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Old 01-06-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default Where to start on modding my engine....

I have an 01 1.8t and have yet to do anything to the engine. I was thinking about getting an air intake system but I can't seem to find many online at least. There aren't many shops around here that specialize or know anything about Audis either. My friend was telling me to get a blow off valve too. Anyone have any advice on where to start to see the most gains on about a $500 or less budget??
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:15 AM   #2
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Default NO BOV! and intakes are useless due to teh air intake being right next to the turbo...

DV, SS, Exhaust (supersprint is cheap), k&n drop in panel, k04 upgrade, get creative and search the b5 forum.
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:48 AM   #3
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:58 PM   #4
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:20 PM   #5
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Default Well it seems as if my turbo isn't even working anymore!

What is there that I could do about this? And how long are they supposed to last cuz my friend has an '00 1.8t and his went out about a month ago. Mine is an '01t. What causes turbos to run out anyway? Does this mean I should just go ahead and upgrade to a K04...
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:26 AM   #6
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Default There is nothing wrong with an intake with proper heat shielding.. and some BOV's can be "ok"..

Make a heat shield, use the factory cold air vent and your good to go. As far as the BOV it's a touchy subject. TIAL, GFB, and HKS make some damn good BOV's that need to be tuned correctly for proper functionality. My opinion.. if you dont have a 1.8 putting out 350+hp there is no need or reason.

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Old 01-11-2006, 08:53 AM   #7
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Default Here you go:

The main reason why turbo's go south is due to improper use:

-Not allowing your oil to heat up to operating temps before going to full boost.

-putting your car through it's paces without allowing it to cool down before turning the engine off

As for a K04, it's not worth the upgrade on an 01 due to the fact that you have a "K03 sport".

Seriously, do yourself a favor and use the button at the top of the page.

Just type BOV or Blow Off Valve, and select the A4 B5 forum, and the date range.

Here is one post I had from someone else asking about BOV's:

My BOV Post


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Old 01-12-2006, 10:02 AM   #9
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:39 PM   #10
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Default this guy sounds liek he qould hack his box and just throw no heat shield up thats why i said that

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