Search results

  1. J B

    Turbo rebuild

    I had my turbo refurbed 18 months ago after my cylinder head cracked, whilst everything was apart I upgraded a few bits, I built and fitted a largeport head with a modified inlet mani, relentless v3 exhaust mani, downpipe & sports cat, and got the turbo refurbed as it was on around 85k then had...
  2. J B

    Engine/gearbox mount fitting guide.........

    I have done both mounts now and the vibration has died down a bit its just bad on idle really, the other issue I have is that the downpipe now vibrates against the tunnel on coast down mainly so im going to replace them for pattern parts. Just one query ECP list engine mounts left and right for...
  3. J B

    Engine/gearbox mount fitting guide.........

    Really bad cabin vibration and rattles from idle-1500rpm, I havnt really pushed the car at all I literally only started it yesterday after spending 6-7 weeks rebuilding everything. I'm wondering if the downpipe could be touching in the tunnel somewhere. And I have only done the engine mount so...
  4. J B

    Engine/gearbox mount fitting guide.........

    Ok I have filled my engine mount and refitted (havnt done the gearbox yet, not sure I want to!) but the vibration is pretty bad, I was wondering if anyone else has done this and had the same issue? I have just fitted a releness mani, downpipe and cat as well as rebuilding an agu cylinder head...
  5. J B

    Where to get a K04-23 rebuild kit?

    Ok so if I rebuild it and then get it balanced il probably save myself a few £ on the way, thanks for the advice like you say £50 for peace of mind is nothing. So where should I be looking to get a rebuild kit?
  6. J B

    Driveshaft gaiter replacement tutorial

    I have a question, how does the outer CV joint come off the drive shaft, how do you get to the metal clip?
  7. J B

    Where to get a K04-23 rebuild kit?

    I figured that if it was reassembled in exactly the same orientation as when it was unassembled it should in theory still be balanced? Or am I way off the mark?
  8. J B

    Where to get a K04-23 rebuild kit?

    I PM'd him a couple of days ago but havnt heard anything back, I did find his post on rebuilding a K04 though http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/139858-hybrid-turbocharger-k04-build-3.html#post1424098
  9. J B

    Where to get a K04-23 rebuild kit?

    As the title really, as my engine is in bits at the moment due to a cracked head, it looks like the oil seals have gone on my turbo so I am looking to renew the seals and the other internals. there is very little play and I havnt spotted any cracks in the hotside so was thinking I would do it...
  10. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    Update; So I got the head off, ended up taking the turbo off with the manifold as tuffty said. I had it pressure tested today and the head is cracked :crying: so I need to find a replacement. So does anyone know of a good head for sale or a good source?
  11. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    It's the sockets that are rounding off! Crappy chrome vandium! How does the turbo bolt to the downpipe?
  12. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    Ok so I'm really struggling with the exhaust mani to turbo bolts, one has cracked off but the other two wont budge they've been soaked in wd40 all week, I've tried a breaker bar with an 11mm socket with someone hammering the end like an impact driver but the socket just slips, any ideas??
  13. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    It has been replaced, I said cam belt tensioner, forgetting the damper is a seperate item?
  14. J B

    Engine/gearbox mount fitting guide.........

    Has anyone done there engine mounts yet and got any pictures?
  15. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    Scullies, I know, if the head is still ok then I will drill the threads and put a time-sert in, im just not going to know until I get back to the car to take the head off tomorrow night :( Another question, is it worth upgrading the coil packs to the 2.0Ltr TFSI coilpacks? I also have a new...
  16. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    Thanks tuffty, now to figure out where to get such a tool!
  17. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    Ok so on a previous occasion the spark plug had popped out of the cylinder, but I dont know if it did on this occasion, (my car is at my dads 60miles away) on this occasion it did pop the coilpack out as you can see in the picture I put up. The cam belt tensioner, waterpump, aux belt, idler...
  18. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    To be honest the cam belt and tensioner are both under a year old so was going to reuse, there's enough expense with all the other parts I'm going to have to buy! Already found the engine mounts and a cv boot that need changing.
  19. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    I'm sure to be honest, I did tighten it down the day before, but I dont think the threads are very good, I was going to put a timesert in at the same time.
  20. J B

    Advice - Head gasket replacement

    So unfortunately my car decided to spit its dummy out on my drive home friday. Engine managment light came on and the car was running really rough, I guessed I had blown a boost hose so pulled over in a layby but when I stopped I was greeted with a cloud of steam so wasnt what I assumed :(...
Top