A3_Beast

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  1. Good Afternoon, I have recently brought another 2001 Audi S3 and i am having a few problems with it. Any advice would be much appreciated. Problem 1. I decided to replace my facelift centre console & climate control (Part Number: 8L0 820 043 H) - complete pre facelift piano black center console & climate control (Part Number: 8L0 820 043 M) So i removed & disconnected the stereo then removed & disconnected the climate controls 4 plugs. When i installed the new unit i found that only 3 of the 4 plugs would fit. I connected the plugs that would fit and the unit didnt work. The only time it would work was when the headlights were switched on which i thought was weird. It would stop working when the lights were turned off. When it was working it only worked for few seconds and then would stop and restart again. To make things worse when i tried put back the old climate control it doesnt seem to work anymore. Have i done something wrong or do i need a different harness ? Is the climate control i got faulty or the wrong one to work properly? Is it possible to replace complete centre console from pre facelift to facelift ? If so will the hazard lights & ESP still work ? Problem 2 I now regret this but I disconnected the battery to try and get the climate control to work again with no luck. Since doing this my cars revs seem to stick @ and above 3k RPMs If i lift off the accelerator at around 3k to shift gears and the revs will hold slightly. Ie it will hover around the 3k mark for a second or so before going down. The higher in the rev range the worse the problem gets. This happended the first drive after connecting the battery back up. The clutch has been replaced roughly 10k miles ago. I tested the car 30 MPH 5th gear to see if he clutch was slipping & it wasnt. Is the problem something to do with my throttle body ? Has disconnecting the battery caused this to happen ? Any idea what needs to be done to fix ? If anyone can help me with these problems i would be forever grateful. Thanks in advance
  2. Thanks for the reply makaveli. I have actually sold the car now and didnt end up sorting out the problem in question. But your advice could sure help me in the future dude thanks.
  3. Surely someone on this forum can help me out or have some decent advice to give me.
  4. Good afternoon Gentlemen !!! I havent been on here for a while and have bought a new car since. Its a 2000 Audi S3 8L which currently has 87000 Miles on the clock. Completly Standard Accept Forge Splitter R Valve which i have set to recirculate. I will be getting a Forge 007p to replace this at some point. At the moment i am having running problems with my car and it would be very much appreciated if you guys could help me diagnose the problem. Everyday driving is pretty bad for me at the minute. Car runs boggy and has bad fuel ecconomy. Not the first S3 experience i was expecting but i will not let it defeat me. When i first got the car it was lacking in power and stuggling to get up in the rev range. I had it scanned on Vag-com and it had some errors relating to the the air flow meter and cam position sensor. I replaced them both which made the car run a little better. I then had it scanned again and it brought up no errors but my problems still persists. I am having this annoying power surge when the car gets to approximatly 4000 revs in the higher gears. 1st 2nd 3rd gear are near on perfect with good power delivery. Then you get to 4th gear and the car loses power and struggles as if i get a boost,fuel cut or something. Then at 5200 revs it shoots up again until i change to 5th where the power loss continues. Foot down @ 3k 1st gear Normal Foot down @ 3k 2nd gear Normal Foot down @ 3k 3rd gear Normal Foot down @ 3k 4th,5th,6th gear Power surge starts and sounds like the turbo is spooling on and off and the car struggles to climb up through the rev range. This problem has been going on for a while now and i cant work out whats going on with my car. If anyone has experienced this problem or can give me any advice it would be greatly apprciated. Thank you for taking the time to read through my post.
  5. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    Cheers for the reply again Nick, i will defo keep you updated on how i get on mate.
