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

Tim's Max Power A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Tim_Attard, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Reesy
    Offline

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    3,614
    Likes Received:
    133
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    Maximum beans then dip the clutch just before it cut out?
  2. 16Klappe
    Offline

    16Klappe Princess Clap.

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,317
    Likes Received:
    902
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    This is ****ing epic Tim.

    You by far stand totally head and shoulders above every other member on this forum; literally.

    **** my life, this thread is the gift that keeps on giving. And for that, I have to thank you.

    Please don't stop.

    Ever.

    :beerchug:
  3. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    maybe not too sure, the fault code is blank 1 sensor 1? which is pre cat i believe and says symptons can be engine cut out :/ will be having a look monday just wondered if its something i need to do asap.

    not too sure why but thanks :D
    16Klappe likes this.
  4. 16Klappe
    Offline

    16Klappe Princess Clap.

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,317
    Likes Received:
    902
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    You just do.

    You literally do not give a ****. You painted your fathers lawn, wrapped your car yourself, built a boot install fresh out of Blue Peter, all awesome things.

    Keep it up.
    Tim_Attard likes this.
  5. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    haha life is too short to give a ####
  6. 16Klappe
    Offline

    16Klappe Princess Clap.

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,317
    Likes Received:
    902
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    Your dad must think you're a total ****.

    Join the club, mine's the same.

    I never painted his lawn though haha.
  7. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    Just to add to my point this is my first tattoo i got which is my life's motto
    [​IMG]
    It says "**** happens, life goes on"
    but its in Japanese so who knows what it actually says...
  8. B7_FUR
    Offline

    B7_FUR Avantee

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    just stumbled across this thread

    mirror what others are saying mate, ****ing epic, hats off to you for doing it all yourself! I had my doubts but fair play it really is starting to come together, pics from the front look great pal.. BIG FAN, love it.
  9. B7_FUR
    Offline

    B7_FUR Avantee

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    "pork balls and dim sum please" nice tat though mate, awesome looking line work
  10. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 14, 2013]
    thanks mate appricate it, hey as long as it makes people smile and me smile im happy
  11. BENJAMIN
    Offline

    BENJAMIN Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    82
    [Jun 15, 2013]

    From what I can see, that code is the precat lambda, if its throwing a code it'll need replacing. 2nd lambda is turned off as you have a decat. :)
    Tim_Attard likes this.
  12. Maverick1
    Offline

    Maverick1 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 15, 2013]
    Best read in ages!!! :jump:
  13. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 16, 2013]
    probably a stupid question but could i not just swap the 2 around as the 2nd one isnt being used?
  14. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,800
    Likes Received:
    499
    [Jun 16, 2013]
    no they do diffrent things
  15. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 16, 2013]
    dam thought that wouldbe too easy, best buy another then :/ there not cheap tho
  16. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    Just noticed a really scary thing,

    jacked the car up to have a look at the o2 sensor etc started the car and the WHEEL TURN? goes to about 5mph on the speado i can stop it with my had but when i let go it starts back up again and yes its not in gear

    any ideas?
  17. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,800
    Likes Received:
    499
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    dont worry its normal
  18. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    few scared the c### out of me tbh put it down and started it again and it doesnt move so least thats good ha.

    update on the colour change... cleaned my car do get ready for the plasti dip went inside to get a micro fibre cloth, came outside and its raining... end of update
  19. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,800
    Likes Received:
    499
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    at least it started before you started.
    Tim_Attard and s3clarke like this.
  20. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    true, stopped now so started my 1st coat.

    also bagged myself a used lambda sensor from a car being broken hoping it will be alright was £20 instead of 70 odd so worth a shot
  21. s3clarke
    Offline

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    35
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    are u doing the whole car? or just the bits by the windows?
  22. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    just bits by the windows, as im not really a fan of plasti dip much prefer wrap as far as application and finish goes
    s3clarke likes this.
  23. 16Klappe
    Offline

    16Klappe Princess Clap.

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,317
    Likes Received:
    902
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    You are basically a pro now.
  24. Mikey3000
    Offline

    Mikey3000 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jun 17, 2013]
    Forgive me for asking, but what exactly is going on here? Is this a sort of Audi equivalent to VW harlequins? Total madness on an epic scale!
  25. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    nope its a working progress atm.

    update on my wrap problem, finally after a week or so they have replied to my emails and after a few back and forth (they originally just said sorry and told me to buy another roll) haha which i quickly replied f### off they are sending me 5 meters of matte black and i just had to pay the postage, not over the moon as i still had to pay £12.50 but least it will finally be finished, the plan is to do the roof and bonnet matte black so the top half is black and bottom half orange sounds rubbish but hopefully will look good.

    the only issue im left with is one one side there is a slight shade difference still in the arch and doors but i am getting a decal that will cover most of it anyway so hoping you wont notice it once done.

    regarding my engine, took the o2 sensor out gave it a little clean (probs did absolutely nothing) put it back in and cleared the fault codes and it has yet to come back on however i can still smell alot of fuel and my mpg is at 20 :/

    my boost gauge is also reading -0.7 bar where as before it sat at -0.9 does this mean i have a leak?

    finally got it up to "high" speed on a closed road obviously and it starts to stop and start type of thing like its hitting a limit?
  26. kwistof
    Online

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,311
    Likes Received:
    469
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    Should look alright tbh....a mate with a MK4 5 door golf GT tdi around my area has done similar. He sprayed the roof and bonnet black,with the rest of the car in like a lime green/Kawasaki green colour
    Tim_Attard likes this.
  27. BENJAMIN
    Offline

    BENJAMIN Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    82
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    Definitely replace that lambda Tim, not worth the risk.

