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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

    29 vote(s)
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  1. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Going to be phoning around for the best deal today. I haven't used the Hitachi ones before though.
     
  2. Dane

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

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    If new coil packs doesnt solve it, it might be worth checking the wiring to the injectors with all the heat the plastic wire covers can crack and contact each other, although you dont have a fault code so it's probs not that. lol

    Hope it sorts it for you dude, OEM coilpacks FTW
     
  3. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I'm pretty sure it's one of the packs. The ones in there are OEM quality ones from ECP and have lasted just over a year. The spark plugs are also a year old so I thought sod it, new parts all round ;)
     
  4. Jason.s

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    £134.40 inc vat for plugs and 4 coilpacks from me at special rates. Depends if you can wait until the weekend
     
  5. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Cheers Jason. Can you do me a price just for 8 coil packs as Tam and I will both do our coils before next weekend.

    We've ordered up 8 of the following plugs:

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
     
  6. Jason.s

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    Yeah i just saw the plugs thread as was just coming over to amend the price lol.

    8 coils would be £201.60 inc vat
     
  7. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Nice, let me speak to my partner in crime ;)
     
  8. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    The bolt down Hitachi's are OEM of course, but said to have much less issues. I think they were on a few golfs etc.
     
  9. Jason.s

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    Standard ones are push down. Older ones like whats on my AEB are bolt down.
     
  10. Sam_

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    Yeh I had push downs originally and read that bolt downs were more reliable? You can even feel the quality difference with the hitachi ones. They are heavier - "heavy is good, heavy is reliable. If it does not work, you can always hit him with it." as Boris would say.
     
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    Possibly. I know you can get the clamps to hold down the push fit coils so yeah you could be right. Would need to know exactly what model they were off. Sadly doesnt tell you what make they are on our system.
     
  12. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Dont worry about it Jason, I've never had any real issues with the push down ones and I'm running out of time. I might try the bolt down ones next time if they are ok for a BAM engine?
     
  13. Sam_

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    They've been fine on mine, producing good power, for the last few months. Touch wood.

    I'll grab the part number for next time. From memory they were actually cheaper! I've seen there's a kit to convert 2.0 TFSI coils too.
     
  14. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    For some reason I didn't think you had a BAM :think: how silly of me.

    Yeah grab a part number for me and Jason ;)
     
  15. Jason.s

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    I saw a talk on the A4 section of Audizine about using the TFSI coils and them giving actual power gains aswell. Need adaptors for them i think although might just be the A4`s that needed those.
     
  16. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Got any links to info mate?
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    That's an interesting read mate. I'll keep my eye on these.
     
  19. Dane

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

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    You know who sells them... Run away, aaah!
     
  20. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Erm no?

    I see our very own Dani_B19 was the last to post on the above thread asking for an update.

    Dane do you know if Bill has done any logging with 2.0 coils on a 1.8???
     
  21. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    You can get the coils changed for free from Audi at the moment. I got mine changed yesterday from them no charge.
     
  22. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    They wont change mine though mate as they were bought from Euro Car Parts brand new last year. I'm picking them up tonight and fitting them on Monday so no worries ;)
     
  23. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yes i did :), also emailed the buggers and had no response so just gave up haha.
     
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    Whens the trip to ring? I still have the S3
     
  25. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Next Friday dude, come along ;)
     
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    Is there a trip itinerary?
     
  27. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Does it matter though westy mate? They didn't even ask me when mine were last changed or where from. They asked if I'd got my car serviced by them I said i take it to an independent specialist and that was that.
     
  29. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Oh really? Did they definitely change all 4 of your coil packs?

    It doesn't matter too much now as I've now paid for them but it would be good to know.
     
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    Westy. How and to where did you mount the toyosport intercooler in the end.
     
  31. Sam_

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    I don't have the part number for the coils to hand but they are the "E" type coils. I think it's 06B905115E. ECS sell them as their "Stage 1 Ignition Kit".
     
  32. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Dave look back a few pages I had to cobble together some brackets to mount it to the crash bar. If you're able to though i'd recommend getting plates welded onto the side of the core for a neater fit.
     
  33. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    yeh dont matter about the coil's if i was you just put your old ones in and take the car to audi and keep the new ones then you have a spare set
     
  34. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Planning on trying this myself... so there will be some hot dyno action involved too :)


    <tuffty/>
     
  35. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I fitted my new spark plugs and coil packs yesterday. Big thanks to Jason.S for hooking me up a big discount on the coil packs :thumbsup:

    The slight hesitation I was experiencing under full load seems to have gone which is very nice. All the coils that I removed looked fine and the plugs were all sotty but no more than you'd normally expect. There was however a fair bit of oil around the plug that came from cylinder 2 which is a bit worrying.
     
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    2.o tfsi coils and adaptors (with testing) will be done here shortly.. I have 2 different versions of fsi coils on order now.
     
  37. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Looking forward to some dyno results Bill as there doesn't seem too much to backup the theory in the above link. What are your thoughts on the subject?
     
  38. finesse

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    Oil on plugs, hope its nothing serious!
     
  39. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I think it was just the little ring seal around the plug that was leaking slightly, dont think it was anything to worry about. (famous last words!)
     
  40. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Ey? I really can't see how that could make any difference on a standard/remapped car?

    Are you getting ignition problems with higher specced 1.8t's?
     

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