a rubber orange diaphragm which over time could split with heat/age.

    The revision D DV has a fully solid one piece mechanism, and I ran this variant for 30k with stage 2+ on last car with no issues.

    The one your car is the best one so you'll be fine with that, so more money saved. Possibly worth spending the saved £40 on the DV for new plugs to get the very best from the map if they've been in the car from new!
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    [Aug 10, 2012]
    Going to the ttshop in Bedford tomorrow to get revo'd, he advised me that if I didnt change panel filter it would restrict the map. Soiled be a fun drive home.
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    Im currently running with stg 1 and OEM filter and I wouldn't say it restricts it. Sometimes businesses might just want to sell you something extra in this economic climate, so be strong and decide what you want mate. You can always mail order it later.
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    Although changing intake for something decent will make a difference. Panel filter unfortunately is just a gimmick thing and wont help due to **** OEM air filter design.
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    He speaks the truth!

    In my opinion, if you're sticking with the OEM box, save a few quid and stick with the OEM filter.
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    Spot on as ever,Warren.

    The stock intake will work up to Stg2 but admittedly not beyond.
    Panel filters are a bit of a waste of money and when or if Stg2+ is reached,then you need a good intake to avoid air flow limitation.
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    Hi all, had the map done and am now running 310bhp, the difference is awesome. Money well spen I think.
    thanks r ll the advise.

    Rob
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    I have started a group for bag owners in the east angina area as I could not find one to join, if you know anyone from this area please let the know.

    Thanks

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    East Angina region will give you chest pain!

    Essex and London have plenty of members here.
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    glad you like the remap :D
    don't buy the panel filter as it's useless. enojoy it as it it's and when you want more power buy a decent intake, exhaust and hpfp :D
    it makes a big difference :D
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    Stupid IPad, I mean east Anglia. Hpfp I take is high performance fuel pump?
    :nyah:
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    pressure instead of performance but yes :D
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    [Sep 13, 2012]
    Had the car mapped a few weeks ago and was thinking about an oil change, what bet to put in a tuned s3? And what is t next thing you all would do after a remap
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    Don't bother with panel filter. Go for forge twin. There great. I would recommend revo tuning. Mine was great after remap. Save up for hpfp then mIlltek full system. Then stage 2 +. Then you will be flying:salute:
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    Already revo'd and love it, my only concern re induction kit is the sensor in the air box, how do you deal With that?
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    It unscrews and bolts into the intake pipe on the new one.
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    Always a good idea to change plugs when remapping - use OEM or RS2 plugs (1 stage cooler).
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    Most seem to be advising using the OEM plugs,but changing every 5 000 miles or so,and certainly if any full throttle misfires occur.
    This is the advice I've followed and the car reliably runs around 500bhp at 2bar.
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    The next stage for you is removing the pre cat and going to a larger down pipe, and an uprated High pressure fuel pump.

    Thanks, Rick
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    then save money to pay your insurer big bucks for all the mods LOL!
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