My Audi S3 build

S3Alex

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Hi mate which smf flywheel did you get fitted. Car is coming along nicely!
I've recently had a loba/Sachs SMF setup fitted and the idle chatter isn't too bad at all but I get some deceleration noise that's thrash (which I can live with) but the worst thing is not being able to shift into gears if rpm is at 6000 or higher. Wondering if yours is bang on?

This thread may help you,if you haven't already seen it.

http://www.vagoc.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?t=13553&highlight=loba+clutch+release&page=5

There have been problems with high rpm shifts on some Loba SMF setups,and there is a sort of cure in this thread.
 

saq85

Registered User
This thread may help you,if you haven't already seen it.

http://www.vagoc.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?t=13553&highlight=loba+clutch+release&page=5

There have been problems with high rpm shifts on some Loba SMF setups,and there is a sort of cure in this thread.
Hi and thanks for replying, the cure/fix in there is suited to 02M gearboxes. Most of our S3 gearboxes are 02Q.
I've been reading that thread over and over and I've actually replied to it but have got no answer.
@Mario8P has had this problem, I've just messaged him via Facebook as vagoc won't let me message him lol.


Sorry for thread hijack
 

S3Alex

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Hi and thanks for replying, the cure/fix in there is suited to 02M gearboxes. Most of our S3 gearboxes are 02Q.
I've been reading that thread over and over and I've actually replied to it but have got no answer.
@Mario8P has had this problem, I've just messaged him via Facebook as vagoc won't let me message him lol.


Sorry for thread hijack

No probs....I know the issue exists,and had occurred on a number of cars,but Loba weren't terribly helpful.
Mario is likely to be your best bet,as I know a few people who have either had to live with it,or replace the clutch with a type that has no problems.

Good luck.
 

adam_may

Registered User
Hi mate which smf flywheel did you get fitted. Car is coming along nicely!
I've recently had a loba/Sachs SMF setup fitted and the idle chatter isn't too bad at all but I get some deceleration noise that's thrash (which I can live with) but the worst thing is not being able to shift into gears if rpm is at 6000 or higher. Wondering if yours is bang on?
I've not given it any beans yet just taking it steady while it beds in, can hardly hear the SMF chatter at all! It is a Sachs SMF. I'll update you when it has bedded in :)
 

Compkiler

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Adam mine is sweet too mate ;-)
 

adam_may

Registered User
Hi and thanks for replying, the cure/fix in there is suited to 02M gearboxes. Most of our S3 gearboxes are 02Q.
I've been reading that thread over and over and I've actually replied to it but have got no answer.
@Mario8P has had this problem, I've just messaged him via Facebook as vagoc won't let me message him lol.


Sorry for thread hijack
Given it chance to bed in and my gear changes are nice and clean no problem getting it in to any gears :)
 

adam_may

Registered User
Had Stage 2+ remap done at LVS Racing open day :) what a massive difference it makes. Pulls so much harder all the way through the revs now!

Was a good day out too some nice cars and free food and drinks! Big up LVS Racing!!



I'm just running a standard exhaust with the cat removed so they had to hold the map back a little.

Took it to the dyno today and I'm pleased with the results :)

351.5 bhp & 313.1 lbft torque



 

Allman45

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Had Stage 2+ remap done at LVS Racing open day :) what a massive difference it makes. Pulls so much harder all the way through the revs now!

Was a good day out too some nice cars and free food and drinks! Big up LVS Racing!!



I'm just running a standard exhaust with the cat removed so they had to hold the map back a little.

Took it to the dyno today and I'm pleased with the results :)

351.5 bhp & 313.1 lbft torque




Have you removed both cats mate? or Just pre cat?
 

adam_may

Registered User
Have you removed both cats mate? or Just pre cat?
I have removed them both. The downpipe is just a straight pipe through now to the centre silencer. But it is only standard bore. Need 3inch all the way through then have the map tweeked :)
 

adam_may

Registered User
Uprated dog bone bushes fitted. Gear changes feel so much better now they have made a massive difference well worth upgrading!

 

S.

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do you find it heavier than oem shifter?
 

S.

Save the manuals
it's great, and massive improvement untill you get single mass flywheel, then no more fast shifts at higher revs.
 

S.

Save the manuals
that's a great news. mine obviously doesn't like me :pirate:
 

saq85

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Mines the same, won't shft after 6500rpm. Not that I need to but still Lol.
 

S3Alex

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it's great, and massive improvement untill you get single mass flywheel, then no more fast shifts at higher revs.
Mines the same, won't shft after 6500rpm. Not that I need to but still Lol.

Depends very much on the clutch you choose.

Mine is a Spec Stg3+ carbon-metallic clutch which allows you to shift easily up to the rev limit.

The Loba clutches and some others are well known for being reluctant.
 

grchmason

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So glad I went DMF....... The amount of people i have seen with problems with Single Mass and LOBA is unreal and for what is a big job and price I feel so sorry for all involved
 
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