  6. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    Cheers for the reply rtechnick. Since my last post mate i had my car into one of my local garage which is G werks to a look at my vacuum lines and pipe work for any splits and signs of any boost leaks which resulted in them not finding any. They checked my air flow meter to make sure is was running correctly and they said that it was also fine and didnt show signs of being faulty. Someone please correct me if there are some problems that cant be easily diagnosted. The guy who maped it suggested my air flow meter could be faulty resulting in power loss and because i thought there could be a problem with my car iv had it down at G werks a number of times now to check for any running problems and everytime it seemed fine and had no apparant problems accept one of the diagnostics tests i had done showed the inlet temperatures getting a little hot. Below is what they said on the advisory sheet they gave me last week after they last looked at my car. '' The car seems to be performing as it should and no obvious problems or faults codes were found. Running on VAG-Com showed figures as you would expect. Suggest the map may be a little '' safe '' and not aggresive as it could be to increase power. So with that, my dyno print outs and a letter from me explaing my situation i sent my ECU off for him to look at and he sent it back within 2 days saying that he has now put a stage 2 map on it. Im not sure how true all if this is. If the first map couldnt produce at least more than the 165 bhp i wonder what this one is going to produce?. Anyway i only got my car going again yesterday and i do feel a noticable difference from this map to the first one he done but im not sure what he has changed or what extra hbp this one has made because i havent had a power run yet. Fuel consuption seems usual and it is not burning any more fuel than it did do. Im not sure if he has increased the boost from the 15 psi it peaked at last time because i dont have boost gauge and im not really sure what he can or has changed to make the difference this map has made. In the lower rev range there is bags of torque and feels like more than before. For now im abit happier but i just want see what power its putting down now. If it doesnt put down atleast 190 bhp from his elehdge stage 2 map and the parts i will be putting on then i no his maps arnt that good and i will visiting Revo or some other well known tuner. After i have another power run i will upload the print outs. If he has put a stage 2 map on it what parts do you guys think i must or should upgrade to make the map run at its best and make sure im not damaging my car? I will be changing my splitter for the 710n or Forge 007p and replacing my air flow meter when i get round to it. At the moment all i have on my car is a Milltek cat-back and CAI. I will be getting a FMIC soon but i was also wondering which downpipe to get and what you would recommend? as i just found out that Milltek do a de-cat pipe and as you all know a high flow sports cat. I wanted to know if there is any performance and sound differences between the downpies? The de-cat is just under £200 and the high flow sports cat is just over £400. If anyone can reccomend parts to make my car run better and smoother that would be great. Again I would like to say a massive thank you to you lads here at tyresmoke for all the help and advice you have given me, it has been much appeciated.
  7. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    ok mate no problem
  8. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    If anyone is having problems opening the link please advice me further as this is the first time i have posted a link to pictures and i may have done this wrong. Sorry for the inconveinience
  9. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    Sorry mate, i dont use caps to make it look like im angry or to give the impression that im shouting because im not, i bold or make some sentances bigger to make it stand out to catch the eye of the reader so that they take that key information on board. Im not sure what the big deal is with caps but im quiet new on this site and i will try stop using caps in my future posts. Sorry if i have inoyed anyone :):):). Cheers
  10. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    OK LADS THIS IS A LINK TO MY DYNO GRAPHS AFTER HAVING MY CAR REMMAPED. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND TELL ME WHAT YOU GUYS THINK MY PROBLEM MIGHT BE. FAULT ON MY CAR RESULTING IN BHP LOSS OR NOT GOOD ENOUGH REMAP ?????????????????????????? Yfrog Image : yfrog.com/nd68493183j - Uploaded by a3_beast Yfrog Image : yfrog.com/nd95343575j - Uploaded by a3_beast I SPOKE TO BEN TODAY HE TOLD ME TO SEND THE GRAPHS TO HIM TO LOOK AT WHICH I WILL BE DOING. I THOUGHT I WOULD PUT A LINK ON HERE FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO LOOK AT THE PRINT OUTS. WHEN THE CAR WAS DYNOED IT WAS RUNNING A REMAP FROM MOREBHP, FORGE SPLITTER,CAI, AND A MILLTEK CAT-BACK EXHAUST. FROM THE REMAP I GOT I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABIT HAPPIER IF MY CAR PULLED ATLEAST 180-185 HP THEN I PROBALY WOULD OF CALLED IT A DAY UNTILL I GET A NEW A3 BUT IT ONLY PRODUCED 164.7 HP WHICH MAKES ME THINK THAT I COULD HAVE A FAULT OR DONT HAVE A