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when does S3 turbo kick in?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by steebo888, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. steebo888
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    Hi everyone

    Im just in the process of trying to estasblish what is causing the extended turbo lag i have.

    At the moment it kicks in at 2200-2400


    what should it be normally?
    The rest of the car is fine, i might start with the dv first as its £20 as well as chcking the hoses
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  2. dantheman1986
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    sounds about right to me? i have a 1.8tqs tho
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  3. nick-barnes07
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    sounds right to me as well
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    im quite sure it used to be before 2000rpm

    i have had a few issues in which ive been doing some testing to elimante things like exhuast, blowing sound but cant find owt, cleaned the maf, taken to a few garages, avoided stealers etc), serviced the lot
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    On mine, boost threshold is slightly below 2k, but it doesn't make any meaningful boost until 2.2k ish.
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    please can anyone else let me know what your turbo kicks in at on a standard S3

    thanks
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  7. D-Tech Performance
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    mate if you wanna nip up i can have a look pm me
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    mines about the same aswell, been revo'd tho.....
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    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    I think mine starts to produce boost around 1700rpm however you should be getting full boost by around 2200rpm.
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    [Dave B] Rrrrrrrr-tech

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    Your car sounds normal mate, recognisible boost at about 2200ish before and after remap (just more of it afterwards).
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    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    I have a 2001 S3 and the boost comes just under 3000 RPM. I do have mine remapped with Revo SP2.
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    Mines standard and seems to boost 2200 rpm, i take this to be normal
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    Thanks guys for your input.
    Gonna take it to Dom at D-Tec Performance next week for a quick check on VAG.com just to make sure everything is okay and stuff.
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    think mine kicks in about 2800 tbh
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