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What have you done today?

jojo Nov 17, 2013

  1. Dohcwp

    Dohcwp Setting the Standard

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    waterpump failed on me after a coastal cruise on sunday, shopped around at a few places for a replacement on monday had a choice of a gmb with a plastic impeller or a hepu with a metal impeller, went with the hepu it was more than double the price of the gmb but still about 35-40% cheaper than what the dealer wanted
     
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  3. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    Metal impeller pumps have a tendency to leak through the shaft... seen enough failures like this to not use metal impeller type... also there are a few 'metal' impeller pumps that use nothing more than a bit of bent aluminium as the impeller... these are proper sh*te...

    Only pump I would use is genuine personally... the breaking up of plastic impellers is more related to them not being changed at the same interval as the belts... time/mileage will degrade then and if left they will fail... changed at the same intervals as the belt (5yrs/70k ish miles) then they don't give a problem...

    Seen a few non OE pumps fail too...

    <tuffty/>
     
  4. Dohcwp

    Dohcwp Setting the Standard

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    Thanks I didnt know that, this is literally my first waterpump change.

    I wasnt sure if the OE pump had a metal impeller or not and the dealer wasnt very helpful in that department, also the dealer has a 5 day waiting period and i need to get the car back on the road asap as im currently borrowing my mums 4wd tucson and its not the most economical vehicle on the planet.

    I went with the Hepu mostly with the assumption that its a quality german brand and the reviews online were pretty positive. also bought the Continental conti-tec timing belt kit which is the same the dealers sell here in SA. they normally supply gates, conti tec or dayco belts afaik


    luckily my cambelt service was almost due now so its just being done 2000 k's earlier.
     
  5. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    OE is plastic and is fine...

    ...as long as yours doesn't look like this...
    [​IMG]

    Conti is fine too :)

    <tuffty/>
     
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  6. Dohcwp

    Dohcwp Setting the Standard

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    looks like this

    [​IMG]
     
  7. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    hummm... looks like the top part of that has been peened onto the lower part of the impeller rather than one piece like others...

    <tuffty/>
     
  8. IPG

    IPG Registered User

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    What the!!!
     
  9. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    IMG_2220.JPG

    Opened a box with this inside.

    Thanks to Stacey and Pro Race.
     
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  10. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Registered User

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    Glad it has eventually made it to you, happy to help out

    Can't wait to see how this comes together! One unique build!

    Need anything else you know where we are
     
  11. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Will be if all works and fits.. Making it fit is the hardest bit and lots of fabrication work
     
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  13. shaunevo6

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    I just looked at a couple of pictures of my engine today :) well literally all day lol. Be back on the road soon :)



    15380353_10154404399758183_1604130123827433911_n.jpg 15391220_10154404399483183_1983439858335086019_n.jpg
     
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  14. S3 Hilife

    S3 Hilife It's an addiction Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Won't be long now mate, it's looking EPIC




    Steve
     
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  15. IPG

    IPG Registered User

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    Looks amazing.

    What is the hardware setup???
     
  16. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    Trying to sort my feking brake lights out, but I'm close to torching this POS! :laugh:
     
  17. ruairi83

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    Replaced some pipes

    image.jpeg

    Got the S3 in August and it's been away at garage from October to last week getting
    new dimpled and grooved brakes, pads, rear caliper, T belt kit, water pump, full service, haldex service, oil pick up pipe, coolant change, g12, new expansion tank, new hankook tyres, wheels refurbed, boost gayyyyage removed, new silicone pipes also.

    All I need to do now is get it MOT'd, a detail, fit ramair induction kit and horse the life out off it as it a weekend car.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  18. basil brush

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    Began sorting this mess out ready for my double din conversion:D
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    Front off

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    Buttons out and keyed with scotch
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    It's painted but not dry so you'll have to be patient !
    Got an A4 B6 heater control unit coming for its non soft touch buttons meaning no worn buttons ever again :D
     
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  19. S3 Hilife

    S3 Hilife It's an addiction Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Your DV is fitted the wrong way round




    Steve
     
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  20. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Trying something new out :rock:

    Only a few people know what I'm up to but when done should see 1 bar of boost at 1800rpms and 650bhp IMG_2221.JPG IMG_2222.JPG
     
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  21. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    This weekend I mostly...

