Audi Drama. Blew Motor. Suggestions?

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Dec 29 19:15:13 EST 2006

Apparently the Audi gods don¹t tolerate abuse!


> From: CLAG500 at
> Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 18:28:33 EST
> To: s-car-list at, 200q20v at
> Subject: Audi Drama. Blew Motor. Suggestions?
> Well I bought another Audi after trading my UrS4 for an Acura and swearing
> I'd stay away from the Audi Gods.
> Traded the Acura on a beautiful 1992 911. Had a change in income and had to
> sell that car. I was driving a 1994 100 CS to work and it has been so reliable
> I  decided another Audi would provide some cheap thrills. Found a really nice
> 200  20v TQA on ebay for a decent price.
> I actually convinced myself that the Audi Gods was just a made up thing to
> justify spontainious unreliability. Well I'm a believer now.
> After installing 2.5 bar chips and a spring I got the car running like a
> raped ape. Nice pull in 4th to 1.9 bar (times 1.25 with the 2.5 pressure
> transducer). Car had a bit of a stumble which I thought I solved by cleaning
> out  the 
> carbon.
> Last night I decided to take it and my wife to Lowes to get a new lamp for
> our living room. I got on the freeway to come home. Downsifted to 4th gear and
> nailed it to get around some traffic. There was a slight stumble and I heard
> a  faint knocking. When I pushed in the clutch to put her in to 5th I felt a
> pulsation in the clutch pedal. I was also hearing a rattling noise. I assumed
> my  throw out bearing was toast.
> Got home and ordered parts for the full on clutch job. I've done a couple
> Audi clutches (big part of why I got rid of the UrS4.) Figured Oh well it will
> be nice to have a fresh clutch.
> Got off work today and decided since it was so warm I would get the car up
> in the air and start removing parts for the clutch job. I started the car so I
> could turn it diagonally in the garage and put the back wheels on ramps. I
> noticed the rattling noise was fairly loud. I thought to myself "sounds like
> it 
> could be the motor but why would I feel it in the clutch?" I got out and was
> poking around under the hood to try and locate the noise when all of a
> sudden  BANG! and the motor stopped. I immediately looked under the car to see
> chunks of  metal and oil dripping. At first I thought it was the tranny case
> but 
> the chunks  are iron and the oil is from the motor.
> I'm trying to decide what my best course of action is at this point. I  would
> really like to have a nice fresh motor in there or maybe even something
> exotic but am on a limited budget. Anybody know a good source for a 3b? What
> all  
> would I have to do to repair this motor? I haven't gotten a look at the hole
> yet  but I'm assuming a connecting rod has contacted the block.
> Should I just part it out and by a cheap Honda? I hate to just plop another
> old 3b in there and try to run these chips. If I have to keep it stock to make
> it not blow up I will get something else. I'd like the same power back or
> more  if I fix it.
> Thanks for listening.
> Chad

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