I'm Also a belgium S3 owner and had a focus st mk3 before my S3 also ! I owning the car for almost thee years now and coming from the st the chasis sucks indeed !
Last year decided to replace all bushings , topmounts and replaced the old dampers with a bilstein coilover set !
change of plans i probably will buy another engine to do a full forged build !
just found an agu engine to rebuild , is there any other difference between the agu ant the amk accept the vvt system ? (cams, pistons ... ?)
will start on my head revision on my amk engine , if there is any budget left maybe some rods , bearings and pistonrings (my boss is paying 800 gbp for my head revision to compensate all my extra hours that ive done the last months ) !
Car is still running well but is using some oil , What are...
Since i had my downpipe and sportcat on my car always had the engine light warning on the dash , tought it was because the relentles sportcat but apparently it isnt .
Had a scan with my mates vdcs and p0133 and p1103 showed up , tried to erase Them but cant clear the codes ! Both lambda...
What would be the best choice b12 or b14 ?
My car is like new at the underside but the cheap coilovers i fitted are just rubbish ! i can get a nice discount on bilstein kits so it's almost certain i will order one of these 2 !
What would be the best choice ?
Also added a picture of the...
So all the parts are ready for sandblasting and poadercoating next week !
Yesterday I spended the whole day cleaning the underside of the car , looks like new ! Will take some pics asap .
I bought some black dinitrol to coat the underside but the actually the underside is still to good to...
So today I started to dismantel the underside of the car .
Plan is to clean everything as good as possible and give the underside a full dinitrol coating.
Paint all the the parts and replace all the bushes , springs , dampers ...
Also fitting relentless downpipe , sportscat and milltek...
in my case the biggest problem was that the car had misfires under full load and the start up on 3 cilinders .
i did a pressure test but no external leakage to be found , so probably after one night the spark plug was covered with coolantfluid and would explain the start up on 3 cilinders and...
I had the same problem 1 year ago .
Car running on 3 cilinders on start up and after a few seconds the 4th jumped in , also needed to refill the coolant fluid every 4 days !
I bought myself a coolant leak stop aditive and car is running without any problem since , so i'm guessing headgasket...
i'm not actually affraid for the paint but affraid for the underside of the car !
Car gets washed and waxed every week when driving it !
I'm thinking to do a full restoration of the underside next year and get it as good as new :)
Are you guys still using the s3 in the winter period in the snow and salt ?
Just gave mine a clean and polish and is ready for storage this winter , on the other hand car would be fun in the snow , just affraigt for the salt this winter .