[A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Tue Apr 1 10:12:49 PDT 2008

If you really like the car I would talk to an independent mechanic about
swapping in a used motor if the current motor cannot be easily saved.  I
don't see how a quick used motor straight swap could possibly be $9k+.  I've
not heard of many (any??) stock 1.8Ts "blowing up" but have heard of some
sludge issues and timing belt failures. More info needed on the "death" -
what is really wrong - does it just need a head and turbo? - did a rod go
through the block? What exactly happened?  How mechanical are you?


-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
Stephen Lau
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:53 AM
To: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: [A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq

I have a 2001 A4 1.8T quattro sedan manual that died a painful death.
Basically the engine is blown and it needs a new engine, motor mounts, and
possible turbo.  The mechanic is quoting me $9k-$10k to repair it, which
isn't even worth the cost of the car.

Anyone have any suggestions on what to do with it?  I've not sold a car
before, so I've no idea what the best thing to do with it is. Sell it to a
junkyard for whatever pittance I can get?

Suggestions warmly welcomed.

stephen lau | steve at grommit.com | www.whacked.net | gpg 0x09E5CD21
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