Bringing my TQS back to life!

Gops

Badger 5 Edition
VCDS Map User
Hi all!

Some of you may remember me from the 8L section where I had a Badger 5 S3 with 605bhp! Since then I've had a few BMW's and now im back to an Audi!

So why have I bought one?

Well, it was more for a father and son project with my dad. I bought Bill's old 1.8TQS which I planned to get fixed up (it wasnt in the best condition but for the money it was well worth buying) so thanks to bill for selling me the car!

So.. What happened to it? Well because its age the tensioner had crapped itself, so it was rattling like hell. So I decided to park it up and come up with a plan, which originally was to stroke it and gain as much power out of it as possible. this just felt so wrong. It's a rare and classic car which I feel needs restoring and appreciating for now. I may change my mind later and stroke it but for now, I want to restore its glory.

Its not in the best conditon, so the first job is to get the engine running, which I could just easily get a new tensioner and service it, but I want it to last long. So the engine is coming out and I'll send it over to bill for some rods and a general rebuild, a K04-015 and thats pretty much it! Why not bang in something crazy in? Well I just don't think its worth doing to such a rare car. Plus, I want to use this as my daily car so a little bit more power I can be happy with.. 200bhp plus would be nice enough for now.
 

Gops

Badger 5 Edition
VCDS Map User
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Gops

Badger 5 Edition
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Engine is out! Took me some time to get it out, couldn't get my 8mm allen key to bite on the balance rod on the gearbox and after much swearing and a few cries, I managed to get this out with the help from Mr J (dad). Next thing to do is pay Badger 5 a visit soon, bribe him with some samosa's and get this into him when he's not busy. I would rather things done right and well and bill's craftsmanship is worth every penny! Gearbox is being sent to Gas n gears for a refresh!

This isn't a fast build so we're taking our time with this.
 

S3 Rav

Registered User
Looking forward to this one gops! Hopefully wont take you and mr j too long to get on it! :whip:
 

Gops

Badger 5 Edition
VCDS Map User
Looking forward to this one gops! Hopefully wont take you and mr j too long to get on it! :whip:

Thanks Rav! I’m going to remove the gearbox and send the engine down to Bill next week, the bores really need checking to make sure it’s okay, hoping not to spend big bucks rebuilding the engine, found a K04-015 for £120! Besides that the car actually looks very young underneath. I found a place to refurbish my AC compressor and my steering rack (be silly not to do this whilst the engine is out) and the inside just needs cleaning. Found a double din unit in the US with the Climate unit so I’ll be ordering that to put an apple CarPlay unit in the car.
 

midas

Registered User
Not bad not bad, will be an interesting build. Wish I had the money and time to do this to mine. I agree though, these are modern day classics now, so be a shame to go doing irreversible mods etc.
 
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