Do I sell or new engine time?
I've been looking at selling the A3 and getting something bigger, maybe a 2004 A4 or e46 330d which would set me back atleast 8K. I've recently started reading up on all the turbo upgrades on here and the vw forums...so now i'm in 2 minds.
The A3's is a 1.8T, K03s, AUM engine, currently on 109K and is running fine at the moment but I'm thinking a hybrid turbo maybe the beginning of the end due to its age and mileage etc.
I've seen some replacement engines on the Backdraft site for just over a 1k, I was thinking this maybe a good starting point then adding the k03s/k04 hybrid when the engines been run in.
1.8T Replacement Engine | Backdraft Motorsport
Other concern is with it being a fwd will it be able to put the power down? Its struggling at the moment with just a remap! and what other problems might arise after the transplant/upgrade.....gearbox??
So is spending 4K for around 280 horses worth it? This would also include full exhaust, turbo, fmic and suspension.
Or do I just sell up and buy a new car?