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    No power after 3" downpipe/decat

    H Hi Tuffty, I have a completely standard S3 8L (BAM225). I am considering doing a decat and downpipe this weekend. Will this provide any gains? will I throw codes, check engine light, limp mode etc. with this mod? please let me know. Reading this thread is making me think twice as this...
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    Forge Twintercooler on S3

    Hi ! Wanted to revive this and ask how your twintercooler is working . I live in the Philippines and the hot climate is causing huge power issues as I am running stock IC . Was looking for an upgrade that won't restrict flow to the radiator as well as Aircon condenser unit up front . Reason...
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    Intercooler

    Hi guys , I have a 2002 audi s3 8L with a bam225 engine . I am very interested in purchasing an upgraded intercooler . Initially front mount and was looking at airtech and wagner . However , the country I live in (Philippines) has an average ambient temp ranging in the mid 30s (Celsius). As a...
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    Power loss when warm?

    Same issue on my car (2002 S3 bam225). Replaced dv, plugs , coil packs, o2 sensor and still getting power loss . This happens as soon as the temp gauge is on or slightly before the half way mark . Anything before that the car pulls hard. No CEL, no codes. There is a noticeable back fire during...
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    ESP light has come on and won't go off

    Hi everyone , just an update . Left the office a bit late today , experienced hard rainfall and took me about 2 hours to get home due to heavy traffic . It eventually cleared and started to blast it , taking advantage of the full boost I get in the cold. During the entire time, no esp light or...
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    ESP light has come on and won't go off

    Thanks and will check this out :-)
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    ESP light has come on and won't go off

    That's it ! That's exactly the cable I have but can't seem to get the sucker working. Here's what I did; 1. Downloaded software by clicking the HEX+CAN icon on the website as that is what my cable has written on it 2. When to garage with laptop , plugged in cable and my computer couldn't seem...
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    ESP light has come on and won't go off

    Hi , do you have a photo of this hose? I'll go down to the parking to check it out . Thanks !!
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    ESP light has come on and won't go off

    I purchased the car second hand. Previous owner did not include the software , only cable . Tried to install VCDS on my laptop and couldn't get it to detect my car . Tried several versions of VCDS as well with no prevail . So will be doing this without the aid of a computer diagnostic tool. I...
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    ESP light has come on and won't go off

    Would like to revive this thread .. Felt judder on all pedals and as if I had run over something (though I didn't) then warning light came on .. Help!! :-(
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    2002 Audi s3 8L BAM 225

    Located the problem . Lower right intercooler hose has traces of oil on the neck area . Took down hose and noticed a small tear on the clamped area . Already ordered a replacement for this however for the time being , I cut out the area with a hole, and put the hose back . I applied some...
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    2002 Audi s3 8L BAM 225

    Thanks ! Will check that out . By chance , would you know the symptoms of boost leak and heat soak ? Do our cars suffer same symptoms for both or is there a distinguishing factor for each ? Thanks !!
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    2002 Audi s3 8L BAM 225

    Hi guys , just decided to get a complete vacuum and boost silicon kit for my car. Would like to ask for a list of the hoses as I will be ordering this piece by piece on eBay. Is anyone equipped with the list ? Plan on getting everything except coolant / radiator hoses. I can see some threads but...
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    Audi S3 8l BAM 225

    Hi sir ! Hope all is well with you . Have another observation I would like to share . A few days ago I decided to remove the plastic cover to check all hoses if they are intact. Hoses were ok but noticed that the n249 located on the valve cover area had been bypassed (but still plugged in the...
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    Audi S3 8l BAM 225

    Thank you , Sir! Will figure out on how to install VCDS . With regard to bigger intercooler , what brand would you recommend ? Noticed from photos that the bigger front mount intercooler blocks part of the radiator . Will this cause overheat issues ? Reson I'm asking is bec I come from a...
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