Just after some practical advice on what I could/should be looking at once I get my engine out.
S3 2000 (210) 40k, standard everything, except for a Haldex upgrade.
A knocking sound that I hoped was going to be something simple appears to be more serious. I'm going to get the engine pulled and let the garage take off the head and sump and deal with whatever they find. Grrrr.
Anyway - on the bright side....
I'd like to get any other work done that will be easier with the engine out, (stuff that is likely to break, and/or easy to upgrade).
Once I have a stable smooth running engine I'll gat a remap, just trying to fix the basics.
I'm getting a quote for a sachs clutch, I'll probably get the cam belt and water pump changed; there are probably more things - feel free to shout them out.