SY's PROGRESS THREAD

AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
Hello everyone I've decided to create a build thread thread that i can keep adding to as i go along instead of keep creating new threads every time i do something lol. Im going to start it off from when i first bought it.




i have just bought my first audi It is a
audi a3 1.8t im very impressed with it so far, carn't believe how smooth the power is over the rev range.
The previous owner said it has been re-mapped and is roughly 180bhp but i won't no for sure till i get it on the rollers in a couple of weeks
ive just come from a punto gt turbo which i spent thousands on but as i have 3 kids it wasn't ''practical'' as my miss kept on telling me

Any way ive posted a few pics of my a3 and my old punto hope you all like
http://www.puntosports.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=109019

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Fiited a mesh grill and managed to source some rstt wheels

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Today fitted my old Apexi air filter and went down Derby to DPH (derby performance hoses) to get a silicone joiner
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Bought some bilstein shocks and springs, im only lowering it 30mm as i still want a bit of suspension.

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My poor car has been buried, lol

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Just in the middle of rebuilding my engine due to some curious noises, Most of the parts came today. Plus extra's lol
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Autoban888 tip compared to standard tip

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Powerflex dog bone bush

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Purple anodised allen bolts x2 for Coil packs

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Thread lock and Engine essembly lube for my cams and lifter's

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New cam chain tensioner (genuine Audi)
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New cam chain (genuine Audi)
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New cam belt kit (genuine Audi)
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New water pump (genuine Audi)
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Cleaned my cam pulley up came up well
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Sprayed some bits in graphite gray
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Got my engine dog bone mount built up,

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Started stripping everything down ready to replace various parts

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AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
why everything is in bits ive spent hours and hours cleaning stuff, Rocker cover and inlet manifold will be sent off to be powder coated next week.

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Opie oils sent me some goodies this morning

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Well got the reuilt this week and started it up and there were a loud tapping noise, I stripped the lifters down and cleaned them them all, they were some right **** in them, well looks like this **** were holding them together as now i have 2 lifters that won't hold preasure.

Update: bought a complete AUQ small port head from mush on here and swapped the lifters and cams over to mine and all seem's well. Jobs a gooden lol.

Why the car's been off road ive manged to get my boost gauge and oil preaure ghauge in

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The screw at the top will be counter sunk in and have one of these over the top

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Well today managed to finnish it at last and sorted my low boost out that ive had since i rebuilt it.

special thanks to MUSH for sorting me out a cylinder head:icon_thumright:



Here are some pics of what ive done, let me no you'r thoughts


Colour is ktm orange



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Another busy day today got hold of some genuine rstt centre caps and got them on then spent the reast of the afternoon cleaning



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Jgould

MY ARS3!!!
Looks nice mate think it's same colour as my s3 but as I'm colour blind can't say for sure lol what's next
 

AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
Looks nice mate think it's same colour as my s3 but as I'm colour blind can't say for sure lol what's next

Hi thanks, im not quite sure on what the colour is called maybe someone might correct me but i think its
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Welly

335D Driver :-)
Question..... Why in some of the photos do you have VW wheel centres on the RS TTs on one side, and Audi ones on the other?

LOL, other than that, very good going mate, glad it's come together.

Where did you get that pillar pod thingy from? I would quite like a double one.
 

AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
Question..... Why in some of the photos do you have VW wheel centres on the RS TTs on one side, and Audi ones on the other?

LOL, other than that, very good going mate, glad it's come together.

Where did you get that pillar pod thingy from? I would quite like a double one.

Lol that's what they came with when i bought them, bought some rstt one's from a lad on here.

They pillar pod are readily available on ebay for the seat leon and fit perfect apart from a light trim on the right hand side, You will no what to trim when you line it up
 

AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
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Got my oil catch come through today im impressed (Mocal replica). Made by Ben @ BH fabrications
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Here is my Forge FMDVV4010 atmos dump valve works great on my agu not a single problem, But is now for sale on ebay because im wanting a FMDVSUPR.
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Received this yesterday as i hate the electronic oil presssure gauges not reading accurate enough for my liking, So i ordered a manual Stack oil pressure gauge and LMA braided hoses. Just need a Stack boost gauge to finnish it off
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Here is were i route my pipes for my gauges under slam pannel through a rubeer grommet
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For anyone wanting to do this here is what i used. Please note that thid is for a stack gauge and other may be different
1x Oil Gauge Adapter 1/8" BSP to M10.1 For the block to hose as the lma hose are all female
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1x LMA braided hose 1/8 npt on one side and 1.8bsp flat on the other
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superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
Get a new filter dude, that one is small and filthy.
 

AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
lol it must be the picture as it deffo aint small its one of largest apexi sell. It actualy came from a supra that made 500bhp on the rollers so i think its fine for what im pushing, But yeh its a bit old now and ive got a itg one on the way

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MUSH

MUSH Developments Ltd.
Looks great buddy! seem to be ticking over nicely with the modifications.

Like the catch can, i chose it without the cap but it would probably be better as you could pack it with scubbers and then clean it out properly. Id probably struggle with mine. lol
 

AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
Looks great buddy! seem to be ticking over nicely with the modifications.

Like the catch can, i chose it without the cap but it would probably be better as you could pack it with scubbers and then clean it out properly. Id probably struggle with mine. lol

Cheers nick, i didn't mention i wanted it with the cap to be honest, but i wasn't to bothered either way
 

Westy

Registered User
I'm loving the red rocker cover and inlet mani. Change the blue hose though mate, it's messing with you colour scheme ;)
 

AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
Right im going to go k04 conversion, here is what ive put together for some of the stuff i need. Could do with a bit of help on some of it please

K04 turbo inc oil & water feed & return
Running my 3 bar fpr with my walbro 255 in line fuel pump, will the standard pump allow this? or as prawn says I could use a lcr pump which would replace my pump all together
S3 injectors
S3/tt manifold ported to match my large port agu head (so i can use some of the s3 pipes to reatin some oem look to it)
3inch maf housing
Still looking into exhaust/Down pipe options let me know if anyone has any ideas
Big fmic with custom pipe work which ill be making

Thanks to Mush & Prawn for some of the info

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K04 exhaust manifold
 
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superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
Ko4 exhaust mani too.
All necessary gaskets.
Your only downpipe options really are blueflame, pipeworx, or just standard, as were still all waitin for the damn xspower one! Lol
Does an a3 throttle body go onto the s3 inlet mani?? Hmmmmm.
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
A bigger front bar? Did you want more understeer?
good job, its a lot of work to fit that!
 

MUSH

MUSH Developments Ltd.
Thats beefy mate!!! Whats that like as a comparison?
 

AGU-TURBO

Audi a3 1.8t AGU
Thats beefy mate!!! Whats that like as a comparison?

Hi nick basicaly with the red powerflex bush in standard mount i still got quite abit of engine movment now with the vibra technics mount i don't think the engine moves at all lol. I get a little vibration from my ash tray which i will sort tommorow but it deffo feels all nice and tight. But in all fairness if i didn't get the V-T at a good price i wouldn't of upgraded
 

Westy

Registered User
That looks a lot more solid than the standard dog bone. Do they not come cheap from vibra then?
 
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