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My RS2 diary
« on: September 20, 2008, 08:40:58 am »
Well I picked up my RS2 yesterday after the track day, so far so good :) Ive only driven it about 2kms from Dads work to home on a Dealer plate and never went over 3,500RPM.
The car seems to idle very well, sounds nice but seems to make a bit of noise out the external wastegate? Sounds a bit boy racer compared to what I remember of Dads old RS2.
When I picked up the car it was filthy inside and out, sit inside it and you almost want to get out and have a shower.
I gave it a quick wash last night and was very surprised by the quality of the paint and panel. It has stone chips on the front and corner of the rear bumper have some paint cracks, both of which Ill get sorted out soon.

Here are some pics of the not so good stuff:





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Re: My RS2 diary
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 08:41:32 am »
LHD front wheel:



All the rest are fine including the spare.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 08:42:41 am »
pics?

waste gate is what releases/ allowes exhaust gasses to by pass the hot side of the turbine to regulate boosting

the Blowoff valve/diverter valve is what goes pshh when you let off the gas under boost.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 08:43:28 am »
The dash:



Stupid lights/alarm stuff in the buttons.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 08:45:45 am »
more pic!
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2008, 08:46:08 am »
Dash top:



The LED is for the jammers (or whatever they are). It turns red when you turn the car on then goes green, how do I tell what model they are?
Also tweeters have been put (a good job has been done) into the little air vents.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 08:46:43 am »
Missing pedal:



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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2008, 08:48:15 am »
Rear door cards with Alpine DD Drives.
Also both the rare window buttons have been pushed inside the door:



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Re: My RS2
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2008, 08:49:18 am »
The boot:



The floor carpet is missing as is the parcel tray.

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2008, 08:52:48 am »
The cracked paint on the rear bumper:



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Re: My RS2
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2008, 08:56:32 am »
Here is what it looked like when I picked it up from the yard:



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Re: My RS2
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2008, 08:59:09 am »
pics?

waste gate is what releases/ allowes exhaust gasses to by pass the hot side of the turbine to regulate boosting

the Blowoff valve/diverter valve is what goes pshh when you let off the gas under boost.

Its not a pshh sound, Ill try and make a small clip so you can hear it.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2008, 09:52:33 am »
Is the diverter sound a kind of 'flutter' noise (hard to describe)? I've driven an RS2 with that noise and I don't think it's a big deal... probably just a result of more boost from the chipping, or perhaps a firmer wastegate spring fitted. I'f your lucky it may be a stronger aftermarket valve (factory items are prone to failure).

Does the car have a boost gague? That can be helpful if you are worried about pressure and/or leaks. The fact that the idle is good is encouraging: hopefully there are no inlet leaks.

Do check your tyre size: many RS2 owners make the mistake of fitting 245mm wide tryres, which do not really fit properly on the 7" rims (tyres look kind of wide in the photos). There was once a special tyre to fit these cars, but no longer available AFAIK. I think most RS2s would be on 225s now, or fitted with 8" rims.

Car looks way better in the pics than I expected! Replacement buttons and so on should be easy to source as they are common across most of the 90s Audi range.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2008, 10:02:40 am »
The pedal and rear buttons are a given. will a 80 rear carpet and tray fit?
 Tyres look average.
 Show us the motor and seats, head lineing?
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2008, 11:26:03 am »
Do check your tyre size: many RS2 owners make the mistake of fitting 245mm wide tryres, which do not really fit properly on the 7" rims (tyres look kind of wide in the photos). There was once a special tyre to fit these cars, but no longer available AFAIK. I think most RS2s would be on 225s now, or fitted with 8" rims.

Owners' mistake ?
Shouldn't that be factory mistake as RS2 were factory fitted with Dunlop SP8000 245/40-17s on a 7.0" wide rim.
Curious given the S2 had 205's on a 7.5" rim...

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The pic of the LH front wheel shows an Advan A-046D ?
They were a pretty decent tyre, standard fitment on Evo VII's.

That particular Dunlop has been replaced but Dunlop and others still make tyres in 245/40-17.

And what was that about an external wastegate ?
Verboten under Land Transport rules.

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