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Tim_Attard

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Lemme know how you get on with fitting it. I still haven't done mine, some 10 months after I bought it. It sits under my desk with the TDi centre section and I'm still waiting for a reducer to arrive, then it's definitely going on LOL.

its one of the easiest mods ive done, did it on the drive on axle stands, just make sure you soak the lambda and bolts otherwise they are a pig to get off
 

Pubemammal

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Keep up the good work mate. What other plans you got? Keeping the standard wheels?
 

Mi11ar

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Thanks buddy, I'm looking towards more power, big brake conversion and the big decision Ko3s or Ko4!? Considering I'm keeping the Car for the foreseeable future I'm thinking of going for the Ko4 option since I've the time to collect the supporting mods etc

As far as cosmetic is concerned I have the S3 side skirts and S3 Rear Bumper already they are taking residence in my friends garage but since the S3 has the wider arches I'm not sure it will look right so may just clean the Car up and go for a re-spray, possibly include an S3 spoiler aswell.

The wheels will remain the same until I've focused more on power, I've promised myself new wheels after I brake the 230bhp point, Pourche Boxter alloys or BBS.

Opinions?
 

Tim_Attard

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iirc it will mean a new lot of injectors, maf, tip, down pipe, ex manifold, fual reg? (not sure), new piping for intercooler

not sure what else but im sure there is more.

my turbo is on the way out so looking into getting another k03s as it would be too much money, time and effort to go k04 and im happy with my hp as its a daily (need to get it dyno'd but think im around 230-240)
 

Mi11ar

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iirc it will mean a new lot of injectors, maf, tip, down pipe, ex manifold, fual reg? (not sure), new piping for intercooler

not sure what else but im sure there is more.

my turbo is on the way out so looking into getting another k03s as it would be too much money, time and effort to go k04 and im happy with my hp as its a daily (need to get it dyno'd but think im around 230-240)

Ko3s it is then, more parts means more parts to replace if anything goes wrong and it's also my daily, I do allot of miles in the Car due to work so I don't want to sacrifice reliability either.

Was yours originally a Ko3?
 

Mi11ar

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Oil light came on and shortly after engine seized, I've narrowed it down to it being an Oil Pick Line problem think because I failed to change the oil early enough after doing almost 20kMiles since May the Car just gave in.

So I've ordered a newish engine with only 70k Miles (last had 120k) it comes with a Turbo and ECU (So I have spares) it's getting a cam belt change and full service before fitting.

Along with my FMIC, 3'' Down pipe and De-Cat, and then a remap, I'm still deciding on whether to end with a Ko3s or Ko4 not sure.
 

dusty

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Bad luck, I would change the oil pick up on your new engine there only a few quid from the dealers, not a big job
 

Mi11ar

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So as I said earlier my engine seized, since then I bought a newer engine 74k miles for a bargain price of £395, I then got it fully serviced including a new cam belt.

Along with:
FMIC
3'' de-cat and down pipe
New uprated clutch
And my new Kenwood head unit
I also sorted out my window tinting that wasn't looking to good and now is :)

Here are the pics anyway -


Old seized engine


De-cat compared to cat






FMIC










Engine





Finished






 

Mi11ar

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The sump that came with the new engine had a leak








So we got the sump from the old engine and cleaned it out to use on the new engine






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Changed the oil filter





I then done a rear wiper delete





I then fitted some clear Xeon bulbs to get rid of that old yellow ones



A sky view of the Car in the workshop

 

Mi11ar

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Car was back in the garage for the third time this week, this time it was miss firing, the computer showed up it was a cooling temp sensor so I bought one:





After fitting that I soon realised that the problem was still not resolved, so back to the drawing board, I changed all the leads and bought new BOSH Super sparks, that solved the problem happy days!! :D I'll post pics of the state of the old sparks they were destroyed I was told when I bought the new engine it had a recent server (apparently I was lied to)

Anyway got some new stickers for the rear:



An I removed the chrome wing mirrors:

 

Mi11ar

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After getting a new engine and spending loads of money on my Car, it sadly came of the road during 1 rainy night and done a fair amount of damage: Air bags deployed, cracked my sump, put a big hole in my gear box, crushed the power steering lines, bent my FMIC and loads more.

Everyone was telling me to scrap the Car and buy another along with loads more abuse, but this has only spared me on more to repair the Car, I've bought all new parts and upgraded the clutch to a solid state and flywheel.

Here are the pics I'll post more as the restoration continues :)























 

Mi11ar

Registered User
New gear box and sump ready to be fitted:






So in these most recent months the Car has had:

New engine
New gear box
New Clutch
Then replaced the new clutch for a solid state clutch
FMIC
Then replaced the FMIC because I bent the old one
3'' Down Pipe and De-cat
Cam-Belt and water pump
New power steering lines
New air bag unit
New power steering lines
Welding in places
New front bumper
Full service
XEON Lights
De-wiped rear

Plan to have a Ko4 conversion soon, and re-spray the roof of the Car :)
 

JoeeS3

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sorry to hear about your car millar, can i ask what you did with your old clutch? (the new one) and also i have k04 with working internals, only problem is the housing has cracked so if you can find uncracked housing going cheap you can have the internals at a cheap price. will be nice to see your car all back together and working again though
 

Mi11ar

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A friend was selling some decent harnesses so I bought them from him, I do plan to eventually get some nice bucket seats and have them fabricated cream leather to go with the rest of the interior, but I'm actually happy with them at the moment.

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Car was supposed to be sorted today but when we checked everything to make sure it was all ok, we discovered a leak in the radiator so it looks like tomorrow Dinner time that we will have it finished.
 
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