Ive been posting on the forum here and there and reading lots of old usefull info so I thought id copy the build thread over from another forum I use. I know I like reading though build stories, maybe you guys do too, maybe you dont, but thought id post anyway this spans over the last couple of years really.
Well as some of you may have seen in my vectra thread this year hasnt been kind to the old girl. its gone from a trophy winning stunner at billing last year,
to a very rusty old girl that will need alot of work for the mot in july
so i started looking around and a little ebaying session last week resulting in a bit of a road trip up north yesterday with a grand in my pocket, over 600miles in a day lol
to collect this
a 52plate Audi A4 Avant SE 3.0 30v V6 Tiptronic Quattro. fully loaded electrics, full beige leather interior, full lpg conversion, RS4 18s and chrome mirrors, detatchable tow bar, Perfect family car
RS4 wheels and mirrors
nice and roomy and comfy inside
60litre gas tank
ash tray full of change
and so, the reason this £4k car was a grand?? well its thrown two conrods through the block, holes each side, found a little end in the undertray
not sure why its spat them out, its only done 92k and has full dealer service history upto 2010, but anyway its ****ed lmao
But AMAZINGLY... it still runs(ish). i drove it on and off the recovery truck, and in and out of the unit a few times. it pisses oil and water out of the block and smokes like hell. but still runs with cyl 1&2 big ends flailing round the crank and pistons stuffed up in the head
5mins later lol
and a little drip too
so now currently on the hunt for a new engine for a reasonable price...........
short term, get a new engine obviously :lmao: and while its in bits i'll prob get some eibach -35mm springs for it just so its not quite so much of a monster truch, but still keeping its luxuary. i would lilke to get some different interior trims as the walnut wood is rather grandad. this needs to be done before the middle of july when the vectra runs out of mot. will give it a nice machine polish too as i dont think its been polished in many years.
medium term, its in pretty good shape all round, the only big scuff is on the passenger side rear dogleg, so might do that and at the same time weld up the hole for the lpg filler cap and relocate that in down at the towbar like my vectra
long term:- i would like to get a full s-line kit for it, but i'm begging to realsie the audi tax pricetag on everything lol with the contracts being exchanged on the house any day now, and the next baby due in 6 months, and an astra to get a look in, i havnt really got a grand to spend on a few bumpers, and in a way i quite like the black and white,
so in reality the short term plans will stand for a long time lol
ive emailed round all the vag brakers i could find for an engine so waiting responces, but if anyone knows of a ASN engine let me know