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Should my S3 be faster???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3-oz, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. s3-oz
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    [Mar 11, 2012]
    I think I might sell my S3 and haven't even had it long. Just not loving it :(
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    beanoir Sharpest Tongue in the West

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    [Mar 11, 2012]
    Not a car you'll ever fall in love with mate, they're a jack of all trades which makes them hard to beat in terms of a package but they miss something still. I like mine for all the practical reasons, but it never makes me grin from ear to ear.
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    [Mar 11, 2012]
    jap ****? honda and bmw are the only car manufacturers to produce a 100bhp per 1 litre of engine naturally aspirated,so not so **** hey
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    beanoir Sharpest Tongue in the West

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    [Mar 11, 2012]
    No they're not...

    - Audi
    - Caterham
    - Ferrari
    - Lexus
    - Lotus

    ...are just a few that have produced (and still do) cars that exceed that not so magical stat. Its not much to shout about these days.
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    well...revive this thread :)
    Noticed that I do infact have a split in a pipe...it's the one at the back of the engine bay, it's an elbow. connects to the end of the long metallic pipe on the left hand side of the engine bay. I've purchased a forge silicone one off ebay thankfully.

    My question is, how much of an effect would this have made to my car? the split was a common one i think, round the circumference where it "interferes" with the mattalic pipe edge.
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    Let me know how you get on with the new pipe mate because i think Ive got a leaking pipe from the pressure relief valve (something to do with the ESP?!?) anyway its a pipe of the TIP and also been told off Audi the DV might be on its way out, The power doesnt seem right at low end until about 3500rpm?? Unless any genuis on here can tell me any different what my problem may be..

    When I first got it, good boost from 2000-2500 and up but now sluggish then boom feels like the turbo is doing something but only from 3500rpm upwards!!

    Pissing me off!! The EP3 wouldnt have had any problems I think I can confidently say!!!
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    A split on that pipe means you could be losing alot of boost. Could make a big difference.

    A friend of mine had a dc2 and I couldnt stand being in it. The drone was awfull, inerior was not a nice place to be and the power off tec was pitiful although this was helped greatly by a spoon flywheel.

    Everyday car not in a million years, fun for a track day or a very spirited weekend run, yes.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    Put it this way. What makes all the power on a turbo car?

    The turbo will be doing all the hard work blowing boost out of that split and not into the engine. The forge pipe will sort you right out.
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    [Mar 23, 2012]
    Bingo, hopefully fit the bad boy today :) then I shall let everyone know. would this by any chance make my car go into limp mode?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    [Mar 23, 2012]
    There is a possibility that you're going into soft limp mode which can be reset by turning the car off then on again. Get that new hose fitted and let us know how it is.
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    [Mar 23, 2012]
    That is EXACTLY what I am getting mate!!!!!!!!
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    Okay, replaced the pipe and also noticed one f the soft rubber pipes branching off the metal intake pipe was split so just cut it back and refitted it. Took her out for a spin and FOOK ME!! This is more like it, pulls MUCH harder now :)
    HAPPY DAYS
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    Glad to hear it. Nice when it comes together and get the results you want!
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    hondas are **** now eh! lol
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    the dc2s are immense ! love em there very slow stock i used to rape them in my suzuki swift gti:racer: but it did have a ihi vf38 hanging off it and at 750kgs well......... lol the ep3 is a great stock car gearing is so spot on but vtec is too late on the k20.... the S3 is a big soft german shepard it needs its ears clippping and tail docking and a high protein diet beofre it livens up i think a s3 weighs 1800 odd kg with fuel driver and fluids ect


    steve


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    [Mar 25, 2012]
    I love this quote :lmfao:
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    I'm all for S3 bashing here, but to get one up to 1800kg you'd have to be one SERIOUSLY fat *******!

    1500kg S3, 60l of fuel is 44kg, so you'd need to weigh 256kg to bring it up to 1800kgs, or in normal money, 40 stone.

    an S3 with 2 20st Rugby players in it and a full tank would be tipping on 1800kgs :p
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    100 kg of driver and 50 kg of ice is about normal for the average vag driver these days lol not that far off ;)
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    I don't fill the tank unless it's a long journey....Keeps the weight down for my lightweight race S3....haha.
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