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Want to upgrade con rods how much?

Bens3 Feb 15, 2011

  1. Bens3

    Bens3 New Member

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    Hello ppl new to the site, Ive looked on this site to find out ruffly how much it would cost me to get my con rods replaced on my s3 1.8t BAM but can't find anything. Any1 got any ideas?
     
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Not much change from a grand....with new bearings/oil /cambelt/head gasket etc
     
  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    A mate of mine got a quote of £1100 for everything except the cost of the rods so you'll be looking at £1500ish i'd guess!
     
  4. Bens3

    Bens3 New Member

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    Well that's better than I thought. Not too bad in the long run and my car is due a cam belt soon. Is it worth doing anything else while I'm gettin this done?
     
  5. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Oil pump, oil pick up pipe and clean the sump.
     
  6. monkey_lewis

    monkey_lewis Reverse Gear

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    Water pump as well, normally every cambelt if posible, its not worth taking the chances
     
  7. barters3

    barters3 Member

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    Im gutted i didnt get my rods uprated when i had my cracked head replaced! i wasnt aware of the issues of them bending at the time. theres no way im paying the labour to have it done now!
     
  8. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah its a job that I wont go out of my way to get done. If the head needs to come off I'll get it done.
     
  9. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    not until they bend nd the bill is even higher
     
  10. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Well if that happens it's BT time ;)
     
  11. Bens3

    Bens3 New Member

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    Thanks every1 big help! I've looked into it a bit more and doesn't seem too hard to do myself, also a lot cheaper. What about pistons is it worth changing them? soz should of asked this when I started the thread!
     
  12. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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  13. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Need to ask the question as to why you are going down this root? Std pistons are fine... they are forged as std and will easily cope with 400bhp... I still have std pistons in my engine...

    What are the plans for your car tuning wise?

    <tuffty/>
     
  14. G60DAN

    G60DAN Member

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    I'm getting mine done as I bent one having new oil pump water pump cam belt and all the bits that go with it cam chain tench looking at £2000+
     
  15. Bens3

    Bens3 New Member

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    Well first I want to hybrid but eventually get a garret. I just want everyfing ready for when I decide to get a Garret and wasn't too sure what I needed for this. I suppose 400 bhp would be nice, I think that would keep me smiling for a while lol.
     
  16. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    For a hybrid have a read of Welly's build thread..
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/104103-another-hybrid-conversion-thread.html

    ..or for a little more then have a read of mine...
    tufftybloke's S3 minor modding thread

    ...and if thats not enough for you then try Andrews :)
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/84984-lets-get-then-my-2-1-conversion.html

    <tuffty/>
     
  17. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Trust me the three of use have spent a great deal on the conversions, expect to spent lots on the conversion also there will be parts that will give up the ghost not due to the power increase but of old age
     
  18. Bens3

    Bens3 New Member

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    I was expecting to spend but in my eyes that's what money is for lol. I like all 3 of these! I think il start with the hybrid and work my way to a conversion. Trouble with me I'm very impatient and I kno these things take time. Thanks for showing me these threads helps a lot!
     

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