DECENT MAP, EITHER WAY I WANT TO GET IT SORTED AND MAKE A LITTLE MORE POWER THAN IV GOT BECAUSE I KNOW I CAN GET MORE THAT 165 BHP FROM MY 1.8T. SOMEONE PLEASE CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG. I HAVE 77000 MILES ON THE CLOCK AND HAVE FULL AUDI SERVICE AND IT GETS SERVICED BY THEM REGULARY REGARDLESS TO COST, SO YOU WOULD THINK THAT MY CAR IS REMAPING MATERIAL. CAN ANYONE TELL FROM LOOKING AT THE GRAPHS WHERE IM LOSING THE EXTRA BHP OR IF I MIGHT EVEN HAD IT TO BEGIN WITH? CAN YOU TELL IF THE MAP IS ANY GOOD? CAN YOU SEE FROM THE GRAPHS IF I HAVE A BOOST LEAK OR IF THE AIR FLOW METER IS FAULTY OR ON ITS WAY OUT? IS THERE ANY THING I CAN DO OR BUY TO IMPROVE THESE FIGURES? I REALLY WANT TO KNOW IF I HAVE A FAULT ON MY CAR WHICH IS MAKING ME LOSE POWER OR IF THE MAP I GOT IS NOT CAPIABLE OF PRODUCING ATLEAST 180 HP. ONCE I KNOW IF ITS A FAULT WITH THE CAR OR IF I HAVE NOT GOT A GOOD ENOUGH MAP I CAN START SPENDING MY MONEY IN THE RIGHT AREAS TO ACHEIVE MY 190-200 BHP TARGET. THE MAN WHO REMMAPED MY CAR INSISTED THAT HIS MAP SHOULD HAVE GAINED MORE BHP THAN IT DID AND SAID I COULD HAVE A FAULT WITH MY MAF OR ANOTHER FAULT RESULTING IN THE BHP LOSS HE RECKONS I SHOULD HAVE. SO I HAVE MY CAR BOOKED IN AT G WERKS TO TEST MY MAF AND TO SEE IF I HAVE A BOOST LEAK. I HOPE THE OUT COME OF THAT CAN HELP ME MOVE ON. I WILL UPDATE MY POST WHEN ONCE THE TESTS ARE DONE. CHEERS AGAIN TO THE LADS AT TYRESMOKE AND AS ALWAYS ANY HELP TIPS OR ADVICE WOULD GET TAKEN ON BOARD AND WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
  11. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    Mook cheers for replying again. The difference between the power figures iv got to the torque figures would that indicate something is wrong with my car? or the map itself? i thought it was weird that i gained a decent amount of torque but not as much power. Im really stuck on what to do mate. With the map i got If my car put down atleast 180 ish bhp when i dynoed it i would have been abit happier and after fitting my FMIC and Milltek sports cat i probaly left it as that untill i get a new A3. But being 20 bhp off the 180-185 bhp i would have been happy with has made me not stop thinking that something is wrong with my car or the remap. Someone please correct me if im wrong or if im missing something. I thought from a remap, CAI and Milltek cat-back i would make atleast 180 bhp but that is not the case for me. Please if anyone has any more suggestions or possible faults i may have resulting in bhp/power loss on remmaped 1.8T engines any help would be much appreciated. CHEERS AGAIN FOR THE HELP THAT I HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED FROM YOU GOOD FELLAS HERE AT TYRESMOKE
  12. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    Cheers for the quick reply MOOK, i was there when my car was on the dyno but to be honest im not sure what the guy was doing. All i know dude is that it pulled 175 HP first run and 164 BHP on the other 2 runs, but the print out he gave me was the 164.7 HP one. Power at the flywheel was 135.7 HP. Nearly 200 torque and running 15 PSI which drops off to around 12 PSI or less. I will try and post pictures of my dyno print out once i find out how to do it if thats going to help anyone help me resolve my problem. MOOK in your opinion from what i have said and the figures iv got, do you think the map i got is OK or should i go for another map IE Revo, APR, Rtech etc? or should i look for problems with my car that might be holding back some extra power from the map iv got? Iv heard of people on forums saying that there 1.8Ts are pushing out 200BHP on the standard remmaped k03 turbo and i have been told that that figure is easily acheivable. How true is this? All i want from my car is the best part of 200 BHP and 200 torque before i upgarde to the quattro or the S3. How can i get these figures? because im not happy with the 164 BHP iv got and im pretty sure my car could be a little quicker and put down abit more BHP. If 200BHP is not easily acheivable on my (AGU) 1.8T please could someone put me out of my misery before i waste anymore hard earned money LOL. Anymore help or advice from you or anyone else will be much appreciated A MASSIVE THANKS TO ANYONE THAT HAS READ THIS THREAD AND THAT WERE KIND ENOUGH TO REPLY
  13. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    Cheers mate, first i would like to say thank you for such a quick reply. I havent checked for boost leaks but i did susspect that i might have one. I have not had this car long and its my first VAG 1.8T. When i last had my car on the diagnostics just before the dyno run would it of pick up boost leaks? or would the power run picked up on this? Where abouts are you based? if you live close enough i would like to book my car in for a full diagnostics test to see whats up because i defo feel something is wrong and i would like to get it sorted before i spend anymore money on it, before i upgrade anything else i want to make sure my car is mechanically sound. If i do live to far mate could you recommend anywhere i can get a boost smoke test in the West Sussex area? Cheers for the help mate, any more help or advice will be taken on on board. A BIG THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF TYRESMOKE THAT WERE KIND ENOUGH TO REPLY TO MY POST
