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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. Dani_B19
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    So easy todo pal? What yours bracket like for the power steering pipe?
  2. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Easy mate. 3 13mm bolts each end of the pipe then 2 10mm bolts that keep the pas pipework in place. Undo the 10mms first. I've just used cable ties as I was in a lazy mood. I might get round to proper brackets another time but ties will do a good enough job.
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  3. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Including the SMIC cross bar, this little lot comes in at 45kgs!

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    Forget the strut brace, that's going back on.

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    So this with a nearly empty fuel tank and some more ponies from last year should give me a much better quarter mile time.
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    12.9 here you come! :arco:
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    how much does a steering rack weigh?
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    to put that into some perspective, 12.9 is 2003 911 carrera 4S time.
  7. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Let's not get too excited. I might be slower.
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    Ahh get the wheels straight forward on the strip and rip the rack out.....;)
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    Is that an old strut brace or have you taken it off?
  10. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Nah it's going back on. I've only removed it to access the brake reseviour.
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    Leave it off, its gotta be 2kg lol
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    I did wonder if that was a pi$$ take thinking he was aiming for a proverbial 10s car.

    I had an 02' C4S & doubt if it was that quick either tbh.
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    Hmmm, I could do with some losing weight! :sly:
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    Fred,

    EVERYONE is counting on you running 12's this year!

    No pressure!
  15. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Thanks mate I'll try. Not many people seem to be up for running at all!
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I am.

    Won't be fast, will wheelspin lots and achieve nothing.

    Will be funny though
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    lupo will be playing on sunday
  18. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    What sort of times does it run Bill?
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    Can someone get vids of this? im only going on saturday
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    no idea.. never done 1/4 mile in its current spec..
    its a dyno queen.. :p

    thats where it has spent most of its time - testing 1.8t products for me.
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    Will you remove the front passengers seat at the strip to lose a bit more weight ? S3 seats must weigh around 500kg :) , I know this as I pulled a back fat when I pulled them out the car :yes:
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    He said he is just going to leave it at that apart from shaving his knackers and having a dump....
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  23. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Game Over lads :(

    Master Cylinder went as I was bleeding te brakes. Really not happy after all the rushing about and 7 hours of cleaning.

    Now trying to thumb a lift to Inters.
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    **** dude. What is it with you lot and killing MC's. Did you run it dry?
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    :ohmy:

    Thats lame mate, how did you try bleed it, with the pedal or ezzibleed?
  26. Westy
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    Ezibleed. Done it loads of times before without any issue. I suspect I might have damaged te seals on Wednesday when I was pressing the pedal to the floor. Total bummer and the 2nd show in a row my car hasn't made. Tho was the one I was really looking forward too :(
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    Still, no need to "shave your knackers" as Dave put it, now.
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    why dont you get it repaired and go tomorrow?
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    Jason to the rescue though. Looks like I'll be able to drink a bit more this weekend now.
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  30. Westy
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    No mate can't be arsed with the hassle. I'll go with Jase then repair it in the week.
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    :(
    What happens when the mc goes? Just no pedal no matter what?
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    They say these things happen for a reason, you wouldn't want to lose the brakes after a 10 sec run :)

    Now go drown your sorrows over the weekend :)
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    That's s**t luck mate :( will come a find you lot when I get there sunday
    have a good un
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  35. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Should get time to get under the heap of crap tonight and see what's going on. Going to get a couple of litres of brake fluid today.

    After chatting to a few of the lads at Inters im now hoping that the MC isn't shagged but one is on order just incase.
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    Been meaning to ask did you find out where the fluid was coming from?

    Hope your all sorted and up and running :)
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    It was another classic Fred moment a bit like the EGT sensor fun ;)
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    oh come on, I need to hear this.

    What was the likely cause?

    I thought we all decided over a few beers that Fred had Fk'd it and a new MC was the only fix?
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    No no everything was fine on the car.. It was the equipment he was using in a rush that was the issue lol.
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    Didn't think could be the master cylinder seal as is a sealed unit bar the fill, outlets and bleed nipples...pressume was tge seal on the eazy bleed pissed it out everywhere?

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