May 9, 2011
Oh and Dani, I weighed the awesome flywheel and it was 10kgs.
He has moved the goalpost though, It has to be an S3 (In Ming Blue, with a stone chipped front bumper, an S111 number plate, white leather, r8 oil cap and s4 avus III's ) so I think he will be the first to do it!
Get lost Reesy. I've always said I wanted to be the first S3 with a stock K04 to break 300bhp and you know it.
Anyone know what the dmf weighs? Ive got 14kg in my head but unsure if thats right.
Can you and Reesy please stop trolling my thread
Couldnt find it anywhere in the thread although I may have missed it? But where did you get your window deflectors from? They look smart.
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I don't think I ever mentioned them in this thread
Cheers for the link Dave
Wow, I have just finished reading this entire thread!
What a great looking car with so much attention to detail being put into it! It's made for a great read (even if it took a few days) and am now looking forward to the easter rebuild! Wish I could see it in action!
After seeing Prawn's XS V1 Manifold crack after 1 track day I spoke to S3dave about beefing up the welds on my mani before I fit it in 2 weeks.
Here's a pic of what happened to Prawn's mani (hope you don't mind me using the pic?)
And here are the pics Dave sent me of his work. I'll get more pics when I receive the mani back:
Also on a separate note, UPS are delivering my IE rifle drilled rods today.
Westicles, I like this very much!
Need a manifold sorting now ASAP!" Will call XS today
Just got home to find the IE rods and my big end bearings waiting for me. Ordered these bad boys about 7 weeks ago now but I'm sure they'll be worth the wait.
Also got a couple of Intergrated Engineering stickers for my car laptop
Not long till were slinging them in now...then bring on the boost
2 weeks tomorrow mate, cant wait.
Are we starting on the friday now?
Yes mate, always was going to but didn't think you'd be up for the entire weekend. You can come round on the Friday if you want. Tam and I are starting as early as possible
Have you got a pic where the rods are drilled?....please...:icon_thumright:
This is the best I can do without taking them out the bags, and i'm not doing that as they're all lubed up!
Cheers i see it...they have stopped coming in a gift pack...lol
Probably would have turned up after the build if i'd waited for them to gift wrap them
"Holidays are coming, holidays are coming"
Thought I'd have a quick look at your thread mate and a week later I'm finally done haha. Been a very good read. Looking forward to the build. Keep up the good work pal.
It's a great thread. Will keep you posted about this Manu business Neil. You'll want to ensure that when it all goes in that you don't want to take it out again.
Cheers for the comments guys. This thread will soon get a lot better
Just finished the thread mate. Excellent reading.
Keep up the good work.
Looking forward to getting the model. Was hoping postie would of been kind to me when I got in today but no luck.
Engine/gearbox mounts arrived today:
Nah just new standard mounts which will feel uprated i'm sure
Go hard or go home!
I'll go home instead if paying the price for solid uprated mounts
These will feel great compared to the 10 year old mush that has covered 131K miles
Makes me wonder whether these might have sorted the problem with mine. Either the engine has dropped or the subframe been raised as my downpipe had dropped and I have other weight hitting the Power steering rack creating vibration.
Car has now has the prop out, downpipe off and full engine bay investigation underway.
Might consider some upgrades at the same time.
Like you say...standard like for like is better than standard that's done 131k
Engine movement confirmed as my problem. Ordering uprated ones now. Are Awesome's any good?
Ahh nice work. Be nice if you could get some pics or vids of the rotten old mounts so we can see how bad they are.
I can rock the engine with the downpipe and have worn pipework behind the gearbox from engine movement. That's how rotton they are...mashed!
awesome thread Westy... was wondering if you manged to check integrated's new Tuscan rods, i read they distribute the pressure/stress on the rod even instead of on the tips....
Just a thought Neil, as i know that you are seeking more power and following from what been mentioned above in terms of recommendations etc...
The standard ones give far more movement than the uprated ones...the diagnosis and problem that I have had, taking into account that mine are mashed and served 131k miles, is that my top mounts are not up to it but also that I will require uprated ones simply because of the lack of engine movement required to deliver how much lb torque/bhp I can call upon.
Essentially, my uprated hybrid/mani mashed my standard clutch. My uprated hybrid/mani/clutch have now mashed my standard engine mounts. There's a pattern emerging here...
Keep them standard? Or am i not sensing the same pattern
lol...uprate everything you can. all parts will perish. most stock parts will perish first.
Everything is now bought for the build and i no longer have any spare cash due to buying a house so what I have will have to do for the time being. One day I might get the time and the money to go back over everything and update it.
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