Hello all,
Just purchased a 1989 2.2 quattro coupe 5 cylinder 10 valve,it's had a lot of work done to it including clutch replacement.Drove it home some 200 odd miles and was superb.However on starting it today there is a rattle which seems like from the rear of the engine.The oil pressure on the move was just under 5bar and idle is about 2/3 bar.Thought it might be a belt rattle but a mechanic friend fears the worst and reckons it could be a con rod loose! Also On changing through 1st and 2nd the engine jolts a bit and the seller reckoned it needed gear box mounts replacing.If it is worse case con rod how much should i expect to pay to have engine fixed or would it be more cost effective to have a recon engine fitted.Could anyone recommend anywhere to go on this problem I'm located in Essex near Colchester.
sorry for the long post would appreciate any help or advice on this
regards
andy