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2018 RS3 Exhaust Delete Plugs + Loop

zaka7 Feb 7, 2018

  1. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    All,

    VW Parts International have finally completed testing and released the valve delete plugs.

    they can be found here:

    https://vwpartsinternational.com/sh...oval-fault-code-off-wire-connector-new-parts/

    https://vwpartsinternational.com/sh...e-protectors-blanking-plugs-new-custom-parts/

    Once you have added both into your basket, I have got a group buy discount of 10% to apply this, simply add both items to your basket and then click the following link (This will open a new window with 10% applied):

    https://vwpartsinternational.com/cart/?apply_coupon=RS3-2018T

    As with all of these things, Audisport.net accept no responsibility should anything go wrong, and there is potential this could invalidate warranty.
    I have bought mine, but as per other threads, Won't be installing until the 'cold start rattle' is resolved, I would hate to have my claim rejected on the basis I had unplugged the valves. Just my 2p

    Enjoy all, And I look forward to seeing the before and after videos you all post :thumbs up:

    Zac
     
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  3. Tristan2

    Tristan2 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Bronze Supporter Audi RS3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Thanks mate will order tomorrow


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  4. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    Top work mate... much appreciated... will get them ordered next week :icon thumright:
     
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  5. Andy_290

    Andy_290 Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback

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    I'm clearly a n00b here as I would like to know what these do please (sorry!)
     
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  6. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    At the moment your valves are closed in 1st gear and above until around 4000rpm, I think it is one of the valves but not 100%
    Lots of people have unplugged the valves so they are open 100% of the time and thus your car is essentially an ASBO on 4 wheels.
    Only issue with this is you have lose wiring exposed under the car and some get error codes.
    These valves allow you to safely terminate and protect the connection and complete the loop to avoid error codes, hence needing both :)
    Hope that helps.
     
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  7. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    Just to confirm... with the code applied the correct price is £57.48?
     
  8. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    No mate, you add both to your basket and it will be £57.48. Then you click the third link and it will open your basket in a new window, and the total will be £51.73. This is displayed at the very bottom of the page, should see
    Coupon: rs3-2018t -£5.75 [Remove]
    at the basket totals.
     
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  9. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    @zaka7 Cheers mate got it sorted now :sunglasses:
     
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  10. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    I notice they are discounted, how long will they be discounted for do we know?
     
  11. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Not mentioned a timeline, so i would just get them why it works, they have been discounted anyway, but we get an additional 10%
     
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  13. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    If anyone’s interested in the quality of these products and the supplier... I had them fitted to my previous car and they fit/worked a treat, so I have no doubt the RS3 ones will be the same too
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
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  14. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Just spoken to them, No time limit.
     
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  15. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    I'm more interested in how to install making sure both valves are open, as I thought one was closed until 4k or something lol.
     
  16. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    I can’t confirm for the RS3 yet as mine isn’t here for a few weeks but I’d assume it’s along the lines of... on a ‘cold start’ of the car, the flaps should open for 20, 30 ish seconds... so quickly jump out, get under and unplug... then you can turn the car off and get back under to fit all the plugs/covers
     
  17. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    i'll wait for you to do it, as well as the resolution on the cold start rattle before I do it, My neighbours are going to hate me, @AudiNutta said it makes the car mental loud on a cold start.
     
  18. FBF01

    FBF01 Well-Known Member

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    Wow cheaper than the valve controller at 350 I was looking at, I’d want them open all the time anyway! Ideal. Purchasing now but also need to know how to install
     
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  19. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    Mental loud... that’s what I’m after haha!

    I may wait too and see the outcome of the exhaust issues but I’m have a fiddle about and see when the flaps are open

    I’m assuming @AudiNutta will know how it’s done as he has had his unplugged
     
  20. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    Next week turned into... just ordered now :tearsofjoy:
     
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  21. FBF01

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    If it’s anything like this then happy days!
     
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  22. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    I’d assume that’s pretty much it mate :thumbs up:
     
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  23. FBF01

    FBF01 Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered also :thumbs up:
     
  24. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    RIP to my neighbours lie ins...
     
  25. FBF01

    FBF01 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have to do it either side?
     
  26. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    I was also wondering this... as I’m assuming going off the photos on the website you get two of each part



    Edit... a quick google and it looks like there’s one on each side... I’m not sure if it was a PFL or FL exhaust though? again I’d assume they are both very similar anyway and both have two
     
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  27. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Correct
     
  28. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team V6 Audi RS4

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    I still don't get this as right pipe is closed at idle, both open about 4k. If you do this at idle then just left side always open with right shut until 4k?

    TX.

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  29. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    This was my question also. Although think it is the other way round, I was in traffic the other day and steam was definitely coming from the right pipe and nothing from the left...

    Maybe they are both open for a small time on start up?
     
  30. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    Forget the neighbours being bothered about the noise... they’re going to think we’re all a strange bunch, looking up and down the exhaust pipes for hours trying to fit these haha
     
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  31. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    I won't be.... I'm waiting for you to do it and tell me haha
     
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    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi RS3 Audi RS4 Audi S3 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic Audi A1

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    Anything like this for the new RS4?
     
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  34. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    When my PFL's exhaust flaps jammed permanently open, it was unbearable to drive. And the noise at idle for my neighbours was actually pretty ridiculous. I also had the decat pipes so it was even worse.

    Dare I say that the new engine/exhaust is quite a bit quieter so would probably work better.
     
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  35. Andy_290

    Andy_290 Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback

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    I think the plan for me is to disconnect (on a dry day!) and give it a go before deciding to go this route or buy the ASR kit in the other thread - wouldn't want to put these on and find it does my head in hehe
     
  36. Tristan2

    Tristan2 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Bronze Supporter Audi RS3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Just to confirm,do we need 2 of each?


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  37. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    Order 1x of each link (you get 2 of each that way) if you get me haha
     
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    What are the tips of the sports exhaust made out of?

    They are black so is it just dark metal? Does that come off? Or is it something else?


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  39. s3pa

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    @AudiNutta What is it like on the highway cruise?

    @Spinstorm Seems like a heat protective coating, doesn't come off that easily.
     
  40. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    It’s fine, inevitably a little louder but really doesn’t bother me. Only time it bothers me is stuck in traffic in 1st gear up to say 5mph, seems to fill the car with noise then but otherwise it’s very similar.
     
  41. FBF01

    FBF01 Well-Known Member

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    Have you got yours yet? Ordered same day as you and nothing as of yet
     
  42. Tristan2

    Tristan2 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Bronze Supporter Audi RS3 saloon quattro DSG

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    I’m still waiting
     
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  43. FBF01

    FBF01 Well-Known Member

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    Got some odd email today but didn’t really give me an update....just said

    “Hi there. Your recent order on VW Parts International has been completed. Your order details are shown below for your reference:”

    Hope it’s a legit site
     

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