1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Silicone TIP's - two types, what's the difference?

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

  1. Endacy
    Offline

    Endacy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    2
    Simple question but the answer eludes me: It seems for non S3 1.8T's there are two TIP variations. I have an AJQ engine, there is another for engines such as the AUM. What is the difference? Forge list two with the engine codes:

    AWW - AWD - AWP - AUM - APP - AWU - AUQ

    OR

    AVC - APH - AJQ - AGU - ATC

    What is different? Is it the ko3 or ko3s turbo having slightly different inlet diameters? If that's what it is then i'll buy a specific one for my engine, if it's something to do with the various ports then maybe some pipe rearrangement would mean either would fit? And I could buy either when one becomes available cheaply, as the AJQ is a rarer engine.
    #1
  2. badger5
    Offline

    badger5 RIP S3dave Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,280
    Likes Received:
    673
    main differences are the ports for breather and DV in slightly different locations, and also breathers vary in diameter
    #2
  3. G60DAN
    Offline

    G60DAN Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just get bills tip getting mine next week.
    #3
  4. badger5
    Offline

    badger5 RIP S3dave Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,280
    Likes Received:
    673
    mines only for K04 cars tho
    #4
  5. Endacy
    Offline

    Endacy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ah thanks Bill, not work the hassle of it not fitting then really i'll buy one listed for an AJQ.

    I'd love a proper shiny one but can't justify the expense and am basically going for a ebay china unbranded special.
    #5
  6. Endacy
    Offline

    Endacy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    2
    Right i'm now confused. I found Autobahn88 make nice ones apparently and quite cheap, however they list theirs as fitting for example the AVC engine AND the AWW engine. Which are different hoses by Forge. Other manufacturers list different combinations of engine codes as well. So...i'm confused. Are they just wrong?
    #6
  7. Prawn
    Online

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    9,477
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Either TIP can be made to fit either engine, so don't worry too much and buy the cheapest!
    #7
  8. Endacy
    Offline

    Endacy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ah now that sounds promising. What might I need to do make it fit? Adjust the length of some pipes that attach to it or something?
    #8

Share This Page