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    slight problem with my new 1.8t a4

    i was using the car the other day and i was on the motor way doing about 80 when the car lost all power and died

    my father in law took the car to his garage and we had a look

    seemed to be down on compresion !!

    cyl 1- 0
    cyl 2,3,4 -150


    turns out to be the con rod it has snapped and span round and smashed through the sump

    so now i need a new engine


    dose any 1 no of any were near bristol i can get 1 asap

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    Check ebay and piton heads. There is always usually a few floating about. Are you running standard boost? The reason I ask is thats not very common a thing to happen!
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    very very uncommon for these to snap rods unless excessive revs are applied for long periods........ harmonic resonance is a killer

    strange!

    motors go for 150-500, you get what you pay for IMO
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    i concur, never heard of a standard 1.8T killing a rod, although i have heard of it happen to heavily modified engines running lots of boost.

    Tried eBay for an engine?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-AUDI-1-8T-E...item335dbdd56b

    for example

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
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    as far as i no the cars all standard

    iv been told the oil pump might have packed up

    iv found an engine for 200 just got to pick it up next weekend

    fingers crossed its a good 1

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    Good Luck mate! Remember to replace all the essential running gear too (timing belt/oil pump etc before it goes in) prob save you a fortune in the long run.
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    at the minimum take the sump off and clean the pick up out of sludge/coke etc.

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    To add to your kill list MARK................anything trying to advertise on the B5 forum.
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    To add to your kill list MARK................anything trying to advertise on the B5 forum.
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    Rules is rules dude !

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    more bad news guys i brought the engine yesturday got it fitted and the new engine is fubared

    bottom end is knocking it t!ts off

    iv spoke to the company i got it from and they said they havent got another engine so im back to square 1 at the moment

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    Where are you? I'm thinking of breaking my '96. It's an AEB with 135k ish on the clock.


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