Your not wrong Alex. Hopefully should have the parts by close of play next Wednesday. Then just need to fit and remap for the turbo upgrade.
I had a read through your build and love the work you have done. For me and my build I decided that the S3 had to stay in the realm of the "family car' whilst at the same time seeing just how far one could take it before losing the full compliance and driveability. I own a very highly modified 2.0 16v Turbo 4WD Corrado and this is where I too have given in to the Dark Side
With regard to the IE inlet manifold performance improve my post map, it is hard to say. The reason being that I fitted this as part of a package before the map, so I can't say exactly what improvement it made on paper. However I can say that it certainly made an improvement with response. My reasons for using this part were too ditch the plastic inlet which I have little time for ( I don't like plastic inlets they cause way too much trouble in my experience), to delete thoroughly the runner flap system, to incorporate a manifold with direct to port WMI injector feature, and to improve induction characteristics for my upgrade package. I feel the IE inlet has achieved all that I wanted.
I read that you have interest in a WMI system. I looked at them all and have chosen Aquamist for my car. It is a fantastic piece of kit that works exceptionally well on the car. The engineering and thought that had gone into the product is beyond any question. Richard, at Aquamist is an extremely well informed and capable engineer and he developed for my car an all new injector to fit the IE inlet manifold perfectly. It is straight forward to install for a guy of your clear ability and set up of the system really isn't complicated. The reward however for fitting Aquamist is well worth investing the little bit extra for what I consider to be the best WMI product on the market. We at JMR Ltd are now Aquamist stockist and installers. As a total aside, WMI on big diesels is a real crowd pleaser. We recently fitted HFS4-V3 system to an A6 3.0 TDI along with hybrid turbo and exhaust mods. Result 240 BHP and 419 lbft of torque.
Would you recommend HFS3 or 4? I recently have come across Aquamist WMI and the quality is just staggering.
Richard, at Aquamist is an extremely well informed and capable engineer and he developed for my car an all new injector to fit the IE inlet manifold perfectly.
Just coming across this thread now, mate. Great attention to detail and only wanting the best for your S3 8P.
Something I can relate to.
I'll leave my build thread link here as I too went down the route of totally eliminating the PCV system.
I don't believe it is a clash of websites with it being a small local Australian VW forum but if the mods feel the link should not be placed here, feel free to delete - http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?19490-LE-S3-s-custom-build
I wanted to ask you about this, which is why I've come across this thread,
Using this picture from an IE customer's inlet manifold and water/meth set up, is this what Richard has prepared for you? A water/meth bung injected into each runner? Interested if so as I'm looking into water / meth brand kits and which to go for.
I asked Richard at Aquamist to manufacture extended WMI injectors specific for these manifolds, which you can see fitted in my pics. These injectors are now listed on the Aquamist site as specific to the IE manifold. These injectors along with the DI bundle and the HFS4 v3.1 kit are exactly what you require for your S3. The kit is beautifully put together and works supremely well. I am about to use this very package to install onto my VW Corrado 2.0 16V Turbo 4wd road legal sprint car. The extended injectors should penetrate the throttle body plenum and into the air horns / venturies just nicely.