[A4] timing belts and "interference" engines

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Mon Oct 2 10:54:01 EDT 2006

I think you are confused, Rocky - your Urq days are far behind you now -
you would prolly take an  MC over a WX but NOT a KH.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Rocky Mullin [mailto:caliban at sharon.net] 
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 3:32 PM
To: Tom Love; thejimrose; brogers at terrix.com
Cc: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] timing belts and "interference" engines

	i'd take a KH (but isn't it MC?) over WX any day.  just sayin' -
you still got cheated.

At 1:14 PM -0700 9/29/06, Tom Love wrote:
>Bought a car a few years back that was advertised as having the motor 
>replaced with new by Audi 20k back. Got receipts with all kinds of 
>parts numbers so I took the bait. Turns out that in fact it was a new 
>motor put in by Audi but the incorrect one! KH turbo (Audi 5k) instead 
>of WX (urq) and about 30hp shy of original issue. I made it clear when 
>I sold it that KH was the engine. So would I pay more for that new 
>motor? Only if it came fresh out of the box and the codes were correct 
>(or better) for the year/model.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "thejimrose" <thejimrose at gmail.com>
>To: <brogers at terrix.com>
>Cc: <a4 at audifans.com>
>Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 12:27 PM
>Subject: Re: [A4] timing belts and "interference" engines
>>  well if it was an audi crate motor then sure..
>>  anyway in this case i would ask high book or a little over and use 
>> the  new motor as leverage. it didnt cost you anything so at least 
>> you can  maximise the reasonable value of the car, and give it an 
>> edge over  other cars at anywhere near the same $.
>>  me as a buyer would have very different opinions than me as a 
>> seller. =)
>>  On 9/29/06, Brandon Rogers <brogers at terrix.com> wrote:
>>>  Hmm I totally disagree.  Were I in the market for an A4 1.8T - I'd

>>> probably pay an extra thousand or so for the brand new motor, 
>>> assuming  all else equal - remember Rick said new head and block - 
>>> NOT rebuilt.  And to me a broken t-belt does not attach itself as 
>>> baggage to the rest  of the car - t-bely is known failure on these -

>>> and now you have a car  with a  brand new motor.
>>>  Now you have to conflicting opinions ...big help huh!
>>>  Good luck-
>>>  Brandon
>>>  '84 urquattro 20Vt
>>>  '01.5 S4
>>>  '98 A4 1.8Tq
>>>  -----Original Message-----
>>>  From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On 
>>> Behalf  Of thejimrose
>>>  Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 12:50 PM
>>>  To: a4 at audifans.com
>>>  Subject: Re: [A4] timing belts and "interference" engines
>>>  i dont know if i would pay a premuim for a rebuilt engine. your car

>>> has  baggage now... you might find many people would be willing to 
>>> pay less  for it. i know that if i had the choice of 2 cars, 1 with 
>>> a factory  higher mileage motor with no issues and 1 with a dealer 
>>> rebuild i'd go  for the issue-less car.
>>>  but on the open market, with an audi noob, you might find someone 
>>> thats  willing to pay at or over the high book value.  
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