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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?

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  1. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    theres your answer then fred. use a bolt for the difficult one but nordlock it. studs and nuts for the rest.
    unless you can put a strategic dent in the runner
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Currently all 3 bolts have nords on them and I've used locktite and they still keep coming loose :( at leaset the top one is easier to access.
     
  4. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Just some quick pics of my latest arrival:

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  5. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Looks gay! You're going to sound like Fred the Barry Boy :p

    Only messing. Looks good dude :) Did you get the centre section as well? twin box or non res?

    I really want to venture into making an exhaust soon, just need to find someone local who's compentant at stainless welding.
     
  6. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Yeah I've got the centre section. Just took some quick pics then packe it up ready for my house move. It's non res so might he loud with my xs mani and DP/decat!
     
  7. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    nah, won't be loud, it'll be manly :D
     
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    Word....

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  9. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Not sure if I'm missing the sleeve that joins the mid section to the decat pipe? I'm sure I've seen pics of another bit in the milltek kit!
     
  10. Jason.s

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    If there's no reducer on the centre section you'll have to buy one. Should be pretty obvious if it's there or not. I'm sure you can get one from jetex or I'm sure milltek will supply you one.
     
  11. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Yep it's not there. The xs decat pipe seems to taper in to fit the OEM rear section so it might be ok, will have a look tomorrow.

    Milltek do the part for £20.
     
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    Yeah you might be ok mate I had to buy one as mine did not come with it ether
     
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    4.99 on eBay. You're going to need one for sure if the milltek is 2.75.
     
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    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

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    Will that mean you got from 3 inch down to 2.5 with both oem adaptors then back to 2.75 ?
     
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    Yep lol. Ideally you could do with chopping off the 2.5 reducer on the downpipe and get a 2.75 reducer welded on instead to join to the milltek to get rid of any bottleneck.
     
  16. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I'm not sure. I'm actually thinking that the xs decat pipe was still sleeved to fit the OEM cat back. It must go from 3" to 2.75".
     
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    The standard is 2.5 though isn't it? And millteks are always a bigger diameter than the standard system.
     
  18. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    xs decat is deffo 2.5, i measured it the other day.
    i think fred should get a 2.75 reducer welded onto the decat :icon_thumright:
     
  19. Sam_

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    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Mine's sounding better every day. Desserted underground car parks and tunnels sound awesome on boost :) Granted yours will be louder with no cat but it shouldn't be unbearable ;)
     
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Looking at this Fred:

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    It seems that the XS DP does from 3'' straight down to 2.5''.

    You're going to have two options.....

    1. Fit the milltek using a 2.5 - 2.75 reducer onto the XS decat section. Simple option, but doesn't give the best flow.

    2. Cut off the 2.5'' section from your downpipe, and either buy a 500mm length of 2.75'' pipe with a 3'' flare on one end and clamp the extension on, or get a 2.75'' section welded onto your 3'' Decat.

    Annoying I know, but it depends how fussy you are!

    On the daily, when I first fitted the decat, I left the downpipe as it came, which was 3'' > 2.5'' > 2.25'' in 3 steps. I later fitted a cat back 2.5'' system, in the way we speak of above, using a reducer and leaving the short length of a smaller size in situ.

    After a few weeks I checked under the car, and found that the short 6'' section of 2.25 I'd left in was bright purple (HOT), yet the rest of the decat was still shiney silver. That seems to be like a pretty clear sign that it's a hot spot, which surely points to a flow restriction at the reduction?

    I cut the 2.25'' section out and let in a 2.5'' to keep the bore all the way through, and everything then discoloured at the same rate
     
  21. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Cheers guys. I think best option then would be to actually go and get this professionally fitted so they can weld a je reducer on and make sure the joins are sealed tight.

    I'm fitting the studs to the DP end tonight so I'll have a good look around while I'm under there.
     
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    yea man, have a measure up :) Offer your miltek centre section up (can get a fore/aft alignment from the hangers) and see what kind of lengths you're talking about needing to cut / replace.

    I think it'd be worth removing the 2.5'' section though, just for a continous bore all the way through.
     
  24. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Oh yes definitely worth it mate. Be good to get it professionally fitted to ensure a properly sealed system.

    And on the same subject of exhausts, does anyone know if VAG did a longer turbo stud with the same thread pattern as the ones we've used for the DP?
     
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    yay finnaly caught up with this thread, read from start to finish! What a journey you have had, and a massive intake temp whore!
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Haha, thanks rich. Hope the thread wasn't too boring. I try to get as many pics as possible as people would prefer to look at pics then read pages and pages of text.

    I will be doing some AIT logs once the car is fully mapped and summer is here. Might be up for fitting a FMIC spray kit too.
     
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    I'm hopefully looking at my intercooler spray kit tommorrow and have got a solenoid on order

    If them nozzles I've got work alright I can grab you some if you want? ;)
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    You're a legend big man. Let me know how it goes :thumbsup:
     
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    I'm hopefully going to measure the pipes up this afternoon and will pop to grab some fittings and other bits from work this evening :ninja:

    I will be using the headlight washer pump as mines been dissconnected for the past year due to a leak on one of the aliens, my only thoughts is that the nozzle/jets will be to small for the pump.....time will tell?
     
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    Headlight washer pump is quite a high pressure one IIRC... more so than the windscreen pump.... larger volume of water to shift...

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    Will post up a photo of one of these jets if i can find one at home :)

    The jets have a very small slit to produce a mist more like the wmi but im sure that by putting a few on it will relieve the pressure as have got 2 or 3 manifold blocks that are 1/8 thread with 4 outlets on the front with an inlet and outlet at each end ;)
     
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    Pics of nozzle

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    Manifold

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    Will see how well it sprays before permanently fixing it all into place :)
     
  33. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Nice hairy leg dude. Pinch me some bits I like the look of that ;)
     
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    Mine have stopped working and I was told by the guy that MOTd my car last month that by my next MOT they will fail as all factory fitted xenons must now have fully functioning auto level systems and washer jets or they fail. What about the rear wiper jet? Not enough capacity?
     
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    Need to find a friendly mot tester ;)
     
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    Cheers what should I do shave it lol

    Checked and probably got near 100 of them jets and they don't need them no more as the machine they were fitted to had a rather large fire so your more than welcome to have some mate ;)
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I hate down pipes! Can't get on the rear nut to tighten it. Just had to do another last minute dash to Halfords to get a rachet spanner with flexible end. Hope it works :(
     
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    Hope it all worked out mate and got it sorted?

    Did you come up with a solution for the top one?
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Well it's all together now, let's just hope it holds.

    The rear most bolt had completely rattled out and must be laying on the A10 somewhere. The top bolt and front bolt were both tight to undo so they seem fine. Fitted studs and nuts covered in locktite into the front and rear most holes and had to reuse the special top bolt.

    The rear bolt is almost impossible to work on. Used a 16mm flexible rachet spanner and we could still only get 1mm of a turn at a time. Tam and I took it in turns as it was very difficult to do up and we've both got bad blisters from it.

    I will be amazed if this doesn't hold!
     
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    Glad to hear it mate hopefully it'll be downpipe happily ever after ;)
     
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I really hope so because I don't think I can handle another 4 hours under the car with less hand space then a gynichologist is used to!
     
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    Been dogging again? ....:haha:
     

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