Dismiss Notice
Hi Guest, stickers are available from our online store.

Ash's K1

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by ash_89, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2015
    Messages:
    4,740
    Likes Received:
    2,371
    I may have been flicking through the stage 3 upgrade list .:whistle:
     
  2. What power level do you have to start doing forged internals on the MK2.

    I know the MK1 is around the 300 lbs of torque mark when you start bending con rods

    I think the MK3 is around 450 lbs
     
  3. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2015
    Messages:
    4,740
    Likes Received:
    2,371
    I'm currently at 340lbs. Stage 3 is 400lbs ish. Revo recommend to upgrade internals at the top end (400). So it's a choice of is it worth the turbo, etc to limit it on stock engine (and limit it to what). Or pay a shed load more money for rods n pistons.
     
  4. Sorry Ash we have taken over your thread, @Legojon I will pick this up on the chat.
     
    ash_89 likes this.
  5. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    I dont think i will ever go down the forge route haha fair play if you do legojon .
    flikr is shocking for bluring things out i wish i had photoshop still to blur things neatly .


    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr


    going back to the thermostat id highly recommend taking the alternator out it makes it so much easier gives you loads more room to work with
    that same weekend i replaced the cat back part of the exhaust for a miltek system non res
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    the miltek systems are really nice but do check if buying second hand for rust and seized adjuster nuts 3 out of 8 were stuck on mine preventing me to adjust the system fitment properly .the sound though just for a catback system was actually pretty loud
     
  6. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    One of the following weeks i thought it be best to get the car fully serviced ready for when i decide to get the car in for mapping .
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    fuel filter (word of warning very gentle with the clips being too harsh can damage them and make it a pain to remove)
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    as you can see it was due a change notice the colour of the old fuel

    after doing the service i went online to search for the best place to take the k1 for a remap ,my options were
    revo daventry
    jabba sport (10 minute walk from me literally )
    rtech performance

    looking at reviews and knowing of rtechs work it wasn't a hard decision at all to be honest even though jabba are round the corner from me it seemed silly at the time
    doing my research on what rtech are all about made me realise your car has to be spot on to get mapped there with the pre map health check they do
    so knowing this i replaced
    pcv valve+gasket (r revision)
    revision G dv - doing a bit of research this valve seems to be the best in the long run
    5w40 oil recommend when going for bigger power

    once id fitted all the above tested things out it was back to the drawing board with the engine squeak on idle especally when cold
    parts replace
    aux belt
    aux tensioner
    still the noise was there
     
  7. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    The whole of the next week i was searching the forums for some sort of idea on other owners problems they have had relating to squeaking .
    most were pointing towards the auxiliary parts id already changed so this was getting on my nerves not knowing what else it could possibly be until i stumbled across a post stating that the cam belt rollers were chirping on the owners car.
    due to the cars mileage i thought it would be best to change the timing belt with a kit anyway . so from then on i found a facebook vag parts company that sells genuine bits a very decent prices (they even put a bag of sweets in with every order) how cool is that .
    cheeky wash
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    genuine cambelt kit (missing the sweets that immediately got eaten)
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    after fitting the cam-belt the noise on start up and any squeaks had disappeared even on start up
    so now the essentials were sorted it was time to save a bit and get modding .
     
  8. kanyewest

    kanyewest Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2018
    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    168
    if you like i can blur pics for you. i can add you to a dropbox/onedrive/gdrive folder and just blur them. it takes longer to open photoshop than it does to blur + save the file
     
  9. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    thanks mate ive figured out how to do it now :D its not perfect but does make the plate not seen , what software do you use ?
     
    #29 ash_89, Jan 15, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  10. I have a mac and use Preview you can then blur it out.
     
    ash_89 likes this.
  11. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    Next on my list was to get the car remapped but i forgot one vital thing before hand the pickup pipe and sump clean !