    Bought a Mk2 Escort
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    ...took some handheld candid shots of my favourite subjects whilst at the workshop...
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    ....and mapped the A2...
    [​IMG]

    <tuffty/>
     
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  22. IPG

    IPG Registered User

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    Tj 0785 Registered User Bronze Supporter Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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  24. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Registered User

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    Phone a friend or ask the audience
     
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  25. Stuart B

    Stuart B Registered User

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    as others have said its only the forge splitter which is fitted backwards
     
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  26. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    ... Split-r is best fitted in a bin...

    <tuffty/>
     
  27. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    no
     
  29. Dohcwp

    Dohcwp Setting the Standard

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    changed the waterpump and cambelt on sunday, what a mission and hopefully i dont have to do something like that soon again. :disrelieved:

    also found out the water leak stemmed from the waterjacket and not the waterpump so i also had to replace that initially the spares shop gave me a 27mm mild steel waterjacket (they clearly dont know how to use a vernier) went to another shop and picked up a 28mm stainless steel one (correct size and much better quality)

    the old pump is an OE pump and surprisingly had a metal impeller and not a plastic one (it looks a hundred years old though)

    old waterpump.JPG

    New Pump (the Hepu)

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    and the belt (getting the belt on was a mission there was literally no slack and the tensioner piston was fully contracted) dont know if we did something wrong but it eventually went on after some motivation.
    contitech.JPG

    Job done and hopefully i dont have to do one soon again. :coldsweat:
     
  30. Stuart B

    Stuart B Registered User

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    did the last owner fit a second hand water pump, that's a worrying sight, incidentally if you get a engine management fault due to incorrect fitment and need to move it forward backwards a tooth, you can just about manage without removing the engine mounts
     
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    Dohcwp Setting the Standard

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    it appears the previous 2 owners did take a helluva lot of short cuts that really irks me, even the tiniest of thing like the air intake pipe they managed to screw up, im trying my best to slowly get the car back to a pristine condition. The car ran fine on the test drive yesterday and i drove it to work today. and i bled the cooling system twice to make sure there's no air in the system. i'll just run a scan when i get home to check that everything is hunky dory.
     
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  34. Stuart B

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    I think it is a common story, I am no expert mechanic but the amount of simple fixes I have had to do, because the previous owner(s) took shortcuts, were lazy, basically lied. I think there was a generation of uncaring owners running around in S3s 8 years ago ruining them. I spent 3 hours removing a bolt because they used a bolt instead of an allen cap head so it was impossible to get to, I got 2 allen cap heads for 52pence from Halfords.
     
  35. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Wait and see. Certainly not a electrical eBay supercharger

    I'm not showing what I'm doing just yet and I'm hoping it will all fit in the bay. It's going to be very tight with lots of things moved to make space for everything.

    Lots of head scratching and fab work needed. I've had help from Stacey and pro race, Chris Todd and Norris designs.
     
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  36. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Is it a longitudinal 4G63 mounted behind the front axle???
     
  37. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    No

    But i would like to see if one of them engines fits into the S3 bays?
     
  38. IPG

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    On the edge of my seat here!

    Def. looks like something to get more air in...
     
  39. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    No saying

    But here are some more parts to get air out IMG_2231.JPG
     
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  40. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    Really need that much flow? Most seem fine with a regular 50mm job like the Tial Q or QR...
     
  41. ruairi83

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    Could you post a picture of how it should be please as I haven't a clue with this car lol thanks guys
     
  42. S3 Hilife

    S3 Hilife It's an addiction Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    It goes this way round, bottom goes into TIP, side outlet to charge pipe and vac hose points upwards [​IMG]

    It's easy to swap round, just undo the two hose clamps and swap the orientation and tighten it back up


    Steve
     
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  43. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    One will be a dump valve and the other two supersize will be bypass valves
     

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