Just got the car back from Storm,after sorting out an odd problem....
The car shut down completely,luckily in the car park at work,with a steering warning light.
Seemed the steering angle calibration had gone over limits and shut the car down...all sorted now,car serviced and MOT'd and race...
I have to agree.
I bought mine as a manual and whilst it was good fun and reliable even with more torque,it really doesn’t compare to DSG.
I had mine converted to a DQ500 box at Storm Developments and the car is transformed into something way more driveable as well as much quicker.
Unfortunately everything on these cars costs.....the pump here is a high pressure direct injection pump rather than the type you're talking about,and is costly.
Mine has had an Autotech for around 90k miles(!) and providing they're installed very carefully,they are reliable.
Yes it’s a Powervalve system but it has the dump pipe from the turbo blended into a 90mm system with centre silencers and then one exit from the back box at low boost and a straight through at moderate boost and above.
It is a fair old trip.....AMD fitted my original exhaust,and the replacement rear box when the first one blew a weld or two(which to be fair to Milltek,they replaced out of the warranty period),but I had my car trailered up to BCS.
I used Shiply to find a couple of people who could transport a...
I've had a Milltek exhaust on mine a while back,and now a custom BCS system,and can totally recommend the BCS for build quality and gas flow etc.
The service from Nige and his team is also excellent.
I've got one of the original ITG intakes on the car,with a few custom mods to the inlet...
It’s odd as you say...mine lunched it’s original TB at around 60k miles but the current one has been fine.
The original had a few bits of dust etc inside but there was no obvious fault which was also pretty odd.
The ECU on mine can use things like the Corvette TB if required,but obviously...
Both get good reputations here,and I can personally recommend AMDEssex and Storm Developments,as I've had the engine on my car worked on by both at different times.
Bottom end failures on these engines are uncommon...what happened to yours,and what caused it.....the extent and cause of the...
Hi.....is your car already running a DSG box?
If so,a DQ500 would make a very good replacement if you can find one.
If not,then swapping from manual to DSG is doable but expensive.
This thread may help a lot....