[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 54, Issue 3

Ian C d13m4 at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 8 06:15:41 PDT 2008

>> if there are metal bits inside the oil, you pretty much have to>> replace everything that was touched by it - turbo included ^^ BS ALERT ! ^^  where do you guys get that notion?  metal bits are suspended in oil.  and if there were no oil left in the first place, then that would be the root cause of the blown engine/turbo.   :)> Tyson Varosyan wrote:> > Yea, if there are metal bits inside the oil, you pretty much have to> > replace everything that was touched by it - turbo included. I've been> > there about 4 times in the past - Mitsu motors are famous crank-walkers.> > Oil light is an indicator too when this happens because the metal bits> > drop oil pressure to almost nothing. By the way, the factory that wrote> > your manual is interested in your car outlasting the warranty period and> > then breaking and causing you to buy one. I don't care what oil you are> > using, on a turbo car you should be changing it every 4000-5000 (with> > best oils) and every 3000 with non-synthetics - let this be a lesson.> > Turbo cars use oil to cool the turbo and the hot-cold breaks the stuff> > down much faster.> >> > As for what to do with your car... You can try parting it out, but you> > don't sound like the type of guy that would do that. You can donate the> > car someplace like a school where students can screw with it. But I> > think best thing to do money-wise would be to post it up on your local> > Craig's List website (www.craigslist.com). Start at $4k and go down in> > $500 increments every week. Either someone with a wrecked A4 will buy> > yours for parts (or a junker to part out) or more than likely, someone> > with the motor and skills to do it will buy and rebuild it...> >> > If you are around the Seattle area, shoot me an email, I might be able> > to help you out.> >> > Tyson Varosyan> > Technical Director, Uptime Technical Solutions LLC.> > tyson at up-times.com> > www.up-times.com> > 206-715-TECH (8324)> > UpTime/OnTime/AnyTime> >> >> > -----Original Message-----> > From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf> > Of Stephen Lau> > Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:21 AM> > To: Brandon Rogers> > Cc: a4 at audifans.com> > Subject: Re: [A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq> >> > 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.> >> > cheers,> > steve> >> > 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?> >>> >> Brandon> >>> >> -----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.> >>> >> cheers,> >> steve> >> > >> > >> >> > > > > -- > stephen lau | steve at grommit.com | www.whacked.net> > > > ------------------------------> > Message: 4> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 12:50:49 -0700> From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>> Subject: Re: [A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq> To: Stephen Lau <steve at grommit.com>> Cc: a4 at audifans.com> Message-ID: <AD591DB0-0487-4689-88DC-F8630DA9C450 at sharon.net>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed; delsp=yes> > > On Apr 1, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Stephen Lau wrote:> > I'm in the San Francisco area, so no dice there -but thanks for the > > offer.> > you could always see if 2bennett wants to buy it. otherwise there are > enough> racer kids around her to probably part it out locally pretty easily.> > > > > ------------------------------> > Message: 5> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 13:18:55 -0700> From: thejimrose <thejimrose at gmail.com>> Subject: Re: [A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq> To: "Stephen Lau" <steve at grommit.com>> Cc: a4 at audifans.com> Message-ID:> <298352bd0804011318m69c79f6el754c02575967e33a at mail.gmail.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1> > i dont know eaw, but previous experience is always good. my personal> favorite is 034 - talk to javad, tell him i set you, they are a great shop> with competitive rates and do lots of custom work, so a basic engine swap is> s.o.p for them. only downside is that they can be slow [they're very busy,> which is a good sign] they also sell a lot of parts and have very good> pricing. i'd be very curious to know what your shop is charging you for a> new turbo. if it's more than 800 they're ripping you off. or their supplier> is ripping them off.> > streetwerke is also liked in freemont [i think]. there is also 2bennett> audimotive in davis, a little far but audi rockstars. and advanced audi in> SF is also very well liked - i have several friends that get all of their> work done there.> > you can at least call around, explain your situation and get some quotes. if> the clutch has any more than 80k on it i'd do it.> > the car is at European Autoworks in Mountain View at the moment.> > they've been a good shop for me in the past, so i'd like to think they> > aren't ripping me off on this one. the prices they were getting for the> > engine alone was $2800 (used from a scrapyard). The $9k included new> > motor mounts & turbo since the engine for $2800 didn't come with any of> > the "accessories". It also included a new clutch for that exact 'might> > as well' reason.> >> >> > **************Create a Home Theater Like the Pros. Watch the video on AOL > Home. > (http://home.aol.com/diy/home-improvement-eric-stromer?video=15&ncid=aolhom00030000000001)> > > ------------------------------> > _______________________________________________> A4 mailing list> A4 at audifans.com> http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/a4> > > End of A4 Digest, Vol 54, Issue 3> *********************************
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