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    S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    Hi all

    Me again. OK.
    Found an S3 Ł13,500 W reg
    Now its got 77,000 on the clock but it has had a new engine fitted due to the canbelt snapping. The engine was fitted buy Audi's and their is a receipt 2 say fitted 15,000 miles ago. So new engine has 15k but clock will read 77. Their is a recepit for this.
    Would u go for this and would i be able to re-sell easy?

    thanks

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    Hi Tanya,

    It would definately affect resale value when u come to sell it... and remember its not only the engine that gets worn, so the rest of the car would have also done 77,000 miles... Things do dtart to get worn at that point and may be expensive to replace...

    If you dont mind me asking, whats you budget?

    Rich

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    Hi

    Yeah thats what I was thinking. My budget is 14k

    thanks
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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    Hi Tanya

    That's high mileage for a W reg if you reckon that average mileage is 10,000 to 15,000 miles a year.

    Not sure what the recommended interval for changing the cambelt is on S3 but it may be that it wasn't changed at the correct interval on this car. If so, this is a sign that it hasn't been properly maintained during its life and other problems are likely to occur too.

    This sounds like one to walk away from unless you want to spend a lot of money on maintenance.

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    KEEP LOOKIN I RECON !

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    see it works !!...

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    DSG = The aclaimed Direct-shift gearbox from Audi.

    Prepares the next gear up ready for your decision to change up, thus shortening shift times. Allows for manual and auto shifting.

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    How much do you want for your Metro. Whats the Reg. Miles and stuff like that. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    J reg 1991
    114,500k on clock
    1.4 16v multipoint k series
    Pipercross Vector Induction kit.
    janspeed exhaust Seat Ibiza Splitter.
    De-badged (apart from GTi)
    Coloured coded bumpers.
    Sparco gear knob.
    Half leather interior.
    Lowered
    14” Team Dynamics alloy wheels in high power silver
    Excellent condition

    I do have it advertised at a high price knowing im going to get taken down. Ł1450 But what would you offer?

    Tanya

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    My car is a
    K reg
    75,000 miles
    excellent condition.
    all standard

    I payed Ł900 for it 4 months ago.

    wouldnt have thought you would get much more than Ł900 - Ł1000 for it. Lots of miles. Mods just say its been spanked to me.

    Im saving for me S3. So not looking for another metro.

    Good luck selling it. Not sure if I want to sell mine. Just love spanking it about (showing the old Nova - Saxo boys how its done) lol.


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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    Tanya

    i can't reply to your PM as you haven't enabled them but funnily enough I don't want to sell my 18k car for 14k! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    had a 17.5k offer for it as soon as buyer has sold his BMW

    in terms of pics a near identicla car is here:

    http://www.tyresmoke.net/gallery/album12

    so you see Mineral Grey is clearly the best colour

    admin: apologies for x-posting but no Mineral pics in AS.net gallery

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    I would tend to agree to stay away from it - might by a symptom of bad maintenance.

    However - I had to have my timing chain and cam belt changed after 14k miles. Only because I noticed this weird buzzing noise (those who were on a-s might remember last September). Turns out if I hadn't noticed the noise and taken it to the dealer, timing chain and/or cam belt may have snapped.

    Maybe it was this that caused the cam belt to fail? Apparantly it's a common problem on the TT and S3?

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    [ QUOTE ]
    Adam said:

    so you see Mineral Grey is clearly the best colour



    [/ QUOTE ]

    Agreed!

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    [ QUOTE ]
    caractere 007 said:
    [ QUOTE ]
    tanya said:
    how do i get my url at the bottom to display as picture instaed of link?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    ok goto tasks, my home, personla info bit then paste the following ... [image]url[/image] ...delete the url bit and put in the url address of your image...or ..

    just like that!

    just call me paul daniels!!..he he he

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    I cant do it
    ill try again with my pic

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    yeyyyyyyyyy done it thanks [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    Saw a damaged repaired Cat D recorded S3 in Exchange and mart last week for about Ł11k. Low mileage too. That's what i'd go for!

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    Re: S3 NEW ENGINE! QUESTION

    [ QUOTE ]
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    yeyyyyyyyyy done it thanks [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    no problemo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

 

 

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