I'm looking to buy a new lump for my '99 S3, and was wondering which engines I could look at.
The current one is (I reckon! Still learning this malarky, as I only bought it a few weeks back) the 210bhp, APY engine, which I believe was common to the S3 & TT (or at least a slight varisnt of it, for the TT).
I know the newer version of the engine - the 225bhp, BAM effort - succeeded my engine (and I think there may have been another interim engine used in the S3, which was also 210bhp?), so I'm just trying to work out what I should be aiming to pick up.
Am I correct in thinking that one of these engines was also used in a Golf GTi? Albeit with a different set up / turbo, I'm assuming...
And what about the A3 Sport - was that a 1.8 with turbo?
I've checked a few prices, and the BAM lumps seem to go for a fair bit more than the original APY versions, so do you reckon the extra cost is okay, for the extra 15bhp? I think it's a (very) slightly lower comp engine, too?
So, any suggestions on any of this will be warmly welcomed...just looking to widen my search a wee bit, whilst also making sure that I get the right one, while I'm looking to change it.