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Very slow mtm spec s3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by burns3, Jun 18, 2012.

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    Test drove a 2001 mtm tuned s3 yesterday and it was as slow as my 250 bhp s3, it's meant to be 345 bhp but definately wasn't so was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what problem it was suffering from cos other than that and the brakes making a noise I liked it.
    Sure I have seen it on one of the Audi forums for sale last year aswel, registration was ow51xxx

    Cheers

    Iain
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    Best thing to do would be to get it scanned for faults bud.
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    How was you driving it ?
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    With his hands and feet I hope :moa:
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    That is correct haha, the lad who's car it is wanted me to have a go of it cos he didn't like the clutch but I found it no problem anyway.

    Vagcom is where I told him to start at with the problem hunting aswel I just thought someone who already had an mtm spec s3 may have had a power loss problem before and could of gave me some advice so I could maybe help him out and possibly do a deal on the car sooner :). I don't want to be buying a car that I will have problems with when mine is working perfectly fine though so I will just hold tight for the time being then.

    Cheers anyway
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    Stacey on here has a MTM spec S3 give him a pm he may shed some light on it.

    Chris.
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    Maybe it's a fake MTM?.. Just a remapped S3.. You can buy an MTM badge for about £20 on ebay, and as far as I can remember they look the same under the bonnet... Just a thought ;)
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    Probably a real MTM but personally I'd steer clear of it.

    The MTM kit on an S3 is so prehistoric compared to today tuning methods and they often end up with expensive bills to fix, Stacey will 2nd this.

    - They kept standard side mount intercoolers which were not up to the job of cooling the charge air from the bigger turbo
    - The boost was turned up with the MTM map but the OE rods weren't changed. Rods are a frequent issue on these old engines now.
    - The MTM exhaust mani had a common fault where it would crack at the weld where it was cut and welded to make the German left hand drive kit fit the UK right hand drive car.

    I'm sure there is more but cant think of them right now, but I'd leave it.
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    This had crossed my mind but it had an mtm engine cover aswel and massive Porsche brakes and I'm pretty sure an external waste gate so looked like it could have been a k26 on it.

    This car was for sale on audisrs.com last year if anyone knows anyone on there.

    Will try pm Stacey aswel when I get back home too cheers chris
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    Yeah don't want to buy someone else's problems and I know cars this age can have quite a few, it was meant to have the pistons and conrods uprated but suppose anyone could say that.
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    I asked how you drove it because I know my remap breaks your neck early doors,this MTM one maybe a lot smoother so you wouldn't get the kick
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    I know what you mean about not getting the kick my mapped k04 has but it took longer to get to let's say the speed limit aswel and that was revving it higher than I would ever do in my car.

    Still get what your saying but think something else was the issue
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    Gotcha,could be a number of problems,I'd guess clutch but best is to just walk away or run :)
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    Clutch was either on or off being a paddle clutch and was really light I thought but yeah think best to steer clear, pity though cos looked lovely with the Porsche wheels and brakes.
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