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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Westy, May 9, 2011.
bring on the power!
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Thanks for doing that in my thread you arse! Just you wait.
He just goes around spamming other peoples threads, the thieving git..
Fred, are you going to be using some form of heat wrap on the mani then?
I'm undecided. There seems to be a lot of different opinions as to whether it's a good idea or not.
Just sorting out the final few tools we need for next week.
Paul is not much use as he runs N/A power, but have looked at a few pics of high powered turbo cars engine bays to see what they do to keep heat where they want it, failing that it's the B&Q / Dave heat shield in Kermit green.
You never said you were inviting .......(insert pub member of your choice)
Did you manage to sort that issue you had about not yet having your hands on a fellow members honer?
The final piece of the puzzle arrived today:
The packet shows you which rings go where, which is very helpful for me lol
nice slack ring you have.
best of luck with everything! :icon_thumright:
How much did the rings test you back?
Total seal performance rings are about £160 for the full set
here is some more info about them TechPage
I have them in mine and have used them many times in engine i built for my own cars in the past
"Total Seal"??? I'm afraid i'm not sure what you mean Andrew. Piston Rings are new to me, I bought these from eBay for £70.
Rings are supposed tone tight! Well not in westys case... Can't wait for the build to begin!
my car is finished, all run in so now time to book my dyno session at bills
Thats great! Been following your posts on facebook.
Mine should be off the ramps tomorrow. Totally shagged the engine mounts due to the torque and mashed the fixing brackets. Unbelieveable mess.
Will have to go up soon too, been meaning to test what it can do another set of rollers.
yeah i saw your car at infinity exhaust on saturday. looks nice by the way. i upgraded all my engine mounts to ths mounts during the build. torque is insane i have to admit, god only knows what it will be like when i uncap the boost to 2 bar spikes . good luck getting it sorted, although engine mounts are a easy job so should be no problems.
It's funny getting recognised by a car first...i'm still getting used to that! Glad yours is well and i'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.
Thanks...it's nearly fiished...have all of the ancillary hoses/top mounts and booth gauges being installed before tweaking the map next oor tomorrow. I should have done them prior really and is a bit of an oversight...It was only when i read this thread that i twigged it.
Apologies to Neil...not trying to hijack your thread.
On that note, I have some photos of my mounts and they are in appalling condition. I have cited this thread and am tempted to post something similar to any newcomers to ASN seeking 300bhp on high mileague/old cars that they really need to think about mounts/bushes/clutches/rods etc...as before you know it, you can get badly stung in £ and time off the road. I read a lot of posts and many seem to be forgetting the age of these vehicles. If yours are anything like mine, you have done a very very astute replacement at the right time as I imagine your torque will be throttling the poor old things!!
I'm sure brand new standard OEM mounts will be sufficiant. I know Welly only put standard ones in his 400bhp monster. My car will only be doing around 3000 miles max a year so we'll see how the standard mounts hold out.
My THS ones move much less than all the (albeit tired) std mounts on cars I have seen on the dyno.... that said, I was test driving the TT we built the other day which has Vibratechnic mounts.... it feels much more connected and I didn't notice any vibrations...
They are currently on my to do list ;P
âNot long till the 300 upgrade gets started westy. Looking forward to reading the progress. Good luck with it Westy.
I'm a believer in standard mounts and bushes too, Its easy to say the poly bushes feel alot better than a worn standard bush, but a new standard bush has to be pretty good!
I agree to a point... but... most std mounts have big voids in them for movement and while new std bushes will be tighter it won't stop the overall movement...
The front arm bushes for example on the S3 are both voided... this actually changes the geometry under braking!!... replacing these with poly fronts and TT solid rubber rears are a vast improvement over the way the car feels under braking with no detriment to in cabin comfort... even new engine mounts won't hold the engine in place... the things literally rise out the engine bay on the dyno... you can certainly tell the difference between mounting solutions...
However there is no need to go silly and poly the **** out of everything... that is purely subjective to use.... Bill's Ibiza race car uses vibratechnic bushes in the front arms and rear beam... these are essentially rubber bands surrounded by metal and are as solid as you can get next to rose jointing... that would probably be overkill on a road lol but I have seen a few cars come in with them fitted
Flip side is the expense sadly, THS mounts are good value and a suitable alternative if on a budget and feel more connected than std mounts but... they are subject to the same wear as std mounts and tbh I think mine are going a little soft... I don't do much mileage in mine either and have done less than 20k on my THS mounts... I don't drive the car like I stole it and they they don't feel anyway as connected as when I drove the TT...
After all this rambling all I am trying to say is don't discount uprated mounts but choose the right combo and it will reward you without compromising your comfort... phew
I am officially all set for the build.
Aragorn's honing tool arrived in the post today and I also collected the last few bits I needed. Got 4 cans of brake cleaner, 2 polythene sheets to protect the garage floor, a polystyrene board for placing parts onto and writing on for reference, some assembly lube, 2 washing up bowls for dropping the engine and gearbox oil, and some freezer bags to put nuts and bolts into to keep organised.
Got lots of tools including an engine hoist and stand incase we do decide to remove the block.
Roll on 10am tomorrow.
Good luck mate
Good luck Neil! Looking forward to seeing the results.
+ a camera and laptop
Good luck Neil! Hope all goes well!
There will be loads of photos after the weekend. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly.
Good luck westy...just got mine back now...!
Good Luck Westicles, hope it all goes well for you!
Let the build commence
Will be up this afternoon evening once I've worked out how to stop my head banging from red wine lol
Car is absolutely loaded with tools should be a fun weekend
Almost time dude, hope all goes to plan for ya.
Good luck Westy, hope all goes well!!
Bloody hungover mechanics, great
Just waiting for the lads to turn up. Catch you later Stace.
Wellits nearly 10 am, so you will be ready to start work soon. I hope it all goes smoothly, cant wait for the updates and pictures. Have fun westy, welly and the rest of your lnm crew. x
10am GO! GO! GO!!!
Good luck Westy wish you all the best mate , you all are giving me the confidence to do mine
Is it done yet??!!
Karl, they will be still on the tea and biscuits, lol.
On my own at the moment! 2 of my team forgot the bloody engine straps for the hoist so are running late. I'm just about to drop the oils and coolant.
More info required!!!!!
what about now?
âThe guys are probably having a few beers, lol.