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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. Jay A3
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    Worth a shot - revised piston may still be free. If it don't work then just buy a new one which will also come with the new revised piston.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Might just buy an OE one to ensure its leak free. This 007p has been on the car since I bought it in 2008 so it's seen some action.
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    [Jun 13, 2013]
    (must refrain from mum joke!)

    If anything having a stiffer spring reduces the time and amoumt the dv is open, reducing the amount of air you can dump.
    It has no relation to boost because it acts in the same direction to it. spring holds piston closed, as does boost.
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  4. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I think the spring differences have been covered a fair few times and yet nobody seems to still understand the reasons for changing them! My car feels very on/off and the part throttle motorway cruising is a bit of a pain and requires some practice. I can only put this down to the blue spring on the DV. On the other hand, i'm dubious about changing it as it was mapped with it in and there must have been a reason for it...
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Good luck with the freebie....few of my mates who have asked for the re-designed piston have been re-directed to the service kit for about £15...thankfully I managed to get a free one when Reesy posted it up on his thread :yahoo:
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    Bin it off for an OE Westy, it's always worth having a spare anyway.

    If you get on with the OE you can sell the 007p to an unsuspecting scenester on eBay.
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    OE valve ordered. Let's get back to basics.
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    Forge has a repair kit for every DV!So you can get one and make your 007 like new!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    The service kit is £15 and the spring is £12 and I'm fed up of paying forge money. I only serviced the thing just before it got mapped in November. Thought I'd give the OEM one a go.
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Could you post a pic up of the OEM one you get please?....I've heard that there is a slightly different design to it now.

    I've got 2 at home and 1 in the car :) lol Shows how much faith I have with Forge now! haha
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    Will do matey. I've never ever seen one lol
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    710N FTW!
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    [​IMG]
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    I have a bit of a collection going on....

    I still have a Split-R and run a 007P on the car at the moment- over £200 worth of DV's with just those two!!!

    I wonder if Forge will take them both off my hands as an exchange for some new shiny blue silicone boost hoses :D lol
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    New OEM valve fitted. Smooth as silk! No more jerky part throttle.

    I did however have 2 engine codes before I went for a spin which must have cropped up last week on my way back from Silverstone.

    First was about an intermittent cam shaft sensor issue which I've had before.

    And the second was for an intermittent open circuit on injector 4 which is a bit more of a worry.

    Cleared the faults and they haven't come back.... yet!
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    You dont drive it enough for it to register any fault codes again!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I know, that's why whenever I do drive it something seems to crop up. There could be a cloud of smoke pouring out the back of it and the girlfriend wouldn't even notice...
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    Just out of interest Westy, how much are the OE's?
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    £35.13 inc vat
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    Be interesting to see just how long an OEM valve lasts at 21psi as not many people ever seem to order up a new one when their original dies.
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    Anyone recommend a way to shift serious brake dust!

    Been attacking this for an hour with wonder wheels and getting there slowly but is there an easier way?

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    Wolfs decon gel is AMAZING.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Can I get that in halfords or is it an online jobby? Spent £37 in halfords yesterday on bits to clean the car for Inters and thought I should start on my wheels today. Not doing too well do far!
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    By the look of it a sand blast would work well :p
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    Yeah they are bad Andrew. I've never cleaned them properly since I bought them 18 months ago so thought I would now. The dust is so thick! Loads of old wheel weight stickers to remove too.
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    This too would be a good idea. Not such a good suggestion right now though Jo!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Gave up with the inside. Did the best I could with wonder wheels. It came out ok on the front:

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    Hoping to get to fit my spacers at least for a test fit today. Also got the black audi centre bore caps so I can ditch the manky plastic TT wheel centre caps that the paint is flaking off.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Can anyone tell me why 3 of my wheels look like this in the centre:

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    Yet one looks like this:

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    All are genuine with the same part number and offset :think:
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    maybe one was a replacement down the line somewhere and they changed the design :uhm:
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    That's what I was thinking. Bit annoying as I have an odd wheel now. I'll check with our resident VW parts man tomorrow to see if he can work it out.
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    All spaced out again... love it.

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    Thought you were waiting until the inters clean?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Thought I should do the wheels to save me time in 2 weeks. Good job too as it took me ages to clean them. As there were off, thought I'd fit spacers and centre caps.

    Can you check the system tomorrow mate to see if the TT wheel design was changed at some point?
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    Got no way of checking. If there's a supersession on the screen then its clear they've changed something along the way but won't ever know what they changed.
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    This the part number?
    8N0 601 025 A Z17

    If so, nothing has changed going by ETKA.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Yeah that was the number. Very strange I have a different wheel. I thought it must have been a rep at first.
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    I'd have assumed rep too mate! definitely all Ronal stamped? I'm sure mine are all like the 3 of yours. so strange!
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    Yep, Ronal stamp, Audi stamp, part number stamp, all the same on the rear of the spokes as the other 3 wheels. When te OE centre caps are fitted it covers this bit up but I decided I wanted a change.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Finally got round to removing the smic cross member:

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    Weighed in at just under 4kgs!

    I'm going to weigh my rear seats, spare wheel, and tool kit when I remove them on Thursday ready for Inters ;)
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