Audi A4 2001 1.8t Complete Engine damage
I despreately need advice. I recently purchased an A4 2001 1.8T (51 PLATE) with 60, 000 miles on the clock. I was driving it to London from buying it privately when the engine went! The car had not been serviced for about a year! My mechanic tells me the cambelt slipped on the motorway and there has been huge damage to the engine.He has checked and the engine head is damaged as well. I am now faced with buying a second hand engine which is going to cost me over £1000 pounds. More importantly he says i also need to buy a new turbo charger as this is also damaged( Question is can the turbo charger get damaged as well?). I am also faced with changing the cambelt, water pump for any secondhand engine i buy! I really need help! Can anyone tell me
1. Is it possible that the engine is damaged beyond repair or is it just wise to buy a second had one?
2. If it is damaged, will my turbo charger get damaged too or is this just lies?
2b. I am told the second hand engines somtimes come with the turbo charger (if not, i would have to buy this at an extra cost). What does the charger look like and where can i find it in the engine?
3. Where is the best place for me to find a secondhand engine for 1.8t (2001) in the UK.
4. With a good second hand engine, will the car the ok?
Please help..this is really depressing!! I know its hard luck but i really do need some help on what i need to look out for.
Any help and contact details for a good mechanic that i can bounce ideas off will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance