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W3STY's Progress Thread

Westy May 9, 2011

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What colour S3 Avus for the Track?

  1. Porsche Guards Red

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    57.7%
  2. Kawasaki Green

    30 vote(s)
    42.3%
  1. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    ..only for them to turn around and say... "that's not a knife..." as the little scroats pull out a larger one croc dundee style ;P

    two in the chest, one in the head black hawk style for the win...

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  2. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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  3. S3Lol

    S3Lol Member

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    bit late, but definitely need GB on there.
     
  4. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    GB ordered mate ;)
     
  5. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I prefer mine without gb, looks more cluttered with it imo.
     
  6. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Damn you confusing me Karl. It's too late now as I've ordered them with GB ;)
     
  7. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

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    GB all the way, I had audi make me some up with the new style surrounds, looks much better...
     
  8. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Looking cool man, but it's clearly all about the black GB badges! (and custom slogan of course)

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  9. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Did some trimming tonight to try and get the fog grills back in. I took out a load of plasic with a Stanley knife. The plastic is quite soft and easy to cut with a knife....... A bit like my fingers!

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    It still looks fine from the front:

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    And back on the car. I only had time to do one tonight so they're still off the car but this is what it looked like.

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  10. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Nice. You gotta love that shiny cooler lurking behind there!
     
  11. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    That right mate, who wants to be stealthy :eyebrows:
     
  12. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Looking good mate thats how mine are, as you say no adverse effects visually..
     
  13. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Nice work dude! Looks smart, I quite like the unassuming look myself, canne wait to see how it goes on Friday!
     
  14. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Dave did your grills clip back in ok? mine feel a bit loose and may need a little cable tie to ensure they dont fall off!

    I still think I have a leak in the boost system somewhere but I'm sure we'll find it and sort it on friday. I bet the bumper is off after the first run ;)
     
  15. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Me. My cooler is stealthy...... :lmfao:
     
  16. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Always the way mate. They are a right git to pin down all the leaks.
     
  17. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I garantee the pressure tester will be out on Friday ;)
     
  18. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Lets hope nothing pops of first run this time then ;)
     
  19. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I'd forgotten about that :whistle2:, nearly shat myself!
     
  20. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Mine were still tight but i put a bit of silicone in the joints to stop them pinging off on boost, you dont want to lose one of those feckers...there hard to get hold of!
     
  21. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah and I bet they're not cheap new from the stealers! I'll cut the other one tomorrow night and get them fitted.
     
  22. Westy

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    Over the last few days ive noticed my car is a bit hesitant on boost. I get an initial pull then I can feel it pull again as if it's holding back slightly.

    It never did this before the FMIC was fitted so I'm sure it's something to do with that. Pressure drop??? Leak???

    Any suggestions?
     
  23. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    uh huh!.... :)

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  24. mephisto

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    Have you tried spraying every clipped hose join with some water/washing up liquid solution to check for air bubbles?
     
  25. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I think you may be right about a leak somewhere. I'll get the bumber off again either tonight or tomorrow and tighten everything up again.
     
  26. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    Hairspray trick and then do the clips ups?
     
  27. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    The problem with silicone is that, even if it's tight, the silicone will move about to suit itself and then joins become slack.

    You can crank a J clip right up, and then go for a 10 mile drive, guaranteed it will have some more to go after.
     
  28. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Mine did this to begin with dude Tuffty did something on VAGCOM maybe re set the fuel trims and or realigned the throttle body and it was fine.
     
  29. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so the bumper is coming off tonight, I'll nip up all the T-clamps then reset fuel trims, and re-align TB.

    cheers guys
     
  30. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Ahhhh, are they T Clamps? That may be the issue. They can feel tight when they aren't....
     
  31. Westy

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    They dont ever seem to get tight and i'm scared to crush the pipework :sadlike:
     
  32. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Yeah - I'm not a T Clamp fan personally. They give you no feedback at all :(
     
  33. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'll purchase some hi-torque jubilees from Bill if he has any on Friday?
     
  34. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    If you want my honest opinion mate, I would. T clamps have all these issues as you now know.

    I used them once, replaced with jubilees and simply wouldn't ever use them again.
     
  35. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Oh bugger!
     
  36. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Sorry bud, but that is my honest opinion.... :(
     
  37. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Bumper off, battery and tray out, hoses off to replace clips :sob:
     
  38. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Well, this should be the plan. Get Bill to leak test - then you can decide what's what. I think that's the best plan.
     
  39. Westy

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    Bill's a bit pressed for time on Friday so I dont want to mess him about having to pressure test the cooler and hoses really but I do need it sorted. I can get the bumper off while Tam's motor is on the rollers. We'll see what happens.
     
  40. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    OK dude, fair enough.

    Bill is a busy man these days (which is nice to see!).
     

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