    Dont forget that your maf was a little unhealthy (slight jump in gs readings at low rpm) that would also explain your mpg and fuel smell.
  28. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    yeah got another one in the post wasn't new but for £20 thought id take the risk.

    gonna get another maf then best to get brand new or can i take the chance as they are well expensive plus the breakers down the road has one and he hasn't got a clue about car parts and the price etc
  29. kwistof
    Online

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,311
    Likes Received:
    469
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    Go for it with the MAF....I read that Jardo went through 2 or 3 until finally he got a second hand one that works.....just stay clear of ECP and only buy it directly from TPS or Audi if you do buy a brand new one.

    Anyway...more to the point- where's this breakers that hasn't got a clue about car parts and price aigh ;-) haha
  30. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    what about gsf? got one on there for £50ish not really many on ebay need to have a look at part numbers etc tomorrow unless anyones got it to hand on what i can use
  31. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    also just a thought, if i convinced her, the mother has a aum in her tt can i swap the mafs over if her's is totally oem would i matter having a slightly unhealth one on it? bit cheaky i know but hay what are mums for
  32. s33nyboy12
    Offline

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    169
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    Don't ask just go take it kid!

    :).........
  33. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 19, 2013]
    haha na ive asked but shes gonna ask my dad if its ok as shes clueless but my dads a mechanic :/ might not get away with this one ha, would she notice a diffrence tho?
  34. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 19, 2013]
    Right today gave it a nice wash, will get some pics up in a bit.

    the replacment wrap got delivered but was completely mangled and destryoed so the delivery guy is taking it back :/

    now to my problems :)

    i have swapped the maf over with my mothers one (aum tt 48k miles) so its healthy also swapped my o2 sensor over BUT...

    im getting a very high pitch noise sounds like when the pipe to the sai is unplugged?
    also when i start my car it revs up to about 2500rpm then drops down and still flutters about around 1000rpm
    finally on idle my car now sits are -0.4 vaccum?
    any ideas?
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013
  35. Mikey3000
    Offline

    Mikey3000 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jun 19, 2013]
    How does your Mum feel about you taking her MAF????
  36. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 19, 2013]
    she aint got a clue what it does so shes fine with it, mine willbe fine for her driving anyway
  37. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 28, 2013]
    Well a little update

    MAF made no difference but im keeping my mums as its healthier ;) got a few more errors come up misfiring on 1 and 3 but think this is all down to the same problems with over fueling etc, its going in to see Ben so he can work his magic on Wednesday morning and hopefully is just a vac leak somewhere and nothing else, was planning on getting an FMIC and some 312 brakes but money is a bit short so i settled for this for now:
    [​IMG]

    gonna do my dog bone and remove my sai as i think its got a leak to it too (its really noisy)

    also this happened when driving yesterday bloody bird must have eaten a lot
    [​IMG]
  38. kwistof
    Online

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,311
    Likes Received:
    469
    [Jun 28, 2013]
    Yeah my SAI was shagged, making weird noises so I had a full SAI delete today to fix it all :)

    What happened to the pictures of your car as well fella?
  39. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 28, 2013]
    nothing has changed since last post really got my black wrap sitting here just havnt had the chance to do it, the plastidip is holding up well atm too which im glad about
  40. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 29, 2013]
    well instead of training today i decided to have a rest day and do a bit on the car, my plan was to remove the sai and try find any obvious vac leaks before going to Ben.

    as soon as i started i noticed the brake booster had come off one of the inlet nipples so i feeling like a tool and now i have no leaks as far as i know still going to get a smoke test just in case.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    all disconnected and blanking plate put on however there were a few lines i was unsure about.

    1 being from the sai into a metal pipe that runs along the inlet and ends up here
    [​IMG]
    into the grey looking valve? i just blocked it off but should i be running it to somewhere?

    everything removed
    [​IMG]

    i also moved the catch can to make it easy access
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    i will be venting to atmos when i get something to cap off the tip.

    now to problems :/

    while underneatht he car i removed a hose that was in the way of the sai pump little did i know it was my power steering and got a face full of fluid so not feeling great atm :/ but now i have real trouble turning and make a horrible noise which im guessing is from the lack of fluid but the strange part is i cant go into 5th gear now either, i can do it just about but takes alot of pushing and getting it out of gear is even worse, 1st - 4th is fine tho?

    any ideas?

Share This Page