[A4] parting out 2001 A4 1.8T

Stephen Lau steve at grommit.com
Mon Apr 7 10:14:14 PDT 2008

Stephen Lau wrote:
> 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. 
> cheers,
> steve
> (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 :(
As a followup - if anyone wants to buy the whole car (obviously 
non-running), that'd be even better!  Make me an offer :)  I imagine you 
can make a profit by parting it out properly and completely, but as I 
mentioned, I don't have the time to do it myself.


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

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