1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

My S3 Build Thread

mechanic69 May 11, 2014

  1. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    ****** air con fan seems to have packed up, control unit has all the lights but no blow!!!!!!! ****** off:keule: Fuse looks OK so guess the fan motor has seized, any ideas?
     
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Rang the stealers and they wanted 345 quid for the fan unit so investigated a bit further.

    All fuses OK so stripped fan out of housing, checked power was there and the control signal to the module varied in line with the climate control. Disconnected fan power and plugged back in fan worked!! but only for a few seconds before cutting out.

    Either the control module is getting a fault from the fan and cutting power or the control module is knackered. Ordered a new one for 70 quid of ebay so hope that sorts it.

    Offending item

    [​IMG]

    Fingers crossed
     
  4. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in

    1,763
    730
    113
    Hope it works for you mate.
    I've never had any problems with these but have heard of the fan playing up.
    Let's hope it's the cheapest option
     
  5. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Me 2, new fans on ebay are 296! Used 120
     
  6. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Aircon fan fixed with 70 quid controller, chuffed. Saved 270 + fitting from the stealer ha ha
     
  7. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    What does everyone one do with the bits they replace as they mod your car?

    Got S3 2011 air box/pipercross, dampers, centre arm rest, door trims, front springs and fuel pump cluttering up my garage
     
  8. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in

    1,763
    730
    113
    Combination mate.
    Exhaust in the garage
    All the other bits have gone in the loft.
    The wife never goes up there.
     
  9. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Registered User

    1,254
    404
    83
    I keep them so I can return it to standard when the time comes to sell up.
     
    RedDejavu likes this.
  10. smurfworth

    smurfworth Registered User

    2,031
    570
    113
    Same as this^ Ive got a 40ft container like you get on the back of lorrys which I found parts from 4 cars ago the other day:lmfao:
     
  11. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Registered User

    1,254
    404
    83
    For some reason not many people like buying modified cars, they prefer to buy standard then modify themselves. Had this with all my cars.
     
  12. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  13. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Gold Supporter

    10,887
    4,884
    113

    I think that's always the way.

    The reason most of us start something like that is to get it to the way you want,and not neccessarily someone else's idea of perfect.
     
  14. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    good points, can't imagine selling it just yet tho.
     
    S3Alex likes this.
  15. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Gold Supporter

    10,887
    4,884
    113
    Same here....it keeps getting better every time AMD get a hold of it,so it's not for sale.
     
  16. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Nearly at Stage 2+ got the LOBA HPFP and CAI fitted. Ordered RS4 fuel return valve and wondered whether the RS3/TTRS LPFP was worth fitting. Seeing as the RS3 is running 340 stock I would have thought it was worth it over the stock S3 version. Thoughts???
     
  17. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    bump
     
  18. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Registered User

    1,734
    580
    113
    The Rs3 also has a 2.5 5 pot as stock tho...

    Very interested in the B8s now.. I had the H&R springs on my prefacelift and I thought they were great... Now i've got the very same spings on my facelift and the car is what I would call 'bouncy' and not very comfortable at all.. Some difference in handling between the 2 for the same setup, which is very weird!?

    So the B8s highly recommended then!? And will these be ok with the H&Rs!?
     
  19. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    2,913
    618
    113
    Hi jacko my h&r springs where also a bit bouncy and a nightmare with 19s on ,with pot holes with my s3 ..
     
    S3_Jacko likes this.
  20. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Gold Supporter

    10,887
    4,884
    113
    Just seen this.....there are some issues with the PWM controller for the pump overheating when used with RS3 pumps,so you may want to take a look at the APR or USP auxiliary pump systems,but you won't need these until you hit 440bhp.
     
  21. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Cheers Alex, don't think Ill be going near 440 just yet so leave as stock.
     
  22. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    All I can say is I'm really pleased with the Bilstein ride handling so much better than stock, but you can see I had a problem fitting the Eibach springs I got, no idea if the H&Rs will work. If I did this again I would look at the B14 kits which come with springs and adjustable shocks for the ride height.
     
  23. S3_Mat

    S3_Mat Registered User

    565
    196
    43
    Jacko, I second Bilstein .. There are reports B14 are slightly softer than PSS10's on the lowest setting. Mine are on 2 and they are fine for good roads. They do firm up plenty with pot holes though. I have no complaints with it to be honest, the handling is superb.
     
  24. manor13

    manor13 Registered User

    726
    111
    43
    I have the eibachs which are fitted and don't want to take them off to find they(B8's) don't fit and have to put them back on again
     
  25. Muzza80

    Muzza80 Registered User

    699
    337
    63
  26. guile

    guile Registered User

    341
    158
    43
    another way around that is to use the ttrs / rs3 pwm controller...

    ps nice thread mate, keep up the good work...
     
  27. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Gold Supporter

    10,887
    4,884
    113

    True....but also a couple have had issues with that solution,so it's not a 100% reliable fix.

    That's primarily the reason that both APR and USP have their auxiliary systems on the market.
     
  28. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    BCS down pipe and 200 cell CAT ordered, not long now......:hubbahubba:
     
  29. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in

    1,763
    730
    113
    Yeah mate its coming together.
    You going to add a powervalve cat back at a later date?
     
  30. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    That's the plan, not sure it adds much power but does sound good
     
  31. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in

    1,763
    730
    113
    The downpipe is what gives you power.
    Pretty noticeable power increase with a downpipe. The cat back is just to tone the sound.
    Enjoy mate
     
  32. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Cheers
     
  33. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  34. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Registered User

    1,254
    404
    83
    You'll enjoy the extra power released from the DP and sports cat.
     
  35. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Can't wait
     
  36. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Registered User

    1,254
    404
    83
    and the added noise too.
    When I press the loud pedal in town, sounds ace, and it turns heads everytime.
     
  37. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    You got the dcat yeah?
     
  38. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Registered User

    1,254
    404
    83
    Yeah I have Pipewerx DP and decat with OEM cat back.
     
  39. JJ10

    JJ10 Registered User

    17
    1
    3
    Noob Q:

    Does the DP and cat have to be done together, or can you mate a aftermarket DP to the OE cat for a bit...?
     
  40. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Wouldn't bother, you need the sports cat + dp to get the flow = power
     
    JJ10 likes this.
  41. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Registered User

    1,254
    404
    83
    The stock DP and decat is one piece. It would be a ballache to cut and chop it, and it'll be the wrong diamter for an uprated DP.
    It'll be cheaper and easier to do it together. If your near the North West Pipewerx do DP and decat for £375 fitted.
    Check my blog.
     
    TazofwarS3 and JJ10 like this.
  42. grchmason

    grchmason Registered User

    762
    242
    43


    Bet you can't wait mate hey!!!!!!
     
  43. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    2,066
    784
    113
    Next weekend mate
     

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information