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my first question!!!!!

You wrote:

>It burns oil pretty bad,

How do you know?

>but one day I was driving down highway 85 in Atlanta, Georgia and felt
>a slight jerk.  I looked out the rear-view mirror and saw white smoke.
>There was nothing but white smoke.

What you probably need is a new head gasket.
White smoke usually indicates water vapour; _blue_smoke_ spells trouble.

>So, I have decided just to go ahead and get a new motor for it.

It's an overkill IMO.
I would first make sure it's really the rings. Do atleast a compression test,
better yet supplement it with a leak down test.

>So, now for the question.  I am in dire need of a 1.8L motor for the

Might as well go for a 2.2L 5cyl one.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- mostly stock
Philadelphia, PA