[A4] parting out 2001 A4 1.8T

Stephen Lau steve at grommit.com
Mon Apr 7 10:09:56 PDT 2008

Stephen Lau wrote:
> 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.
> cheers,
> steve
An update on this... I'm going to end up selling the car to a junkyard 
most likely.  Before I do, anyone in the Bay Area interested in any 
parts of it?  The rear passenger taillight has a scratch in it, and the 
rear driver-side door has a dent in it, but I believe everything else is 
in good condition.  It's a 2001 A4 1.8T quattro silver.  I've got 17" 
mille miglia evo's on 'em (with the original 16" rims in my basement if 
anyone needs those), it's got the premium package (sunroof/autodimming 
mirrors), the sport package (steering wheel, suspension, rims), the 
xenon headlights, and the Bose sound system.  my additional upgrades 
i've done are CD changer, auxiliary audio input hooked up to the CDC (to 
plug in an iPod or MP3 player), and a custom Bluetooth phone system that 
wires into the car's factory phone system.

I'm phenomenally busy at work, so I don't have time to strip the parts 
myself and mail them - so if you're interested, you'd probably have to 
come and help remove the parts yourself and take 'em.  Things that are 
easily removable (like the CD changes, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth, 
or any easily removable parts) I'm willing to ship if someone non-local 
wants those.

Make me an offer. 

(sniff sniff, I'll miss my A4.  For anyone who cares, the mechanic seems 
to think it's the oil sludge issue, but I did a lot of my oil changes 
myself and don't have documentation to pursue with Audi for any claim :(

stephen lau | steve at grommit.com | www.whacked.net

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