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    engine died :(

    hi chaps,
    sad day yesterday i engine decided to fail in a big way, bottom end bearing are non-existant and crank is totally screwed

    looking for a bit of help and guidance, i was just going to rebuild it however prices are pretty high, so was thinking of buying a decnet bottom end and refreshing it with new bearings etc...

    has anyone got a decnet bottom end or know anyone with one?

    please please help me guys :'(

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    feel for ya buddy like losing a limb of such when s**t like that happens.
    dont know anyone at the minuite but will keep my ears open and ask about for u, if i hear anything i'll PM you, in the mean time good luck

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    sorry to hear this fellow.

    I'm sure i've seen a BAM engine on Pistonhead for sale fairly cheap aswell.
    I'll try and find it for you.
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    Was it the dreaded oil starvation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Was it the dreaded oil starvation?
    yes it was mate...im so gutted

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    I had a similar issue and chose to simply buy another engine of comparable spec.

    Word to the wise is that a lot of the other 1.8T engine have the same internals as the S3. Unfortunately, the APY, AMK and BAM engines fetch far more money than the boggo 1.8T engines, simply because they are 210/225 engines.

    When I rebuilt, I couldn't get a reasonably priced 210/225 engine at all, or even a block at a suitable price.

    So, after much research, I settled for an AGU lump complete. Same basic engine, 20mm wrist pins etc. Went in and have been in there ever since.

    I paid £450 for the engine delivered - a LOT cheaper than anything 210/225 related I could find anywhere.

    The post above by S3Dave is an AGU engine, however sounds like she's knackered. Block should be OK though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Baby View Post
    sorry to hear this fellow.

    I'm sure i've seen a BAM engine on Pistonhead for sale fairly cheap aswell.
    I'll try and find it for you.
    i found a short block which is cracked for £250 ono, i have made an offer, also i have found a few more engines

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    What causes the oil starvation? is it the pickup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam S3 View Post
    What causes the oil starvation? is it the pickup?
    More often than not, yes. They get very clogged and horrible...
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    Is there a way of checking the oil pick up and then cleaning it? I'm unsure of where it is but I assume the sump?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamJay View Post
    Is there a way of checking the oil pick up and then cleaning it? I'm unsure of where it is but I assume the sump?
    Only by removing the sump and visually inspecting it. However, this is false economy IMO. You can't get the crap out if very easily, and you never really know how clean it is when you put it back in.

    If the sump is coming off, just replace it. Don't mess about with some thing that has such disastrous potential. £14 is nothing. A new crank is.
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    mine needs servicing soon so ill whip the sump off and change the picup thanks for the heads up and sorry about ur engine mate u wanna try gumtree loot and of course the forums
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    has anyone done a DIY Baffled sump on here?? if so are there any threading regarding it with measurement etc??

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    what mileage should you change the oil pick up? or just do it anytime?

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    I think the trouble was the longlife oil changes, witch on a turbo,d car is madness if in doubt check it out...
    I always use a flush with every oil change 6-7k

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    So you change the Sump + filter, fresh oil you wont get the starvation?
    Last edited by Greig300; 18th May 2011 at 19:03.

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    Not the sump, you change/clean the oil pickup pipe that sits in the sump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig300 View Post
    So you change the Sump + filter, fresh oil you wont get the starvation?
    Well, thats a bit of a sweeping statement. It's less likely, very less likely. However wouldn't protect against oil pump failure for example.
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