[A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq
jungle at hickorytech.net
Tue Apr 1 10:50:01 PDT 2008
How many miles on it? I wonder if the turbo impeler blades were being ground down,
and the motor tried to injest them.
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On Tue Apr 1 10:20 , Stephen Lau sent:
>I'm not mechanical at all. :)
>I was driving one day when the oil light came on. I checked my oil, it
>was low (I change every 10k miles per my manual), I topped it off and
>the next day headed up to Tahoe. After about 220 miles I felt a
>whooshing sound, and the engine lost a ton of power. I managed to coax
>it up to the top of Donner pass going around 20-30mph, and then coasted
>it down into Truckee where a mechanic checked the oil and found metal
>bits inside the engine.
>That's about all I know. I had it towed to my local mechanic here who
>said the most economical would be to do an engine swap.
>Brandon Rogers wrote:
>> 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 [a4-bounces at audifans.com','','','')">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.
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