Just to add to this old post,
Had 3 of these pumps fail now,
Seems to be issues with quite a lot as read about at least 3 others failing!
Wouldn't bothe with anything less than the dw65v for a few extra quid.
In my opinion and the opinion of most others in main land Europe, the end bracing plate being suggested in this thread isn't worth the hassle with how thin and flimsy it is, if you just take a look at what adt, monster, frt etc run its about 10 times thicker and supports the whole end of the box.
Ahaha I'm the same when I have my little one wondering the garage while I'm in there!
Many thanks for the pics they are perfect and confirm my suspicions that unlike mk4 golf's they didn't leave the cable throttle brackets in place :(
Could I ask a huge favour while yours car is stripped out dash wise,
Could you take a few pics of around the pedal box area and just to the left of it under the centre console area etc?
And just above
Many thanks if you could I've tried looking through your pics
Currently I'm getting abit of a clunky knock,
If I stab the throttle and let of it clunks/knocks,
On my list to check is
engine mounts (recently fitted vibra mounts and power flex dog bone)
Wishbone bushes, have power flex bushes fitted currently but really I think they are past their...
My s3 not a whole lot...my haldex converted golf is another story, it's got a mildly fettled vr6 that I'm hoping to max (90% duty) the 6x1000cc injectors out.. should have numbers later this year if I decide to visit a dyno after mapping.
He's a Dr of chemical engineering, it costs him about a third of what it would to buy it, and his car is strictly drag strip only.
I may give his special brew ago when I'm on the road, but it'll mean new injectors.
E85 is near on impossible to get at the pump here now,
My local supermarket used to have a pump but they removed it about 5 years ago now.
You can buy barrels of the stuff from race fuel suppliers, the bonus is the blend is always the same, (but expensive)
because of the temp change in...
Your not exactly testing it too it's limit. (4wd launch on drag slicks with north of 800bhp+ usually over 1000bhp and with more torque from the vr style engine.)
On a previous car build I could get 2 years of track days out of a gearbox that would last 1 rwyb at santapod,
Shows the difference...