I’m hoping someone can help me. The engine on my S3 (210bhp) recently died. Long story, but had turbo changed (by a garage I would trust), and a week later the big end bearing seized, due I believe to the oil pump failing. BTW everything was completely standard, including the new turbo, which was straight replacement as recommended by local main dealer.
Had someone look at the engine, and after stripping it down they originally said – rebuild it! However, having looked into this they’ve said prob cheaper to get new engine. Obviously I can get an APY engine out of another S3, but was wondering if any other engines would fit straight in ie the 225bhp from an S3 or TT, or even the Cupra one??
Not only am I worried about the actual mechanics of everything working, but the any physical differences – ie the fixings to the engine bay etc. Also, I have 1 week old turbo (which wouldn’t have been damaged when the engine went- would it????) which I’d obviously like to re-use as it wasn’t cheap, and from what I’ve researched I’d need a different turbo for a 225bhp engine?
Any idea’s/advise would be great, as would advise on where to source a new engine. I’ve seen one on e-bay, but if a 225bhp will fit (with no probs!) then I have a wider market to shop in!!! Also, depending on mileage, what sort of price should I expect to pay? I was thinking about Ł800 for 60K mile engine, give or take a bit.
Apologies for the long-windedness, but thought I’d try and cover everything in the 1st post!