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Which turbo do i have?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by DaveA3, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    Hi All,

    As above which type of turbo do i have? is it a ko3 or a ko3s?

    Details:

    2000 A3 1.8T
    first registered: 10/08/2000
    engine: AGU255****
    vin: WAU****L*YA******

    dunno if the above help at all?

    cheers
     
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  3. JD09

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    Isn't the K03s a hybrid uprated turbo?

    If the car is standard, pretty sure it will be just the K03 . . .
     
  4. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    ko3s is the one from the 1.8TQ (180) and the S3 i believe?

    and also the cupra and 1.8t anniversary etc

    oh and for some reasons some 1.8t agu's thats why i wanna know if mines one of them as they can be remapped higher than the normal 150's with the k03
     
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    I thought the S3s ran K04's?
     
  6. DaveA3

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    they might do the facelift 225 ones anyway? not sure about the 210 ones. any s3 bods care to help? this is gettin messy lol
     
  7. DaveA3

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    just found out the 225 engines have:

    KKK K04-23 Turbo (different even from the 210hp motors which have KKK K04-01).

    so the ko3s are the 180's and some 150bhp's. but which 150's :(
     
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    wow thats pretty cheap! whats the fitting like on those? need a few new pipes?
     
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    ko3 came on the AGU (remapped will just about get 200bhp), ko3s came on facelift (november 2000 onwards) AUM 1.8t 150 & 180 bhp models. (remapped will see 220bhp easily - like mine)

    S3 & TT225 have ko4 :)
     
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    DO NOT buy that cheapy one unless you enjoy changing turbos frequently
     
  12. DaveA3

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    aww mark u spoiled my fun :(

    thanks for the tips peeps. ill have to put up with 200bhp for a bit :D
     
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    150 to 200 will be a massive improvement, just as 225-265 brings the car alive!
     
  14. Welly

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    What he said!! AGU engine like your also has the large port head.
     
  15. DaveA3

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    i had 220 on the 1.8tq and now my 150 seems pants. was just hoping to get close to that again :)

    all the same it will be better.

    Excuse my lack knowledge but how will the larger port on the AGU help at all?
     
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    Not really as standard to be honest. The engine will gobble up most of the boost you can throw at it though.

    Ultimately it produces better higher end power - but you trade off the lower down torque a little. Also, the AGU has a cable throttle.
     
  17. A3Tom

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    Larger ports mean the intake ports are bigger...so more air. Not that it really matters on an AGU as the turbos only have so much puff.

    However I have a KO3 on my car, Custom Code Phase 1 map, Forge TIP, induction kit and a stainless exhaust and its great to drive, really smooth. The map made it so much nicer to drive, you wont be dissapointed but if you get to the point I have you'll have to spend big bucks on getting a bigger turbo if you want more power. I'm happy with mine though so job done.
     

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