[A4] timing belts and "interference" engines

Tom Love theloves at localaccess.com
Fri Sep 29 16:14:54 EDT 2006

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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