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W3STY's Progress Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Westy, May 9, 2011.

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What colour S3 Avus for the Track?

  1. Porsche Guards Red

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  2. Kawasaki Green

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  1. S3 TAM
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    S3 TAM Pocket now empty

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    [​IMG] Originally Posted by W3STY [​IMG]
    I dont need a Miltek. I do however need to get my 4 pots on the

    I need a Miltek.....
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    Its hard to explain. If you cut a 45deg edge into one the sides and weld that to the end tank, so in theory you would have a 90deg bend with a tighter radius. Do you see what I am trying to say.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Bottom line here is that sometimes you have to sacrifice things if you want performance, especially so if you are on a budget of any kind. If cost was no object then you would have a cooler fabricated to the EXACT requirements for you to be able to keep the fogs. But most of the time that's simply not realistic.

    It's the same in all walks of life.

    PCs for example, unless you are willing to spend BIG money, you will not really get good reliability, good performance and small size. That's just how it is. If you are on a budget you have to trade some stuff off against other things.
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    Ok looking at your pics I think my idea will/should hopefully work. Well here goes will let you all know the progress.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    That's it mate. Give it a go and let us know ;)
  6. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    My main man ScottB5 has recieved the piston seals for my Boxster Calipers. The Calipers are heading to the powder coaters today so should have some nice pics soon ;)

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    Westy, I was thinking about your fog lights.
    I'm not sure if you thought about it or its been discussed but can you mod or use the fog light grills/holders from a A4?
    I think they are on the out side of the bumper and away from you pipes.
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    the problem with the core and what you are trying to achieve is the outlet of the core is not at the bottom of the core, its up a couple of inches.. so does'nt sit in the lower recess like Tufftys/Danes. the outlets can be as large as 63mm allow bends.. but must be right in the sweet spot in the lower recess of the bumper. to get this core to outlet at that position, the bottom of the core will stick out below your bumper.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Hmmm, talk to me.

    I've hacked the cack out of my bumper and there's no longer any brackets/clips so it might be difficult now.
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    re foglights.. I have seen someone buy the aftermarket fogs mounted on their own brackets, which look very Oe at a glance but are smaller brackets..
  11. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    That is true. You'd have to cut a slot in the bottom of the bumper to allow it to hang down and then you risk catching it on speed bumps.

    The way mine is fitted means that the bumper goes back on fine with the bottom of the bumper fitting sweetly over the bottom of the core.
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  13. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    To be honest I'm kind of happy with the way the bumper looks now i've filled in the holes. It sounds like a load of hassle re fitting fog lights when they dont even get used plus I have 2 huge silicone hose poking out the front of my car which kind of blows the stealth aspect out the window ;)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Cheers Scott.

    They're pretty similar to the S3 grills in that the light goes on the outside. When I trimmed my grills as seen in the pic below I used the right grill on the left and left on the right:

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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    How well did that work?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    You'll see at AITP. It looks quite good to be honest ;)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Fitted a service kit for my 007P DV today. It's 3 years old and never been done. The valve was pretty dirty so I gave it a good clean first then replaced the seals and piston. Not sure if it's made any difference but it's peace of mind really as it's a fairly important valve!
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    Benn thinking about your fmic westy, could you not use straight 76mm to 63mm reducers and then use 63mm aluminium 90 bends instead? Would that not keep it tighter but also not be as bulky as the 76mm reducing elbows?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Its impossible to keep the fogs with 76mm pipework mate. If you see mine or Welly's cars at any point you'll understand why ;)
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    Even if you did what ive just suggested?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Yep, even if I did what you say ;)

    The core only just fits in the gap between the radiator and the bumper so the end tanks bulge out too much to have the pipework in the lower bumper recess. Therefore you have to have the pipework poking out the fog holes. Even with my direct 90 degree bends it wasn't enough to clear the fog light brackets.
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    Ok tonight I fitted the jetex heatshield that Tam made for me. Wicked looking heatshield and it fits as tight as a flee's back doors!

    Anyway as usual, here's some pics ;)

    Heatshield and 80mm 90 degree silicone:

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    Jetex and MAF out the way:

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    Notice how clean my TIP is without venting oil and sh!te back into it:

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    Heatshield and MAF in place:

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    New silicone hose trimmed to fit:

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    Jetex back in:

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    Complete with engine and battery cover back on:

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    This is the penultimate thing on my car for the moment :( Just got to fit my Brembo calipers and I'm done :whistle2:
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    Looks awesome dude :D

    really like how OEM the jetex looks with the heat shielf in place too. Top job.

    Does Tam make these often? I might be after one to suit my ko4/B5 TIP setup later in the year.....
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    Looking nice mate.

    Neil have you changed the gear cable ends to the circlip ones or have yours always been like that?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    He's only made 2 to date, one for me and one for himself. He made mine as a birthday present but he may make more for cash, drop him a PM.

    They've always been like that mate.
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    Out of interest what material is your heat shield made from? Its just I am using one made from alliminium, after just a short drive the heatshield gets so hot I dont think it does anything in the way of shielding heat away from the Jetex!!
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    I'm not sure but I think it's thin steel painted matt black. Tam's one has been on his car for a while now and it seems ok. Im also hoping that my cold air feed will come into play a bit more now too.
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    Looking excellent w3sty
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    They aren't very hard to make if you can be arsed...

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/114025-diy-heat-shield-under-%A320.html?

    I used steel instead of aluminium which is doesn't heat up too much. Will obviously be much better once I've got a FMIC so that I can pipe a cold air feed in.

    Still need to spray mine, black looks so much better!
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    ALuminium is superior against heat than steel, why do you think alu is used for amp heatsinks...
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Scotty has just sent me this pic after collecting the calipers:

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    Look great, has he powder coated the threads though?
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    Gay
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    What threads? Scott didn't powder coat them he dropped them off to a powder coaters near him. They've done calipers before so I'd like to think that they masked off all the important bits!
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    Lol just asking...:)
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    I have to agree with superkarl here. Red is a bit **** no? I am all for black and OEM+, especially here when the old bill are really hot on any mods.

    Disclaimer, I might have been for a few beers
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    Scott said they need a bit of cleaning up as there are some shot balls inside that will require washing out. He's in charge of cleaning them and refitting the pistons with the new dust boots and seals so fingers crossed everything is fine. They're going to be like brand new calipers.

    I ordered braided hoses, Motul RBF660, and ferodo DS3000s from Bill this morning.
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    Haha. Im just jealous, itl look really good, fresh!
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    Now you made me feel bad haha.

    Regardless of colour, I'm sure they'll work awesome ;)

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