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Stacey's Belated Yo Yo Build Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by StaceyS3, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

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    Lmfao I'm on extremely strict instructions from the whole family not to fiddle/meddle/modify this car


    There may be the odd little thing that gets deleted or tidied along the way....could really do with a spring breaking then can lower it a tad ;)


    As it stands I think the jobs list for it looks like


    Service
    Cambelt as got no s/h
    Probably engine mounts and dogbone as on 150k
    Make sure turbo vanes aren't sticking as not 100% on its performance
    Drivers window struggles to go up properly and sometimes needs a helping hand
    Rear window wiper isn't working


    Have payed a bit more attention to the juddering fault, which occurs when in a high gear loaded up and it mainly seems to occur between 1-2k and feels like the engine is bouncing around like a gooden, have listened to it whilst doing so and it sounds like the turbo is surging (might stick a cone filter on to confirm as hard to tell with the box) which combined with it being a bit flat above 3/3.5k has led me to believe that the turbine vanes could be stuck....what's your thoughts people as bit new to derv tech?


    Besides the listed niggly issues I'm pretty impressed with it as since wed morning have done 190 miles in it and only just ever so slightly tipped past the 3/4 tank mark and haven't been driving overly cautious in it (very sensible compared to the s3 though as the devil in me just appears when sitting in that thing lol) all in all think will get over 600 miles to a tank without an issue which is 2.5 times more than the s3 :faint:
     
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    and the modding begins :whip:
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Stace get VCDS on that filthy beast. Bet it's got faults galore!
     
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    Main reason to hear the surge but will obviously be better leaving my Jetex on there as it's financially better to have a washable filter on there rather than a replaceable paper one ;)
     
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    Done a full scan when I viewed it and it had no engine or drivetrain faults, 1 airbag fault, 1 central locking and 3 heating and aircon faults

    Will have to try clearing them and seeing what comes back :)
     
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    Very few issues that can go wrong on a 1.9tdi Stace, sticky veins on the turbo, common for the age and mileage, caning it may clear it a little. Brake pedal switch, engine temp sensor and MAF sensor, which are all common problems throughout the golf4 platform cars to be honest.
     
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    Cam will sh!t itself being a 150.
     
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    Yeah hoping that it should be a pretty solid long term runner and am pretty familia with mk4 platform so hopefully should phase me to much and also got the bonus have got a few spares in the garage ;)

    Jase have read that the juddering can be a symptom of cam wear :( other common possible causes have read can be DMF, egr, and possibly a dual pump of some nature.....hope it's the egr as plan on deleting that shortly :)
     
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    On another note I had a very strange experiance today on my home and made me feel like I was 18 again in a little 1.2 having a race in slow mo!

    Played traffic light gp with a mondeo tdci titanium and was neck and neck right up until about 80mph (which seemed to take forever) till when I had to slow down to pull in behind him and we then carried on right up until just past 120 with me behind him but both very equal power wise, this continued on and off on the way home down my private runway that is ridiculously long to hit that speed in the derv

    It was so weird as adrenaline was pumping but was almost a complete anticlimax when your hopping in the seat to try and make the car go faster lol

    Need that map soon
     
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    Obviously the map is purely to gain better MPG Stace:eyebrows:. At least that's what your other half will think.
     
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    That's exactly what I have been preaching ;)

    Was getting interrogated by half my family all at once (felt rather outnumbered) at my daughters 1st bday party on Sunday, and glad my uncle stuck up for me and said that gain economy on diesel maps, although for someone who is a petrol head he stoud back and avoided getting involved as much as possible and left me to the vultures lol
     
  13. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Stace i have a spare 1.9tdi lying round from my mates car, suspected knocking bottom end, but if you wanted the top end its yours. I might add that head to my porting jobs collection lol
     
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    If you give Stacey any engine parts his mrs will see you as his accomplice and cut your spuds off with a rusty bread knife!
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    my mrs lashed my spuds off long ago! ive nothing to lose! shel never find my wang
     
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    Cheers Karl...now that's some forum man love for you :)

    Haha that's brilliant but it did make Chloe chuckle as well! If it's for fault rectification I can get away with it but modification i would have to be mad and value my dangly bits far to much

    With regards to mods I only said to Chloe don't you think it's sitting a bit high at the back to hear straight back if you think your lowering it you've got another thing coming lol
     
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    Check out that dudes TT diesel build for inspiration ;)

    I see you also live in the hope your mrs will never find your build thread. Me too.
     
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    Yeah have been following that and hats off to the bloke he's doing something very different :)

    I do think there's quite a big future in diesel tuning, look at l mans, I've also been reading a few diesel tuning threads (which I shouldn't be doing as is think a bit of knowledge could be dangerous) I have found a really interesting compound turbo diesel thread where iirc the car is over 400bhp with nearly 600ftlb out of a 1.9tdi :faint:

    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=367017&page=5

    The mrs has read my thread a few times but think that's where have left it open on the laptop.....she did talk about creating an account before to comment on something....now that would be a leathal road I don't want to go down lol
     
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    stacey whats that big red air filter you are running, carnt seem to find the name/product code on here cheers.
     