    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    One great bit of kit to help with the bolts that are slightly hidden and a pain to get to next to the bell housing
    long ball ended hex keys did the job excellently and cut the removal time in half
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr

    when i got home that day my mtc oversized inake system arrived in the post including a black forge dv pipe and a huge ram air filter
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ashley Hanson, on Flickr
     
    kanyewest likes this.
  12. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    After what seemed like the longest few months of my life it was finally nearly time to go to rtech but first i had a week away at centre parcs
    [​IMG] by ,
    whilst being there i woke up with chronic tooth ache one morning literally the worst i have ever experienced it really put a downer on my week away also knowing i am having the car remapped the day after i get back .

    I was booked in at r-tech for 8:30 that Saturday morning i was buzzing but in intense pain so i took a few painkillers and hoped it wasn't going to ruin this day that i have been so excited for .
    ill say this with confidence anyone wondering if they should get there car remapped do it ! the car was totally transformed i mean the car wasn't slow before but since having the map the boost comes in so smoothly and just keeps on pulling zero flat spots just constant power
    she made just under 310 bhp but wanted to make 336 bhp although due to having the standard down pipe still fitted that was holding back some horses (miltek downpipe already being searched at this point)
    [​IMG]
    niki told me the car performed well he also added the 5 stage maps so i could adjust the power settings
    plus hard cut limiter (which is totally addictive)
     
  13. She is looking good, just remember to get you oil changes in a bit more often to keep her in tip top condition.
     
  14. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    thanks mate yes shes had two oil changes since i brought her :) also replaced the cam follower on the first service .
     
    Deleted member 103408 likes this.
  15. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    Soon after the remap it was mot time but before that i wanted to source a miltek sports cat and pray the mot tester at my work is feeling friendly
    i haven't got any pictures of the exhaust parts but when brought it i also purchased
    genuine downpipe gasket
    studs x4
    nuts x4 just to be on the safe side in case i round or snap the studs off
    [​IMG],

    [​IMG],

    the whole job probably took just over an hour and a half a lot easier than the s3 8p no prop-shaft or transfer box in the way
    i recommend soaking the down-pipe nuts in penetrating fluid the night before or a few hours before tackling the job also the o2 sensors they can be a pain i was lucky both mine came off relatively easy.
    once the down-pipe was on the difference in tone and low down responsiveness was instantly felt the sound changed from a boom to a throaty roar similar to the astra vxr's (i dont like them just the noise) , hard cut limiter was now sounding like a cannon firing
     
  16. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    Mot time was just days away , i thought it would be best to check everything underneath the car as best i could
    unfortunately i found a few problems
    cv boot drivers side coming off the joint grease everywhere
    cv boot passenger side doing the same no grease though
    cv joint passenger side didnt sound healthy
    passenger side drop-link boot split
    front tyres getting on the low side

    So off to ecp to purchase a cv joint kit for the passenger side , cv boot for drivers and front drop-links
    the cv joint was full of dirty grease
    [​IMG],
    i decided to re grease the drivers side cv joint as well taking it apart and re packing with fresh grease

    and onto the drop links well one had a fight with the grinder after 20 minutes on and off it was finally removed
    [​IMG],

    These jobs took most of the day so whilst having a little break it went about searching for some lowering springs
    options for me where
    eibach - looked a nice ride height
    vw racing - not overly low but well priced for the quality
    h&r - a tad low and few of my friends have reported the powder coat to not last long

    so i went for some vw racing springs due to there slightly lower stance than standard coupled with the best ride comfort
     
  17. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    MOT day soon came she passed with just the front tyres as a advisory i was well pleased !
    [​IMG],

    Only my car melted the emissions testing filter :scary:woops !
    [​IMG],
     
  18. Love the emission testing custom look.
     
  19. ash_89

    ash_89 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    55
    Off road mode haha always a scary time wondering if the car will pass having a turbo back exhaust , the car only just scrapped through emissions wise
     
  20. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    5,311
    Likes Received:
    1,887
    Did you go for the 200 cell cat or 100? I assume you also went in with a hot exhaust hence the melting lol
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice