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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by superkarl, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    hi, i really cant get to the bottom of this, but what fuel do i put in my S3??
    ive heard it could be the actuator
     
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    Hi mate, first of all is it a genuine s3, or is it a different engined a3 that you have stuck the bumpers and badges on?
     
  4. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Karl what fuels have you tried so far? It sounds like it could be the actuator.
     
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    If you are having 'baffling' problems mate, that's the exhaust rather then fuel..
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    its a genuine 5 door S3 with the AGU engine.

    i first tried bp ultimate diesel, but it didnt seem to like that. so i then heard about these nos fuel additives that double the horse power, so i put about 5 of them in. it DEFFO went alot faster, but it didnt last long
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I dont think so mate as Karl cut all the baffles out of his backbox :think:
     
  8. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    No VCDS results, No Help............Wait. Its turned on right?
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    :whistle2:
     
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    I've used them before as well, I think i read somewhere that you can use them instead of petrol for maximum BHPs.
    The problem with your fuelling is that you are using BP diesel, when you should be using V-power diesel, as that gives you more BHP and V power points.
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Try chip fat as I've heard you can run the S3 on that.
     
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    That'd be your problem then mate, the s3 is meant to come with a 1.8t engine.
     
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    I use that instead of castrol oil as it's cheaper.. Oil's well that ends well?
     
  14. ScottD3

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    V Power?
    DOes the V stand for virtual, as in virtualy no difference in power?
    May be thats the issue, its all virtual?

    Is there a P(Placebo) Power as well?
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    yeh that makes sense! il try that tomorow! im just waiting for delivery of my new actuator

    does anybody else have any concerning problems, ive been a mechanic for a week now and can pretty much solve anything
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    its not a 1.8t. its an AGU 3.2 v6
     
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    I've removed my rear springs to get that slammed look but the car feels very strange when going round bends now. Any ideas?
     
  18. Jay A3

    Jay A3 More power

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    Thats where you've gone wrong Karl, is the V badge red?
     
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    You can't just remove the springs mate, the shocks have to go as well..
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    yes thats easy, dont forget to remove the front ones to balance it out. should be fine then.
     
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    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    what engine oil are you using? 20w50 mineral?
     
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    You want to take that back to wherever you bought it, either that or try and fit a 206 s3 front end on it...
     
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    Karl, do you think it could be your Rods? I heard they go when you put the key in the ignition?
     
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    If you take the wheels off and put the car on bricks with the slammed look, it will give the impression of it floating...
     
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    Yeah common issue, you need to uprate your rear anti roll bar, i've got a special 8mm bamboo cane and springs out of a BIC pen
     
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    I read that having a smaller steering wheel will help you turn quicker and sharper.
    I was unable to get a steering wheel as small as I wanted so I used a set of mole grips.
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    The trouble now is that I find it very hard to do a full roation.
    can you offer any help or advice?
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    those 206 front ends look good dont they!

    i did an oil change the other day actually. i had loads of oil left from changing it on my 2 stroke crosser, so used the rest of that.
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    scott - i also tried the molegrip mod, but found donuts really hard. so i switched to using a really big jubilee clamp, its just like a small sporty steering wheel, plus, i can now do most of the stuff ken block can do
     
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    Hello buddy, I think you are in the wrong section, as judging by how 'stripped out' your car is, that looks like it's a track car. Bet it weighs nothing! Anyway, have you thought about supergluing a £1 coin to the end, almost like a miniature steering wheel. Actually, use a penny as it'll save weight.
     
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    Are you trying to achieve 300bhp with the back seats still in the upright position? If you lie them flat the K07 will easily blow over 308.976whp.
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    i really dont think its the rods. my tuner told me that if i get a fmic il have to change them because of the power increase, so ive stalled that mod for a while. but its been running 500ftlbs of torque for a few months now with no issues, i also have a friend with an S3 that uses standard rods and he has around 500hp from his ko3 hybrid, based on his airflow of 200 and the 0.4 rule of course
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    my car doesnt have back seats???? my s3 is a 2 seater??? you must be in the wrong section
     
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    5 door 2 seater

    hmmm - unusual
     
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    it was £5000 option from the factory bill
     
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    Have you removed the floor pan and replaced it with checker plating riveted in place?
     
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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    I'll just say...... Pure gold!!! ;)
     
  38. Solly

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    you would pay full gold for a car with a weird engine and a 8mm antiroll bar made of bamboo with BIC pen springs, a 1p steering wheel to save waight and no springs?

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    if so i have one for sale
     
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    If you're looking for speed, you need to carbon wrap various internal components. The wrap will reduce weight by a good 100kg. That corroborated with 173psi in the front tyres will see you over 200mph no worries!
     
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    I always thought the irony of carbon wrapping is that it actually adds weight to the car - obviously I was wrong!
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    great advise ryan, thankyou.
    i run 200psi in my tyres, is it safe to reduce to 173??
     
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    same, just googled it and found... Carbon wrap = mc2 * 0.52g = (-KG)
     

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