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Rare Ara S3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Michigan
Car(s)
2017 Audi S3, GTI
13 degrees of timing and 27-28psi at 5300. No wonder it blew up. Great tune....
Haha. Is that what you gathered from the log I posted? I need to go back and study it more. That was the Integrated Engineering 104 race gas file. Im not the first person to run it so wtf

Tech that disassembled my motor seemed to think it was related to a leaking valve stem seal so who knows. I was surprised at the amount of carbon already at 29K. I dont think my wifes gti at 105k were bad.
 

Rare Ara S3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Michigan
Car(s)
2017 Audi S3, GTI
Well these showed up today. I thought I was hot shit for having such a hot commodity. But look closely. The company that sold me these sure didn’t.
 

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Rare Ara S3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Michigan
Car(s)
2017 Audi S3, GTI
Plug from #3 kinda looks beat.
 

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Rare Ara S3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Michigan
Car(s)
2017 Audi S3, GTI
Normal wear? It’s only at the top
 

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aaronc7

Autocross Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
17 S3
Haha. Is that what you gathered from the log I posted? I need to go back and study it more. That was the Integrated Engineering 104 race gas file. Im not the first person to run it so wtf

Tech that disassembled my motor seemed to think it was related to a leaking valve stem seal so who knows. I was surprised at the amount of carbon already at 29K. I dont think my wifes gti at 105k were bad.

I don't really see a leaking valve stem seal leading to blown motor. IDK how bad we're talking, but leaking valve steam seal I think...maybe a little smoke on cold start, or smoke on high rpm engine decel etc.

I still think just a combination of aggressive tune + lean AFR = too much heat
 

Rare Ara S3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Michigan
Car(s)
2017 Audi S3, GTI
Welp, took advantage of the boost weather sale. AP, tuning, vortex xl, charge pipes, MPI and the RS3 pump all ordered. Because F my bank account.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Go Birds
Car(s)
16 Touareg TDI
It’s really clean. For those that don’t know, the trailblazer SS came with the LS2 (6.0) Ported heads. Big cam. Aftermarket intake manifold/rails/bigger injectors. Headers and full exhaust. Full KW suspension
Build trans with 3600rpm stall converter
Every bolt turned by me.
custom tune

What’s a “3600 rpm stall converter?” lol all I know about cars is MK6/7 Golf related hava
 

Rare Ara S3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Michigan
Car(s)
2017 Audi S3, GTI
I don't really see a leaking valve stem seal leading to blown motor. IDK how bad we're talking, but leaking valve steam seal I think...maybe a little smoke on cold start, or smoke on high rpm engine decel etc.

I still think just a combination of aggressive tune + lean AFR = too much heat
That’s what I figured as well
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
What’s a “3600 rpm stall converter?” lol all I know about cars is MK6/7 Golf related hava

A stall convertor goes in an automatic transmission that has a torque convertor. So with a 3600 rpm stall you can sit there at a stop and rev it to 3600 rpm and then slingshot off the line. Like a launch control.
 

Rare Ara S3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Michigan
Car(s)
2017 Audi S3, GTI
A stall convertor goes in an automatic transmission that has a torque convertor. So with a 3600 rpm stall you can sit there at a stop and rev it to 3600 rpm and then slingshot off the line. Like a launch control.
There you go. Helps to get a heavy ass trailblazer out of the hole by getting the RPM into the torque band earlier.
 

Rare Ara S3

Go Kart Champion
Location
Michigan
Car(s)
2017 Audi S3, GTI
Any plans to build/port the head?
No. Only thing mentioned was maybe consider springs. This is just a sleeper daily driver build. I don’t know what it would cost to do head work but I’m already into this thing way too much. I’m not planning to rev the piss out of it
 
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