Nov 12, 2009
Ta very much
my old corsa;
Nice one Kev! I like the intake manifold, looks a bit like an abd item, did you do it yourself?
yeah i used a dremil type thing we have at work its actually called a rolloc its like a rubber buffer thing which worked really well to flatten out the pimperly effect from the casting then i used some fine wet and dry to remove the swirl markings of the rolloc then just used a small polishing wheel i have with some metal polish, its not a perfect mirror finish but its shiney and still looks like an engine part not some sort of ferniture
I remember going to a car show when i was young (i'm only 19 now so was bout 8-10 at the time) and seeing a s3 in like that mustard yellow colour and it had leather maroonish (same colour as leasther interior) engine covers, amazed me at the time but aint seen nothing like it since.
ooooh im liking the black manifold rich...not seen that style before yet so simple? how did you get the finish?
my mate keeps harping on about a polished IM off ebay for £100....seems cheap enough as its ported too...anyone any experiences?
Standard S3 one:
Standard M3 one:
my audi a3 quattro turbo sport
everyones bay is soooo much nicer than mine!!
i may make it my winter project to tidy it up a little bit, underneath my engine cover looks like bloody spaghetti junction, any tips for making it look more presentable down there?
a3 tom: that cover is stunning, the time and effort is o so worth it mate!!
richa3turbo: also a stunning engine bay, a very good effort there, is that powdercoated?
Just done mine like thatsa
Used wrinkle paint for manifold and rocker cover. works quite well and is pretty tough once baked.
I didnt want the covers anymore...an engine bay full of plastic and covers is a bit dull IMO
If you want the above look then this is the paint Rich and I used
One can did the metal boost pipe, cam cover and inlet manifold
cheers Andy...just quick rub down and spray yeah? as in no undercoat etc
I won't bore you all with my standard S3 engine bay, so here's my dad's 1967 MGB Roadster with 4.0l Rover V8 conversion;
'Twas plucked from the Range Rover production line just before they stopped making the previous generation Range Rover. Fitted with a Weber 500 carb, custom manifold and exhaust as well as other stuff.
Being that my dad has been living abroad since he had the car built it's me who has put the majority of it's 9,000 miles on it.
Great cruiser, great noise!
Is there somewhere on ASN to show pics of your 'non VAG' cars?
No need for undercoat
I cleaned all the parts in my parts washer with some thinners to get rid of all the grease and dirt, washed off and dried, then you lightly spray a layer on wait about 15mins and then give it a thick 2nd coat, make sure its a even coat with now runs.
Once thats done you need to bake it on in a oven or with a paint stripper gun.
wave the gun over the paint at about 12in away, you will see it start to crackle and just fallow the crackle as it spreads.
pic of my old civic engine
How The S3 bay is now
2067cc, TDI crank Stroker kit, IE Rods, JE Pistons, Total seal rings.
Billet steel flywheel
Ported AEB head inc valves and spring kit
ARP head bolts
CTS hardware kit
Twin fuel pumps
Yet to be mapped, ( booked in for the 5th Sept )
Fair play Andrew, you have done an amazing job on your build
Looking forward to seeing your results once mapped.
Yeah come on Andrew your dragging your feet with this mapping??.... shotgun first ride...
Just over a week to go Andrew!! Bet ur buzzin, cant wait to hear the results. Best of luck with it!!
Matt black all the way...
I am as it runs like **** and can't wait to feel the power of about 400-500bhp , But i'm also bricking it that something may go wrong?
thats porn ! very nice
303 bhp of N/A fun
One for Tuffty
Sorry its a bad pic as i just tuck it about 20 minutes ago at 4pm so light isn't that good
Fitted a new coil pack loom with new heat shield as well as late S3 coil packs and adaptors
Loving the engine bay andy. How are the tfsi coils? The car run any better?
Not running yet as I need some new plugs so I will be running them at 1mm
Also need a new hose for the t/b to map sensor pipe
Might I also suggest you consider moving the DV outlet in the TIP further away from the MAF housing as I have seen this make the MAF go funny as it can disrupt the flow going through it making the ECU think the airflow is lower...
Space is a bit limited for that but i will look into that
Love this thread.
Nice and filthy -
And her indoors' -
(terrible picture I know!)
There's winning, and there's epic winning -
I prefer the OEM look and all covers on for my S3, keeps everything clean and tidy, not that it isn't a mess underneath. Replaced the front seals as I was missing one, and the one left was just a headlight size. The longer seals stop a lot of dust getting through.
Below my old 106, ECU moved to glove box, battery in the boot, was more plans to tidy it up further but I moved on to the S3.
What the hell is that plug for?
He's used it as a bung the numpty
Nicest engine bay so far, considering what lurks underneath
Good place to carry a spare really!
Theres a few bits laying around suspension struts because i was working on it
Heres the engine bay from when the thread on the gearbox bracket gave way and i ended up with a lopside engine (also excuse the dodgey pipe as i was experimenting lol)
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