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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. Welly
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Watering can + tap in the kitchen + stuff Thames water = win.

    Simple maths.
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    Not down here. :)
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    Ahh good thread westy, youve done some excellent work! Wish i could do all this but i never have a weekend to myself! :(
  4. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I went vibration hunting tonight and after checking the main suspect the DP I found that the mani was touching the firewall heatshield! When the engine moves on it's mounts it causes a horrible noise on the shielding so I bashed it a bit to give some clearance.

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    I can now get my hand between the mani and heatshield and the noise appears to have gone. There is definitely still some small vibrations from the DP which I'll address another time.
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    Im in the same boat with the franken manni, i think i will have to look deeper as the manni is well clear of that heat sheild..
  6. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    The DP has been catching a bit on the shielding by the prop shaft so I'd guess yours is similar mate.
  7. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Car is bedding in nicely, done 250 miles now. Only 250 miles left till party time :eyebrows:

    I'm considering putting the evap/charcoal can back in as I keep getting an ECL and I cant see any major benefits from deleting the can anyway. Does anyone know whether the ECU is expecting to see any of the air/vac that is removed by deleting the evap system and blocking the TIP?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    stick it back in dude, will fix your problems :)

    Also, man up and stop counting miles.

    You've done plenty now, plug the N75 back in and go nuts!

    Running in is a myth.....
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    and if anything goes wrong fred, blame prawn! lol

    seriously though i do agree slightly

    as for the evap delete, i've never really understood why, there's no benefits, apart from these people who are into their bling and want show winning engine bays. i say either plug it in if its bothering you, or cant you get bill to code it out when you go back to him for tweaks??
  10. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Ok ok, I might plug both back in ;)
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    Its a minimal amount of air that gets drawn back in to the intake from what I understand... I still run mine as such but its just not connected to any vacuum source...

    Its not gonna hurt the engine plumbing it back in... its fuel vapour at best, air at the least... not like the PCV which chucks actual oil back in which isn't an issue with a catch tank... assuming its not plumbed back to the TIP of course...

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    Have you also plugged the tb inlet from the charcoal canister as loadsa mention of tip but none of tb ;)
  13. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Yeah I plugged the TB and the TIP. I've kept all the hose and didn't damage any of the Evap stuff so I think I'll just plumb it all back in.
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    Think I'd be probably doing the same if it kept bring up eml

    How's it feeling now to drive? :)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    It feels fine mate. I had a little play with an old VW Corrado last night and destroyed it on 6psi :lmfao:
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    Happy days mate bet your really itching to plug in the n75 and get unisettings out and wind her up ;)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Need to go back to Revo settings Timing 5 and Boost 7 (275bhp 307lbft) and then check air flow and timing and start tweaking. The car did run with the revo settings at Timing 4 and Boost 8 which produced 326lbft but I was worried about the standard rods back then and my clutch couldn't take it.

    I still want to get over to Bills to get it all checked over properly and ensure the fuelling is ok. But got a few things to sort out first. Looking at getting rid of my S4 wheels this week and going back to 17"s, also need to sort out the DP and get 4 wheel alignment again.
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    Get booked in to Unit18 in MK for 4wheel alignment. Ali will give you a good set up for up coming track work as its not going to be your daily anymore. £80+vat for 4 wheel. Means i can pop down and have a look around the car too :) Was that bung alright when you picked it up btw?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Mk is a bit of a mission for me even from St. Ives mate. I have a garage local to me that does race car setups too and they specialise in VAG so I'll go back to them. Maybe I'll use Unit18 once i've moved to Somersham ;)

    Bung looks good mate but I couldn't reach the hole in the box to fit it in the VW carpark :)

    You've just reminded me that I need to sort out that inner CV boot too before the 4 wheel alignment.
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    haha no worries. Still need to come see you to make use of your ultrasonic cleaner :p
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    Westy, you've done very good progress mate.
    Did you run WMI when you reached 326 lbft?
    I'm in the process of fitting the rest of the aem kit.
    I'm going to run revo stage 1 and max it out so it would be more rod friendly than stage 2.
  22. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    No WMI mate as the first controller I got was faulty and the pump kept cutting out. With WMI and the large port head we should get some good results with some added timing ;)
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    Can anybody recommend any fabric heat shielding? I want to sleeve the turbo to chargepipe red hose to protect it from the xs mani.
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    here> Heatshield Products - autoinparts.com
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    My BAM head that was removed had some bad cracks between the valves so is no good to sell :(

    Is it worth me stripping out the valves and selling them separately or just scrap the whole head?

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    Really don't know mate but you should get a reasonable amount for cams
    I went to the effort of completely stripping my head of all ferrous metal including valve seats, ball bearing inserts that are pressed into waterways etc and only got just over a £10 for it scrap :(
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Valves cost £15 each new from Audi so I'm sure mine are worth a good £50 to someone whos bent all theirs? I can then just bin the head.
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    Clean it up, Stand it on its end, feet and some nice cut glass for a little bedside table lol.
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    Do you have any more pics of the manifold after you had the welds gone over. Were you able to get at all the welds or just most of them.
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    No more pics i'm afraid Dave.

    S3Dave did the welding so you can ask him about what ones he felt needed strengthening and how easy they were to access.
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    Its just I sent mine in to get done today. He is going to go over all the welds but there are some and parts of others that he said he would be unable to get at.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    He can only do what he can do then. The main ones are the ones by the head as opposed to the turbo end.
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    I would imagine that uber lean pikey map on there was the cause of the cracking... as it was to your turbo and manifold..
    wonder how many others are unaware of theirs being the same!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    You're not wrong there Bill.

    This should be a lesson to anyone thinking of getting their car mapped without having it rolling road'd to check the fuelling. For the sake of a cheap £200 map it has cost me a new turbo and a cylinder head :faint:

    I dread to think just how many turbo'd cars there are out on the road in a similar state.
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    Hows it all going now mate you cranking up them miles yet ;)
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    Just gone over 300 but I got bored and have been caning it anyway ;)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I fitted my new 2nd hand wheels last night. I know they're nowhere near as nice as the S4s but the tyres were running low on the S4s and my end goal is to have some lightweight 17" wheels. These are freshly refurbed TT wheels with brand new rubber on so they will tie me over till I get round to buying some multispoke light wheels:

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    nice car westy and great thread, whats the plans after you get her run in?

    or is that you happy for a while...
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Thanks. Next plan is to strip the interior and get some bucket seats in but not sure when that will be as I've recently bought a house and won't be able to spend as freely.

    I'll be buying a diesel as a daily drive and the S3 will become a track car once it's been on a diet :eyebrows:
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    lmao

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