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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. Sam_
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    Sam_ Down under

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    Yeh I guess it would be, I'm getting a cone in the tip group buy anyway thinking about it so I guess there's not much point.

    Mine had the pedal done already luckily so touch wood it won't go again soon!
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  2. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Again, go back a page, read and look at the pretty pics. You spoon ;)
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    I'm in Western Sydney. Around the Blacktown area. How about you?!
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  4. Sam_
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    I'll PM. Sorry to derail your thread a bit Westle.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Like an old married couple.... Awwww.
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Yeah man, thread derailing takes skillz...

    Use the force.
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  8. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Feck off you bloody derailers.

    Just back from Audi. New pedal £26. I'll get that little bugger on when I get home and I'll be back in business ;)
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  9. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Got my new clutch pedal fitted last night which was a total slag of a job. Took the car out for a blast and she feels good.

    Been on the phone to Awesome this morning to chase up my hub adapters. The fronts are now in stock but the rears are on back order with FK so I have to wait some more before I can fit my new wheels.

    Car is going to 4Rings tonight.
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  10. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Just got home after dropping of my car next time I drive her she will be a bit quicker ;)

    My mechanic said to me, "what do you want to do if the exhaust mani is cracked and blowing". I told him to replace it if it needs replacing. He said a standard one from audi is around £300! This got me thinking that I might as well get a high flow mani if it needs replacing.

    So what high flow exhaust manis do people recommend?
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    Theres nothing much out there thats a reasonable price yet mate....xs maybe? jbs yeah right?
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  12. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Well ain't that a sh!tter! I just hope it's not cracked then so I can save myself some cash.
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    I heard Bill loves making them lol! :p
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  14. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I have just sourced a pair of Porsche Boxster Brembo front calipers for a bargain £180! The plan is to rebuild and powder coat them and then get them on over my standard 312mm discs.

    My only issue at present is finding some carriers. Awesome do a set but they are a rediculous price:

    Awesome - Porsche brake mounting kit

    I have been told that Boxster rear carriers will bolt onto the front calipers and fit the Audi over the 312mm discs but I can seem to find any of them anywhere either.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Well I'm back from a nice week in Cyprus but had some bad news on Wednesday regarding my turbo. I had sen it to Turbo Dynamics before leaving the country, for a refurb but I got a call on Wednesday explaining that it was beyond repair.

    There were 3 major cracks, 1 of which went through the whole turbine housing an this had led to a lot of damage to the turbine wheel. The wastgate also had a big crack through it (which I think is the reason for the strange fluttering noise I've had since owning the car), so a replacement turbo was needed.

    Here's some pics of the damage:

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    Now I was told that the damage was caused by severe heat which I have put down to the poor Chipped UK map I was running before the Revo one. The boost was turned up and my N75 was faulty so it overboosted plus the map was as lean as a runner bean! So boys and girls don't buy a cheap map if you can!

    I should be getting my car back 1 day this week and it should feel like new with a brand new blower on it ;)
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    Oooooo not good. And I bet a dam sight more expensive than just a refurb. I can imagine the car will feel great when you get it. Welcome back.
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  18. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Yeah its not cheap for a new turbo but it needs doing. I think the turbo has been an issue since the day I bought the car and it's just been getting worse, then finally finished off by a **** map.

    Luckily the exaust mani wasn't cracked or that would have added another £300 to the bill!

    I'll look after this new turbo and the B5 TIP should help it out a bit too ;)
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    Wowzas! Epic cracking.

    As Karl says she'll feel awesome when you get her back
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  20. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I'll quote the guy from Turbo Dynamics,

    "have you done a lot of track days? This is one of the most damaged turbos I've ever seen!"

    The guy was surprised it was on a working car and boosting properly!
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    Good opportunity for an upgrade? ;)
  22. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Nah it doesn't really interest me. I'm aiming at a sorted standard K04. The guys that have gone hybrid and big power have spent a lot of money, they have other cars to drive and have been running into reliability issues and they are constantly upgrading other parts to strive for more power.

    This progress thread is to try and capture everything leading up to a maxed K04 daily driver ;)
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    :ohmy:
    Amen to that brother:thumbsup:
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    What rear wiper do you have mate? I want one, looks a million times better!

    Ryan
  25. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    We're talking about turbos and power and you want to k ow what rear wiper I have lol.

    It's from a 9n chassis VW polo and the blade is from a VW Touran. If you do a search on here you'll find the part numbers.
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    Haha.... Just buy a supercharger and be done with it :ninja:

    Cheers,

    Ryan
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    Or buy a quicker car in the first place! :racer:
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    ja3mie A3 1.8t Quattro Sport!

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    or a bike! cars looking good mate! bet it flys!
  29. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Thanks. I should be picking it up this week with new turbo, 3" downpipe, then fitting Badger TIP, then finally my FMIC so it should be pretty quick then ;)
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    Hello matey back from hoilday....

    Bet you can't wait to jump in the motor now. I think it's gonna be rapid.
    Have you spoke to Mechy about when it's going to be ready?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Going to bell him tomorrow mate, are you heading home at all this week?

    We've got a big long list of late night jobs to get through too :)
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    I've been waiting for some late night mech's.

    I'll go home when ever you need to pick her up.
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    Westle did you get a fault code showing up for your old dodgy xenon arm? Im getting one and my self leveling doesnt work so im wondering if a new arm would help!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    No I didn't mate but the lights were very low. I think the code you have refers to the motor behind the xenon light. The lights do a self check when you turn them on, mine was doing that bit ok but because the arm was shagged it lowered the beams.

    The arm fits to the front suspension beam and highers or lowers the beams depending on the load you have in the car, like if you had 3 fat birds on the back seat ;)
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    Or b*llocks, tbh i think your right, its says something about short left reading or something, ill get the code and post it in my thread tomorow.

    Wouldnt know about having 3 fat birds in my car, im not into that type of thing, obviously you have quite a fettish for the plup variety of woman, lmfao.
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    Funny Fu*ker. LOL
  37. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Here's a few more photos of the turbo damage:

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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Fair play mate, that housing is F*cked. That's one for the bin - or you could keep it for posterity. Put it in a case with 'What not to do' written on it.

    That's what is destined for my conrod! lol
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I cant believe it was still working or hadn't spat its guts out!

    I cant wait to get my car back now, looks like it'll be wednesday evening :racer:
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Collected these today too:

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    Ready to be stripped and dipped ;)

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