A freind of mine recommended a guy to me, basically you remove your ECU, send it off and he remaps it for you.
My freind had it done by the same guy and his car was pushing 280 bhp on the rolling road.
He had a badger 5 tip, stainless exhaust with de cat, induction kit.
My engine is a lot...
I fitted a used exhaust (cat back) although I already had a de cat with OEM rear box.
I'm getting a lot of smoke from exhaust.
I noticed it immediately....
Do you think moisture could of been inside the exhaust or the previous car it come off had a turbo problem or something?
Not noticed it...
Proud owner of 8l s3, car hit 160k and looking to get an 8p s3 in the near future.
Anybody else done this route and any feedback.
Love the 8l just getting too old now and just generally want a newer car.
Just looking for any feedback really and any experience of both cars.
Been getting an issue where a bolt works it way loose
If you take of the charge pipe and look directly down where the manifold is (above the turbo)
There is 3 torque bolts and dont seem to have any purpose what so ever.
They keep working them self loose.
Any idears ?
I've been looking to change my N75,
For the cost of it it's worth changing as I'm getting very different performance from day to day.
Can some body reccomend a part number to purchase a new n75.
I would prefer a non ebay special but would accept a trusted supplier that has been used before.
Hoping to get my car re mapped very soon.
Got quoted today £499
Car has decat, updated induction kit, updated TIP, Forge 007 diverted valve
Recent clutch,turbo,cambelt,n249/n75 valve.
All PCV and boost / breather pipes replaced.
Thinking of a front mounted intercooler prior to the map but the...
Had the cambelt changed today due to a leaking water pump, also found a hose which had snapped (routed by the steering pump resevouir)
A breather of some sort which was repaired at the same time.
Car has now a flutter noise when coming off the revs.
Seems a bit down on power now as well ??
I was hoping somebody could get me a part number for a hose which has split. Its the pipe under the y piece which goes down towards the oil filter housing. It has a clip to hold another pipe on the side of it.
Another question is that I replaced this hose 2-3 years ago and it has failed...
Can anybody advise the better quality clutch to go in my 2002 BAM s3 ?
Sachs or luk ??
It’s the final repair before it goes in to be mapped.
Planned power aim is about 260 bhp.
I’m leaving the dual mass and the parts supplier has said that the clutch brand MUST match the fly wheel, is this...
I have had an ongoing issue where my drivers headlight would not always come on from the 1st switch on the dash but turning it on/off a few times it seemed to be ok.
It has now failed completely.
I think it is the ballast or igniter that has failed. I can’t seem to source this part from...
ive blown the gasket between the turbo and Downpipe 3 times now.
Is there a reason for this ?
The last 2 times when I have removed it there is not much left of it and again I’ve got a blowing noise from the same place again.
Not an issue to fix but I wanted to no the reason for it to keep...
The mrs is after a new car as the S3 as much as I adore it keeps costing a fortune.
We are looking at the newer model like 2010 s3.
I personally prefer th 8l and would honestly want to keep it.
As it is at the moment the car looks great and has no know faults and in my opinion looking pretty...
Please look at the image attached.
Coolant was leaking from it.
It’s bolted to the cooling fan with torque bolts and 2 coolant hoses attach from each side.
My car got hit by a lorry and must of happened from the impact.
I’ve have bye passed it and need to order a new one.
What is it’s...
Car overheated today while sat in traffic when the Mrs was driving .
I found coolant bottle empty so topped up and left running for a hour with cap off and heaters flat out.
I refitted the cap and drove for half hour or so and the temp gauge never went over 90?
I could not get the cooling fan...
i brought some parts from a guy and thought I’d share as he seemed a real nice knowledgeable guy.
Had lots of spares and loads of 8l parts.
I would need to ask him first but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind people contacting him.
My car got hit by a lorry and need a new bumper and also the bumper mounts which go to the wing.
The inner arch liner is also damaged.
Does any body know of any s3 been dismantled and broken.
I’m willing to collect and need ASAP.
I have attached pics of the car, paint code and damage