  14. A3 1.8T dynoed 165 bhp after remap PLz HELP!

    Cheers mate, first i would like to say thank you for such a quick reply. I havent checked for boost leaks but i did susspect that i might have one. I have not had this car long and its my first VAG 1.8T. When i last had my car on the diagnostics just before the dyno run would it of pick up boost leaks? or would the power run picked up on this? Where abouts are you based? if you live close enough i would like to book my car in for a full diagnostics test to see whats up because i defo feel something is wrong and i would like to get it sorted before i spend anymore money on it, before i upgrade anything else i want to make sure my car is mechanically sound. If i do live to far mate could you recommend anywhere i can get a boost smoke test in the West Sussex area? Cheers for the help mate, any more help or advice will be taken on on board. A BIG THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF TYRESMOKE THAT WERE KIND ENOUGH TO REPLY TO MY POST
  15. Ok lads im in need of some help. I recently got my A3 1.8 T (AGU) remmaped by Jason at morebhp.com. I heard good things about his remaps and his customer feedback seemed good so i decided to get him to remap my car for me. His website quotes power gains for the standard 1.8T 150 bhp engine to be 194 bhp and 200 torque. When it was first done it seemed quiet quick and pulled strong but now i dont think it feels like it did. I know them power figures are not 100% accurate and differ from engine to engine. Anyway i had a Cold Air Intake and Forge splitter on my car before the remap and when that was done i had a Milltek cat-back fitted and had my car on the dynostics machine at G werks which showed no faults except something about the inlet temperatures getting hot. I had my car on the rolling road at Devil Dynamics for a power run which resulted in my car putting down 164.7 bhp and nearly 200 torque. Peak boost is at 15 psi and drops off to around 12 psi or less. Where is my extra 30 bhp im missing? After my power run i was disappoined and was looking to get a Revo remap. Should i ditch the map iv got or should i try and find any problem that is losing me power from my current map before i even think about the Revo remap? I didnt really want to waste the money on the Revo remap incase something is wrong with my car and i didnt gain anything because of the possible fault i might have. so my questions are, is the remap i got crap? or is there something wrong with my car that is making it lose a decent amount of bhp? am i looking for 25-30 bhp that is not even there from this map? could there be something wrong with my car that the dynostics machine didnt or cant pick up? is there anything extra i have to buy to help solve my problem? has anyone after a remap seen power figures gaining quiet a increase in torque from standard but not as much bhp? I spoke to the man who remmaped it and he said that i should have gained more bhp than i did from his remap and suggested that my air flow meter could be faulty and the loss in bhp could be from that also he said to replace my Forge Splitter. So how do i know if my air flow meter is faulty or how do i do tests on it? would the dynostics test or dyno run picked up that i had a faulty one? Do i need to change the Forge Splitter? I dont really want to go out and buy a new one unless i know its nackered. My car does seem to run boggy and really under powered at times but other times it runs abit better but decent power delivery doesnt seem consistant. I spoke to him the other day and he said that i could send the ECU back to him and he could put a stronger map on it for me if i wanted. Should i do that or should i be looking for a problem with my car that is possibly losing me the extra bhp im looking for? Is it OK for me to safely run my k03 turbo between 18-20 psi? or is it not worth it? Soon i will be buying a FMIC and a Milltek High Flow Sports Cat to add to the Cold Air intake and Milltek cat-back i alredy have fitted so hopefully i should get closer to the 200bhp im aiming for if i can sort my mapping problems out. Any help or advice would be muched appreciated. I would like to say thank you to anyone who has took the time to read the lenghly post. I look forward to receiving some help from you experts on here. Cheers Sam