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XS power downpipe and cat query

gez Jun 24, 2010

  1. gez

    gez S3 hunter

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    Just bought a XS power downpipe and sports cat for my S3.
    Problem is the hole for the post cat lambda sensor has a thread but it blocked off at the bottom so the sensor will have no flow of emmisions to it.
    Does anyone else have this on theirs? have people modified it or sent it back?
    Any help apprciated
     
  2. 5teve L

    5teve L Member

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    Drill a hole through ??
     
  3. gez

    gez S3 hunter

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    the thread goes about 3/4" into the pipe with a blocked end inside the boss.so even if i drill the bottom out it still wont get any flow
     
  4. Mpathe

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    it needs drilling and will be fine, its like that so the exhaust can be ued on the older engines without a post cat lamba sensor. mike
     
  5. 5teve L

    5teve L Member

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    the lambda probe extends from the end of the thread near on an inch IIRC...
     
  6. gez

    gez S3 hunter

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    Ok cool. So its not just mine then. Thought it may of been a munufaturer error. Ok thanks for the help
     
  7. Dansmith

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    I had so many problems with the one I bought i sent it back and insisted that i got all my money back for postage the lot, the item is such a poor fit but then i guess u get what u pay for!

    the problems my local revo centre (APD) said with the piece where

    The downpipe turbo flange holes didn’t line up with the turbo, the corner of turbo flange interfered with a turbo stud.

    The lower mounting bracket is welded incorrectly so it caught on the subframe.

    The angle of the bend was incorrect, leaving the system under tension when fitted.

    The cat pipe was not angled correctly, resulting in the system not lining up.

    The cat pipe was too short leaving a gap bigger than a normal exhaust sleeve.

    A few pics of the piece "fitted" to the car!

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  8. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    what do you expect from xs power chinese shyte?????
     
  9. Andrew@A.L.D

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

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    looks like you had a really bad one, mine wasn't that bad at all?
     
  10. Dansmith

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    maybe! they had no problems refunding the item after seeing the pictures I just had to fight a bit to get my postage back,

    Ended up buying a blueflame 3" downpipe and cat and so far no complaints really although I do have a slight rattle at the mo that I need to get fixed
     
  11. gez

    gez S3 hunter

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    Dan, what exhaust were you connecting it to? after market or OE cat back?

    I read somewhere on the forum that a member contacted xs power and told them about the fitting problems and they were going to modify any new ones so they fit better?!?!
     
  12. Dansmith

    Dansmith Member

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    standard exhaust mate!
     
  13. tyson

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    thought id post in here rather than starting a new thread.
    i brought a 3" downpipe and decat off ebay was a cheapy one took it to the garage yesterday where i helped fitting it.
    the flanges etc. are perfect fit the only thing is we couldnt get it to fit as the rear axle is in the way, im finding it very hard to find parts for my car as its the a3 1.8t quattro it has the same flange as the a3 but same layout as the s3 does anyone know where i can get downpipe and decat that will fit? or should i buy a s3 downpipe and decat and cut the flange off and weld the flange for the a3 onto it?
     
  14. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    wow, sounds like a precision product
     
  15. Mpathe

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    thought i'd let potential buyers know about mine, it has been on for a bout 6 month and not only was it a pain in the arse to fit, ive found a crack on the underside part right next to the flange so have had it welded up for now and plan on buying a better one. mike

    ps. all brackets were used and still cracked
     
  16. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I have bought one of these also and plan to fit shortly.

    Will let you know my thoughts when done.
     
  17. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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    Good luck dude, sounds like you'll need it.
     
  18. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    If it's gash I shall just send it back. I thought for £190 it was worth a bash!
     
  19. Andrew@A.L.D

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

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    I can tell for the 2 pics that they have fitted the cat upside down, turn it 180 deg and extend the pipe and then it would fit

    I got my down pipe and cat and Miltex at the same time as the system came with different fittings and extenders.
     

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