Hi all, help needed please, my engines spat a rod out and smashed a hole in my block :-( it's a 02 amk S3 - 85k, engine was mint !?! Full service/regular oil changes-very well looked after, I fitted a sfs 3"tip which ran great for a week or so when it started to intermittently run rough/the odd missfire, plugged it into vag com and it said cylinder 3 was the problem, suspected coil no3 (made sense) changed coil3, it ran a little lumpy on start up then fine/as normal.
I then took it for a blast up the road everything was fine then it missed when on 4k+ revs, changed up a gear everything fine, gave it some to 4k+ again and 'bang' loads of oil/smoke and a big lump of the block spat out onto the road, oil light came on n dumped it's oil on the road. never once had any problems with this engine,everyone commented on how well it ran and how quiet it was, strange that I only started getting Probs after fitting tip ?
Anyway I need a new engine, what I need to know is which engines would be a straight swap for the amk ? Not sure which mach up or will run of my electrics/ecu so on ? Am I best just waiting for a amk ? Oh it's got a custom code stage 1 map and ran fine on this for 2.5 year or so, any help would be great