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    It's a K&N, can't remember the product code but if you go on their site you can search under various styles and filter dimensions

    Mines got a 6 inch neck due to running one of bills velocity stacks on the rs4 maf bit you can search for what ever size will suite your setup, also iirc price wasn't rediculous either :)
     
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    Time to start modding the Turbo Donkey

    They not that slow ......................

     
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    Haha Darren that's mental, with a tuned derv like that you've only gotta concentrate on getting a good launch and get ahead a little as then can smoke the opposition out like your part of the wacky races lol

    Well it didn't take long but the first fault has occurred with the golf!

    Really glad I caught when I did as could of been another broken 02m to the collection

    This afternoon I noticed a little bit of oil on the drive and after checking mine and her car I discovered my gearbox drain plug loose! This would have leaked out of mine last night or even earlier and have been doing 100miles + a day lately so am glad it hung on

    I had 3/4 litre of gearbox oil on the shelf which is a result but has only got me to probably around 2/3's full but will be enough to get me to work and back tommorow followed by a top up tommorrow night

    Who ever last done an oil change obviously didn't have the correct tool and used a cold chisel or punch

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    Good thing I've got a garage full of **** and vag bits lol

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    Borrowed both plugs with 14mm hex fittings off of an old broken box....result

    Could have been catastrophic if hadn't of caught it! :)
     
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    Good spot mate. Bloody cars hey. And this car was supposed to be a sturdy daily hack. Let's hope there's no more issues ;)
     
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    Yeah got to admit it's the last thing I would have expected to have go wrong, but now the penny has dropped that I had thought I could smell oil burning a couple of times over the last few days but thought not to much of it

    I really should of got a derv a long time ago, it's a strange feeling not filling up for over 500 miles, which is currently costing well under half the s3 in fuel costs

    Plans weather wishful thinking or not for the S3 are to
    Pull the motor and strip it looking for possible knock and oil pressure causes
    Repair the gearbox
    Strip it out including aircon, sub, seats etc to fund rest of work
    Fit cage and 2 buckets
    Change cams
    Take back to bill for map adjustments
    Thrash the tits off of it :)

    I realistically don't expect I'll achieve all the goals due to time £££ and a partner that wants it scrapped lol

    Am really having withdrawal symptoms from doing so many miles (lots lots more than I'm used to as will be around 700 this week) and not driving the S3 is soul destroying .....really need to reinstate her back into service or get some hope that'll be back stronger than ever ;)
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Feel your pain dude... I really miss not driving mine... even though I use the Golf in the week, driving the S3 at the weekend and 'bring the beast to work' Friday is a nice balance...

    <tuffty/>
     
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  27. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    In exactly the same boat bud as you know from our texts. About to join the diesel brigade and have same plans for my car as you.

    I also have a fiancé who wants the car scrapped, a house to decorate, and a wedding to pay for. Feel your pain.
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Don't pretend your mrs don't give you grief too David. FFS I know for a fact you hide car parts from her at you company premises lol
     
  30. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    I think everyone who owns a house, has a car (that they are in to) and a wife/kids feels his pain.
    Its kind of normal part of living in the real world away from mum and dad.

    Pull your **** out of your fanny and deal with it. :thumbsup:
     
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    So....? ;)
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Not sure you're entirely in the same situation so you can shut it ;)
     
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    What?
    I'm trying to pay for a wedding, buy a house, fix a dieing 206, lack of storage for any car parts so they are scattered around the house (Found my old oil filler cap in sarah's mackup draw) and I got two dogs to feed.

    Can I join in please...................no wait, I'll just shut up, man up and get on with it. :p


    Peace :ninja:
     
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    That must be some tasty bait there Fred. Gobbled that up like a boss
     
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    Haha funny fukers I'm sure we all get grief and I've got a rather large set of balls ;) but I've probably pushed her a bit further than the average especially being pretty much on my 3rd of everything on this car now, including bottom end, head, turbo setup etc

    Got the usual tension on the k26 build but the fact the car consumed any chance of a house deposit I think I probably have pushed her far to far and am not affraid to admit am currently treading on eggshells where the cars concerned :)
     
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    Has she been out in it yet though?
     
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    You dot have a fuel hungry car that you've thrown too much money at to sell and want to strip it to be a track car. You also don't do 100 miles a day. The car that you're "into" is your derv so no need to run 2 cars. So yeah you're not in same situation :moa:
     
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    This isnt fcn loose women. Dont care about life stories we want to see more of the S3 ripping it up ready for a track day in the not too distant future
     
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    fred you bought a house at one end of the country, and live at the other end! its your *** fault you cant use the s3 and your penis has turned inside out.

    stacey you have pushed the boundaries abit to be fair, doing it once is one thing (i know the grief!), but 3 times!
    she will deffo nail your bellend to a plank if you dont start buying flowers and wine n **** for at least 6 months.
     
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    if its got tits or wheels it will be trouble
     
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    She had driven it a couple of times but wouldn't have pushed it, she had been out with me and the little one but refused to with just me lol

    So could say she hadn't experienced its potential ;)
     
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    It's spreading. I've just bought a dirty derv today. Still using my s3 daily tho.
     

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