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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. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    You not connected something up properly (electrically)? all the flaps etc are servo controlled...

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  3. Westy

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    I ran a VCDS adaption on them yesterday and they all seem to be moving but 1 is stuck. The error points at the "fresh air flap" which I assume is the one that controlls whether the air comes in through the pollen filter or across the matrix!
     
  4. aragorn

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    fresh air flap controls wether it draws fresh air from outside or recirculates air from inside. It doesnt alter the airflow over the matrix.

    Are both hoses leading to the heater matrix hot?
     
  5. Westy

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    Yeah 1 hotter than the other. One is in and one is out.
     
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    If theres no airflow thru the matrix i'd expect them to be at more or less the same temperature...
     
  7. Westy

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    I'm hoping there's no "airflow" through the matrix. Do you mean coolant flow? ;)
     
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    Airflow over the matrix from the fan I think he means?
     
  9. Westy

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    I did think that after a few mins ;)

    basically If I can clear the flap error in VCDS and I still have cold air then I know the issue is airlock related. It's difficult to tell what's happening at the mo as I think I have 2 separate issues.
     
  10. SiGainey

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    When you're driving the car, have you put the heaters on full temperature to get the maximum amount of coolant flowing through the matrix? There may be an airlock hidden in the matrix :(
     
  11. aragorn

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    Matrix is always full flow on most modern cars.
     
  12. Westy

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    Yeah. Put it on high and ran it for an hour to get the air out. I'm going to try again tonight.
     
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    Boo, wrong answer lol
     
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    In which case, you need to remove the matrix, fill it up with coolant and re-install it without spilling any haha
     
  15. Westy

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    you can **** right off! ;)
     
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    Today is a great day! For the first time in over a year I now have warm air that doesn't smell of coolant :)

    I removed the glovebox last night and investigated the centre flap with the small amount of space I had to operate. I found that a fan motor connector had got wedged between the 2 parts that make up the centre air vent funnel. I managed to free this connector up and plugged it in the the centre flap motor.

    Started up the car and bingo!

    I also found a home for 4 of the 6 extra bolts I had left over from Monday, so happy days.
     
  17. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    well done mate, top work!

    let me know when you want to sell me those A048's too ;)
     
  18. Westy

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    Cheers mate.

    I'm using the tyres this Saturday, got an all day open pitlane at Bedford Autodrome so I dont think there will be much rubber left on them by the end ;)
     
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    My mates were due to go to that but was fully booked when they went to buy tickets.
     
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    I've been signed up since September, there's 80 cars on the list!!!!

    BEDFORD 5th November 2011
     
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    Shame im working in the morning..Could have come along. Passengers dont have to pay as far as i know :p Just need a helmet.

    VAG cars a plenty on that list!
     
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    Passengers are £10 and then £5 for a helmet ;)

    The 3 S3's on that list are ASN boys :beerchug:
     
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    Yeah i recognised the names other than yours obviously lol.

    Shame im working :( Living so close would have been easy otherwise lol.
     
  25. Westy

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    Yeah would have been good to see you again and take you for a spin. A few of my other mates are in an old E30 3 series BMW, going just to drift around like tits :D
     
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    next time you boys go ill bring the mk2 along, we gonna go to llandow on the 26th if you fancy it mate.
     
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    Details please :D

    I may go if the S3 is still in one piece after Saturday ;)
     
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    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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

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    it is in Wales though, bit of a drive for you.
     
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    Wales!!!!

    I'll have a think about it :eyebrows:
     
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    This weekends track day managed to vibrate my exaust mani bolts loose again so I'm looking at purchasing some Nordlock Washers to try and stop it from happening again. Does anyone know the size I need? It's for the 3 bolts on the mani, 1 is shown in the photo below.

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

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    You might need new bolts mate they get heat cycled lots.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give Audi a bell.
     
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    exactly what happened to me at the ring. resulted in fire.
    a moody german man tightened mine and they never came loose again
     
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    You really should torque the bolts properly to the correct Audi specificed setting. If you overtighten them they'll stretch and deform, and undertightened wont put enough tension on the bolt to keep it done up.
     
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    I'd love to be able to get a torque wrench behind the head to do the mani bolts up tight enough mate. The best I can do is a socket set with the hinge joint on it. When I rebuild my engine in the new year I have an XS Power mani to go on so I'll have the room to torque it all up properly.
     
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    Finally found an ongoing clunk last night that has been around for a while. Originally I thought it was my top mounts but after further investigation it turned out to be a slightly loose brake caliper!!!!! Oooops!

    I also noted how low my brake discs are now so it's time to order another set of Brembo Max.
     
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    M10's are the size if you do want nordlocks (I have stainless ones in stock as I use them on my builds)
     
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    Lovely stuff thanks Bill. I'm going to get 3 new bolts too.
     
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    ok thanks anyway
     
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    The sticker collection has begun :eyebrows:

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  42. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    What about combe..............O wait, you never turned up.

    :moa:
     

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