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my s3 project build

hydro s3 Sep 27, 2017

  1. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    That's a good idea mate
     
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  3. hydro s3

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    Went on Saturday morning and picked the car up from badger 5.
    Was a very enjoyable drive home
    This is the switch for the 4 maps and then the eml flashes to tell you what map you are on. 20210116_115437.jpg There is also a green light that lights up when the meth is flowing 20210118_131427.jpg 20210116_192713.jpg Got plenty of meth to do me while. As you can see by the meth tank I was giving it plenty of boost on the way home the motorways where empty which was good.
     
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    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    Has anyone had experience with the likes of devils own or coolingmistuk pre mixed meth. Like is the consistency always right?
    I was thinking it would save me the bother if it's as good as mixing it myself.
     
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    Err I do some times hate this car. It blew a coolant leak this afternoon 20210121_162815.jpg Has any one any experience with the metal coolant flanges you can get. I only got that plastic one replaced about a year ago and now its broke again.
     
  6. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+

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    Ah sad times mate. I’m replacing all mine with metal ones. Just grab a set off eBay, they are all the same, clean out the burrs and your good to go


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  7. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    Yeah was thinking that but had a look on ebay but couldn't find the ones for a s3. Any I clicked on said doesn't fit keep looking. Would you be able to put a link up for them if you can?
    Had a look on awesome gti but not paying £160 for them.
     
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    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    Cheers mate appreciate that
     
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  11. Brad1011

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    I got mine from creations motorsport suppose to be on sale for around 50quid haven’t fitted yet tho I’ll change em as they brake


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  13. hydro s3

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    All them places probably source them from the same place and then just add a heap on.
     
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    Heard mixed reviews about the premixed stuff, the only way to know for sure would be to use a Hydrometer which are pretty inexpensive & would tell you what percentage it's at..........Hydro & his hydrometer:salute:
     
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    I will look at getting hydrometer cheers mate
     
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    Maintaining a tuned car takes up a lot of effort but it's worthwhile! :respekt:
     
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    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    Yeah mate definitely worth while.
     
  18. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    I'm in need of two new front tyres. I've currently got pirelli p0's on and was wondering what other tyres people think are good.
     
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    You've probably heard it a ton of times and will hear it many times in the future too. Michelin Pilot Sport 4's. I run them and love them. Loads better than the Primacy 4 I had on before

    How do you like that AEM WMI kit? I see it's the V3. Do you know any differences between the V2/V3? I am considering slapping on WMI on my car but it'll be the V2
     
  20. S3AMJ

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    My vote dude would be -

    All weather (more summer tyre though)
    Pilot sport 4’s
    Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5’s

    Or if your budget can stretch it
    Yokohama AO52’s

    Reviews suggest they handle fairly well in the wet.

    I would have gone with the AO52’s had I’ve known about them before I bought my AD08RS tyres.

    However this time of year, not sure how either of those cope with icy roads


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  21. desertstorm

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    I wouldn't be happy with any track focussed tyre on a car this time of the year, Just wouldn't work well.I run Michelin Pilot Super Sports in a 245/35/18 size on my TT and they work really well.
     
  22. hydro s3

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    Was thinking of Michelin ps4's myself so might just give them a go
    @S.Pellegrino this is my 1st meth kit and never ran the v2 one so cant say how the v3 one performs over it.
     
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    I contacted AEM about the differences between the 2 systems

    ''The only difference is the new v3 nozzle design. Aside from that the kits are identical and yes you will still get the same cooling and octane boost with WMI injection regardless if which kit. You can also purchase v3 nozzles separately to upgrade a v2 kit as well.''
     
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    Got my delivery of pre mixed meth from coolingmistuk today and I also picked up a hydrometer to test it. As you can see it was dead on 50/50,I checked 2 of the 5L containers and both where the same. 20210202_164004.jpg 20210202_195940.jpg
     
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    Nice to know they are mixing it correctly! I’ve dealt with Bruce (owner) over the years, real nice guy, knows his stuff. I’ve currently got a 25L of 99.98% meth ready to mix up to go in my car


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    He helped me getting the stuff I needed to run the 2nd meth nozzle and he was very helpful.
    I bought the pre mixed stuff it just seemed easier that way.
    50 litres if you mix it 50/50 will do you a while.
     
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    I’ll be running 80/20 on my build mate, that was the main reason for buying it neat. That and it was easier for me to just go and collect it from him. Unfortunately he can’t send it via couriers in that quantity neat, you have to have a licence and insurances being so flammable. Badger5 have there own supply, not sure where they get it from.


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  28. hydro s3

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    Hows ur build coming along mate is the block back yet?
     
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    Sorry lads as you’re on the topic have any of you guys read or heard of any reviews of snow performance stage 2 kit that pro race engineering sell ?


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  30. hydro s3

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    I personally haven't had any experience with it. The only kit I've used is this aem one
     
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    Perhaps I’ll just pay the extra for aem that everyone uses


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    No new news yet mate, probably give Bill a call tomorrow see how they are getting on.


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    Snow performance is used a lot over in the states, the pumps are very similar I believe but it’s the controllers that differ. I don’t have any experience either with snow performance. Best person to speak to is Bruce from CoolingMistUK get his opinion on it, AEM has been faultless on my build, quite a few additions have been added to it now and still performed perfectly.


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    Thanks mate appreciate it I’ll email them, I’m just thinking logically it’s only gunna be a stage 2 map I want the engine to last as long as poss for the time being just to be safe and it seems the meth kits do a job and are worth there money don’t fancy getting cheesey rods in the first year


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    Deffo worth the money in my opinion, to an extent..... post intercooler and a secondary nozzle in the inlet manifold sees the most gains from a meth setup, I’ve tried a volute injector in the compressor housing and direct port injectors which yielded nothing on my last build, the direct port and 80/20 meth might be more beneficial on my next build though.

    It’ll help keep your temps down, especially when your tracking the car.... at stage 2 it’ll give you some minor increase in bhp, just got to keep that torque down below the usual 300ft/lbs and not coming in aggressively and your rods “should” be alright


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    So they say mate only time will tell.. that’s good info to know thanks


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  38. hydro s3

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    That's where I have my 2 meth nozzles aswell. Did think of going direct port but I think for a hybrid build it would be wasted and I've no plans to go big turbo.
    If ur on fb @Brad1011 look up his page and ask him there or someone on it might be able to help you out
     

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