having no luck!! oil and smoke ;( is it time for a new engine?
well im not having any luck at the minute.....started the car up this morning, and heard a small pop, but the revs on the car had evened out and stopped fluctuating up and down, thought thats odd, opened up the bonnet and looked for any boost hoses popped off or similar, nothing looked out of place except for somehow spotting there was a connection under the block on the back side come loose?! (covered in a heatproof typoe foil? so connected that back up, started the engine and saw smoke from the exhaust, went round the back to check it out and theres a puddle of oil on my driveway, and oil and smoke coming from the exhaust.......is that my headgasket or turbo? think i might just buy a second hand engine tbh, as this ones a 200 thou engine, whats peoples opinion? roughly what cost am i looking at for an engine with a turbo? thanks for any replys....looks like my wallets gonna take a beating thats for sure :(
also anyone got an idea how i can find out what engines in my a3?
car is an a3 1.8t sport 1998 reg?! thanks again, Dan
Bit of an update! Good news for me!
well went to see the mechanic today to see how things are, and he wasnt around but spoke to his dad and he gave me quite a bit of good news tbh!!
Turbos fine and working, theyve done a block test and that was fine! not sure what was wrong tbh, bit wierd! it hasnt used any oil or water in thier time with the car. told me to get in and take it for a drive see what i thought., and it drives even better than when i had it! only problem with it now is that instead of having to push down, left and up into reverse it just goes straight across. so going back monday when theyve had a look at that and hopefuly driving it home monday night!! garage is run by the other halfs uncle and family members so really confident with thier diagnosis, but he just told me to keep an eye out for any major changes and if so drop it in and they will have a look for me! kinda hoping my lucks changed for the better and i can spend a bit of money getting her upto spec now!
Gonna get my new clocks coded in asap and hopefully the dis wont spring no surprises on me! then onwards and upwards ready for le mans classic!!